Power Course: North Carolina Genealogy


  • You have roots in North Carolina roots but have no idea where to start researching
  • You’ve run into a brick wall in your North Carolina genealogy and need some new strategies
  • You have ancestors from big cities like Raleigh or Charlotte

Whether your ancestor was a tobacco planter, soybean farmer or cotton plantation slave, then this course on finding your North Carolina family is for you. Both North Carolina genealogy beginners and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tips, strategies and tools to find their Tar Heel State ancestors.

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to provide a concentrated dose of genealogy education on a single topic. Students have a week to go through approximately two hours of course material. In less time than it would take to harvest a tobacco field, you’ll boost your research and leave with new tips and tricks to help with your genealogy. This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.



Workshop Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Get 7 Days of Access Immediately After You Register




  • Brief history of the state, including immigration and details regarding ethnic groups
  • Unique repositories and top websites for North Carolina
  • Where to find vital, military, land and other records
  • A breakdown of North Carolina counties, including info on historical maps
  • How to trace your roots in Raleigh and Charlotte


  •     A one-hour North Carolina Genealogy Crash Course video
  •     A North Carolina Genealogy PDF guide explaining how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources, and a timeline of state history
  •     A in-depth PDF Sourcebook with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of North Carolina state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them
  •    A PDF guide on Appalachian Ancestors


  • This Power Course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in our First Steps series–Discover Your Family Tree–will provide a helpful foundation for genealogy beginners.

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