Project: North Carolina

Categories: North Carolina | North Carolina Projects

This project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the North Carolina Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all North Carolina related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

North Carolina Counties
Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick
Buncombe Burke Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham
Cherokee Chowan Clay Cleveland Columbus Craven Cumberland Currituck Dare Davidson
Davie Dobbs Duplin Durham Edgecombe Forsyth Franklin Gaston Gates Graham
Granville Greene Guilford Halifax Harnett Haywood Henderson Hertford Hoke Hyde
Iredell Jackson Johnston Jones Lee Lenoir Lincoln Macon Madison Martin
McDowell Mecklenburg Mitchell Montgomery Moore Nash New Hanover Northampton Onslow Orange
Pamlico Pasquotank Pender Perquimans Person Pitt Polk Randolph Richmond Robeson
Rockingham Rowan Rutherford Sampson Scotland Stanly Stokes Surry Swain Transylvania
Tyrrell Union Vance Wake Warren Washington Watauga Wayne Wilkes Wilson
Yadkin Yancey
North Carolina counties


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For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

Leader - Paula J
Project Coordinator- Mary Richardson

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of North Carolina or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer our G2G post to join the project and get a badge.
  2. Add us_history and North_Carolina to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Add your name to the list of members at the bottom of the page.
  4. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.


The template is:

{{US History|sub-project=North Carolina}}
which will give you:
... ... ... is a part of North Carolina History.
Join: North Carolina Project
Discuss: North Carolina

This template should go on profiles of current participants in the project, as well as categories and spaces that are pertinent to the project. It should NOT be used on profiles of Ancestors who lived in North Carolina. There are plenty of Categories, such as Cemeteries, Wars, Notables, etc to categorize North Carolina Ancestors.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in North Carolina and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add North Carolina-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Add the North Carolina template to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  6. Contact Paula to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection. This will protect them from an incorrect merge.
  7. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  8. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for North Carolina counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any North Carolina state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the North Carolina Resources Page.
  3. If you live in North Carolina, please consider adding your name to the North Carolina Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in North Carolina need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the North Carolina Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about North Carolina state tribes.
  3. Work on North Carolina's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from North Carolina for the North Carolina in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

North Carolina Resources and Projects

Town, County, and Church Projects

Town and County Census Spaces

North Carolina Resources

One Name and Religion Studies

Related North Carolina Categories in WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree


Members, add your name and what you are interested in below. You can change that info whenever you like!

  • Paula J - Leader. I have many relatives and ancestors from Western North Carolina as well as others that came down the Great Wagon Trail through there to South Carolina.
  • Eric Daly researcher
  • Mary Richardson Project Coordinator with many ancestors from North Carolina
  • Dan Sparkman
  • Eric Daly Researcher. Tracing many lines from NC.
  • Debi Hoag - three of my four grandparents have deep roots in North Carolina, primarily Cabarrus, Anson, Mecklenburg, and Union counties
  • JT Strong - particularly interested in colonial and antebellum Orange (and Durham) County.
  • Kelley Harrell - NC Native, focused on Wayne, Avery, and Watauga Counties
  • Sylvia B- most of my paternal family settled in Stokes & Surry Co. via the Great Wagon Trail. I also frequently visit and photograph local cemeteries.
  • Kyle Bolton - Ancestors in Wake/Franklin/Johnston from mid-late 1700s to early 1800s.
  • Rodney Bowers - Kin lived in most all areas of North Carolina, but particularly interested in Burke/McDowell, Mecklenburg, Caswell and Anson counties.
  • Kendra Whitaker - my maternal lines are all from Western NC mostly Buncombe, Henderson, Jackson, Hayward, and Transylvania Counties. My daughter still lives in Transylvania County.
  • Kathryn Morse, My Virginia ancestors moved on down to Carolina.
  • G. Moore-Tracking down all Iredell Co. Revolutionary War Veterans, Fourth Creek Congregation members from 1773, and 1790 Census Heads of Household.
  • Phillip (Weigt) Thompson -- Without the Carolinas there would not be much Tennessee, or a few other interesting places. Distant relative John Sevier took some relatives and other guys over to King's Mountain. Not to mention a few Quakers came down the Wagon Trail and settled right where I lived for 15 years.
  • Linda Barnett
  • Kelley Link - I was born and raised in Western North Carolina, specifically Buncombe Co. I am very interested in discovering my family tree.
  • William Keener - I'm a ninth generation resident of North Carolina and have been researching and writing about my paternal genealogy and related local (and US) history for the past several years (see my profile for details). Looking forward to learning from and collaborating with other genealogists and historians here to advance my knowledge and understanding further.

North Carolina Results from Source-A-Thon Sep 2018

The table below shows the results of the Source-A-Thon. 1,562 Profiles were sourced! If you have time, go to Category: North Carolina, Unsourced Profiles and do some sourcing.

Pre Source A Thon 16:20, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
23,338 Unsourced Profiles Total 0000-0000 0001-1499 1500-1699 1700-1799 1800-1899 1900-1999 2000-9999
Category:North Carolina Unsourced Profiles 3,072 9 0 146 2.218 627 72 0
Location: North Carolina, Category:Unsourced Profiles 18.436 27 0 339 7.997 8,495 1,578 0
Location: North Carolina, Suggestion 802 & 803 748 27 0 0 134 511 76 0
Location: North Carolina, Suggestion 131-134 1,082 108 0 12 421 476 65 0
21,776 Unsourced 1,562 lessPost Source A Thon 05.10.2018 2:41:47 (Slovenian time).
Category:North Carolina Unsourced Profiles 2,754 9 0 149 2,098 477 21 0
Location: North Carolina, Category:Unsourced Profiles 17,292 27 0 335 7.867 7,827 1,236 0
Location: North Carolina, Suggestion 802 & 803 667 25 0 0 123 465 54 0
Location: North Carolina, Suggestion 131-134 1,063 106 0 12 420 470 55 0

Ref: Space:Data_Doctors_Report_2018-09-30

  • 131 No Dates - No Dates on relatives - Open - Unknown Status
  • 132 No Dates - No Dates on relatives - Open - Status Died
  • 133 No Dates - Dates on relatives - Open - Unknown Status
  • 134 No Dates - Dates on relatives - Open - Status Died
  • 802 Empty profile: This error shows empty profiles. Every profile in WikiTree should have sources.
  • 803 Almost empty profile: Since all profiles on WikiTree should be sourced, a profile with nearly no text is an unsourced profile and needs sources.


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