Project: North Carolina

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This project is part of the United States 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 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
Counties with Light Red color are US_history Counties
Counties with Darker Red color are One Place Study Counties
Current North Carolina Counties


How to Join

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:

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  1. Add your name to the list of members at the bottom of the page.
  2. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.
  3. Note: To be considered active in this project, edit or add information to the County Space pages, or create Biographies for the different profiles who lived in a specific county. If a person is not contributing, the person should reconsider whether you are an active member. If you are not interested, the badge might later be removed. However if you become interested in North Carolina History again you may reapply for the badge at a later date.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=North Carolina}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of North Carolina history.
Join: North Carolina Project
Discuss: North Carolina

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from North Carolina. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance, placing it below the Biography Header:

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Deceased persons {{North Carolina Sticker}}
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... ... ... was born in North Carolina.
Living Persons {{North Carolina Sticker|living=y}}
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... ... ... was born in North Carolina.


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 North Carolina Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile 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. Create new profiles for people of North Carolina who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  5. Work on Suggestions for profiles from North Carolina, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  6. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from North Carolina in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.


Town, County, and Church Projects

Town and County Census Spaces

North Carolina Resources

Old Tryon County

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!

  • Linda Church deep roots in Western North Carolina ,mainly, Alexander, Caldwell, Watauga, Burke, Wilkes, Ashe Counties. Would like to work on my ancestors in the Civil War and Slave Holders information
  • 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. Tracing many lines from NC.
  • Mary Richardson Project Coordinator with many ancestors from North Carolina
  • Dan Sparkman
  • 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, Onslow, 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.
  • 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.
  • Fann Fann/Porter - Counties prominent among direct ancestors include: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Cumberland, Johnston, Pamlico, Sampson and Wayne.
  • Allen (Woodard) Jensen My Paternal and Maternal lines both come from Virginia thru North Carolina to North Georgia. I am looking at the North Carolina to Virginia connections from early to mid 1700s. Surnames include Woodard/Woodward, Luke, Adams and others.
  • Connie Mack While most of my ancestors begin in the New England Colonies late in the 17th century, two of my brick walls are traced to North Carolina in the early 19th century. I'm hoping to break through that wall.
  • Eric Christensen Most interested in history of Washington, Tyrrell, Hyde, and Dare counties.
  • Lynn Robinson I joined via Virginia and now North Carolina, specifically Catabwa County. Most of my husbands Robinson ancestors are from Catawba County and a few which surround them.
  • Riley Cassel - Primarily working with profiles/counties in Western North Carolina.
  • Teresa Davis- Working on Bute,Bertie,Warren,Halifax,Albemarle,Watauga,Ashe and Wilkes Counties and more.


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