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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Durham County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Durham County'''  
  
 
:''This article is about a county in North Carolina. For other uses, see [[Durham (disambiguation)|Durham (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a county in North Carolina. For other uses, see [[Durham (disambiguation)|Durham (disambiguation)]].''
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Guide to '''Durham 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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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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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>  
 
[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>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nc-counties.html#courthouse North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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===== Births<br>  =====
 
===== Births<br>  =====
 
 
*[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
 
*[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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*1800 - 2000 {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1866 - 1964 {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== 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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*'''1881-1951''' - Durham County Marriage Books 1-6 Index 1881-1951 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.</ref>
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*1741 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1759 - 1979{{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1762 - 1969{{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
  
*[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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===== Divorce =====
*[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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*1958 - 2004[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/durham/durhamobits.html Misc. Durham County Obituaries] - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/durham/durhamobits.html Misc. Durham County Obituaries] - via the Durham County NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*Deaths from 1981-1984 - check the Indexes to the Durham Herald in the newspaper category above  
 
*Deaths from 1981-1984 - check the Indexes to the Durham Herald in the newspaper category above  
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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  
 
*[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  
 
*[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>
 
*[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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*1898 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1908 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1909-1975 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1931 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/dogsnc/ Durham-Orange County Genealogy Society]  
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Durham – Orange Genealogical Society<br> P.O. Box 4703<br> Chapel Hill 27515-4703<br>
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/dogsnc/ Durham-Orange County Genealogy Society]<br><br>
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*[http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/ Duke Special Collections Library]
 
*[http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/ Duke Special Collections Library]
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/durham-county/ Durham County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/durham/ NCGenWeb: Durham County]&nbsp;- free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/durham/ NCGenWeb: Durham County]&nbsp;- free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Durham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Latest revision as of 16:58, 27 June 2015

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This article is about a county in North Carolina. For other uses, see Durham (disambiguation).

Guide to Durham 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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Durham County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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County Seat Durham
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County Courthouse

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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

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 MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

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 Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.


Church

Court

Directories

Education

Yearbooks

Land

History

Maps

Military

Civil War

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
Divorce
Deaths


Societies, Libraries and Museums

Durham – Orange Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4703
Chapel Hill 27515-4703
Durham-Orange County Genealogy Society

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


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).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.


 

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