The North Carolina Archives is an underused resource. Several years ago the state legislature required counties to send a copy of their records for a central location to store and protect government records. Though several counties have not completely complied, you will find a good on-line database for NC counties and TN before the states split.  You will save time and frustration by taking the Utube training on their MARS database.  The link is below.

the NC Archives For other links to Web sites maintained by Guilford County's local genealogical research facilities, see our Local Research Facilities page. The following are some links to other Web sites that may be of some assistance to family researchers in Guilford and the surrounding area.


Guilford County Marriage and Death Records, 1771-1899

Greensboro City Cemeteries (City of Greensboro)

Greensboro City Directory for 1890-1891 (courtesy of Brad Foley)

Some Other Greensboro City Directories (Greensboro Historical Museum)

Greensboro Historical Museum

Windows to the Past - People, Places and Memories in Downtown Greensboro. Be sure to click the View Map link.

North Carolina State Library

North Carolina State Archives - Home Page

North Carolina State Archives - MARS Catalog (Manuscript and Archives Reference System)

North Carolina Maps, a digital project of historic maps from UNC, the State Archives, and the Outer Banks History Center. (Great Guilford County maps here)(New Addition)

North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project

North Carolina Historic Sites


Quaker Corner (


"The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: an Animated Map" -Copyright Michael Swaim (YouTube Video)

North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War in North Carolina, 2011-2015


Ancestry Magazine issues on Google Books
Guilford County Rootsweb Web Site
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society of North Carolina/Piedmont-Triad (AAHGS)
Alamance County Genealogical Society
Caswell County Historical Association
Forsyth County Genealogical Society
Randolph County Genealogical Society
Genealogical Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties of North Carolina
Genealogical Society of Rowan County
North Carolina Genealogical Society

Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society
Wake County Genealogical Society
DAR Ancestor Search - Genealogical Research System (GRS)

Minutes of State of North Carolina about 1790
Quaker Meeting House in Jamestown NC 1819

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