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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Guilford_County,_North_Carolina|Guilford County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Guilford_County,_North_Carolina|Guilford County]]''  
  
{{NCDC}}  
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Guide to '''Guilford 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
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded year = 1770
 
| founded year = 1770
 
| founded date = December 5
 
| founded date = December 5
| seat wl = Kenansville
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| seat wl = Greensboro
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Births|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriages|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1800</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1741</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1906</center>
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1771
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[http://countyweb.co.guilford.nc.us/ Guilford County Courthouse]<br>201 S Eugene St<br>PO Box 3427<br>Greensboro, NC 27402<br>Phone: 336-641-7556 <br>  
 
[http://countyweb.co.guilford.nc.us/ Guilford County Courthouse]<br>201 S Eugene St<br>PO Box 3427<br>Greensboro, NC 27402<br>Phone: 336-641-7556 <br>  
  
Courthouse Burned 1872<br>Many older records &nbsp;still avialble<br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Guilford County, North Carolina. Page 509 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Courthouse Burned 1872. Many older records are still avialable.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Guilford County, North Carolina. Page 509 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> '''See Record Loss section below'''<br><br>
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'''<u>Register of Deeds</u>'''<br>Register of Deeds has '''birth and death''' records from 1913.  The office also has a limited list of '''slave deeds''', available online at [http://www.myguilford.com/rod/ Guilford County Register of Deeds]''<br>
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Offices for the Register of Deeds in Guilford County are located in the county seat in of Greensboro, and in High Point.
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'''Greensboro'''<br>
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''Mail:''<br>Register of Deeds<br>PO Box 3427<br> Greensboro, NC 27403<br> Telephone: 336-641-7556<br>
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''Visit:''<br>2nd floor of the BB&T building<br>201 West Market Street<br>Greensboro, NC 27401 
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'''High Point'''<br>
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''Mail:''<br>Register of Deeds<br>PO Box 1467<br>High Point, NC 27761<br>Telephone: 336-641-7556<br>
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''Visit:''<br>325 East Russell Avenue, Room 155<br>High Point, NC 27260
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Email: [mailto:guilforddeeds@myguilford.com guilforddeeds@myguilford.com]<br>
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Hours: 8-5 Monday through Friday for both locations. Closed on all major holidays.<br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>PO Box 3008<br>Greensboro, NC 27402-3008<br>Telephone: (336) 412-7400<br>
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For Divorce Records, contact the Clerk of the Superior Court.<br>
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'''North Carolina Vital Records'''<br>
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''Mail:''<br>North Carolina Vital Records<br>1903 Mail Service Center<br>Raleigh, NC 27699
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''Visit:''<br>North Carolina Vital Records - Cooper Memorial Health Building<br>225 N. McDowell Street<br>Raleigh, NC 27603<br>Telephone: 919-733-3000<br>Fax: 919-733-1511<br>
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Hours: 8-3 Monday through Friday.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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The law creating Guilford County was passed in 1770, and the county started administration of its territory on April 1, 1771. Any land records prior to that time will be in the records of other counties. Approximately, the western two-thirds of the county came from Rowan County, and the eastern one-third came from Orange County. Rowan was created in 1753 from Anson County, and Orange was created in 1752 from parts of Johnston, Bladen, and Granville counties.  
 
The law creating Guilford County was passed in 1770, and the county started administration of its territory on April 1, 1771. Any land records prior to that time will be in the records of other counties. Approximately, the western two-thirds of the county came from Rowan County, and the eastern one-third came from Orange County. Rowan was created in 1753 from Anson County, and Orange was created in 1752 from parts of Johnston, Bladen, and Granville counties.  
  
 
"Old Guilford County" was three times larger than present-day Guilford County, since Randolph County was created from the southern third of Guilford in 1779, and Rockingham County was created from the northern third of Old Guilford in 1785.  
 
