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Guide to '''Columbus 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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[http://www.columbusco.org/ Columbus County Courthouse]<br>612 North Madison Street<br>Whiteville, NC 28472<br>Phone: 910-640-6225<br>  
 
[http://www.columbusco.org/ Columbus County Courthouse]<br>612 North Madison Street<br>Whiteville, NC 28472<br>Phone: 910-640-6225<br>  
  
Register of Deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>marriage records from 1867 and&nbsp; land records<br>clerk&nbsp; superior court&nbsp; has divorce and court records&nbsp;from 1868<br>prorobate records from 1817<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbus County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Register of Deeds has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1913<br>marriage records from 1867 and&nbsp; land records<br>Clerk&nbsp; Superior Court&nbsp; has divorce and court records&nbsp;from 1868<br>prorobate records from 1817<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbus County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{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 1086<br> Whiteville, NC. 28472<br> Telephone: 910-640-6625<br> Fax: 910-640-2547<br> [http://columbusco.org/ Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 1587 <br> Whiteville, NC 28472<br> Telephone: (910) 641-4400<br>
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== History ==
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[[Image:Columbus-christopher.png|thumb|right|Columbus-christopher.png]]
  
== History  ==
 
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Columbus County was named for Christopher Columbus. It was formed in 1808 from land that was originally part of Bladen and Brunswick Counties. Bordering counties are Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Robeson, Dillon County, SC and Horry County, SC.  
 
Columbus County was named for Christopher Columbus. It was formed in 1808 from land that was originally part of Bladen and Brunswick Counties. Bordering counties are Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Robeson, Dillon County, SC and Horry County, SC.  
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464680|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=1674 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/cemeteries.html NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Columbus+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=Columbus&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/columbus/columbuscemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/colu/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
*'''White Marsh.''' Established about 1765.<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), 1:319, 326. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref> Previously located in [[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen County]].
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*'''White Marsh.''' Established about 1765.<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 [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), 1:319, 326. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref> Previously located in [[Bladen County, North Carolina|Bladen County]].
  
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.columbusco.org/DotNetNuke_2/Default.aspx?alias=www.columbusco.org/dotnetnuke_2/rod Register of Deeds]<br>125 Washington St. Suite B<br>P.O. Box 1086<br>Whiteville, NC 28472<br>Phone: (910) 640-6625  
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[http://www.columbusdeeds.com Register of Deeds]<br>125 Washington St. Suite B<br>P.O. Box 1086<br>Whiteville, NC 28472<br>Phone: (910) 640-6625  
  
 
The Register of Deeds Office records all land transactions, birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in Columbus County.<br>  
 
The Register of Deeds Office records all land transactions, birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in Columbus County.<br>  
  
[http://search.columbusdeeds.com/ Online Real Estate Lookup Search]  
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[http://search.columbusdeeds.com/ Online Real Estate Lookup Search]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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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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:- [[7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves|7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company B<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain David Callihan's Company<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain Neill McNeill's Company<br>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== World War I =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*'''1808-1908''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1808-1908)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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===== World War II =====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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<br>
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Newspapers ====
  
County records are available from the Columbus County&nbsp;[http://www.columbusdeeds.com/node/11 Register of Deeds].&nbsp;&nbsp;Uncertified copies of records are&nbsp;$.25.&nbsp;
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==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
===== Births  =====
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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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*'''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
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*'''1808 - 1908''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1808-1908)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
*[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; via FamilySearch
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records ====
===== Marriages  =====
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===== Births=====
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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
  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979] - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
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=====Marriage=====
*Columbus&nbsp;County marriages - may be included throughout [http://goo.gl/FsJlh 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 searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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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 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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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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*'''1799 - 1893''' - Columbus&nbsp;County marriages - may be included throughout [http://goo.gl/FsJlh 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 searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.  
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*'''1850 - 1900''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/marriage.html Columbus County Marriages 1850s-1900] at USGenWeb - free.
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*'''1851 - 1967''' - Columbus County Marriage Index 1851-1967 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>
  
===== Deaths  =====
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=====Deaths  =====
  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/deaths.html Misc. Columbus County Deaths] - on the Columbus County NCGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/deaths.html Misc. Columbus County Deaths] - on the Columbus County NCGenWeb site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/columbus/columbusvitals.html Columbus County Deaths] - contributed to the NCGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/columbus/columbusvitals.html Columbus County Deaths] - contributed to the NCGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=columbus Columbus County deaths] - 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=columbus Columbus County deaths] - 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%20 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch
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*'''1914 - 1981''' - [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/26/PDF/findingaids/containerlists/Columbus_Coroners_Inquest_1914_1981.pdf Columbus County Coroners' Inquest, 1914-1968, 1981] - from the NC State Archives.
*Columbus County Coroners' Inquest, 1914-1968, 1981 - from the NC State Archives. Available as [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/Columbus_Coroners_Inquest_1914_1981.doc Word] or [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/Columbus_Coroners_Inquest_1914_1981.pdf PDF] documents.
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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
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===== Divorce  =====
  
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Old New Hanover Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 2536<br> Wilmington, NC 28402-2536 <br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/columbus-county/#sthash.cg1w1HJu.dpuf Website]<br>[http://www.onhgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/columbus-county/ Columbus County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Columbus|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Columbus|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/ NCGenWeb Columbus County]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/ NCGenWeb Columbus County]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 22:37, 11 May 2017

United States
North Carolina
Columbus County

Guide to Columbus 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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Columbus County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Columbus County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1808
County Seat Whiteville
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Columbus County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1851
1913
1810
1807
1808

Columbus County Courthouse
612 North Madison Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-640-6225

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1867 and  land records
Clerk  Superior Court  has divorce and court records from 1868
prorobate records from 1817[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 1086
Whiteville, NC. 28472
Telephone: 910-640-6625
Fax: 910-640-2547
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 1587
Whiteville, NC 28472
Telephone: (910) 641-4400

History

Columbus-christopher.png

Columbus County was named for Christopher Columbus. It was formed in 1808 from land that was originally part of Bladen and Brunswick Counties. Bordering counties are Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Robeson, Dillon County, SC and Horry County, SC.

The county has several important geographical features including Lake Waccamaw, the largest natural lake between New York and Florida, the Waccamaw and Lumber Rivers which link this area to South Carolina and the coastal town of Georgetown, and the Cape Fear River which provides access to the port city of Wilmington.

Parent County

1808--Columbus County was created 15 December 1808 from Bladen and Brunswick Counties.
County seat: Whiteville [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 Columbus County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Dulah
  • Tabor City Branch
  • Whiteville Branch

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography

Land

Register of Deeds
125 Washington St. Suite B
P.O. Box 1086
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6625

The Register of Deeds Office records all land transactions, birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in Columbus County.

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Local Histories

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Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company B
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain David Callihan's Company
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Neill McNeill's Company
World War I
World War II

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Societies and Libraries 

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
PO Box 2536
Wilmington, NC 28402-2536
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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.


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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbus 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. 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), 1:319, 326. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. 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.