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Winter Weather Alert: State Library of North Carolina

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Winter Weather Alert: In the event of questionable road conditions, please call 919-807-7450 before visiting the Government & Heritage Library 919-807-7400 before visiting Library Development, or 919-733-4376 before visiting the NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to ensure staff are onsite to assist you.

In the event of questionable road conditions, please call ahead before visiting to ensure staff are onsite to assist you.   Government & Heritage Library:  919-807-7450   Library Development: 919-807-7400   Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: 919-733-4376

 

 

 

 

 

Genealogy Roadblocks: Marriage Records before 1868

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Finding marriage records for our ancestors is an important step in genealogical research to prove relationships in families.  When looking for marriage records in North Carolina before 1868, The State Library of North Carolina may be able to assist.  We have 2 main resources in the Genealogical Services section of the Government & Heritage Library.

Our first resource is a set of microfiche our library has that is an index of all marriage bonds filed in the North Carolina State Archives (except for Granville County).  The index is both by groom and bride.  The index lists the groom, bride, date, county (county is given by a code), record number, bondsman, witness, and bond number.  With this information, you can request a copy of the original marriage bond from the North Carolina State Archives.

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