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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Guilford_County,_North_Carolina|Guilford County]]''
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Guide to '''Guilford 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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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Guilford_County,_North_Carolina|Guilford County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://countyweb.co.guilford.nc.us/ Guilford County Courthouse]<br>201 S Eugene St<br>PO Box 3427<br>Greensboro, NC 27402<br>Phone: 336-641-7556 <br>
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Courthouse Burned 1872<br>Many older records &nbsp;still avialble<br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Guilford County, North Carolina. Page 509 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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The law creating Guilford County was passed in 1770, and the county started administration of its territory on April 1, 1771. Any land records prior to that time will be in the records of other counties. Approximately, the western two-thirds of the county came from Rowan County, and the eastern one-third came from Orange County. Rowan was created in 1753 from Anson County, and Orange was created in 1752 from parts of Johnston, Bladen, and Granville counties.  
 
The law creating Guilford County was passed in 1770, and the county started administration of its territory on April 1, 1771. Any land records prior to that time will be in the records of other counties. Approximately, the western two-thirds of the county came from Rowan County, and the eastern one-third came from Orange County. Rowan was created in 1753 from Anson County, and Orange was created in 1752 from parts of Johnston, Bladen, and Granville counties.  
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*Archdale (part)
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*Archdale (part)  
 
*Browns Summit  
 
*Browns Summit  
 
*Forest Oaks  
 
*Forest Oaks  
 
*Gibsonville  
 
*Gibsonville  
*Greensboro ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro,_North_Carolina Wikipedia link])
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*Greensboro ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro,_North_Carolina Wikipedia link])  
 
*High Point  
 
*High Point  
 
*Jamestown  
 
*Jamestown  
*Kernersville (part)
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*Kernersville (part)  
 
*McLeansville  
 
*McLeansville  
 
*Oak Ridge  
 
*Oak Ridge  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncguilford.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncguilford.png]]
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Bennett%20College Bennett College yearbooks] - 1961 to 2002
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*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/ncmemory&CISOPTR=14094 Bennett College scrapbook from 1945]
  
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1988412&CScnty=1691&CSsr=61& Friedens Lutheran Church Cemetery] (online list of 1,827 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1988412&CScnty=1691&CSsr=61& Friedens Lutheran Church Cemetery] (online list of 1,827 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47526&CScnty=1691&CSsr=81& Green Hill Cemetery] (online list of 2,782 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47526&CScnty=1691&CSsr=81& Green Hill Cemetery] (online list of 2,782 interments in Find A Grave)  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/guilford.html Guilford County, North Carolina] (The Tombstone Transcription Project)
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/guilford.html Guilford County, North Carolina] (The Tombstone Transcription Project)  
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/guil/index.htm Guilford County, North Carolina Cemeteries] (Cemetery Census)
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/guil/index.htm Guilford County, North Carolina Cemeteries] (Cemetery Census)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47571&CScnty=1691&CSsr=101& Guilford Memorial Park] (online list of 1,745 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47571&CScnty=1691&CSsr=101& Guilford Memorial Park] (online list of 1,745 interments in Find A Grave)  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72667 Guilford Memorial Park] BillionGraves. Google map, photos with transcription of photographed headstones.
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*[http://www.benbowfamily.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=5 New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery, Greensboro]&nbsp;(Benbow listings only)
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/cemetery.htm Search Greensboro Cemeteries], a growing index to many cemeteries in Guilford County.  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/cemetery.htm Search Greensboro Cemeteries], a growing index to many cemeteries in Guilford County.  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/historicunioncemetery.htm Union Cemetery] is one of the most important burial sites for African Americans in Guilford County.&nbsp;The list is of all marked graves.&nbsp; It has been in use since the 1880s.
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/historicunioncemetery.htm Union Cemetery] is one of the most important burial sites for African Americans in Guilford County.&nbsp;The list is of all marked graves.&nbsp; It has been in use since the 1880s.
  
