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State Docs Pick of the Week : Signal : the volunteer newsletter of the North Carolina State Capitol

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The Signal : The Volunteer Newsletter of the North Carolina State Capitol is a monthly publication put out by the NC State Capitol.signal

This publication is usually filled with history, news, and events dealing with the State Capitol of North Carolina. It also has a strong emphasis regarding the volunteers of the State Capitol and what they are doing. If you were ever interested in being a volunteer for the State Capitol, there is contact information there for you if you are interested. They also open the opportunity for people to submit photos and tidbits that might be eligible to be added to The Signal.

North Carolina has a very rich history and there is always something you can learn about North Carolina in every issue of The Signal.

You can view, download, print, and save this publication here.


How to find the parents of Orphans, Part 1

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One thing genealogists have in common in the search for parents. If your ancestors were orphans, the search may be a bit easier. Once a month for the next few months, I will give you tips on how to find out who the parents were if your ancestors were orphans. (more…)

North Carolina County of the Week: Martin County, NC

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Martin County, NC is the North Carolina County of the Week for July 26 – August 1, 2015.

Martin County, NCMartin County is named in honor of the last royal governor of North Carolina, Josiah Martin.  It was created in 1774 from Tyrrell  and Halifax Counties.

For more information on this county located in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation by using hash tag #nccotw. Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board for Martin County where we’ll showcase a range of images!



State Docs Pick of the Week : Crime In North Carolina

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Crime in North Carolina is an annual report of crime in the state put out by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, a ncdpssection of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

These reports contain a lot of important statistics in regards to North Carolina crime and also compares statistics from previous years to show an increase or decrease in a certain area of crime.

Some of the data it lists are: Statewide Crime Index Rate, Crime Index Offenses by Type, Violent Crime Offenses by Weapon, Murder Offenses by Relationship of Victim to Offender, Crime Rates by County, Arrest Total by Offense and Age, Juvenile Arrests, and much more.

Crime is not something that we always want to think about but it is something that happens and it is always informative to see the rate of change in crime and interesting to see the statistics of crime.

You can view, download, print, and save these reports here.

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