I'm kind of new to genealogy searching so any tips as to where to look for information would be appreciated.
I know of my family genealogy as far back as my Great-Grandfather, James Franklin Apple. I don't know his birth date but from the date my grandfather was born (Jesse Anderson Apple, Sr. 1897, Stokes, NC) I'm guessing it's between 1860-1875.
If anyone has come across a James F. Apple born about that time, I'd appreciate any info.
Otherwise, if I were to go down to NC to search records, where would be the best place to start?