North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000
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|Location of North Carolina|
|State Archives of North Carolina|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains an index and images of vital record indexes, including births, delayed births, and deaths, for the years 1800 to 2000.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Names of individuals
- Dates of birth, marriage, and death
- Places where the events occurred
- Names of parents
- Names of spouses
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The approximate year of birth, marriage, or death
- The approximate place where the event occurred
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Search for the family in census records
- Search for the original certificates or registers for births, and deaths once found in the index
- Search for cemetery records
- Search for obituaries in local newspapers
- Search the county for land and probate records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of North Carolina.
- North Carolina Guided Research
- North Carolina Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]
- North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000 Index
- North Carolina, Births and Christenings, 1866-1964 Index
- North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979 Index
- North Carolina, Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994
- North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930 Index and Images
- North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994 Index
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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