Pender County, North Carolina

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The Pender County Register of Deeds has copies of Births, Marriages and Death Records as well as Land Records and Deeds Records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books. Generally, it is much more cost effective to get documents on the County level rather than through the Archives, so you may want to first check with the County Registrar for the records you are in search of.
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[http://www.pendercountync.gov/Government/Departments/RegisterofDeeds.aspx Pender County Register of Deeds]<br>Howard Holly Building<br>300 E. Fremont St.<br>Burgaw, NC 28425<br>Telephone: 910 - 259-1225
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Revision as of 00:53, 13 March 2012


Pender County, North Carolina
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Map of North Carolina highlighting Pender County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1875
County Seat Burgaw
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1875--Pender County was established from New Hanover County.
County seat: Burgaw [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Hampstead

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

The Pender County Register of Deeds has copies of Births, Marriages and Death Records as well as Land Records and Deeds Records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books. Generally, it is much more cost effective to get documents on the County level rather than through the Archives, so you may want to first check with the County Registrar for the records you are in search of.

Pender County Register of Deeds
Howard Holly Building
300 E. Fremont St.
Burgaw, NC 28425
Telephone: 910 - 259-1225

Online Search of Land Records (must create a free login)

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

The Pender County Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of Wills, Estate and other Probate records available to the public from their offices and should be contacted to verify which records they have and what their prices are for obtaining them. Note that most of the originals of the older records have been transferred to the State Archives and that the records contained at the County level are usually hand copied into the County Books.

Clerk of the Superior Court
Pender County Courthouse
100 Wright Street
Burgaw, NC

and
100 Dickerson Street
Burgaw, NC
(910) 663-3900

The North Carolina State Archives have created an Index of Pender County Estates.

A few Pender County Wills or Estate Records have been transcribed and are available as follows:

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.