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Would you like to learn more about the history of women in North Carolina, do research, or locate educational resources? Do you need resources online at your fingertips? Get started by visiting these resources that are freely available and accessible online anytime from anywhere.

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.

Court records are very important to research, especially in the 1700s and 1800s as many things went through the court. Bought land? It was proved in court. Died? Will and estate records were proved in court. These are just a few examples. In North Carolina, only 32 of 100 counties have no missing records. 36 had courthouse fires and 32 more counties have missing records for unknown reasons. That means just a bit over two-thirds of North Carolina counties has missing records. Despite the fires and missing records, it is important to remember there are other types of records that may be able to help you. A courthouse fire does not equate a total loss of records for the county. It is a good idea to examine all records that do exist.

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.