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Caraway Creek.''' Founded before 1773.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:227-228, 230; 2:564. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Cross Roads.''' Constituted 1786.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Sandy Creek.''' Founded 1755.<ref name="bap" /><ref>"Sandy Creek Baptist Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Randolph County, North Carolina|Randolph County]].
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Greensboro
 
*Greensboro
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*'''Old Brick Church,''' near Whitsett, N.C. Organized late 1700s.<ref>"Old Brick Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*'''Friedens Church,''' near Gibsonville, N.C. Organized before 1791.<ref>"Friedens Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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*'''Low's Lutheran Church,''' near Kimesville, N.C. Organized about 1771.<ref>"Low's Lutheran Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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===== Presbyterian  =====
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*'''Alamance Church,''' near Greensboro, N.C. Organized about 1764.<ref>"Alamance Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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*'''Buffalo Church,''' Greensboro, N.C. Organized about 1764.<ref>"Buffalo Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*Batchelor, John, ''The Guilford County Schools: A History'', Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, 1991.  
 
*Batchelor, John, ''The Guilford County Schools: A History'', Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, 1991.  
 
*Bowles, David, ''Spring House'' (Book 1 in the Westward Sagas), Plum Creek Press, 2006.  
 
*Bowles, David, ''Spring House'' (Book 1 in the Westward Sagas), Plum Creek Press, 2006.  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/greensbo112gms.txt Greensboro Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/greensbo112gms.txt Greensboro Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
 
*Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, ''Guilford County, a Brief History'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.  
 
*Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, ''Guilford County, a Brief History'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/LocalHistory.html Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History]&nbsp;(includes links to book excerpts)<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/LocalHistory.html Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History]&nbsp;(includes links to book excerpts)<br>  
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*Haworth, Cecil E., ''Deep River Friends: A Valiant People'', Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.  
 
*Haworth, Cecil E., ''Deep River Friends: A Valiant People'', Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.  
 
*Haworth, Sara A., ''Springfield, 1773-1940: A History of the Establishment and Growth of the Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends'', High Point, North Carolina: Barber-Hall Printing Company, 1940.  
 
*Haworth, Sara A., ''Springfield, 1773-1940: A History of the Establishment and Growth of the Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends'', High Point, North Carolina: Barber-Hall Printing Company, 1940.  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/highpoin113gms.txt High Point Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/highpoin113gms.txt High Point Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
 
*Hill, Jane Smith, ''An Annotated Digest of Will Book A, Guilford County, North Carolina, 1771-May Court 1816'', Heritage Books, 2007. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=tb8rSM7fqMIC&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=cLyTTfiOLtO2twfqlNRJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCQ Google Books link])  
 
*Hill, Jane Smith, ''An Annotated Digest of Will Book A, Guilford County, North Carolina, 1771-May Court 1816'', Heritage Books, 2007. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=tb8rSM7fqMIC&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=cLyTTfiOLtO2twfqlNRJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCQ Google Books link])  
 
*Hughes, Fred, ''Guilford County: A Map Supplement'', The Custom House, 1988. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=IHLwGAAACAAJ&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=cLyTTfiOLtO2twfqlNRJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAw Google Books link])  
 
*Hughes, Fred, ''Guilford County: A Map Supplement'', The Custom House, 1988. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=IHLwGAAACAAJ&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=cLyTTfiOLtO2twfqlNRJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAw Google Books link])  
*Jordan, Pauls Stahls, ''Women of Guilford County, North Carolina: A Study of Women's Contributions, 1740-1979'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Women of Guilford, 1979. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=qVwqAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Guilford+County%22&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=br6TTbnJCsa2tgfb8bl1&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CFMQ6AEwBzgK Google Books link])
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*Jordan, Pauls Stahls, ''Women of Guilford County, North Carolina: A Study of Women's Contributions, 1740-1979'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Women of Guilford, 1979. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=qVwqAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Guilford+County%22&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=br6TTbnJCsa2tgfb8bl1&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CFMQ6AEwBzgK Google Books link])  
 
*Kars, Marjoleine, ''Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina''.  
 
