These sources are helpful in researching North Carolina genealogy:
The Duke University Libraries contain a wealth of primary materials for the researcher in NC history. The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library’s holdings on the American South and NC are particularly strong.
Suggestions for identifying other resources:
Any of these terms can be used in the keyword search mode as well.
One database to note is Documenting the American South (DAS), which is an electronic collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. The Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors DAS, and the texts come primarily from its Southern holdings. It gives access to digitized primary materials organized into the following projects:
The First Century of the First State University
Oral Histories of the American South
True and Candid Compositions: Antebellum Writings
First-Person Narratives of the American South
Library of Southern Literature
North American Slave Narratives
The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865
The Church in the Southern Black Community
The North Carolina Experience
North Carolinians and the Great War
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