Tag Archives: microfilm

Mecklenburg County Tax Records

The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for some Mecklenburg County tax records.  The twenty-eight new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy of the microfilm has been placed in the public search room for public use.

The material includes [reel number and years]:

065.70033 Tax Scrolls Aaron – Dross 1955
065.70034 Tax Scrolls Drum – Keenan 1955
065.70035 Tax Scrolls Keene – Rigg 1955
065.70036 Tax Scrolls Riggins – Zurich 1955
065.70037 Tax Scrolls Corporations and Outside School Adm. Unit A-Z 1955
065.70038 Tax Scrolls Late Personals and Late Personal Corporations, A-Z 1955
065.70039 Tax Scrolls Inside: Aaron – Downing 1955
065.70040 Tax Scrolls Inside: Downs – Kaperonis 1955
065.70041 Tax Scrolls Inside: Kaplan – Rhyne 1955
065.70042 Tax Scrolls Inside: Rhynes – Zurich 1955
065.70043 Tax Scrolls Inside: Corportaion, Selwyn Park and Late Returns, A-Z 1955
065.70044 Tax Scrolls Outside: Vol. A-K; Allison – Goodgame 1955
065.70045 Tax Scrolls Outside: Vols. A-K, L-Z; Corporation Goodin-Neal, Roosevelt 1955
065.70046 Tax Scrolls Outside: Vol. L-Z; Corporation Neal, Ross – American Oil Company 1955
065.70047 Tax Scrolls Outside: Vol. L-Z; Corporation AT&T – J.L. Coe Construction Company 1955
065.70048 Tax Scrolls City: Aaron – Cobb, Joe 1960
065.70049 Tax Scrolls City: Cobb, Lloyd – Grier, Caddie 1960
065.70050 Tax Scrolls City: Grier, Carey – Klutts 1960
065.70051 Tax Scrolls City: Labhart – Ozment 1960
065.70052 Tax Scrolls City: Pace – Stewart, Clyde 1960
065.70053 Tax Scrolls City: Stewart, David – Zwk 1960
065.70054 Tax Scrolls City Corporations: A&A Furniture Company – Rubbermaid, Inc. 1960
065.70055 Tax Scrolls City Corporations: S Block Company – Corporation Summary 1960
065.70056 Tax Scrolls County: Aaron – Gibson, Paul 1960
065.70057 Tax Scrolls County: Gibson, Robert – McGee, Carl 1960
065.70058 Tax Scrolls County: McGee, Clyde – Williams, Fontie 1960
065.70059 Tax Scrolls County: Williams, Fred – Zrolka 1960
065.70060 Tax Scrolls Late Returns, Corporations, Outside: A-Z; Abernathy – Corp. Outside Totals 1960
To use microfilm please come to the main registration desk at the State Archives.  Once registered, a Reference Archivist can assist you in locating and using microfilm. To order duplicate reels of microfilm in Diazo, Silver Halide, or digital format contact Chris Meekins at chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov.

The Imaging Unit is in the middle of a small project for tax records.  As we complete more imaging projects, we will post the completed projects information.  We in the Imaging Unit hope that you the researcher will find these projects useful.

Holiday gifts for that Family Historian

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the hard-to-find-gift-for relative?

Do you have a family historian on your gift list?

Have you considered a digital copy of microfilm?  The State Archives of North Carolina can digitize microfilm in our holdings and place those digital files on DVDs that can be used with most personal computers.

Tax records, county court minutes of the pleas and quarter sessions, record of wills, land grants, deed books, record of estates, and many more county records are available for digitization.  North Carolina newspapers are yet another possibility.  Any non-restricted microfilm can be scanned on request.

The basic cost of scanning a single reel is $15.00 and add $1.00 for the DVD(s).  There is also a small shipping and handling fee per order ($2.00).

Contact Chris Meekins [chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov or 919-807-7333] for more information on what holdings the Archives has for the various counties.

Order soon to receive your request in time for the holidays!

Onslow County Tax Records

The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for some Onslow County tax records.  The thirty-five new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy of the microfilm has been placed in the public search room for public use.

