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Alphabetical list of researchers who are willing to undertake research at the archives on a fee basis. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope when contacting a researcher. The State Archives of North Carolina prepared this list in accordance with section TO7:04M.0202 of the North Carolina Administrative Code, Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records.

One hurdle to using and transcribing historic documents is how handwriting has changed over time. This document gives an overview of abbreviations, shorthand, lettering, and other elements of handwritten documents that may prove difficult for modern readers to decipher.

For more information about Transcribe NC, visit the project's main page.

The documents on this page were created to instruct volunteers assisting with TranscribeNC crowdsourced transcription projects. Participation was open to all interested individuals, regardless of experience level or place of residence.

For more information about Transcribe NC, visit the project's main page.

The Traveling Archivist Program was created with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and is now administered by the State Archives of North Carolina.

The purpose of TAP is to help repositories improve the preservation of and access to archival collections. Repositories include historical and genealogical societies; public libraries; the archives of colleges, hospitals, and other organizations; historic houses and sites, museums; and other publicly-accessible institutions that hold materials documenting the state’s history and culture.

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