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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Rockingham County'''
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Guide to '''Rockingham County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Guilford_County,_North_Carolina|Guilford County]]''
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== Rockingham County, North Carolina Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://www.co.rockingham.nc.us/ Rockingham County Courthouse]<br>371 NC 65 #212 PO&nbsp;Box 56<br>Wentworth, NC&nbsp;27375<br>Phone: 336-342-8820
  
== History  ==
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Courthouse burned 1906<br>Register of Deeds has marriage records from 1868<br>Birth and Death records from 1913 Clerk Superio Court has<br>Probate records from 1804;&nbsp; Has marriage records 1741-1868 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockingham County, North Carolina. Page 512 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>&nbsp;
  
On December 29, 1785, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation that created Rockingham County from the northern half of the Guilford County. The assembly chose to name the new county for Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782). Rockingham was a leading Whig and was Prime Minister of Britian from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782. His popularity in America was assured when he secured repeal of the hated Stamp Act in 1766 and led the ministry that initiated negotiations to terminate the Revolutionary War. From 1768 to 1781 he had been the leading Parliamentary opponent of both the government's American policy and the war.
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== Rockingham County, North Carolina History  ==
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On December 29, 1785, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation that created Rockingham County from the northern half of the Guilford County. The assembly chose to name the new county for Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782). Rockingham was a leading Whig and was Prime Minister of Britain from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782. His popularity in America was assured when he secured repeal of the hated Stamp Act in 1766 and led the ministry that initiated negotiations to terminate the Revolutionary War. From 1768 to 1781 he had been the leading Parliamentary opponent of both the government's American policy and the war.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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Rockingham County North Carolina<br>371 NC 65 #212 P O Box 56<br>Wentworth NC 27375<br><br>Courthouse burned 1906<br>reg of Deeds has m rec from 1868, b &amp; d rec <br>from 1913 &amp; land rec from 1787<br>Clk Sup Ct has pro rec from 1804<br>NC Hist Com has m record 1741-1868<br>
  
'''1785'''--Rockingham was from [[Guilford County, North Carolina|Guilford]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wentworth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<br>'''1785'''--Rockingham was from [[Guilford County, North Carolina|Guilford]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wentworth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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Some of the court records are missing.
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Some of the court records are missing.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Rockingham County, North Carolina Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Stokes County, North Carolina|Stokes]]
 
*[[Stokes County, North Carolina|Stokes]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncrockingham.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Ncrockingham.jpg]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/cemeteries.htm Rockingham County Cemeteries]
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/cemeteries.htm Rockingham County Cemeteries]  
  
==== Church  ====
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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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*'''Haw River.''' Constituted 1793.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:567. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Matrimony Creek.''' Constituted 1780.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Wolf Island.''' Constituted 1777.<ref name="bap" />
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===== Presbyterian  =====
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*'''Speedwell Church,''' near Reidsville, N.C. Organized about 1759.<ref>"Speedwell Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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[http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/NCMap/CourthouseDetail.asp?id=94 Rockingham County Courthouse]<br>1086 NC Highway 65<br>Wentworth, NC 27375-0127
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Mail Address:<br>P. O. Box 127<br>Wentworth, NC 27375-0127<br>
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Phone: (336) 342-8700
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The following sites have copies of transcribed Court Records:
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham/rockinghamcourt.html Rockingham County Court Records]
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==== Education  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Rockingham%20Community%20College%22&sort=-date Rockingham Community College Yearbooks: 1967-1976]
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/eden.htm Eden-area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/eden.htm Eden-area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/ellisboro.htm Ellisboro area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/ellisboro.htm Ellisboro area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/madison.htm Madison]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/madison.htm Madison]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/mayfield.htm Mayfield]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/mayfield.htm Mayfield]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/midway.htm Midway area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/midway.htm Midway area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/reidsville.htm Reidsville area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/reidsville.htm Reidsville area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/stephens.htm Stephens Crossroads]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/stephens.htm Stephens Crossroads]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/stoneville.htm Stoneville area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/stoneville.htm Stoneville area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/wentworth.htm Wentworth area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/wentworth.htm Wentworth area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/williamsburg.htm Williamsburg area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/williamsburg.htm Williamsburg area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/1795careym.htm 1795 Carey Matthew Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/1795careym.htm 1795 Carey Matthew Map]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/1796careym.htm 1796 Carey Matthew Map]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/1796careym.htm 1796 Carey Matthew Map]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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The Rockingham County Clerk of Superior Court's office employs 29 Assistant and Deputy Clerks with over 325 years of combined service. The office is divided into five separate divisions, each of which is administered by an Assistant Clerk. While it is a function of the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court to serve the public in connection with legal matters, employees of the Clerks Office cannot give legal advice. Nonetheless, it is the goal of the Office of Clerk of Superior Court to be as helpful as possible to all persons seeking its services.
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The Clerks office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The mailing address is P. O. Box 127, 1086 Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375. The telephone number is (336) 342-8700. Payment methods acceptable are cash, money order or cashiers check when paid in person and money order or cashiers check when paid by mail.
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The Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of wills, estate records and all records associated with the administration of estates starting from 1772.
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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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*'''1785-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to O (1785-1965)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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The following sites have transcribed copies of Probate Records, some including Wills &amp; Estates:
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham/rockinghamwills.html Rockingham County Wills &amp; Estates]<br>
  
