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History and Genealogy


Resources to help you research and understand local, national, and international history
and programs and information to help with family genealogy.

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HeritageQuest: A treasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and more. This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

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Documenting the American South: A digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture, all available online. DocSouth includes books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. Brought to you by the University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Biography Reference Center: Need information about an historical person? Check out Biography Reference Center for all your research needs! More than 450,000 biographies, including actors, authors, explorers, historical figures, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, scientists and many others.This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

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Digital NC: Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through original materials from cultural heritage repositories across the state. Includes Primary Documents, Photographs, and lots of other great information. Brought to you by North Carolina ECHO.

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NCpedia: NCpedia highlights North Carolina's unique resources, people and culture to enrich, educate and inform. The NCpedia project is coordinated and managed by the Government and Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources.

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Picture Burke: A growing collection of online photos, with information, about Burke County. Find People, Places, and Events from our local past!

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NC Live: Civil War: A list of ebooks, audio books, videos, and magazine articles having to do with Civil War history. It's Free, through NC Live! *

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NC Live: Slavery: A list of ebooks, audio books, videos, primary sources and magazine and journal articles having to do with Slavery. It's Free, through NC Live! *

NC Live's History and Biography Page Logo

NC Live: History and Biography: A list of programs and databases having to do with history, biography, and genealogy. Includes Primary Source Databases and History ebooks. It's Free, through NC Live! *