North Carolina Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

North Carolina residents who are interested in tracing their family ancestry may find the task easier said than done. The good news is that North Carolina family history centers located throughout the state can make the job much easier. These facilities boast one of the largest collections of research materials in the world, from microfilm and microfiche to an array of print publications. In addition, the trained volunteer staff can help North Carolina residents navigate the sometimes confusing maze of computer technology to find what they are looking for. These centers are run by the North Carolina LDS church and are free to the general public.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected]


Asheville, North Carolina
3401 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville, North Carolina 28704
(828) 684-6646

Durham Family History Center
1050 Airport Rd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
(919) 967-0988

Charlotte North Family History Center
5815 Carmel Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
(704) 541-1451

Charlotte Central Family History Center
2500 Rocky River Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28215
(704) 509-6407
Notes: This location replaces the Hilliard Road location in Charlotte.

Fayetteville Family History Center
6420 Morgantown Rd
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28314
(910) 860-1350

Forest City Family History Center
Mount Pleasant Church Rd
Forest City, North Carolina 2804
(704) 245-8561

Gastonia Family History Center
2710 Redbud Dr
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
(704) 865-6704

Goldsboro Family History Center
1000 Eleventh St
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530

Greensboro Family History Center
3719 Pinetop Rd
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
(336) 288-0321

LDS Church
308 Martinsboro Rd
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
(252) 753-4573

LDS Church
1007 Island Rd
Harkers Island, North Carolina 28531
(919) 728-2260

Murphy North Carolina Family History Center
Hwy 141, Peachtree Community
Murphy, North Carolina 28906
(828) 837-8509

New Bern Family History Center
1207 Forest Dr
New Bern, Noth Carolina 28562
(252) 638-8410

Raleigh Family History Center
5060 Six forks Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
(919) 783-7752

Eden Family History Center
4715 Hwy 14
Reidsville, North Carolina 27320
(336) 623-1797

U.S. 25A
Sweeten Creek Rd & Rosseraggan
Skyland, North Carolina
(704) 684-6646

Winston-Salem Family History Center
4780 Westchester Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
(336) 768-8878

North Carolina Genealogy Resources

North Carolina's first permanent settlement began in the 1650s in the Albemarle Sound area as Virginians began seeking new tobacco-farming land, and the colony was founded in 1653. Ten years later, British King, Charles II granted land to eight proprietors in the region south of Virginia--and this northern part acquired the name North Carolina, functioning primarily as a separate colony until its official separation in 1712.

In 1729, Parliament made both Carolinas royal colonies. North Carolina was admitted to statehood in 1789, but in 1861 seceded from the Union, only to rejoin later in 1868. Early settlers hailed from Barbados and Virginia, but also included English, French (Huguenots), German and Swiss immigrants from Europe. North Carolina is a land state and began statewide registration of births and deaths in October 1913, marriages in 1962, and divorces in 1958. Records of these events are also kept in the county (there are 100 of them) where the event occurred, so check there first. In addition to vital records, genealogists searching for their "Tar Heel" ancestors will find other plenty of other resources in the major archival collections housed at the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, as well as the libraries of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Duke University in Durham.

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 733-3526

Explore North Carolina
4301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
(800) 847-4862

Duke University William R. Perkins Library
103 Perkins Library
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5822

National Archives and Records Administration Southeast Region
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
(770) 968-2100

North Carolina Genealogical Society
Box 1492
Raleigh, NC 27602

North Carolina State Archives
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 807-7310

State Library of North Carolina
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 807-7460

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Collection
Wilson Library CB 3930
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-1172

North Carolina Genealogy Websites

Avenues of Early NC Settlement

Chronological History of North Carolina

Cyndi's List - North Carolina

FamilySearch: North Carolina Research Outline

FamilySearch Wiki--North Carolina

Finding Slave Records

Linkpendium: North Carolina Genealogy and Family History

Military Organizations in Colonial North Carolina

North Carolina GenWeb

North Carolina and the Civil War

North Carolina Newspaper Project

North Carolina Record Collections

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