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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Beaufort County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Beaufort County'''  
  
{{NCDC}}  
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Guide to '''Beaufort 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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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Births|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Deaths|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
 
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[http://www.co.beaufort.nc.us/ ''Beaufort County Courthouse'']<br>112 W 2nd Street<br>Washington, NC 27889<br>252-946-2323<br>  
 
[http://www.co.beaufort.nc.us/ ''Beaufort County Courthouse'']<br>112 W 2nd Street<br>Washington, NC 27889<br>252-946-2323<br>  
  
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaufort County, North Carolina p. 506. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>  
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Register of Deeds has marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaufort County, North Carolina p. 506. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br> <br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 514<br> Washington, NC 27889<br> Telephone: 252-946-2323<br> Fax: 252-946-7938<br> [http://www.beaufortcountyrod.com/ Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 1403 <br> Washington, NC 27889<br> Telephone: (252) 940-4000<br> <br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1705'''--Beaufort County was first called Pamptecough Precinct when it was formed&nbsp;3 December&nbsp;1705 from [http://www.ncgenweb.us/bath/ Bath County]; the name was changed to Beaufort about 1712.&nbsp; Bath County was abolished in 1739.&nbsp; '''County seat''':&nbsp;Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1705'''--Beaufort County was first called Pamptecough Precinct when it was formed&nbsp;3 December&nbsp;1705 from [https://web.archive.org/web/20150905204921/http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/historical/bath.htm Bath County]; the name was changed to Beaufort about 1712.&nbsp; Bath County was abolished in 1739.&nbsp; '''County seat''':&nbsp;Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bohistory.htm History of Beaufort Co., NC]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bohistory.htm History of Beaufort Co., NC]  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/fullview.aspx?id=reb Beaufort County - Two Centuries of it's History]
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/16840 Beaufort County: Two Centuries of it's History]
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/boform1.htm Formation of Beaufort County, NC]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/boform1.htm Formation of Beaufort County, NC]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Bibles  ====
 
==== Bibles  ====
  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1657 Find-A-Grave for Beaufort County Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1657 Find-A-Grave for Beaufort County Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortcemeteries.htm USGenWeb Archives for Beaufort County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortcemeteries.htm USGenWeb Archives for Beaufort County Cemeteries]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1657&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464537|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1657 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/cemeteries.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Beaufort+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Beaufort&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortcemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/beaufort.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/beau/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census &amp; Tax  ====
 
==== Census &amp; Tax  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
*'''Durham's Creek.''' Constituted 1790.<ref>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 [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website]; George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
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*'''Durham's Creek.''' Constituted 1790.<ref>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  
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[https://archive.org/details/concisehistoryof00bigg archive.org]; George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bochurchogod.htm The Kehukee Baptist Association, 1765 to 1885] (History of the Church of God)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bochurchogod.htm The Kehukee Baptist Association, 1765 to 1885] (History of the Church of God)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bokehukee.htm Beaufort Co., NC Subscribers List for 1834]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bokehukee.htm Beaufort Co., NC Subscribers List for 1834]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccdurha/index.htm Durham's Creek, NC]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccdurha/index.htm Durham's Creek, NC]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beauforthistory.html History at NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beauforthistory.html History at NCGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=sme Early history of Washington Park&nbsp;: 1839-1925]&nbsp;(1950) - book by Lida B. Small; freely available online  
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/12613 Early history of Washington Park&nbsp;: 1839-1925]&nbsp;(1950) - book by Lida B. Small; freely available online  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=paa A History of colonial Bath] (1955) - book by Herbert Richard Paschal; freely available online  
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/16835 A History of colonial Bath] (1955) - book by Herbert Richard Paschal; freely available online  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=hos Saint Peters Parish, Washington, North Carolina&nbsp;: a record of the century, 1822-1922] (1922) - book by Edmund Harding Hoyt; freely available online  
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/13573 Saint Peters Parish, Washington, North Carolina&nbsp;: a record of the century, 1822-1922] (1922) - book by Edmund Harding Hoyt; freely available online  
*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=low Washington and the Pamlico] (1976) - book by Ursula Loy; freely available online<br>
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*[https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/17020 Washington and the Pamlico] (1976) - book by Ursula Loy; freely available online<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/bo2006.htm 2006 State Travel Map of Beaufort Co., NC] (NC Dept. of Transportation)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/bo2006.htm 2006 State Travel Map of Beaufort Co., NC] (NC Dept. of Transportation)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/bosatelite.htm Beaufort Co., NC - Earth from Space] (NASA-Johnson Space Center)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/bosatelite.htm Beaufort Co., NC - Earth from Space] (NASA-Johnson Space Center)  
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/nc-maps.html North Carolina County Maps] (from 1664-1965) (from Footnote.com)
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/botwsps.htm Beaufort County, NC Townships, 1930 Census] (by Larry Flowers)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/botwsps.htm Beaufort County, NC Townships, 1930 Census] (by Larry Flowers)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/beaufortmap.htm Beaufort County, NC Map] (showing major towns)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/maps/beaufortmap.htm Beaufort County, NC Map] (showing major towns)  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bomilitary.htm Beaufort Co., NC Military Records] (from&nbsp;Colonial Militia to Vietnam)  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bomilitary.htm Beaufort Co., NC Military Records] (from&nbsp;Colonial Militia to Vietnam)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortmilitary.htm Beaufort Co., NC Military Records at NCGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortmilitary.htm Beaufort Co., NC Military Records at NCGenWeb Archives]
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{VAciv}}
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:-[[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)|17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)]], Company K<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company G<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company I<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company B<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company C<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company I<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops|3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops]], Company I<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company I<br><br>
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Beaufort County.
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Beaufort County:
  
