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Weather Notice: Adverse Weather Policy in Place for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

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Due to recent inclement weather the  State Library is operating under the Adverse Weather Policy on Friday, February 27, 2015. If you were planning to visit us today, please call first (919-807-7450)  to see if we are currently open. We will open to the public when adequate staffing is available. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

 

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State Doc Pick of the Week : North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission

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There has been an increasing concern about how the justice system operates in the United States.

There has been a trend in 721px-NorthCarolina-StateSeal.svgrecent years of people being exonerated after having their cases re-examined. In North Carolina, the State Judicial Council puts out an annual report to the General Assembly where they evaluate post-conviction claims of actual innocence.

In these reports, one can see the process of how North Carolina, neutrally, investigates into cases to evaluate if the individual is actually innocent.

Depending on the General Assembly session, these reports are divided into short sessions and regular/long sessions. They are separated on our digital collection website and you can view the short session reports here, and the regular/long session reports, here. And as always you can view, save, download, and print the documents as you please.

Weather Notice: Adverse Weather Policy in Place for Feb 26.

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Due to the recent snowstorm the  State Library is operating under the Adverse Weather Policy on Thursday, February 26, 2015. If you were planning to visit us today, please call first (919-807-7450)  to see if we are currently open. We will open to the public when adequate staffing is available. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

 

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Mystery Solved: New Bern census of 1863

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In early January, I received a question from a patron via email regarding information in an NCpedia article about Union Volunteer Regiments in North Carolina during the Civil War. In the article, it states that an 1863 census of the freed black population of New Bern was 8,500. The patron wanted to know if the census listed them by name and also the location. In order to find out if they listed them by name, I needed to find out where the census was located. Since this question was related to 2 other research projects I’m working on, I took a lot more time than usual to find this information. It was a 3 week journey with a lot of twists and turns and surprising finds! My intent is to use this as an example of how to follow sources back to the original.

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