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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Craven_County,_North_Carolina|Craven County]]''
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
'''For wills and estate records contact:'''<br>
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'''For wills and estate records contact:'''<br>  
  
Estates Division<br>Craven County Clerk of Court<br>302 Broad Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 639-9004<br><br>
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Estates Division<br>Craven County Clerk of Court<br>302 Broad Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 639-9004<br><br>  
  
'''For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:'''<br>
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'''For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:'''<br>  
  
 
[http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/reg.cfm Craven County Register of Deeds]<br>226 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 636-6617<br>Online indexes available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx]  
 
[http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/reg.cfm Craven County Register of Deeds]<br>226 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 636-6617<br>Online indexes available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx]  
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==== Boundary Changes<ref>Corbett, David L. ''The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943'' (Raleigh: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1950), p. 74-79.</ref>  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes<ref>Corbett, David L. ''The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943'' (Raleigh: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1950), p. 74-79.</ref>  ====
  
'''1722'''--[[Carteret_County,_North_Carolina|Carteret County]]&nbsp;was formed from Craven in 1722, with several boundary changes through the 1880s.<br>'''1729--'''[[New Hanover County, North Carolina|New Hanover County]] was formed from Craven in 1729. <br>'''1746--'''[[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston County]] was formed from Craven in 1746. <br>'''1757--'''Part of [[Beaufort County, North Carolina|Beaufort County]] was annexed to Craven in 1757 and 1801. <br>'''1764--'''Part of Craven was annexed to Dobbs County in 1764. <br>'''1778--'''[[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones County]] was formed from Craven in 1778. <br>'''1787--'''Parts of Craven were annexed to [[Pitt County, North Carolina|Pitt County]] in 1787; [[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir County]] in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and [[Greene County, North Carolina|Greene County]] in 1801. <br>'''1872--'''[[Pamlico County, North Carolina|Pamlico County]] was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.
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'''1722'''--[[Carteret County, North Carolina|Carteret County]]&nbsp;was formed from Craven in 1722, with several boundary changes through the 1880s.<br>'''1729--'''[[New Hanover County, North Carolina|New Hanover County]] was formed from Craven in 1729. <br>'''1746--'''[[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston County]] was formed from Craven in 1746. <br>'''1757--'''Part of [[Beaufort County, North Carolina|Beaufort County]] was annexed to Craven in 1757 and 1801. <br>'''1764--'''Part of Craven was annexed to Dobbs County in 1764. <br>'''1778--'''[[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones County]] was formed from Craven in 1778. <br>'''1787--'''Parts of Craven were annexed to [[Pitt County, North Carolina|Pitt County]] in 1787; [[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir County]] in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and [[Greene County, North Carolina|Greene County]] in 1801. <br>'''1872--'''[[Pamlico County, North Carolina|Pamlico County]] was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.  
  
 
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*River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)  
 
*River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)  
 
*Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)  
 
*Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)  
*Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)<ref>The Directory of Municipal Officials &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).</ref>
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*Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)<ref>The Directory of Municipal Officials &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).</ref>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American<br>  ====
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*[http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/aares.html Craven County African American resources] - via the Craven County Public Library<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/craven/records/cemeteries Craven County cemetery information ]- on the Craven County NCGenWeb site<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravencems.htm Craven County cemetery transcriptions] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1675 Craven County cemeteries] - at Find-A-Grave.com<br>
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*Book: Craven County, North Carolina cemeteries by the Eastern NC Genealogical Society - [http://www.scribd.com/doc/28768104/Index-to-Craven-County-North-Carolina-Cemeteries-Volume-2 view the index to Volume 2] to see if your persons of interest are listed<br>
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==== Census<br>  ====
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/craven/records/census Craven County census records] - via Craven County NCGenWeb<br>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravenchurch.htm Craven County church records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravencourt.htm Craven County court records] - various transcriptions from the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravendeeds.htm Deeds of Craven County] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;collec,A,0,N;title,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20%284x5%29;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=Craven+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Craven County maps] - more than 40 maps from the North Carolina State Library's NC&nbsp;Maps website<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravenmilitary.htm Craven County military records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
The first newspaper in North Carolina was published in New Bern, N.C., by James Davis in 1751. The North Carolina State Archives has microfilmed copies of many New Bern newspapers. A list of North Carolina Newspapers, including Craven County can be found at the [http://digitalstatelibnc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=18258&CISOSHOW=18084 North Carolina Newspaper Index] page of the [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html North Carolina Newspaper Project]. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.<br>
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The first newspaper in North Carolina was published in New Bern, N.C., by James Davis in 1751. The North Carolina State Archives has microfilmed copies of many New Bern newspapers. A list of North Carolina Newspapers, including Craven County can be found at the [http://digitalstatelibnc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=18258&CISOSHOW=18084 North Carolina Newspaper Index] page of the [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html North Carolina Newspaper Project]. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.<br>  
  
