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  • Department:
  • Genealogy and Local History

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  • Tucker Littleton Room
    OCPL's dedicated genealogical and local history facility
    located at the Main Library in Jacksonville.

    Genealogical software, databases, and assistance are available Monday through Friday.
    Please email Roxanne Puder or call 910.455.7350 x1422.


  • Resources available in the Tucker Littleton Room 

    Census Records
    Federal Census Records for Onslow County (1790–1930), Federal Census Records
    for all NC counties, North Carolina Census Index 1790–1850/1870, Canadian Census
    Records available through interlibrary loan.

    Early Onslow County Records (microfilm)
    Record of Deeds, Record of Wills, Marriage Bonds, Marriage Licenses, Birth Records,
    Death Records, Land Entries, Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Index to Military Discharges
    (We also have some of these records for Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir,
    New Hanover and Pender counties.)

    Vertical Files
    Family files are cataloged under the family name and local history information.

    Genealogical magazines, Everton’s Genealogical Helper 1950–1991 (microfiche),
    Jacksonville Daily News, 1938 to present, Telephones books, 1957 to present,
    City directories, 1960 to present.

    Genealogical Reference Materials
    Genealogical reference materials range from the history of Onslow County
    and Abstracts of Wills and Census to volumes concerning North Carolina Troops,
    the Colonial Records of North Carolina, and books to
    aid in research
    of foreign ancestry.

    Surname Index
    Rolodex card index file containing Surnames placed in the file by library patrons.
    This contains the name and address of the researcher. Sign in book also available
    for for the patrons to write their address and ancestors being researched.

    Family Bible Records
    We will copy, free of charge, the historical pages of any family Bible for the patron,
    retaining a second copy for the library to be used for research purposes.

    Genealogical Work Stations
    The Tucker Littleton Room has two computer workstations with Internet access
    dedicated solely for genealogical research. Computer printouts cost $.20/page.
    Also available are a copy machine and a microfiche/microfilm reader/printer,
    which cost $.20/page to print.