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


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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.
  5. ERROR List for North Carolina - (DBE ErrorList NC)

North Carolina Project Resource Page

Town and County Projects

Town and County Pages

NC Pages by Family Name

Related North Carolina Categories on 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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