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State Resources — North Carolina

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has had birth records since October 1913, marriage records since January 1962, divorce records since January 1958, and death records since January 1, 1946. Death records from 1913 through 1945 are available from NC State Archives, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2807. 

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

On the Internet: North Carolina Vital Records.
Call (919) 733-3526 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
NC Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903

For county marriage records, contact the Registrar of Deeds in the county where the license was issued. Cost will vary.

For divorce records, you can also contact the Clerk of Superior Court in the court where the divorce was granted. Cost will vary.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have census records, will and estate records, court and tax records, maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, military records, and Bible records.

Write to:
North Carolina State Archives
Public Services Branch
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614
Telephone: (919) 733-3952
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:00-5:30, Saturday 9:00-5:00, closed Sunday and all state holidays.

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Federation of NC Historical Societies 4610 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4610
  Publications: North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, NCGS News
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