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org/newsletter.htm Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
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*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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The following sites have transcribed Vital Records:
  
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/RBirths.html Dr. Simpsons Birth Books, Rockingham County, NC]&nbsp;- births from 1861-1892  
The following sites have transcribed Vital Records:
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/Rmarriages.htm Rockingham County Marriages]  
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/RBirths.html Dr. Simpsons Birth Books, Rockingham County, NC]&nbsp;- births from 1861-1892
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/Rmarriages.htm Rockingham County Marriages]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/obits.htm Rockingham County Obituaries]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/obits.htm Rockingham County Obituaries]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Bassett Historical Center], Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia,&nbsp;and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.<ref>Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org/vgsn2804.pdf.</ref>  
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*[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Bassett Historical Center], Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia,&nbsp;and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.<ref>Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org</ref>  
*[http://www.rockinghamcountyhistory.com/id22.htm Rockingham County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.rockinghamcountyhistory.com/id22.htm Rockingham County Historical Society]  
 
*[http://gsrsnc.com/ Genealogical Society of Rockingham &amp; Stokes County, North Carolina]
 
*[http://gsrsnc.com/ Genealogical Society of Rockingham &amp; Stokes County, North Carolina]
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Eden North Carolina Family History Center]]
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== Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Rockingham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Rockingham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/ Rockingham County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/ Rockingham County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham.htm Rockingham County, NCGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham.htm Rockingham County, NCGenWeb Archives]
  
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Rockingham County, North Carolina Courthouse

Rockingham County Courthouse
371 NC 65 #212 PO Box 56
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336-342-8820

Courthouse burned 1906
Register of Deeds has marriage records from 1868
Birth and Death records from 1913 Clerk Superio Court has
Probate records from 1804;  Has marriage records 1741-1868 [1] 

Rockingham County, North Carolina History

On December 29, 1785, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation that created Rockingham County from the northern half of the Guilford County. The assembly chose to name the new county for Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782). Rockingham was a leading Whig and was Prime Minister of Britain from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782. His popularity in America was assured when he secured repeal of the hated Stamp Act in 1766 and led the ministry that initiated negotiations to terminate the Revolutionary War. From 1768 to 1781 he had been the leading Parliamentary opponent of both the government's American policy and the war.

Parent County

Rockingham County North Carolina
371 NC 65 #212 P O Box 56
Wentworth NC 27375

Courthouse burned 1906
reg of Deeds has m rec from 1868, b & d rec
from 1913 & land rec from 1787
Clk Sup Ct has pro rec from 1804
NC Hist Com has m record 1741-1868


1785--Rockingham was from Guilford County.
County seat: Wentworth [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some of the court records are missing.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy Resources

Ncrockingham.jpg

Cemeteries

Rockingham County Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Haw River. Constituted 1793.[3]
  • Matrimony Creek. Constituted 1780.[3]
  • Wolf Island. Constituted 1777.[3]
Presbyterian
  • Speedwell Church, near Reidsville, N.C. Organized about 1759.[4]

Court

Rockingham County Courthouse
1086 NC Highway 65
Wentworth, NC 27375-0127

Mail Address:
P. O. Box 127
Wentworth, NC 27375-0127

Phone: (336) 342-8700

The following sites have copies of transcribed Court Records:

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

The Rockingham County Clerk of Superior Court's office employs 29 Assistant and Deputy Clerks with over 325 years of combined service. The office is divided into five separate divisions, each of which is administered by an Assistant Clerk. While it is a function of the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court to serve the public in connection with legal matters, employees of the Clerks Office cannot give legal advice. Nonetheless, it is the goal of the Office of Clerk of Superior Court to be as helpful as possible to all persons seeking its services.

The Clerks office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The mailing address is P. O. Box 127, 1086 Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375. The telephone number is (336) 342-8700. Payment methods acceptable are cash, money order or cashiers check when paid in person and money order or cashiers check when paid by mail.

The Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of wills, estate records and all records associated with the administration of estates starting from 1772.

The following sites have transcribed copies of Probate Records, some including Wills & Estates:

Research Guides

  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

Taxation

Vital Records

The following sites have transcribed Vital Records:

Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Rockingham County, North Carolina Genealogy Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockingham County, North Carolina. Page 512 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), 2:567. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Speedwell Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org