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Library Closing: June 17, 2015

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On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 the Government and Heritage Library will be closed all day for a staff meeting. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on  Thursday, June 18, 2015.

Even when we are closed you can always check out our online resources such as the NCpedia or the North Carolina Digital Collections for  North Carolina information or you can consult our website as well.


State Docs Pick of the Week : The EpiNotes Newsletter

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Epidemiology Section puts out a quarepiterly newsletter titled The EpiNotes Newsletter.

These newsletters are filled with up-to-date information and tips regarding the causes and effects of disease in North Carolina communities. The goal of the Epidemiology Section is to reduce health risks in our communities and respond to outbreaks of disease, this newsletter is a part of their efforts.

If you want to be well informed about the possible threat of disease and of disease in general, these newsletters are a great read and they are usually a quick read and contain a lot of information that is very relevant to today.

You can view, download, print, and save this newsletter here.

Research in Warren County

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This week’s North Carolina County of the Week  is Warren County, so I wanted to post some information about the county and doing research using county records.

Warren County was created in 1779 from Bute County. Bute County was abolished in 1779 and split to create Warren and Franklin Counties. Counties that border present day Warren County are in the North: Mecklenburg County, VA, Brunswick County, VA,  Counties. From the East to the West, the NC counties that border Warren are: Northampton, Halifax, Franklin, and Vance.

The closest early major migration route to Warren County is the Fall Line Road, which traveled through Warrenton, the county seat of Warren County. The Fall Line begins in Fredericksburg, VA and travels south to Augusta, GA.

The county seat is Warrenton, which was established in 1779. Warren County has many places on the National Register of Historic Places and many of those are located in Warrenton.

Many of the original records for Warren County are located in the State Archives of North Carolina; however, some records are missing for an unknown reason.  The Government and Heritage Library has some books and microfilm for Warren County that also encompass records from Bute County – view the catalog to see what books and microfilm our library has. Microfilm can be loaned to NC residents through their local libraries. Please contact your local public library about borrowing microfilm through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Not all records are located in the State Archives. Many land records and vital records, including birth and death certificates as well as marriage certificates after 1868 are located with the Warren County Register of Deeds office.

Read more about Warren County on NCpedia.

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NC County of the Week: Warren County

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The NC County of the Week for May 24-30, 2015 is Warren County, NC! 

map of North Carolina with Warren County shaded in blue

Warren County was created in 1779 from Bute County. Bute County was abolished in 1779 an divided into Warren County and Franklin County. The county was named after Revolutionary Patriot Joseph Warren, who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

For more information on this county on the NC/VA border, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation by using hash tag #nccotw. Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board for Warren County where we’ll showcase a range of historic images!

Stay with us this week for snapshots of the people, history, culture,  geography, and natural heritage of Warren County.

We’ll showcase the documentary history and collections of the Government & Heritage Library, our sister agencies in the Department of Cultural Resources, and other heritage institutions throughout the state.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join in the conversation by using the hashtag #nccotw.




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