Genealogy Websites

State Library of North Carolina
State Archives of North Carolina Blog
US National Archives and Records Administration
Digital NC
Ancestry Library
  1. Getting Started
  2. Genealogical Organizations

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet 
A comprehensive list of genealogical resources available on the Internet. Wiki
A service from and built by its community of users, it is a free resource to for learning about genealogy/family history.

Family Search
A free online resource that provides access to the world’s largest collection of genealogical and historical records.

State Library of North Carolina
Basic guidelines to starting genealogical research. Genealogical Resources

Features a list and map locator of archival repositories around the world and provides collection and contact information for each location.

Provides online access to historically significant materials pertaining to North Carolina.

Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA provides free access to a wide variety of resources including oral histories, photographs, books, and artifacts, belonging to libraries, museums, and archives throughout the United States.  The link above directs you to the DPLA’s Family Research Guide, which would be a good place to start your genealogical research within this site.

Powered by, the site provides a variety of genealogical resources including, US Census Records, US Indian Census Rolls, 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules, and Obituary Index, 1800s-Current.
Accessible with your OCPL library card

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection
Provides access to the North Carolina Newspaper Collection of
Accessible with your OCPL library card

Sanborn Maps North Carolina
Provides access to Sanborn fire insurance maps of North Carolina.
Accessible with your OCPL library card

  1. Onslow County
  2. North Carolina

Onslow County Museum Research Room
The museum houses its own collection of genealogical and local history resources.

Onslow County Register of Deeds Index Search
Conduct an online search for Onslow County records by clicking on the tab – Online Records Search.

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Library of Congress
Provides information on utilizing the collections within the Library of Congress to conduct genealogical research.

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 
Provides information on conducting genealogical research by utilizing NARA’s records, including census, military and immigration records.  Their genealogy page can be found by clicking on Research Our Records, followed by Research Your Ancestry.

American Family Immigration History Center: Ellis Island Records
The History Center provides online access to immigrant arrival records.

Daughters of the American Revolution
Information to conduct genealogical research to find evidence of a patriot ancestor.

Mayflower History
Provides various resources toward conducting genealogical research of Mayflower ancestors.

Cemetery/Grave Sites

Find a Grave
Search through over 150 million grave records to find an ancestor’s final resting place.

Provides access to the GPS coordinates of an ancestor’s tombstone.

Onslow County Geographical Information Services -  Cemeteries Mapping Application
Find and record cemeteries in Onslow County and surrounding areas.