Today’s Friday Find involves some microfilm that has been with the State Archives a long time but is now residing in a new location within the Archives system.
This is microfilm that was originally imaged by the Mormon church in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The material was still in the county office at time of imaging. It could be early examples of records that the State Archives has in the county collections (the deeds, for example), it could be items that may or may not have been transferred to the State Archives (the Chowan court papers, for example) or it may be something that the State Archives does not otherwise have on microfilm (the Rowan County administrator bonds for example).
A card catalog card has been placed with the miscellaneous collection cards and a cross reference catalog card has been placed in the county materials. Researchers may come across the old reference number when researching in published works – those reference numbers are retained on the box labels to assist future researchers in finding the same information as cited by a previous researcher.
Z.1.71.1 Duplin County Deeds, Books 1, 2; 1754-1768
Z.1.71.2 Duplin County Deeds, Books 3, 4; 1757-1772
Z.1.71.3 Duplin County Deeds, Books 5-7; 1775-1783
Z.1.71.4 Duplin County Deeds, Book 8; 1783-1792
Z.1.71.5 Duplin County Deed Index, Grantors and Grantees, 1779-1850
Z.1.71.6 Duplin County Division of Land, Book A, 1800-1860
Z.1.71.7 Duplin County, Inventories and Accounts of Estates, 1754-1800 part 1
Z.1.71.8 Duplin County, Inventories and Accounts of Estates, 1754-1800 part 2
Z.1.71.9 Duplin County, Inventories and Accounts of Estates, 1754-1800 part 3
Z.1.72 Rowan County, Administrators Bonds, 1823-1830
Z.1.73 Chowan County, Orders of the Court, 1780-1830, one volume
Microfilm is self-service but, as always, you can ask the Reference staff for assistance in finding records, loading microfilm, and getting a copy of the single record or the whole reel.