New NC Databases from LDS
Many of you may be aware that the Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has been working on initiatives to create online databases of some of the content in their vast holdings. With the assistance of volunteer efforts, we continue to reap the benefits of these tremendous projects. During a recent conference, the LDS announced a new set of databases added to the FamilySearch website. Of the many collections added were several of particular interest to North Carolina researchers. These include:
- North Carolina Births & Christenings 1866-1964
- North Carolina Deaths & Burials 1898-1994
- North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979
- North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-1984 (no index, browse images only)
To date, these collections do not include images of the data, but the indexed information can be highly valuable. In the case of the Davidson County records, so far, only the images are available, but they can be worthwhile of course. And remember, FamilySearch does offer indexed images of North Carolina Death Certificates from 1906-1930!
Add these resources to your must-search list – you are sure to find something of relevance for your North Carolina searching.