Posted by: Lisa (Digital Information Management Program) | October 28, 2010

Marriage and Death Notices

The Family Records Collection, a joint project with the North Carolina State Archives, currently contains over one thousand Bible records. Today we’re highlighting another searchable resource in the collection: marriage and death notices indexed from the Raleigh Register and the North Carolina State Gazette.  Created by Carrie L. Broughton, State Librarian, these volumes contain the brides and grooms (for marriages) and the deceased’s name (for deaths), any location information mentioned in the announcement, as well as a citation to the item in the newspaper.  For marriages, items are listed twice – both under the bride and the groom.


Marriage Index

An example from the Marriages & Death Notices.


The indexed items date from 1799 through 1893. Click on the links below to browse these volumes, or go to the family records collection search page to search for a particular name.

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