If you are unfamiliar with the Archives Information Circulars (or the AICs, as they are sometimes known), they are essays written by members of the Archives staff on a specific subject of research. They also serve as guides to the materials in our collections relating to that subject. Currently there are nineteen circulars available online that cover everything from: colonial records, marriage bonds in North Carolina, African-American resources, Tennessee records available in our collections, records relating to Native Americans, and materials that show North Carolina’s contributions to various war efforts.
The circulars are available in PDF format and are maintained by our Public Services Branch, the same unit that runs our Search Room and responds to requests for copies or research. Please visit the Services page for a complete list of Archives Information Circulars.
I have a few bits of news from 109 E. Jones St. to pass along. First a reminder that the North Carolina State Archives will be closed April 2-4 for the Good Friday holiday. If you ever want to know whether we are open on a particular day, remember that we always post closings on our homepage (under “What’s New” in the right-hand sidebar) and on the hours page.
For those of you who use our Archives Information Circulars (AIC), I’ve moved them to the Services page. The page outlines the variety of tools and services available from the State Archives including Search Room rules and services, information for state and local officials, publications available for purchase, and a few of our popular finding aids and guides. Hopefully the move will make the AIC a little easier to find. If you don’t know what the AIC are, they’re essays written by Archives staff as introductions to State Archives resources and assorted areas of research. Currently we have circulars on the topics:
North Carolina’s Revolutionary War Pay Records
Overview of North Carolina Census Records, 1787-1930
Records Relating to Tennessee in the North Carolina State Archives
Civil War Records in the North Carolina State Archives
Purchasing Copies of Public Records from the Archives: Replication, Certification, and Transcription Services
Military Personnel Records in the North Carolina State Archives, 1918-1968
Maps and Other Cartographic Records in the North Carolina State Archives
North Carolina Revolutionary War Records of Primary Interest to Genealogists
The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina and the Colonial Records of North Carolina [second series]
Overview of Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives
Preliminary Guide to Records Relating to African Americans in the North Carolina State Archives
Introductory Guide to Indian-Related Records (To 1876) in the North Carolina State Archives