"Old Guilford County" was three times larger than present-day Guilford County, since Randolph County was created from the southern third of Guilford in 1779, and Rockingham County was created from the northern third of Old Guilford in 1785.  
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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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'''1781''' - Fire burned courthouse<Br>
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'''1872''' - Courthouse fire resulted in some loss of records.<br>
  
'''1872--'''Courthouse fire resulted in some loss of records.
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Major Cities ====
  
*Archdale (part)  
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*Archdale (part)
*Browns Summit
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*Gibsonville (part)
*Forest Oaks
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*Gibsonville  
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*Greensboro ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro,_North_Carolina Wikipedia link])  
 
*Greensboro ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro,_North_Carolina Wikipedia link])  
 
*High Point  
 
*High Point  
*Jamestown  
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*Jamestown
*Kernersville (part)  
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*Julian
*McLeansville
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*Kernersville (part)
 
*Oak Ridge  
 
*Oak Ridge  
 
*Pleasant Garden  
 
*Pleasant Garden  
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*Summerfield  
 
*Summerfield  
 
*Whitsett
 
*Whitsett
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==== Townships ====
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*Brownsummit
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*Bruce
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*Center Grove
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*Clay
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*Climax
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*Colfax
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*Deep River
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*Fentress
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*Forest Oaks
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*Fork
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*Friendship
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*Gilmer
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*Green
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*Jefferson
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*Madison
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*McLeansville
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*Monroe
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*Monticello
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*Morehead
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*Rock Creek
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*Sedgefield
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*Sumner
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*Vandalia
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*Washington
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Ncguilford.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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[[Image:Ncguilford.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
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*AAHGS-Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society
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They have a local chapter for the North Carolina Piedmont/Triad.
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They have bi-monthly meetings. You can find out more information
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and a list of upcoming meetings on their website at:
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[http://www.ncaahgs.org ncaahgs.org]
 
*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Bennett%20College Bennett College yearbooks] - 1961 to 2002  
 
*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Bennett%20College Bennett College yearbooks] - 1961 to 2002  
 
*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/ncmemory&CISOPTR=14094 Bennett College scrapbook from 1945]
 
*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/ncmemory&CISOPTR=14094 Bennett College scrapbook from 1945]
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*International Civil Rights Center and Museum
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The center has a permanent exhibit and has several other special exhibits,
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events, and speakers. A list of special events, hours, and admission prices
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can found on their website at:
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www.sitinmovement.org
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*North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University
  
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2129143&CScnty=1691&CSsr=21& Centre Friends Meeting] (online list of 541 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2129143&CScnty=1691&CSsr=21& Centre Friends Meeting] (online list of 541 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2240658&CScnty=1691&CSsr=41& Cobles Lutheran Cemetery] (online list of 603 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2240658&CScnty=1691&CSsr=41& Cobles Lutheran Cemetery] (online list of 603 interments in Find A Grave)  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/cemeteries.html The Churches and Cemeteries of Old Guilford County, North Carolina] (GenWeb)  
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/cemeteries-guilford/ The Churches and Cemeteries of Old Guilford County, North Carolina] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=county&FScountyid=1691 Find A Grave: Guilford County]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=county&FScountyid=1691 Find A Grave: Guilford County]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47381&CScnty=1691&CSsr=61& Floral Garden Memorial Park] (online list of 1,471 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47381&CScnty=1691&CSsr=61& Floral Garden Memorial Park] (online list of 1,471 interments in Find A Grave)  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72667 Guilford Memorial Park] BillionGraves. Google map, photos with transcription of photographed headstones.  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72667 Guilford Memorial Park] BillionGraves. Google map, photos with transcription of photographed headstones.  
 
*[http://www.benbowfamily.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=5 New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery, Greensboro]&nbsp;(Benbow listings only)  
 
*[http://www.benbowfamily.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=5 New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery, Greensboro]&nbsp;(Benbow listings only)  
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/cemetery.htm Search Greensboro Cemeteries], a growing index to many cemeteries in Guilford County.  
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2927 Search Greensboro Cemeteries], a growing index to many cemeteries in Guilford County.  
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/historicunioncemetery.htm Union Cemetery] is one of the most important burial sites for African Americans in Guilford County.&nbsp;The list is of all marked graves.&nbsp; It has been in use since the 1880s.
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2923 Union Cemetery] is one of the most important burial sites for African Americans in Guilford County.&nbsp;The list is of all marked graves.&nbsp; It has been in use since the 1880s.
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1691&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|331653|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=1691 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/cemeteries-guilford/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Guilford+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=Guilford&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/guilfordcemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/guilford.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/guil/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/CourtAndLandRecords.html Guilford NCGenWeb Court and Land Records page]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/court-land-records/ NCGenWeb Court and Land Records page]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land<br> ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/CourtAndLandRecords.html Guilford NCGenWeb Court and Land Records page]
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The deed books are online!&nbsp;[http://rdlxweb.co.guilford.nc.us/guilfordNameSearch.php http://rdlxweb.co.guilford.nc.us/guilfordNameSearch.php]&nbsp;Click on Old Index Books to find the indices.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Arnett, Ethel Stephens, ''Greensboro, North Carolina: The County Seat of Guilford'', Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1955, 1983 ([http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/HistoryEarlySettlements.html excerpt]) ([http://books.google.com/books?id=qEATAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22Guilford%20County%22&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books link])  
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*Arnett, Ethel Stephens, ''Greensboro, North Carolina: The County Seat of Guilford'', Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1955, 1983 ([http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/history-early-settlements/ excerpt]) ([http://books.google.com/books?id=qEATAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22Guilford%20County%22&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books link])  
 
