Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Forsyth 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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Forsyth County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded 1849
County Seat Winston-Salem
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1800
1741
1898
1784
1849
1842

Forsyth County Courthouse
102 W 3rd Street
P O Box 20639
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 316-727-2903

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1849[1]

Register of Deeds
Forsyth County Government Center
201 N Chestnut Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-4120
Telephone: 336-703-2700
Fax: 336-748-3158
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 20099
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0099
Work Phone: (336) 779-6300

History

Parent County

1849--Forsyth County was created 16 January 1849 from Stokes County.
County seat: Winston-Salem [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
[NCGENWEBURL 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 Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Dunker
  • Fraternity Church of the Brethren, near Clemmons, N.C. Established about 1775.[3] Previously located in Surry and Stokes counties.
Lutheran
  • Nazareth Church aka Old Dutch Meeting House. Organized about 1778 by German settlers.[4] Formerly located in Surry and Stokes counties.
Moravian
  • Friedberg Church. Begun 1759; organized 1773.[5] Formerly located in Surry and Stokes counties.

Court

Land

  • Deeds: 1849-1965 -- can be searched online on the Forsyth County Register of Deeds website. 

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Forsyth 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 Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company G
- 4th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company B
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Eli E Holland's Company
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain George F Fisher's Company
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company B

World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Divorce
Deaths

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Forsyth County Genealogical Society
PO Box 5715
Winston Salem 27113
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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Forsyth County, North Carolina. Page 508 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. "Fraternity Church of the Brethren," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. "Nazareth Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. "Friedberg Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 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.