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New Hanover County, North Carolina
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Founded 1729
County Seat Wilmington
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

New Hanover County North Carolina
3rd & Princess St Rm 103
Wilmington, NC 28401-4090

Courthouse burned 1798, 1819, & 1840
1810 Census Missing
Reg of Deeds has b, m, d, and land rec
Clk Sup Ct has div, pro & ct rec

New Hanover created from Edgecombe 15 Nov 1777

History

Parent County

1729--New Hanover was created from Craven County.
County seat: Wilmington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Courthouse fires have destroyed some records through the years.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Wilmington

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from New Hanover County for European settlers included:[2]

Military

Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, North Carolina State Archives.  Search full text historical newspapers published in Wilmington. 

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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.

 

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