*Arnett, Ethel Stephens, ''The Saura and Keyauwee in the Land that Became Guilfod, Randolph, and Rockingham'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Media, 1975.  
 
*Arnett, Ethel Stephens, ''The Saura and Keyauwee in the Land that Became Guilfod, Randolph, and Rockingham'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Media, 1975.  
 
*Batchelor, John, ''The Guilford County Schools: A History'', Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, 1991.  
 
*Batchelor, John, ''The Guilford County Schools: A History'', Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, 1991.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/greensbo112gms.txt Greensboro Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/greensbo112gms.txt Greensboro Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
 
*Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, ''Guilford County, a Brief History'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.  
 
*Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, ''Guilford County, a Brief History'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/LocalHistory.html Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History]&nbsp;(includes links to book excerpts)<br>  
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/history/ Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History]&nbsp;(includes links to book excerpts)<br>  
 
*Hatch, Charles E., Jr., ''The Battle of Guilford Courthouse'', Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971.  
 
*Hatch, Charles E., Jr., ''The Battle of Guilford Courthouse'', Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971.  
 
*Haworth, Cecil E., ''Deep River Friends: A Valiant People'', Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.  
 
*Haworth, Cecil E., ''Deep River Friends: A Valiant People'', Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/highpoin113gms.txt High Point Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/highpoin113gms.txt High Point Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
 
*Hill, Jane Smith, ''An Annotated Digest of Will Book A, Guilford County, North Carolina, 1771-May Court 1816'', Heritage Books, 2007. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=tb8rSM7fqMIC&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=cLyTTfiOLtO2twfqlNRJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCQ Google Books link])  
 
*Hill, Jane Smith, ''An Annotated Digest of Will Book A, Guilford County, North Carolina, 1771-May Court 1816'', Heritage Books, 2007. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=tb8rSM7fqMIC&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=cLyTTfiOLtO2twfqlNRJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCQ Google Books link])  
*Hughes, Fred, ''Guilford County: A Map Supplement'', The Custom House, 1988. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=IHLwGAAACAAJ&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=cLyTTfiOLtO2twfqlNRJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAw Google Books link])  
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*Hughes, Fred, ''Guilford County: A Map Supplement'', The Custom House, 1988. ([http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/hughes-land-record-information/ excerpt])  
 
*Jordan, Pauls Stahls, ''Women of Guilford County, North Carolina: A Study of Women's Contributions, 1740-1979'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Women of Guilford, 1979. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=qVwqAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Guilford+County%22&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=br6TTbnJCsa2tgfb8bl1&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CFMQ6AEwBzgK Google Books link])  
 
*Jordan, Pauls Stahls, ''Women of Guilford County, North Carolina: A Study of Women's Contributions, 1740-1979'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Women of Guilford, 1979. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=qVwqAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Guilford+County%22&dq=%22Guilford+County%22&hl=en&ei=br6TTbnJCsa2tgfb8bl1&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CFMQ6AEwBzgK Google Books link])  
 
*Kars, Marjoleine, ''Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina''.  
 
*Kars, Marjoleine, ''Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina''.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Some maps are linked to this page: [http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/LocalHistory.html Guilford NCGenWeb page on local history]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/maps/ Guilford NCGenWeb maps page]
  
==== Military&nbsp; ====
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==== Military  ====
 
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===== '''''General and miscellaneous'''''  =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/guilfordmilitary.htm Military: Guilford Co.] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/guilfordmilitary.htm Military: Guilford Co.] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/military.html Military Records &amp; Information] (Guilford Co. GenWeb)
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/military/ Military Records &amp; Information] (Guilford Co. GenWeb)
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''<br>  =====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/soldiersbgc.htm Index to Individuals Present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse] (March 15, 1781) (Greensboro Libraries)
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2928 Index to Individuals Present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse] (March 15, 1781) (Greensboro Libraries)
  
