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{{North Carolina-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] > Beaufort County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Beaufort County'''
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Guide to '''Beaufort County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Beaufort County
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/ Beaufort Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1705
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| seat wl = Washington
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1847</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1696</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1720</center>
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[http://www.co.beaufort.nc.us/ ''Beaufort County Courthouse'']<br>112 W 2nd Street<br>Washington, NC 27889<br>252-946-2323<br>
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Register of Deeds has marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaufort County, North Carolina p. 506. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1705'''--Beaufort County was first called Pamptecough Precinct when it was formed&nbsp;3 December&nbsp;1705 from Bath County; the name was changed to Beaufort about 1712.&nbsp; Bath County was abolished in 1739.&nbsp; '''County seat''':&nbsp;Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1705'''--Beaufort County was first called Pamptecough Precinct when it was formed&nbsp;3 December&nbsp;1705 from [http://www.ncgenweb.us/bath/ Bath County]; the name was changed to Beaufort about 1712.&nbsp; Bath County was abolished in 1739.&nbsp; '''County seat''':&nbsp;Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bohistory.htm History of Beaufort Co., NC]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bohistory.htm History of Beaufort Co., NC]  
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccdurha/index.htm Durham's Creek History]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncbeaufort.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncbeaufort.png]]
  
 
==== Bibles  ====
 
==== Bibles  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bocensus.htm Beaufort Co., NC Census &amp; Tax Records]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bocensus.htm Beaufort Co., NC Census &amp; Tax Records]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortcensus.htm Beaufort Co., NC Census Records at NCGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortcensus.htm Beaufort Co., NC Census Records at NCGenWeb Archives]
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bofree.htm Free Church on Chocowinity]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bofree.htm Free Church on Chocowinity]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bominutes.htm Church Minutes, Beaufort Co., NC, 1858]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bominutes.htm Church Minutes, Beaufort Co., NC, 1858]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bochurchogod.htm The Kehukee Baptist Association, 1765 to 1885] (History of the Church of God)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bokehukee.htm Beaufort Co., NC Subscribers List for 1834]
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bochurches.htm Churches of Beaufort Co., NC]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bochurches.htm Churches of Beaufort Co., NC]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortchurches.htm Churches at NCGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortchurches.htm Churches at NCGenWeb Archives]
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Durham's Creek.''' Constituted 1790.<ref>Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website]; George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bochurchogod.htm The Kehukee Baptist Association, 1765 to 1885] (History of the Church of God)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bokehukee.htm Beaufort Co., NC Subscribers List for 1834]
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===== Catholic  =====
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*'''St. John the Evangelist,''' Washington, N.C. Consecrated 1829.<ref>"St. John the Evangelist Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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===== Church of England  =====
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*'''St. Thomas's Parish,''' Bath, N.C. Built 1734.<ref>Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, ''The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959'' (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 20. {{FHL|548808|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2e}}; "St. Thomas Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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*'''Trinity Church aka Blount's Chapel.''' Built about 1775.<ref>"Trinity Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccdurha/index.htm Durham's Creek, NC]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccdurha/index.htm Durham's Creek, NC]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beauforthistory.html History at NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beauforthistory.html History at NCGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=sme Early history of Washington Park&nbsp;: 1839-1925]&nbsp;(1950) - book by Lida B. Small; freely available online
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=paa A History of colonial Bath] (1955) - book by Herbert Richard Paschal; freely available online
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=hos Saint Peters Parish, Washington, North Carolina&nbsp;: a record of the century, 1822-1922] (1922) - book by Edmund Harding Hoyt; freely available online
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=low Washington and the Pamlico] (1976) - book by Ursula Loy; freely available online<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/beaufortmap.htm Beaufort County, NC Map] (showing major towns)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/beaufortmap.htm Beaufort County, NC Map] (showing major towns)  
 
*[http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html Animated Atlas] (From the beginning of the 13 states to present--Excellent history lesson!)
 
*[http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html Animated Atlas] (From the beginning of the 13 states to present--Excellent history lesson!)
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from Beaufort County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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:*Atlantic Ocean
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:*[[King's Highway]] about 1704
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:*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bomilitary.htm Beaufort Co., NC Military Records] (from&nbsp;Colonial Militia to Vietnam)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bomilitary.htm Beaufort Co., NC Military Records] (from&nbsp;Colonial Militia to Vietnam)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortmilitary.htm Beaufort Co., NC Military Records at NCGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortmilitary.htm Beaufort Co., NC Military Records at NCGenWeb Archives]
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Beaufort County.
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*March 30-April 20, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc011.htm Washington]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc011.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
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====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
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Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''1720-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to F and 1 to 8 (1720-1960)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bowills.htm Beaufort Co., NC Wills]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bowills.htm Beaufort Co., NC Wills]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://www.co.beaufort.nc.us/dept.html contact them] for more information.&nbsp;
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===== Births  =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state&nbsp;; via FamilySearch
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===== Marriages  =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortmarriages.htm Marriages at NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979] - via FamilySearch; images included
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*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Beaufort County marriages] - are included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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===== Deaths  =====
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/obits/obits.htm Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/obits/obits.htm Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortobituaries.htm Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries at NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortobituaries.htm Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries at NCGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortvitals.html Vital Records at NCGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortvitals.html Vital Records at NCGenWeb Archives]<br>
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortmarriages.htm Marriages at NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=beaufort Beaurfort County deaths] -&nbsp;list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - freely available images of death certificates; via FamilySearch
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994] - via FamilySearch
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==== Yearbooks  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=beaufort&state=NC Beaufort County students at NC colleges] - list via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society]
 
*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/ncbeau.htm NCGenWeb: Beaufort County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190876&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Beaufort&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/NC/county/Beaufort%20Co Beaufort County at Our Family Tree]
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Beaufort|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Beaufort County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Beaufort County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1847
1913
1790
1696
1720

Beaufort County Courthouse
112 W 2nd Street
Washington, NC 27889
252-946-2323

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate Records[1]

History

Parent County

1705--Beaufort County was first called Pamptecough Precinct when it was formed 3 December 1705 from Bath County; the name was changed to Beaufort about 1712.  Bath County was abolished in 1739.  County seat: Washington [2]

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Bibles

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census & Tax

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

Church

Baptist
Catholic
  • St. John the Evangelist, Washington, N.C. Consecrated 1829.[4]
Church of England
  • St. Thomas's Parish, Bath, N.C. Built 1734.[5]
  • Trinity Church aka Blount's Chapel. Built about 1775.[6]

Court

Ethnic

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Beaufort County for European settlers included:[7]

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Beaufort County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Miscellaneous

Newspapers, Letters & Journals

Photographs

Probate

Schools

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please contact them for more information. 

Births
Marriages
Deaths


Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaufort 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. Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at St Paul's Seminary website; George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "St. John the Evangelist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959 (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 20. FHL Book 975.6 K2e; "St. Thomas Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. "Trinity Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. 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.
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)