- 1850 Census – Thank you to Mr. Allen Humphrey for allowing us to make this record available to our website visitors!
Heritage Genealogical Society (Jones, Lenoir & Greene Counties)
NC Archives Online – Search the online MARS catalog to find documents available via North Carolina Archives in Raleigh. You can request copies of the documents from Archives for a nominal fee, and in some cases, the documents are available for viewing online.
The Kellenberger Room – (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!) The Kellenberger Room at Craven Regional Library is the genealogy and regional history research room at the New Bern Library. Under the direction of Victor T. Jones, the Kellenberger Room has an extensive collection of family histories, Bible records, microfilm/microfiche, and thousands of books full of all sorts of genealogical data (Birth, Marriage, Death, Wills, Probate, Estates, Apprenticeships, Guardians, Court, Bastardy Bonds, Military Records & much more). There is also an extensive online collection that will help anyone with roots in eastern North Carolina, particularly in the area around Craven County.
Coastal Carolina Indian Center – If you have Indian ancestry from eastern North Carolina, or you’ve heard you may, then this is a site you’ll want to visit. The Research Databases are chock-full of information on everything from archaeology and history to genealogy.
Eastern North Carolina Digital Library – This site, created and maintained by East Carolina University, features a wonderful collection of very old, out-of-print books relating to the state of North Carolina. Some are pure history, others fiction, some particularly useful for genealogists. There are hundreds of books worth browsing on the site, but to give you an idea of what’s available, we recommend:
- Abstracts of North Carolina Wills – North Carolina Secretary of State (1910)
- North Carolina Wills and Inventories – Grimes, J. Bryan (John Bryan), (1912)
Books on Google.com – Every day, Google is adding dozens of out-of-print and hard-to-find books to it’s online virtual library. Older books that are now past their copyright protection can be found in their entirety online. Go to books.google.com and search for the specific county you are looking for, then choose “Full Preview” at the top of the page. Those are books that you can read, search and even download, in their entirety, online. Some of the books available include the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina (first series), as well as numerous history books, county books and family history books!