State Archives of North Carolina – Special Hours for NGS 2017

February 6th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

The State Archives of North Carolina is providing special Search Room hours for the NGS 2017 Raleigh Conference. Please make a note of the hours and policies covering access to records in your conference planning.

Sunday, May 7: Closed
Monday, May 8: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Wednesday, May 9-10, Friday May 12: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 11: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The State Archives and the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources welcomes you to Raleigh! If you have North Carolina ancestors, you are encouraged to use the valuable historical collections of the State Archives. Special hours for the week of NGS are listed above. The street address is 109 East Jones Street in Raleigh. Paid parking is available in the flat lot across the street or on metered spaces in front of our building. The State Archives can be accessed through the Search Room, located on the second floor of the west end of the building. Archivists will be available to answer questions about our holdings, pull original records, and fulfill photocopy requests.

To protect valuable collections, the archives has policies which researchers must follow to gain access to records.  A standard form of photo identification, such as driver’s license, is required to register both in the building lobby and at the State Archives. Patrons must check bags, briefcases, and large binders before entering the search room. Pencils are permitted in the search room, but no pens, highlighters, or other writing instruments that create permanent marks. Digital cameras are welcome, but must be used without a flash. Personal scanners are not allowed in the search room. You are welcome to bring in laptops and tablets.

The State Archives of North Carolina holds one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of any state archives in the country, and looks forward to your visit during NGS. If you have additional questions, email them at Watch their blog, “History for All the People” for additional information about collections and preparing for a research trip to Raleigh.