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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Durham County'''
  
:''This article is about a county in England. For other uses, see [[Durham_(disambiguation)|Durham (disambiguation)]].''
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:''This article is about a county in North Carolina. For other uses, see [[Durham (disambiguation)|Durham (disambiguation)]].''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Durham County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/durham/ Durham Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-durham.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| state_map = North_Carolina.png
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| founded year = 1881
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| founded date =
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| seat wl = Durham
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Durham County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Durham County Courthouse.jpg]]
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[http://www.co.durham.nc.us/ Durham County Courthouse]<br>200 East Main Street<br>Durham, NC 27707<br>Phone: 919-560-0480<br><br>County Health Department&nbsp; has birth, death and burial records<br>Register of Deeds has marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1881<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Durham County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Quick Facts  ==
 
== Quick Facts  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Ncdurham.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/durham/cemeteries Durham County Cemeteries] - via Durham County NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/durham/durhamcemeteries.html Durham County Cemetery Listings] - via Durham County NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1682 Durham County Cemeteries] - user-contributed burial records via Find-A-Grave
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/durh/index.htm Durham County Burial Listings] - via CemeteryCensus, a group cemetery transcription project
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM19-9L5%3An1163341916%3Fcc%3D1916185 Widow's Dower &amp; Year's Support 1881-1944] - included in NC County Records Collections
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==== Directories  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/durham/publications/business-directories Durham County Directories] -- via Durham County NCGenWeb
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==== Education  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=durham&state=NC Durham County students at North Carolina colleges] - a list alphabetized by surname from the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
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===== Yearbooks  =====
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*Duke University: [http://goo.gl/ZQOgZ 1912-1995]
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*NC Central University: [http://goo.gl/WmS59 1929-2009]<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://rodweb.co.durham.nc.us/search.asp?cabinet=cott Durham County Deeds,&nbsp;1881-1984] -can be searched online at the website of the Durham County Register of Deeds; images included.&nbsp;
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;collec,A,0,N;title,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=Durham+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=/ncmaps Durham County Maps] - via the University of North Carolina's NC Maps collection
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://digitalnc.org/collections/newspapers/carolina-times-durham-nc Carolina Times ]- 400+ issues available online from 1937-1950 of ths African-American newspaper; provided by DigitalNC.org
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*Index to the Durham Herald <br>
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**[http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial1981janmayhera#page/n5/mode/2up 1981] (index Jan -May)
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**1981 ([http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial19813hera#page/n5/mode/2up subject index, May -&nbsp;Dec] / [http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial1981hera#page/n5/mode/2up name index, May - Dec])
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**1982 ([http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial1982hera#page/n5/mode/2up name index]&nbsp;| [http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial19822hera#page/n5/mode/2up subject index])<br>
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**1983 ([http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial1983hera#page/n5/mode/2up name index] | [http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial1983shera#page/n5/mode/2up subject index])<br>
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**1984 ([http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial1984hera#page/n5/mode/2up name index])<br>
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**1985 ([http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial1985hera#page/n3/mode/2up name index]&nbsp;| [http://www.archive.org/stream/indexserial1985shera#page/n5/mode/2up subject index])
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Durham Durham County newspapers] -&nbsp;a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1881-1907''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to B (1881-1907)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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.durhamcountync.gov/departments/rgds/ visit their website] for more information.
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===== Births<br>  =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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===== Marriages  =====
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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] - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
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*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Durham&nbsp;County marriages] - may be 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 searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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===== Deaths  =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/durham/durhamobits.html Misc. Durham County Obituaries] - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives
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*Deaths from 1981-1984 - check the Indexes to the Durham Herald in the newspaper category above
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=durham Durham County deaths] - 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%20 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; 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] - search death records from across the state; via FamilySearch <br>
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/dogsnc/ Durham-Orange County Genealogy Society]
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*[http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/ Duke Special Collections Library]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191026&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Durham&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/durham/ NCGenWeb: Durham County]&nbsp;- free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Durham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
  
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<references />{{North Carolina|North Carolina}}
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[[Category:Durham_County,_North_Carolina]]
 
[[Category:Durham_County,_North_Carolina]]

Revision as of 21:59, 12 February 2013

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Durham County, North Carolina
Map
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1881
County Seat Durham
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Contents

County Courthouse

Durham County Courthouse.jpg

Durham County Courthouse
200 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-560-0480

County Health Department  has birth, death and burial records
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1881[1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

28 February 1881 Durham County was created from Orange and Wake Counties. County seat: Durham [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Chatham | Granville | Orange | Person | Wake

Resources

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Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Education

Yearbooks

Land

History

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Births
Marriages
  • North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
  • Durham County marriages - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
Deaths


Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Durham County, North Carolina. Page 508 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).