*Kars, Marjoleine, ''Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina''.  
 
*Pegg, William Wesley, Sr., ''Something of the Story of Deep River'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Self-published, 1980.  
 
*Pegg, William Wesley, Sr., ''Something of the Story of Deep River'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Self-published, 1980.  
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==== Military&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Military&nbsp;  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/military.html Guilford NCGenWeb page on military records]  
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===== '''''General and miscellaneous'''''  =====
*At the [http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/soldiersbgc.htm Greensboro Library page], Scroll down for the index of names in the book,&nbsp;Biographical Sketches of soldiers &amp; patriots in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse: March 15, 1781.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/guilfordmilitary.htm Military: Guilford Co.] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/military.html Military Records &amp; Information] (Guilford Co. GenWeb)
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===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''<br>  =====
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/soldiersbgc.htm Index to Individuals Present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse] (March 15, 1781) (Greensboro Libraries)
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===== '''''Civil War'''''  =====
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*Moore, Carol. ''Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers'' (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. | [http://books.google.com/books?id=tZJOMAeF3LgC&pg=PA114&dq=Phipps+family&hl=en&ei=sRbqTYy9Dcbz0gHmwpzFAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBTgU#v=onepage&q=Phipps%20family&f=false Google Books] page (limited preview)
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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===== '''''World War II'''''  =====
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/wwiisearch.htm Guilford County Men &amp; Women Who Served in World War II]
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/wwiisearch.htm Guilford County Men &amp; Women Who Served in World War II]
  
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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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*'''1771-1943''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to L (1771-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*Guilford County Widows’ Year’s Support, 1894-1968 - available in [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/Guilford_Widow_Support_1894_1968.doc Word] or [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/Guilford_Widow_Support_1894_1968.pdf PDF] format from the NC State Archives
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Online index to Guilford County marriage and death&nbsp;records can be found at the [http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/Greensboro/templates/Libraries/MarriageSearchResults.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID=%7B0C50E336-EB1F-4CF6-A1AB-88C82CDC52DF%7D&NRORIGINALURL=%2FDepartments%2FLibrary%2FOnlineResources%2Fgenealogy%2Fmarriageresults.htm%3FBranch%3Dbond&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest&Branch=bond Greensboro Library Web site].  
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/bastardy-bonds/ Guilford County Bastardy Bonds] at USGenWeb - free.
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/marriagesearch.htm Guilford County Marriage and Death Records, 1771-1899] (Greensboro Libraries, with online search)
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/marriages/ Guilford County Marriages] at USGenWeb - free (scroll to bottom of the page)
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*[http://www.co.guilford.nc.us/departments/rod/vital.php Guilford County Register of Deeds Vital Records Information]
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
  
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*Bennett College: [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/bookshelf/bennett-college-yearbooks/ 1962-2002]&nbsp;(''Historically Black College)''
 
*Greensboro College: [http://goo.gl/fLu1S 1908-2005]  
 
*Greensboro College: [http://goo.gl/fLu1S 1908-2005]  
 
*Guilford College: [http://goo.gl/MhG9x 1911-2005]  
 
*Guilford College: [http://goo.gl/MhG9x 1911-2005]  
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*[http://www.guilford.edu/about_guilford/services_and_administration/library/fhc/index.html Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College]<br>  
 
*[http://www.guilford.edu/about_guilford/services_and_administration/library/fhc/index.html Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College]<br>  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/library Greensboro Libraries]  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/library Greensboro Libraries]  
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/overview.htm Greensboro Libraries: Central Library] (includes the Genealogy Collection), 219 No. Church St.
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/overview.htm Greensboro Libraries: Central Library] (includes the Genealogy Collection), 219 No. Church St.  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/ Greensboro Libraries: Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/ Greensboro Libraries: Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgcgs/ Guilford County Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgcgs/ Guilford County Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.highpointpubliclibrary.com/index.php?page=genealogy High Point Library Public Library &amp; its Heritage Research Center]  
 
