North Carolina is a unique state in that its birth, marriage and death records are essentially public records as soon as they are created. North Carolina does not restrict access to genealogical copies with garnishment periods of 25 years or more that limit public access. This means you won't have to struggle to access vital records. Identification is required for all who apply for a certified civil registry.
Uncertified copies of all vital records are open to public inspection. This database is an index of people who married in several North Carolina counties between 1741 and 2004.This database is an index of nearly 7 million births and deaths that occurred in North Carolina between 1913 and 2000. To conduct genealogical research, consult the records of the county where the event occurred or check with the North Carolina State Archives.