Blog Entry List

The State Library’s website has recently changed. Most of the content from the Government and Heritage Library can now be found under Research on the new site.  There are separate sections for resources relevant to Government Information (including the state publications Clearinghouse), Educators and Students, and Genealogy.  Resources used for research and tools to assist with your research can now be found on our Information for Researchers page.

Here are the 10 most downloaded BARD audio titles for February 2021

Happy BARD Day. February 2021 was a great month for downloading audio and braille.

During the late 1940s and 1950s, there was a small group of writers known as “The Beats”. Here a few books by and about The Beat writers

This episode of the Notable on NOBLE podcast features The Last Rose of Summer by Theresa Cocolin. If you like what you hear, download the rest of the story from NOBLE, North Carolina's site for locally recorded books and magazines.

The latest Allen's List features books on foreign policy and diplomacy. It requires a combination of finesse and bluntness. An appreciation of nuance. Here are a few books by those who have either practiced the craft or books about those who done so.

Join the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library for an introduction to resources for finding African American ancestors. During this online session, learn tips and tricks unique to African American family history research.

Vital records are important to research, but they are not always easy to find. It is necessary to know the county where the person was married. Records can be found in different locations depending on when the marriage took place. Below are some guidelines to help navigate these records.

Ocean, estuaries, rivers, and lakes—our beautiful state is almost 10% water in surface area, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Whether we live in the mountains, piedmont, or coastal region, water is a part of our landscape.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law is a comprehensive collection of legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.  

According to Carolina Demography’s North Carolina 2020 Census Tracker, 58.3% of households in North Carolina have self-responded to the 2020 Census between March 12 and July 19, 2020?. North Carolina is currently ranked 36 out of 50 states and Washington D.C. for the self-response rate. Nationally, 62.1% of households have self-responded to the Census.

Have you been following the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Discover Summer NC challenge? Each week the Department shares a different challenge for exploring an aspect of North Carolina’s history and heritage—from nature to art and music, books and reading, food, and more.

The Government and Heritage Library and the Collections Management Unit is excited to welcome Tristan to our team.

The roots of American music run deep in North Carolina. Musicians from North Carolina have made brilliant, groundbreaking contributions to many of America’s most important musical genres.