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WELCOME! My name is Diane Siniard and I am the state adminstrator for North Carolina's Genealogy Project.

Trails to the Past is a group that was created for and dedicated to helping with your family history research for beginners and advanced researchers. Come on in and talk about the ups and downs of your own research. We hope to provide advice, tips, links, discussion, reviews, ideas and look-ups.
Come on in grab a glass of tea or cup of coffee and browse our sites and talk with us for a while. Make some new friends and hopefully we can break down a wall or two as we go.

State Symbols

State Capital: Raleigh, North Carolina
State Motto: Esse quam videri ("To be, rather than to seem")
State Song: The Old North State 
State Flower: Dogwood 
State Bird: Cardinal 
State Tree: Longleaf Pine 
State Gemstone: Emerald
State Tartan: Carolina Tartan
  • North Carolina History
    Go here to learn about North Carolina's great history!

  • We have some counties that are up for adoption. Won't you consider adopting one of the counties and joining our great project today?

    We are very laid back, great group of people who's only goal is to provide free genealogy to researchers, and to help, assist and aid researchers in their journeys to acquire the information they need to find their long lost ancestors.


  • What's New
    This is where I will list all new Counties as they come online as well as any other new things that are posted to this site or news that you might find interesting.

  • County Listings
    This page will take you to a listing of our counties with links to visit the sites

  • County Formations Map

  • Trails to the Past Genealogy Project

  • Unknown County Resources

  • North Carolina's Records Repository

  • Online North Carolina Death Indexes

  • Want to Volunteer?
    Go here to learn how to volunteer to host one of our great counties!

  • Transcribed Books
    Lots of books to find a variety of information!

  • North Carolina Yearbooks
    Variety of counties represented and more to be added!

  • University & College Libraries in North Carolina

  • Law Libraries in North Carolina

  • National Libraries

  • North Carolina Public Libraries

  • State Libraries & Archives

  • United States Presidential Libraries

  • North Carolina Genealogy Project Mailing List
    This link will take you to the page to subscribe to the NEW North Carolina Genealogy Project Mailing List, where we exchange information and other things through emails.
    This mailing list will be the ONLY one used for this site, and will keep you up to date on what's going on with site and with other researchers!

  • Native American Project

  • North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project
    Great place to search or browse old NC newspapers!

  • NC State Archives

  • NC State Archives
    Obtaining information by email or mail

  • National Archives and Records Administration

  • National Archives and Records Administration
    Where to obtain Military service records
    I would try NC Achives if Civil War or before first.(MUCH cheaper!)

  • North Carolina National Register of Historic Places

  • NC Cemetery Project

  • North Carolina Valley Forge Muster Rolls

  • NC Military Sites

  • North Carolina American Revolutionary War

  • North Carolina War of 1812

  • North Carolina in the Mexican War

  • North Carolina in the Civil War

  • North Carolina in the Spanish-American War

  • North Carolina in World War I

  • North Carolina in World War II

  • North Carolina in the Korean War

  • North Carolina in the War on Iraq

  • Virginia Genealogy Project

  • South Carolina Genealogy Project

  • Tennessee Genealogy Project

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    North Carolina Site last updated--Monday September 7, 2013 01:15 EST

    Links last updated-- Friday, September 16, 2011 17:00 EST

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