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Organizations, Addresses and Useful Links

Genealogical & Historical Societies The Albemarle Genealogical Society
The Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina
North Carolina Genealogical Society
North Carolina Roots Network
National Genealogical Society

Roanoke Island Historical Association
P.O. Box 40
Manteo, NC 27954

Libraries North Carolina Division of Archives and History
109 East Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601-2807
Telephone: (919) 733-3952
Contacting the State Archives

Dare County Public Libraries

Eastern NC Digital Library
Readable Dare County books online

The Outer Banks History Center
The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library administered by the North Carolina State Archives located across from the Manteo waterfront within the Roanoke Island Festival Park complex.  The center is open to the public and most services are free.  Hours are 9-6, Monday - Friday, except state holidays.  The center's collections encompass all aspects of local history, primary and published, in all formats.  Family history resources include public records (print and microfilm), reference works, small press runs and privately researched local histories, personal papers, diaries, photographs, maps, and family history files.  Contact the center at or (252)473-2655 or see

North Carolina State Library

Court House & Other County Addresses

Dare County Court House
PO Drawer 1000
County Courthouse
Manteo, NC 27954

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1757
101 Town Hall Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Telephone (252)441-8144 / fax (252)441-0338

Links Specific to Dare Co., NC

Dare County Register of Deeds
Dare Co., NC Register of Deeds Digital Repository
National Register of Historical Places in Dare County
North Carolina Coastal Lighthouses
National Association of Counties

Helpful North Carolina Links

ICW-NET Outer Banks Region
Museum of the Albemarle
NC Division of Travel and Tourism
- Free travel guide
NC Department of Transportation
North Carolina's Lighthouses
Outer Banks News
- An Internet News Service
Outer Banks Tourist Bureau
Southeastern Genealogy Online - A well-organized and informative site featuring animated county formation maps, state and U.S. census maps, and availability of records in each county.
The Coastland Times - Dare County Newspaper



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