Carteret County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Carteret County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Carteret County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Carteret County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1722
County Seat Beaufort
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Carteret County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1755
1913
1790
1721
1741

Carteret County Courthouse
Cateret Count Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: 252-728-8474

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, Probate and court records[1]

Register of Deeds
Administration Bldg
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Telephone: 252-728-8474
Fax: 252-72-.2092
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
300 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Telephone: (252) 504-4400

History

Parent County

1722--Carteret County was created in 1722 from Craven County. County seat: Beaufort [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Hadnor's Creek aka Hadnot's Creek. Constituted 1789.[3]
  • Newport River aka Newport and North River. Constituted 1778.[3]
Church of England
  • St. John's Parish. Established 1742. Vestry minutes begin 1742.[4]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Harker's Island

Court

Directories

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

Education

Family Histories

  • [Middleton] Brown, Leslie H. "John Middleton of Hampton, Va., and Onslow County, N.C.," The American Genealogist, Vol. 55, No. 3 (Jul. 1979):161-162. FHL 973 D25aga v. 55

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Carteret County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Carteret County, North Carolina Genealogy:

-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery, Company G
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery, Company H
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 1st Company C
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Carteret County:

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Divorce
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Carteret County Historical Society
1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City
252-247-7533
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

Blog Posts

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carteret County, North Carolina. Page 507 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 Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at archives.org; George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491-492, 2:561-562. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 432. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.