Beaufort County, North Carolina Genealogy
Guide to Beaufort County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Beaufort County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Bibles
- 4.2 Biographies
- 4.3 Cemeteries
- 4.4 Census & Tax
- 4.5 Church
- 4.6 Court
- 4.7 Ethnic
- 4.8 Land
- 4.9 Local Histories
- 4.10 Maps
- 4.11 Migration
- 4.12 Military
- 4.13 Miscellaneous
- 4.14 Newspapers, Letters & Journals
- 4.15 Photographs
- 4.16 Probate
- 4.17 Schools
- 4.18 Vital Records
- 4.19 Yearbooks
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Beaufort County Courthouse
112 W 2nd Street
Washington, NC 27889
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate Records
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 
- Beaufort County, NC Records (Original & Microfilm)
- Askew-Bowen Cemetery - Long Acre
- Baynor Town Cemetery - Long Acre
- Campbell's Creek Community Cemetery - Aurora
- Cicero Candy Cemetery - Washington
- Clay Hill Cemetery - Edward
- Davis Cemetery - Pungo
- Hart Family Cemetery (African-American) - Edward
- Henry G. Lewis Cemetery - Blounts Creek
- Long Acre Chapel Church Cemetery - Long Acre
- Mixon Cemetery - Aurora
- Oakdale Cemetery - Washington
- Pamlico Memorial Gardens - Washington
- Rogers Cemetery - Washington
- Yeatesville Cemetery - Yeatesville (by Sandy Carawan)
- Access Genealogy for Beaufort County Cemeteries
- Cemetery Census for Beaufort County Cemeteries
- Find-A-Grave for Beaufort County Cemeteries
- USGenWeb Archives for Beaufort County Cemeteries
Census & Tax
For tips on accessing Beaufort County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.
- Free Church on Chocowinity
- Church Minutes, Beaufort Co., NC, 1858
- Churches of Beaufort Co., NC
- Churches at NCGenWeb Archives
- Durham's Creek. Constituted 1790.
- The Kehukee Baptist Association, 1765 to 1885 (History of the Church of God)
- Beaufort Co., NC Subscribers List for 1834
- St. John the Evangelist, Washington, N.C. Consecrated 1829.
Church of England
- St. Thomas's Parish, Bath, N.C. Built 1734.
- Trinity Church aka Blount's Chapel. Built about 1775.
- Durham's Creek, NC
- History at NCGenWeb Archives
- Early history of Washington Park : 1839-1925 (1950) - book by Lida B. Small; freely available online
- A History of colonial Bath (1955) - book by Herbert Richard Paschal; freely available online
- Saint Peters Parish, Washington, North Carolina : a record of the century, 1822-1922 (1922) - book by Edmund Harding Hoyt; freely available online
- Washington and the Pamlico (1976) - book by Ursula Loy; freely available online
- 1590 White - de Bry Map of Coastal North Carolina
- 1630 Map of the Southeast [Mercator] (by Johannes Cloppenburg)
- 1696 Carte General de la Caroline (Hargrett Library, Univ. of Georgia)
- 1709 Map by John Lawson (from Francis L. Hawks)
- 1733 A New and Correct Map of North Carolina (by Edward Moseley)
- 1770 John Collet Map
- 1775 A Map of North and South Carolina by Henry Mouzon (Library of Congress)
- c1779 Plan of the Town of Washington comprised of the original 60 lots (read owners names)
- 1808 Price-Strothers Map
- 1833 A New Map of the State of North Carolina (by MacRae-Brazier)
- 1840 Bath Creek Survey
- 1862 Civil War Map of North Carolina (from Harper's Weekly)
- 1882 Kerr-Cain Map of North Carolina
- 1895 Map of Beaufort Co., NC (from Rand-McNally's Atlas)
- 2006 State Travel Map of Beaufort Co., NC (NC Dept. of Transportation)
- Beaufort Co., NC - Earth from Space (NASA-Johnson Space Center)
- North Carolina County Maps (from 1664-1965) (from Footnote.com)
- Beaufort County, NC Townships, 1930 Census (by Larry Flowers)
- Beaufort County, NC Map (showing major towns)
- Animated Atlas (From the beginning of the 13 states to present--Excellent history lesson!)
Early migration routes to and from Beaufort County for European settlers included:
- Beaufort Co., NC Military Records (from Colonial Militia to Vietnam)
- Beaufort Co., NC Military Records at NCGenWeb Archives
Civil War Battle
The following Civil War battle was fought in Beaufort County.
- Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
Civil War Confederate units
Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
- Masonic Records of Beaufort Co., NC
- Historical Markers of Beaufort Co., NC
- Penny Postcards of Beaufort Co., NC at NCGenWeb Archives
- Hurricanes of North Carolina
Newspapers, Letters & Journals
- Brief Abstracts From The American Recorder, 1815-1825 from Betsy Ross
- Beaufort County news from miscellaneous newspapers
- Beaufort Co., NC Newspapers at NCGenWeb Archives
- Beaufort Co., NC Letters at NCGenWeb Archives
- Pamteco Tracings Table of Contents (Journal of the Beaufort County Genealogical Society)
- Pre-1790 - Pre-1790 Beaufort County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. Website tips.
- 1720-1960 - Will Books A to F and 1 to 8 (1720-1960) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
- Beaufort Co., NC Wills
- Beaufort Co., NC Estates
- Beaufort Co., NC CRX Estates
- J. Bryan Grimes Wills & Inventories
- Beaufort Co., NC Wills & Estates at NCGenWeb Archives
Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please contact them for more information.
- North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964 - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state ; via FamilySearch
- Marriages at NCGenWeb Archives
- North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - via FamilySearch; images included
- Beaufort County marriages - are included throughout 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.
- Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries
- Beaufort Co., NC Obituaries at NCGenWeb Archives
- Vital Records at NCGenWeb Archives
- Beaurfort County deaths - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.
- North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930 - freely available images of death certificates; via FamilySearch
- North Carolina Deaths & Burials, 1898-1994 - via FamilySearch
- Beaufort County students at NC colleges - list via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
Societies and Libraries
- Beaufort Co., NC Genealogical Society
- Beaufort Co., NC Addresses & Links
- North Carolina Genealogical Society
- National Genealogical Society
Family History Centers
- NCGenWeb: Beaufort County - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
- Beaufort County at Our Family Tree
- Family History Library Catalog
- 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.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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 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 Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
- "St. John the Evangelist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
- 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.
- "Trinity Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
- 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.
- Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)