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Genealogical Research in the North Carolina Collection: Building a Foundation

Building a Foundation

    United States Bureau of Census Records – North Carolina, 1790-1930

    The North Carolina Collection at Joyner Library maintains microfilm copies of the U.S. Census for all North Carolina counties for the years  1790-1930. The Federal Documents call number is U.S. C332p. Consult the handout, Microforms in the North Carolina Collection, for specific location. The handout can be obtained at the North Carolina Collection's service desk. For added accessibility, printed indexes are available for the following years:

    1800 -- NoCar Ref F253.I55

    1810 -- NoCar Ref F253.I56

    1820-1870 -- NoCar Ref F253.J3x

    Besides microfilm, the NorthCarolina Collection also has complete printed versions of the 1790 and 1820 Federal Census for North Carolina. Call numbers are NoCar Ref F253.H72 1966 and NoCar Ref F253.U54 1993 respectively. For additional information concerning individual counties beyond 1870, see the guide, Printed Indexes to United States Census Records in the North Carolina Collection, 1790-1920.