This is a list of free North Carolina Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are North Carolina birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, land records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more North Carolina collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


These collections are all free to search. Due to contractual obligations, you’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to view some of these records.  If you follow the link and find the record is locked, login to FamilySearch on your computer and this may unlock the collection.





How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. If there is a key icon FamilySearch key icon over camera icon above the camera, this collection may be digitized and online, but you will either have to be signed in to your account at FamilySearch or they may need to be viewed at your local family history center or affiliate library. Find the nearest viewing center near you.

  4. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.








Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

North Carolina Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Birth Records


Marriage Records



Divorce Records



Death Records










Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

North Carolina Residence Records








Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship











Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

North Carolina Daily Life Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records






Buildings & Dwellings


Church Records




Church History


Court Records


Description & Travel




Employment Records


Ethnic Records

African American Records


Japanese American Records


Native American Records





Historical Geography




Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775


Regulator Insurrection History, 1766-1771


Civil War History, 1861-1865


Government & Legal


Government & Politics

Libraries, Museums, & Archives





Public Records


Religion & Religious Life


Social Life & Customs


Slavery and Bondage




Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

North Carolina Military Records


Colonial Records, ca. 1600-1775


French and Indian War, 1755-1763


Revolutionary War, 1775-1783


War of 1812


Mexican-American War


US Civil War


Indian Wars


Spanish-American War, 1898


World War I


World War II


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions





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