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North Carolina’s Council for Women was established by Governor Terry Sanford’s Executive Order in 1963.  Governor Sanford created an agency that would “advise the Governor, state agencies and the legislature on issues of concern to women.”  The Council focused on issues of pay equity, w

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.

Older, significant state agency publications have been digitized by the Government and Heritage Library and are available online. By looking back through some of these digitized state documents you can find similarities between the influenza outbreak of 1918-1918 and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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.

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.

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.