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Focus on North Carolina: Some overlooked but useful collections at the State Archives – County Miscellaneous, CRX, and Treasurer/Comptroller

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

$25.00 – $85.00

The State Archives of North Carolina holds the bulk of original state records and most of the older county records.  Many collections are obvious targets for genealogical research like wills, court records, land grants, estate files, etc.  However, there are several collections that are often overlooked that can contain valuable information not found elsewhere, and most are not online anywhere.

County Miscellaneous.  County records are typically cataloged them into various predefined collections for that county, such as Guardianships, Apprentice, Bastardy, Court, Land, Wills, etc.  Anything that didn’t fit one of those categories was put into County Miscellaneous.  The “miscellaneous” implies “not important” to some, but these can be valuable records for genealogists.  Examples include coroner reports, list of personal possessions requested to be exempt from seizure, naturalization papers, records related to enslaved people including records from slave patrols, and more.

CRX.  When archiving governmental records, it is important to know that the records never left possession of the governing authority.  There have been numerous situations where materials are donated to the archives from private collections which contain obvious county records.  Practice does not allow comingling these records with the normal county records, so they are put in a special collection for each county called CRX.  The important thing to know about CRX is it can and does contain any type of county record: wills, bonds, deeds, estate files, etc.

Treasurer and Comptroller.  These are records generated by the State Treasurer and the State Comptroller.  At some point in the past they were comingled to the point where it was difficult to separate the two, so the archives maintains them as one collection.  Many of them relate to state level functions that don’t involve individuals, but others such as County Settlements with the State name names, dates, and more – your ancestor could be in there!  As the saying goes, “follow the money”.

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August 10
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$25.00 – $85.00
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David M. McCorkle


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