The material includes [reel number and years]:
c.072.70002 Tax Scrolls 1925 1 vol.
c.072.70003 Tax Scrolls 1926 1 vol.
c.072.70004 Tax Scrolls 1927 1 vol.
c.072.70005 Tax Scrolls 1928 1 vol.
c.072.70006 Tax Scrolls 1929 1 vol.
c.072.70007 Tax Scrolls 1930 1 vol.
c.072.70008 Tax Scrolls 1931 1 vol.
c.072.70009 Tax Scrolls 1932 1 vol.
c.072.70010 Tax Scrolls 1933 1 vol.
c.072.70011 Tax Scrolls 1934 1 vol.
c.072.70012 Tax Scrolls 1935 1 vol.
c.072.70013 Tax Scrolls 1936 1 vol.
c.072.70014 Tax Scrolls 1937 1 vol.
c.072.70015 Tax Scrolls 1938 1 vol.
c.072.70016 Tax Scrolls 1939 1 vol.
c.072.70017 Tax Scrolls 1940 1 vol.
c.072.70018 Tax Scrolls 1945 1 vol.
c.072.70019 Tax Scrolls 1946 1 vol.
c.072.70020 Tax Scrolls 1947 1 vol.
c.072.70021 Tax Scrolls 1954 1 vol.
c.072.70022 Tax Scrolls 1955 Jacksonville: A&B Grocerita – Richlands: Hobbs, Acy Robert
c.072.70023 Tax Scrolls 1955 Richlands: Hobbs, Beatrice Davis – White Oak: Parker, R.L.
c.072.70024 Tax Scrolls 1955 White Oak: Parker, R. Nick – Grand Recap (end)
c.072.70025 Tax Scrolls 1960 Jacksonville: A1 Cleaners – Jacksonville: Afterlife
c.072.70026 Tax Scrolls 1960 Jacksonville: recap of White – Swansboro (white): Warren, William Pittman
c.072.70027 Tax Scrolls 1960 Swansboro(white): Warylk, Henry – grand recap (end)
c.072.70028 Tax Scrolls 1970 Corp. Excess & grand recap – Jacksonville: Pulley, Annie Rice
c.072.70029 Tax Scrolls 1970 Jacksonville: Pulley, Talmadge – Stump Sound: Proctor, Henry E.
c.072.70030 Tax Scrolls 1970 Stump Sound: Prouty, Roland A. – Richlands: Williams, Herman
c.072.70031 Tax Scrolls 1970 Richlands: Williams, H.L. Lloyd – Swansboro: grand recap (end)
c.072.70032 Tax Scrolls 1975 Recap All Townships – Jacksonville: Mead, William E.
c.072.70033 Tax Scrolls 1975 Jacksonville: Meadows, Billy G. – Jacksonville: Wainwright Transfer Co.
c.072.70034 Tax Scrolls 1975 Jacksonville: Walton Jewelers, Inc. – Stump Sound: Glover Sales, Inc.
c.072.70035 Tax Scrolls 1975 Stump Sound: Golden Acres, Inc. – White Oak: Padgett, C. M.
c.072.70036 Tax Scrolls 1975 White Oak: Painte, Virginia R. – Swansboro: Grand Recap (end)

To use microfilm please come to the main registration desk at the State Archives.  Once registered, a Reference Archivist can assist you in locating and using microfilm. To order duplicate reels of microfilm in Diazo, Silver Halide, or digital format contact Chris Meekins at chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov.
The Imaging Unit is in the middle of a small project for tax records.  As we complete more imaging projects, we will post the completed projects information.  We in the Imaging Unit hope that you the researcher will find these projects useful.

Mecklenburg, Orange, Perquimans, Person, Sampson and Warren County Tax Records

The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for tax records of six counties.  The seven new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy of the microfilm has been placed in the public search room for public use.

The material includes [reel number and years]:

Mecklenburg County

C.065.70032 Tax list 1925; 1 vol.

Orange County

C.073.70021 Tax Scrolls 1929; 1 vol.

Perquimans County

C.077.70014 Tax List 1902; 1 vol.

Person County

C.078.70007 Tax Book 1904-1907; 1 vol.

Sampson County

C.087.70115 Tax List 1925; 1 vol.

Warren County

C.100.70003-70004 Tax Books 1936, 1942; 2 vols.

To use microfilm please come to the main registration desk at the State Archives.  Once registered, a Reference Archivist can assist you in locating and using microfilm. To order duplicate reels of microfilm in Diazo, Silver Halide, or digital format contact Chris Meekins at chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov.

The Imaging Unit is in the middle of a small project for tax records.  As we complete more imaging projects, we will post the completed projects information.  We in the Imaging Unit hope that you the researcher will find these projects useful.

Cabarrus County Tax Records

The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for some Cabarrus County tax records.  The eighteen new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy of the microfilm has been placed in the public search room for public use.

The material includes [reel number and years]:

C.016.70013-18 Tax Scrolls 2000
C.016.70019 Tax Scrolls 1925
C.016.70020-21 Tax Scrolls 1930
C.016.70022-23 Tax Scrolls 1940
C.016.70024 Tax Scrolls 1950
C.016.70025-30 Tax Scrolls 1990
The Imaging Unit is in the middle of a small project for tax records.  As we complete more imaging projects, we will post the completed projects information.  We in the Imaging Unit hope that you the researcher will find these projects useful.

