Carrie Broughton’s collections of North Carolina marriage and death records were transcribed from the weekly newspaper the Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette, founded in 1799 as the Raleigh Register and North Carolina Weekly Advertiser. Our reprint editions are excerpted from the following publications of the North Carolina State Library: the Biennial Reports of 1942-1944 and 1947. The first volume in the series (1799-1825) contains over 5,000 entries, with approximately two-thirds devoted to marriages and the balance to deaths. Marriages are arranged in alphabetical order by year, showing the names of both bride and groom, place of marriage, the name of the newspaper, and the date of publication. Deaths are also arranged in alphabetical order by year, giving the name of the decedent, date of death, place of residence, and the name and date of the newspaper.