Genealogy Websites

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  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.

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.

Swansboro Historical Association Heritage Center
The Heritage Center of the Swansboro Historical Association provides valuable resources within their research room for local historians and genealogists interested in the history and culture of Swansboro and its surrounding areas.

Montford Point Marines Museum
The Montford Point Marines Museum has the largest collection of photographs, documents and papers preserving the history and heritage of the African American Marines that served during and after WWII from 1942 to 1949.

Daughters of the American Revolution Chapters
Onslow County has two chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. If you know or believe you have a patriot ancestor a DAR chapter is a great starting point in the process towards membership.
Joseph Montfort Chapter (Jacksonville)
Otway Burns Chapter (Swansboro)

  1. National
  2. International
  3. Publishers

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.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
An interactive tool that allows the user to select their State of interest and discover how it developed and changed over time. The user may select a date within the list provided to view how the State appeared at the time of a border change. By scrolling over a region of interest, one may learn the County/Region, Effective Dates, and Description of Border Change.  This project was developed by the William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at The Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.

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.

Professional Genealogist Sites

You may consider contracting with a professional researcher, particularly if your research interest is of an extensive or intensive nature. The library does not endorse those listed at the links below; we only provide this information as a service.

Family Search  

Association of Professional Genealogists  

Board for Certification of Genealogists  

National Archives  

Book Repair and Preservation

HF Group ECS Conservation
Provides conservation and preservation services for book, paper, and photographic collections. Their site also provides a Resources tab with helpful information such as Terminology, Video and Online Resources, and Conservation Organizations and Suppliers.  They are located outside of Greensboro, NC.

The Soleil Bookbindery
Specializing in book repair, binding and restoration/conservation services. The bookbindery is located in Chapel, Hill, NC.

Light of Day Bindery
Provides book repair, restoration, and conservation services.  Also provides bookbinding classes.  The bindery is located in Asheville, NC.

Wentworth & Leggett Rare Books
The site of an antiquarian bookshop in Durham, NC lists the contact information of companies within North Carolina and Virginia that provide book repair services.