Transylvania County, North Carolina

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Guide to '''Transylvania County North Carolina 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.transylvaniacounty.org/ Transvylvania County Courthouse]<br>12 E Main St P O box 417<br>Brevard, NC 28712<br>Phone: 828-884-3162<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage and land records from 1861 and military records<br>Clerk Superior &nbsp;Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Transylvania County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{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  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
From 1789-1820, there was a boundary dispute between North Carolina and Georgia for a county known as Walton County. It was located in what is now Transylvania County, North Carolina, and the dispute was serious enough that the two states to dispatch their militias in what was known as Walton's War. See copy of Map under below collections.
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From 1789-1820, there was a boundary dispute between North Carolina and Georgia for a county known as Walton County. It was located in what is now Transylvania County, North Carolina, and the dispute was serious enough that the two states&nbsp; dispatched their militias in what was known as Walton's War. See copy of Map under below collections. Read more about [http://www.ngeorgia.com/history/waltwar.html Walton's War].<br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Nctransylvania.png|thumb|right|400px|Nctransylvania.png]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1738 Transylvania County Cemeteries at Find-A-Grave]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148245 Cathey's Creek Church Cemetery, Cathey's Creek] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/transylvania/home_html/Census-Records.html Census records on the Transylvania County NCGenWeb site]&nbsp;- includes several mortality schedules
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Several NC&nbsp;state business directories are available online. &nbsp;[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/bookshelf/directories/ Visit this list of directories], open the directory, and navigate to Transylvania County. &nbsp;Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.
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==== Education  ====
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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=/yearbooks&CISOBOX2=Brevard%20College Brevard College Yearbooks, 1935-1998] -- digitized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=transylvania&state=NC Transylvania County county students at NC colleges] – via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index&nbsp;
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=9609 Walton County, NC] - now extinct, disputed county between NC &amp; GA, includes history
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;collec,A,0,N;title,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=Transylvania+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=/ncmaps Maps of Transylvania County] - via NC Maps website from UNC
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Transylvania Transylvania County newspapers] -&nbsp;a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project] - contains full-text papers from 1752-1890s.&nbsp; Search for your Carteret County ancestors.
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*[http://transylvaniatimes.com/ Transylvania Times] - a current newspaper of Brevard, NC
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1810-1951''' - [http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/archives/arch/FindingAids/Transylvania.htm Index to Transylvania County estate records, 1810 to 1951]
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*'''1879-1968''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Wills Cross Index, 1879-1968, Vol. 1|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Births  =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state&nbsp;; via FamilySearch
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===== 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] - via FamilySearch; images included
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*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Transylvania County marriages]&nbsp;- are included in 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 searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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===== Deaths  =====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/transylvania/home_html/Vital-Records.html Transylvania County death certificates, 1913-1916]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - via FamilySearch; images included
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*[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] - via FamilySearch
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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Transylvania Heritage Museum, [http://www.transylvaniaheritage.net www.transylvaniaheritage.net]  
 
Transylvania Heritage Museum, [http://www.transylvaniaheritage.net www.transylvaniaheritage.net]  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[[#http:.2F.2Fwww.ncgenweb.us.2Ftransylvania.2Fhome_html.2F|Transylvania GenWeb Project]]- free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
*Transylvania GenWeb Project, http://www.ncgenweb.us/transylvania/home_html/  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/transylvania.htm Transylvania County Archives-USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaoldwal/ Old Walton County, GA]
 
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Transylvania|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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Guide to Transylvania County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Transylvania County, North Carolina
Map
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1861
County Seat Brevard
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Contents

County Courthouse

Transvylvania County Courthouse
12 E Main St P O box 417
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: 828-884-3162

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage and land records from 1861 and military records
Clerk Superior  Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1861--Transylvania County was created from Henderson and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Brevard [2]

Boundary Changes

From 1789-1820, there was a boundary dispute between North Carolina and Georgia for a county known as Walton County. It was located in what is now Transylvania County, North Carolina, and the dispute was serious enough that the two states  dispatched their militias in what was known as Walton's War. See copy of Map under below collections. Read more about Walton's War.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Nctransylvania.png

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

  • Several NC state business directories are available online.  Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Transylvania County.  Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
  • North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - via FamilySearch; images included
  • Transylvania County marriages - are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Transylvania Genealogical Society, www.transylvaniagenealogy.com

Transylvania Heritage Museum, www.transylvaniaheritage.net

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Transylvania County, North Carolina. Page 513 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).