*[http://www.highpointpubliclibrary.com/index.php?page=genealogy High Point Library Public Library &amp; its Heritage Research Center]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/guilford/postcards/ppcs-gford.html Penny Postcards from North Carolina: Guilford County]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/postcards/ppcs-gford.html Penny Postcards from North Carolina: Guilford County]  
 
*[http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/pcoll/01guilford/guilford.html UNC-Chapel Hill Library's North Carolina Collection, Guilford County materials]
 
*[http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/pcoll/01guilford/guilford.html UNC-Chapel Hill Library's North Carolina Collection, Guilford County materials]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Goldsboro North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
  
*[http://nrtimelines.wetpaint.com/page/African+Americans+in+Guilford+County African Americans in Guilford County]
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*[http://nrtimelines.wetpaint.com/page/African+Americans+in+Guilford+County African Americans in Guilford County]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/search/index/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=North+Carolina%2C+Guilford&author_givenName=&author_surname= Family History Catalog: Guilford County, North Carolina]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/search/index/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=North+Carolina%2C+Guilford&author_givenName=&author_surname= Family History Catalog: Guilford County, North Carolina]  
 
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/guilford/ Guilford County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/guilford/ Guilford County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilford_County,_North_Carolina Guilford County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilford_County,_North_Carolina Guilford County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/ Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb]&nbsp;(has a lot of information on its website)<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/ Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb]&nbsp;(has a lot of information on its website)<br>  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/guilford/guilfordhistory.htm Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/guilfordhistory.htm Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-guilford.html Guilford County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-guilford.html Guilford County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
 
*[http://www.guilford-county.net/Guilford_County_North_Carolina_local_history_facts_archive_preservation_records_museum_exhibit_NC.html Guilford County Website: History]  
 
*[http://www.guilford-county.net/Guilford_County_North_Carolina_local_history_facts_archive_preservation_records_museum_exhibit_NC.html Guilford County Website: History]  
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County Courthouse

Guilford County Courthouse
201 S Eugene St
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
Phone: 336-641-7556

Courthouse Burned 1872
Many older records  still avialble
Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913[1]

History

Parent County

1770--Guilford County was created 5 December 1770 from Orange and Rowan Counties, but it did not start administration of its territory until 1 April 1771, so no Guilford records exist before that date.

County seat: Greensboro [2]

Boundary Changes

The law creating Guilford County was passed in 1770, and the county started administration of its territory on April 1, 1771. Any land records prior to that time will be in the records of other counties. Approximately, the western two-thirds of the county came from Rowan County, and the eastern one-third came from Orange County. Rowan was created in 1753 from Anson County, and Orange was created in 1752 from parts of Johnston, Bladen, and Granville counties.

"Old Guilford County" was three times larger than present-day Guilford County, since Randolph County was created from the southern third of Guilford in 1779, and Rockingham County was created from the northern third of Old Guilford in 1785.

Record Loss

1872--Courthouse fire resulted in some loss of records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Archdale (part)
  • Browns Summit
  • Forest Oaks
  • Gibsonville
  • Greensboro (Wikipedia link)
  • High Point
  • Jamestown
  • Kernersville (part)
  • McLeansville
  • Oak Ridge
  • Pleasant Garden
  • Sedalia
  • Stokesdale
  • Summerfield
  • Whitsett