The [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library] also has a list of many New Bern newspapers based on the above list from the North Carolina Newspaper Project. That list is available at [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html].<br>
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*The [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library] also has a list of many New Bern newspapers based on the above list from the North Carolina Newspaper Project. That list is available at [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html].<br>  
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project] - includes full-text historical papers of several Craven County newspapers from the 19th century<br>
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Craven&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Craven&nbsp;County newspapers] - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravenwills.htm Craven County Wills &amp;&nbsp;Estate records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Birth and death records from 1913 can be found at the Register of Deeds Office for Craven County at 226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560. An online index is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>
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Birth and death records from 1913 can be found at the Register of Deeds Office for Craven County at 226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560. An online index is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx]. Uncertified copies can be ordered for a small fee.&nbsp; Please see Register of Deeds website for more information. <br>  
  
Marriage registers from 1858 to the present and marriage licenses from 1904 to the present are also available at the Register of Deeds Office. An online index to marriages from 1909 is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>
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===== Births  =====
  
An index to obituaries listed in New Bern newspapers from 1751 to the present (not complete) is available at the [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research Kellenberger Room] of the [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library]. The site for the obituaries is [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html].
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*[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 <br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Marriages =====
  
==== Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina, Inc.<br> ====
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*Marriage registers from 1858 to the present and marriage licenses from 1904 to the present are also available at the Register of Deeds Office. An online index to marriages from 1909 is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>
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*[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 <br>
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*Wake County marriages are included in 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 [http://goo.gl/FsJlh North Carolina Digital Collections website]. <br>
  
PO Box 1344<br>New Bern, NC 28563-1344<br>
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===== Deaths  =====
  
[http://www.cravengenealogy.org http://www.cravengenealogy.org]  
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*An index to obituaries listed in New Bern newspapers from 1751 to the present (not complete) is available at the [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research Kellenberger Room] of the [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library]. The site for the obituaries is [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html]. <br>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=craven Craven County deaths] - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s. <br>[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 ] - via FamilySearch; images included <br>
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*[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 <br>
  
==== New Bern Historical Society<br> ====
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
512 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>
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*[http://www.cravengenealogy.org/ Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina, Inc.]
 
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*[http://www.newbernhistorical.org New Bern Historical Society]
[http://www.newbernhistorical.org http://www.newbernhistorical.org]
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*[http://newbern.cpclib.org New&nbsp;Bern-Craven County Public Library]; Kellenberger Room website: [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research http://newbern.cpclib.org/research]  
 
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*[http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/learningresources.cfm Godwin Memorial Library] of Craven Community College
==== New Bern-Craven County Public Library<br> ====
 
 
 
400 Johnson Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560-4098<br>
 
 
 
[http://newbern.cpclib.org http://newbern.cpclib.org]  
 
 
 
Kellenberger Room website: [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research http://newbern.cpclib.org/research]  
 
 
 
==== Godwin Memorial Library<br> ====
 
 
 
Craven Community College<br>Barker Hall<br>800 College Court<br>New Bern, NC 28562<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/learningresources.cfm http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/learningresources.cfm]  
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/craven Craven County NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project.  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Craven County

County Courthouse

For wills and estate records contact:

Estates Division
Craven County Clerk of Court
302 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 639-9004

For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:

Craven County Register of Deeds
226 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 636-6617
Online indexes available at http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx

History

1.) Craven County one of three counties (Albemarle and Clarendon being the others) set up in 1664 by the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. Its territory embraced what later became South Carolina. 2.) Craven County was established in 1705 as Archdale Precinct of Bath County, although there is evidence that an Archdale County existed as early as 1696. The name was changed to Craven County about 1712. 3.) Craven County included the Ashley River settlement known as Charles Town (Charleston, South Carolina).

Parent County

1705--Craven County was created 3 December 1705 from the Archdale Precinct of Bath County. Bath County was abolished in 1739.
County seat: New Bern [1]

Boundary Changes[2]

1722--Carteret County was formed from Craven in 1722, with several boundary changes through the 1880s.
1729--New Hanover County was formed from Craven in 1729.
1746--Johnston County was formed from Craven in 1746.
1757--Part of Beaufort County was annexed to Craven in 1757 and 1801.
1764--Part of Craven was annexed to Dobbs County in 1764.
1778--Jones County was formed from Craven in 1778.
1787--Parts of Craven were annexed to Pitt County in 1787; Lenoir County in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and Greene County in 1801.
1872--Pamlico County was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Bridgeton (2001 population: 201)
  • Cove City (2001 population: 425)
  • Dover (2001 population: 443)
  • Havelock (2001 population: 22,463)
  • New Bern (2001 population: 23,415)
  • River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)
  • Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)
  • Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)[3]

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

  • Craven County maps - more than 40 maps from the North Carolina State Library's NC Maps website

Military

Newspapers

The first newspaper in North Carolina was published in New Bern, N.C., by James Davis in 1751. The North Carolina State Archives has microfilmed copies of many New Bern newspapers. A list of North Carolina Newspapers, including Craven County can be found at the North Carolina Newspaper Index page of the North Carolina Newspaper Project. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.

Probate

Vital Records

Birth and death records from 1913 can be found at the Register of Deeds Office for Craven County at 226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560. An online index is available at http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx. Uncertified copies can be ordered for a small fee.  Please see Register of Deeds website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Corbett, David L. The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943 (Raleigh: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1950), p. 74-79.
  3. The Directory of Municipal Officials &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).