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Census Tips: 1820 Census

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Map of North Carolina in 1820

The fourth federal census occurred in 1820 with the census day as August 7, 1820. Thirteen months were allotted.  As with earlier censuses, there was no printed forms for enumerators to use.

The 1820 census is mostly intact, but six counties have lost census records. Those counties are Currituck, Franklin, Martin, Montgomery, Randolph, and Wake. If your ancestor lived in one of those counties, there are possible substitutes that you can use. It should be noted that Currituck has very few records before the mid-1800s. Martin County had a court house fire in 1884 that destroyed many records and Montgomery had a fire in 1835 that also destroyed records. Below are substitutes you can use for these counties mentioned; they have the following records close to 1820:

  • Tax: Franklin, Randolph, Wake
  • Court records (can include Jury lists) Currituck, Franklin, Montgomery, Randolph, Wake
  • Deeds and land records (which include witnesses): Franklin, Martin, Randolph, Wake

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State Doc Pick of the Week : Imagine

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The Western Carolina University Honors College puts out an annual magazine called Imagine. This Imaginemagazine “features research, creative work, and service done by undergraduates at WCU”. The magazine is written by first-year honors English students and is designed by honors graphic design students at WCU.

You can find news about programming, study abroad opportunities, Honors Board activities, student trips, student scholarships, and much more. This magazine gives a look into WCU and lets potential students get a better idea of what WCU is all about as well as keeps current students and alumni updated with things that are going on at WCU.

You can view, download, print, and save this magzine here.

Free Genealogy Webinar Viewing

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FREE GENEALOGY WEBINAR VIEWING
Digital Public Library of America for Genealogy and Family History
July 26, 2016
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Room 208 — 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C.

sticker_3x3_blue_withURLJoin the staff of the N.C. Government and Heritage Library to watch and discuss the webinar Digital Public Library of America for Genealogy and Family History.

This program will give tips and how-to’s for searching for family names in DPLA and exploring resources from your family’s hometown or region. (more…)

New in NCpedia: North Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Timeline

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North Carolina Historically Black Colleges & Universities HBCUs. Click here for the NCpedia North Carolina HBCUs Timeline

Click here for the NCpedia North Carolina HBCUs Timeline

New in NCpedia: North Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Timeline

NCpedia has a new interactive timeline! 

Tracing the history of North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), it brings together brief histories of North Carolina’s twelve HBCUs, developed between 1865 and 1910, and images from a range of collections and historic publications.

The timeline was developed by Christine Alston, a student in the Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, during her recent graduate student field experience at the N.C. Government & Heritage Library. The timeline was created using TimeMapper. An open-source application created by Open Knowledge Labs, TimeMapper is freely available and is built on relatively simple web technologies. The timeline is generated from information entered into a simple Google spreadsheet template (provided by TimeMapper) and run on the web. Virtually anyone from professionals, to teachers, students and family historians can create visually interesting and interactive timelines. No programming experience needed!

Click here for the NCpedia North Carolina HBCUs Collection

Click here for the NCpedia North Carolina HBCUs Collection

Check out the timeline and more NCpedia resources on African American history and education in North Carolina:

 

Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library

 

 

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