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American

Cemeteries 

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Caraway Creek. Founded before 1773.[3]
  • Cross Roads. Constituted 1786.[3]
  • Sandy Creek. Founded 1755.[3][4] Later located in Randolph County.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Greensboro
German Reformed
  • Old Brick Church, near Whitsett, N.C. Organized late 1700s.[5]
Lutheran
  • Friedens Church, near Gibsonville, N.C. Organized before 1791.[6]
  • Low's Lutheran Church, near Kimesville, N.C. Organized about 1771.[7]
Presbyterian
  • Alamance Church, near Greensboro, N.C. Organized about 1764.[8]
  • Buffalo Church, Greensboro, N.C. Organized about 1764.[9]

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens, Greensboro, North Carolina: The County Seat of Guilford, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1955, 1983 (excerpt) (Google Books link)
  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens, The Saura and Keyauwee in the Land that Became Guilfod, Randolph, and Rockingham, Greensboro, North Carolina: Media, 1975.
  • Batchelor, John, The Guilford County Schools: A History, Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, 1991.
  • Bowles, David, Spring House (Book 1 in the Westward Sagas), Plum Creek Press, 2006.
  • Greensboro Business Directory, 1886 (GenWeb Archives)
  • Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, Guilford County, a Brief History, Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.
  • Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History (includes links to book excerpts)
  • Hatch, Charles E., Jr., The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971.
  • Haworth, Cecil E., Deep River Friends: A Valiant People, Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.
  • Haworth, Sara A., Springfield, 1773-1940: A History of the Establishment and Growth of the Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends, High Point, North Carolina: Barber-Hall Printing Company, 1940.
  • High Point Business Directory, 1886 (GenWeb Archives)
  • Hill, Jane Smith, An Annotated Digest of Will Book A, Guilford County, North Carolina, 1771-May Court 1816, Heritage Books, 2007. (Google Books link)
  • Hughes, Fred, Guilford County: A Map Supplement, The Custom House, 1988. (Google Books link)
  • Jordan, Pauls Stahls, Women of Guilford County, North Carolina: A Study of Women's Contributions, 1740-1979, Greensboro, North Carolina: Women of Guilford, 1979. (Google Books link)
  • Kars, Marjoleine, Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina.
  • Pegg, William Wesley, Sr., Something of the Story of Deep River, Greensboro, North Carolina: Self-published, 1980.
  • Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen, ed. by Sydney M. Cone, Jr., The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D., 1981.
  • Salsi, Lynn, and Burke Salsi, Guilford County: Heart of the Piedmont (The Making of America series), Arcadia Publishing, 2002. (Google Books link)
  • Scarlette, Gladys, Summerfield, North Carolina: A Pictorial History, Greensboro, North Carolina: Younts, 1995.
  • Sharpe, Stella Gentry, Tobe, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1939.
  • Sloan, John Alexander, Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B, 27th N.C. Regiment, Washington, D.C.: R.C. Polkinhorn, 1883.
  • Stockard, Sallie Walker, The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1902 (complete text in Google Books) (complete text in Internet Archive)
  • Stoesen, Alexander R., Guilford County: A Brief History, 2000 (Google Books link) (NC Office of Archives & History Publications Shop)
  • Teague, Bobbie T., Cane Creek: Mother of Meetings, North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1995.
  • Weatherly, Andrew Earl, The First Hundred Years of Historic Guilford, 1771-1871, Greensboro, North Carolina: Greensboro Print Company, 1972.
  • Zopf, Paul E., The People of Guilford: Growth and Changes in the Population of Guilford County, Greensboro, North Carolina: Chamber of Commerce, 1972.

Maps

Military 

General and miscellaneous
Revolutionary War
Civil War
  • Moore, Carol. Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. | Google Books page (limited preview)

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

-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

  • Guilford County Widows’ Year’s Support, 1894-1968 - available in Word or PDF format from the NC State Archives

Taxation

Vital Records

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), Guilford County, North Carolina. Page 509 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 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:227-228, 230; 2:564. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Sandy Creek Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. "Old Brick Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. "Friedens Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. "Low's Lutheran Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  8. "Alamance Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. "Buffalo Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.