 
*March 30-April 20, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc011.htm Washington]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc011.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*March 30-April 20, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc011.htm Washington]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc011.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
  
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====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
 
 
 
Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
 
  
:-[[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:-[[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $]
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1720 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to F and 1 to 8 (1720-1960)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
  
 
*'''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]].
 
*'''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]].
  
*'''1720-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to F and 1 to 8 (1720-1960)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bowills.htm Beaufort Co., NC Wills]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bowills.htm Beaufort Co., NC Wills]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://www.co.beaufort.nc.us/dept.html contact them] for more information.&nbsp;  
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://www.co.beaufort.nc.us/departments/register-of-deeds contact them] for more information.&nbsp;  
  
 
===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*[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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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1874 - 1950''' - Beaufort County Birth Index, Volumes 1-11, 1874-1950 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
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*'''1741 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762 - 1969''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1778 - 1795, 1847-1930''' - Beaufort County Marriage Books A-F, P-Z, 2A-K and 2L-Z Index 1778-1795 and 1847-1930 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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.</ref>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortmarriages.htm Marriages at NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortmarriages.htm Marriages at NCGenWeb Archives]  
*[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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*'''1799 - 1893''' - [http://goo.gl/FsJlh Beaufort County marriages] - are included throughout 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.
*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Beaufort County marriages] - are included throughout 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.
 
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
  
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/obits/obits.htm Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/obits/obits.htm Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortobituaries.htm Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries at NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortobituaries.htm Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries at NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortvitals.html Vital Records at NCGenWeb Archives]<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/beaufortvitals.html Vital Records at NCGenWeb Archives]<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=beaufort Beaurfort County deaths] -&nbsp;list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=beaufort Beaurfort County deaths] -&nbsp;list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.  
*[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] - freely available images of death certificates; via FamilySearch
 
*[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
 
  
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*'''1958 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.ncbcgs.org/ Beaufort Co., NC Genealogical Society]
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'''Beaufort County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1089<br>Washington 27889-1089<br><br>
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bolinks.htm Beaufort Co., NC Addresses &amp; Links]
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*[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society]
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'''Beaufort Historical Association'''<br>PO Box 363<br> Beaufort, NC 28516-1709<br><br>
*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/beaufort-county/ Beaufort County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/ncbeau.htm NCGenWeb: Beaufort County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/ncbeau.htm NCGenWeb: Beaufort County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/NC/county/Beaufort%20Co Beaufort County at Our Family Tree]  
 
*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/NC/county/Beaufort%20Co Beaufort County at Our Family Tree]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Beaufort|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Beaufort|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Beaufort 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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Beaufort County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Beaufort County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1705
County Seat Washington
Courthouse
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Beginning Dates for Beaufort County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1847
1913
1790
1696
1720

Beaufort County Courthouse
112 W 2nd Street
Washington, NC 27889
252-946-2323

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate Records[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 514
Washington, NC 27889
Telephone: 252-946-2323
Fax: 252-946-7938
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 1403
Washington, NC 27889
Telephone: (252) 940-4000

History

Parent County

1705--Beaufort County was first called Pamptecough Precinct when it was formed 3 December 1705 from Bath County; the name was changed to Beaufort about 1712.  Bath County was abolished in 1739.  County seat: Washington [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

Places/Localities

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Bibles

Biographies

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 & Tax

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

Church

Baptist
Catholic
  • St. John the Evangelist, Washington, N.C. Consecrated 1829.[4]
Church of England
  • St. Thomas's Parish, Bath, N.C. Built 1734.[5]
  • Trinity Church aka Blount's Chapel. Built about 1775.[6]

Court

Ethnic

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Beaufort County for European settlers included:[7]

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

-3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company K
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company B
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Company I
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Beaufort County:

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


World War II

Miscellaneous

Newspapers, Letters & Journals

Photographs

Probate

Online Probate Records


Schools

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please contact them for more information. 

Births
Marriages
Deaths
Divorce

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

Beaufort County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1089
Washington 27889-1089

Beaufort Historical Association
PO Box 363
Beaufort, NC 28516-1709


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), Beaufort County, North Carolina p. 506. 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. 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 archive.org; George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "St. John the Evangelist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959 (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 20. FHL Book 975.6 K2e; "St. Thomas Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. "Trinity Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. 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.
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  9. 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.
  10. 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.