To use microfilm please come to the main registration desk at the State Archives.  Once registered, a Reference Archivist can assist you in locating and using microfilm. To order duplicate reels of microfilm in Diazo, Silver Halide, or digital format contact Chris Meekins at chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov.

Digital Duplication of Microfilm: Improving Access to the State Archives’ Collections

As part of our ongoing goal of developing new tools to improve access to the State Archives’ collections, the Imaging Unit of the State Archives is excited to offer a new service in the duplication of microfilm.   In addition to the traditional Diazo and Silver Halide duplication services the Imaging Unit can now offer a digital copy of microfilm.

We have been testing this new service for a while – making sure we can offer a quality product in a timely manner.  The results are in and we are ready to feature that service as a duplication option.

Imagine the viewing of microfilmed county or state agency records made as easy as slipping a DVD into your computer and clicking on an image.  No need to track down a microfilm reader or reader printer.  No need to get dressed to go out in public.  All you need to do is insert the DVD into your computer, open the DVD folder and click on the image.  From the comfort of your home office, with all your working files near at hand, you can view digital duplicates of original records.

Think how easy it will be to copy and attach evidence pages to your research work – or how easy it will be to share that research and evidence.  Do you having trouble reading the small lettering when using a microfilm reader? Digital duplication makes it easier to expand the image to a size that you can easily read.  Digital duplication offers new solutions for researching and for sharing your findings.

You may order digital copies of microfilm while visiting the Archives by asking for the service at the main reference desk.  You may also order digital copies by contacting Chris Meekins, Imaging Unit Head, at either chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov or by phone at 919.807.7333.  You may also contact Chris for lists of microfilm in the holdings of the State Archives of North Carolina. [Please note that there is no single listing of the microfilm holdings in the Archives.

When contacting the Chris Meekins requesting microfilm listings please have an area of research in mind – for example, a listing of county records for Gates County; a list of newspapers for Wake County.  There are 100 active and 5 defunct counties that have microfilm copies of records. See http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/26/PDF/guides/CO_GUIDE.PDF for holdings of county records on microfilm.

The new service is offered at the rate of $15.00 per reel of microfilm scanned.  There is also a $1.00 DVD fee.  If you are able to pick up the digital duplication from the State Archives your total fee would be the $16.00 (scan and DVD).  The Imaging Unit can also mail the digital copy to you for an additional $2.00 for shipping and handling per order.

The standard digital service is offered at 300 DPI in a JPEG format.  If you have other format needs (TIF  for example) contact Chris.  Formats other than JPEG may require additional DVD fees.

We look forward to completing your requests for digital copies.

For duplication costs of various formats please see our information located here:

http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Public/Services/Duplication-Services

See the section for microfilm for the Imaging Unit services.

Please note: Patron may be charged for Diazo duplicate reel if there is not a reading copy of microfilm to use for the digitization duplication.

State Archives of North Carolina’s Efforts are Foundation for Digitization of Early Newspapers for Easy Public Access

[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.]

Front page of the North Carolina Standard, Sept. 27, 1851.

Front page of the North Carolina Standard, Sept. 27, 1851.

RALEIGH — Since 1959, the State Archives of North Carolina has microfilmed newspapers from across the state as part of the North Carolina Newspaper Project. This initiative includes more than 1,000 titles published from 1751 until 1898 with the goal of preserving these papers for future researchers.

Two new projects, managed by the UNC-Chapel Hill Library, promise to make these materials accessible to the public in ways that might have seemed impossible during the 1950s.

The Chronicling America project focuses on newspapers printed between 1836 and 1922 in the United States to make them available online. It is a joint project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. A second project with Ancestry.com will provide digital access to newspapers printed prior to 1923 through Newspapers.com. Both projects use newspapers microfilmed by the Collections Management Branch of the State Archives of North Carolina and then digitized for UNC Library.

Ancestry.com will allow free access of the Newspapers.com collection to users with a UNC login and on-site at the State Archives, Outer Banks History Center and Western Regional Archives. Access to the Chronicling America online collection is free to all users and can be found at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=North+Carolina.

To date, UNC Library has overseen the digitization of 100,000 pages for Chronicling America and 1 million pages for Newspapers.com, including newspapers from Asheville, Raleigh, Tarboro, Boone and Charlotte. A full list of the newspapers included in the State Archives microfilming initiative is available at http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/Public/Collections/NonGovernment.aspx#newspapers.

The North Carolina Newspaper Project at the State Archives began microfilming North Carolina newspapers in 1959, capturing papers published from 1751 until 1898 and including more than 1,000 titles.

The State Archives and the UNC Library have worked collaboratively on several projects to provide access to citizens and researchers on the wealth of history and information about North Carolina.

For additional information, please call (919) 807-7329. The State Archives is within the Office of Archives and History at the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.