North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History
by Helen F. Leary
This is the updated, revised second edition of the book that set the standard for state research guides with its award-winning 1980 first edition. It is useful for research in nearly every southeastern state that had its legal foundation in common law. The 1996 edition has been reformatted and re-indexed for greater ease of use, and includes updated information on North Carolina State Archives holdings and finding aids, state and federal records now available for research, a new chapter on personal computers, and a completely revised chapter on research strategies that addresses the needs of both novice and advanced genealogists. Second Edition, cloth, 620 pp., indexed.