An exciting announcement from the State Library and State Archives:
Garriss. Hackney. Idol. Jackson. Kearns. Lacks. Bible histories for these and nearly 320 other families – with names mainly beginning with the letters G, H, I, J, K, and L — are now searchable as part of the freely available North Carolina Family Records Online project. These new records join around 700 others already online, as well as death notices from Fayetteville newspapers (1859-1869), and marriage and death notices from the Raleigh Register and the North Carolina State Gazette (1799-1893).
The project began in 2008 when the State Library of North Carolina and North Carolina State Archives paired up to digitize a small, representative sample of the 2,000+ family Bible records in the Archives’ collection. Because of the huge public response — 325,000 pages viewed in 24 months — the partnership continues. Our hope is to eventually digitize, transcribe, and provide online access to the remaining 1,000 Bible records and to add more genealogy-related materials to the collection.
As of August 2010, letters A through L are nearly complete, and samples from M through Z are publicly available to search, read, and download. So, keep stopping by or get automatic updates through your RSS feed as we add new records to the collection. And, be sure to tell your friends — especially if their names are Holaday, Livengood, or Kinnamon — that their long search for family ancestors may be over.