Coroners' inquests and records document the investigation of unusual, sudden, or unnatural deaths.
Descriptions of original coroners' records held by the State Archives are summarized in the online MARS catalog. For a summary of original coroners' records and microfilm held by the the State Archives of North Carolina, please see the Guide to County Records. Lists of coroners' records also exist for select counties.
Coroners' records may also be available on third party websites. The State Archives provides links to many of these collections in its Digital Collection.