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Guide to Bertie County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bertie County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Founded 1722
County Seat Windsor
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Bertie County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records

Bertie County, North Carolina
108 W Dundee Street 
Windsor, NR 27983-1208

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records,
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1869
& probate records from 1763[1]


Parent County

The county was formed as Bertie Precinct in 1722 from the part of Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County lying west of the Chowan River. It was named for James Bertie, his brother Henry Bertie, or perhaps both, each having been one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

In 1729 parts of Bertie Precinct, Chowan Precinct, Currituck Precinct, and Pasquotank Precinct of Albemarle County were combined to form Tyrrell Precinct. With the abolition of Albemarle County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became separate counties. In 1741 parts of Bertie County became Edgecombe County and Northampton County. Finally, in 1759 parts of Bertie County, Chowan County, and Northampton County were combined to form Hertford County, and Bertie was reduced to its present size.

1722--Bertie County was created 2 August 1722 from Chowan County. County seat:  Windsor [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





For tips on accessing Bertie County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

  • Cashie, near Windsor, N.C. Constituted 1771.[3]
  • Joshua Freeman's, near Wiccacon. Established by 1786.[3]
  • Sandy Run. Constituted 1773.[3]
  • Wiccacon on the Chowan River. Established by 1772.[3]
  • Wickicoan Creek. Established 1789.[3]
Church of England
  • Northwest Parish. Established by 1741.[4]
  • Society Parish. Established 1722.[4]


Family Histories


  • [Boddie] Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at FHL.


Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Bertie County for European settlers included:[5]


Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
-5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment, Company L
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company H
:- 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery, Company E
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company D
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company F
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company I
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F





Vital Records 



Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

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Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bertie County, North Carolina p. 506. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:475, 485, 488; 2:561. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 414, 501. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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