===== '''''Civil War''''' =====
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===== 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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''Other Resources''
 
*Moore, Carol. ''Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers'' (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. | [http://books.google.com/books?id=tZJOMAeF3LgC&pg=PA114&dq=Phipps+family&hl=en&ei=sRbqTYy9Dcbz0gHmwpzFAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBTgU#v=onepage&q=Phipps%20family&f=false Google Books] page (limited preview)
 
*Moore, Carol. ''Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers'' (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. | [http://books.google.com/books?id=tZJOMAeF3LgC&pg=PA114&dq=Phipps+family&hl=en&ei=sRbqTYy9Dcbz0gHmwpzFAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBTgU#v=onepage&q=Phipps%20family&f=false Google Books] page (limited preview)
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], 2nd Company E<br>
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:- [[4th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves|4th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company A<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)|5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)|5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers)]], Company K<br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain George F Fisher's Company<br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company C<br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company D<br><br>
  
===== '''''World War II'''''  =====
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===== World War II =====
  
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/wwiisearch.htm Guilford County Men &amp; Women Who Served in World War II]
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2926 Guilford County Men &amp; Women Who Served in World War II]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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/ FamilySearch.org] — 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
  
 
*'''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]].
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*'''1771-1943''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to L (1771-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1771-1943''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to L (1771-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
*Guilford County Widows’ Year’s Support, 1894-1968 - available in [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/Guilford_Widow_Support_1894_1968.doc Word] or [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/Guilford_Widow_Support_1894_1968.pdf PDF] format from the NC State Archives
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*[http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/26/PDF/findingaids/containerlists/Guilford_Widow_Support_1894_1968.pdf Guilford County Widows’ Year’s Support, 1894-1968] - available from the NC State Archives
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/marriagesearch.htm Guilford County Marriage and Death Records, 1771-1899] (Greensboro Libraries, with online search)  
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*[http://www.myguilford.com/rod/vital-records/ Guilford County Register of Deeds Vital Records Information]
*[http://www.co.guilford.nc.us/departments/rod/vital.php Guilford County Register of Deeds Vital Records Information]
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===== Births  =====
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/bastardy-bonds/ Guilford County Bastardy Bonds] at USGenWeb - free.  
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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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===== Death  =====
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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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*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 $
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===== Marriages  =====
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*'''1771-1899''' - [http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2924 Guilford County Marriage and Death Records, 1771-1899] (Greensboro Libraries, with online search)  
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*'''1868-1961''' - Guilford County Marriage Index 1868-1961 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinag.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn*'''1763-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf]].</ref>
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/marriages/ Guilford County Marriages] at USGenWeb - free (scroll to bottom of the page)
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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
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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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==== Yearbooks  ====
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;<br>  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;<br>  ==
  
*[http://www.guilford.edu/about_guilford/services_and_administration/library/fhc/index.html Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College]<br>  
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'''Guilford County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 4713, Dept. W<br>Greensboro, NC 27404-4713<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgcgs/pubs.html Website]<br><br>  
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/library Greensboro Libraries]  
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/overview.htm Greensboro Libraries: Central Library] (includes the Genealogy Collection), 219 No. Church St.  
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'''Guilford County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 9693<br>Greensboro 27429-0693<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgcgs/ Website] <br><br>
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/ Greensboro Libraries: Genealogy]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgcgs/ Guilford County Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://library.guilford.edu/fhc Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College]<br>
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=780 Greensboro Library] 219 No. Church St.  
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*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=922 Greensboro Libraries: Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.highpointpubliclibrary.com/index.php?page=genealogy High Point Library Public Library &amp; its Heritage Research Center]  
 
*[http://www.highpointpubliclibrary.com/index.php?page=genealogy High Point Library Public Library &amp; its Heritage Research Center]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/postcards/ppcs-gford.html Penny Postcards from North Carolina: Guilford County]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/postcards/ppcs-gford.html Penny Postcards from North Carolina: Guilford County]  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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== Web Sites<br>  ==
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
  
*[http://nrtimelines.wetpaint.com/page/African+Americans+in+Guilford+County African Americans in Guilford County]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/guilford-county/ Guilford County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/search/index/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=North+Carolina%2C+Guilford&author_givenName=&author_surname= Family History Catalog: Guilford County, North Carolina]  
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*[http://nrtimelines.wikifoundry.com/page/African+Americans+in+Guilford+County African Americans in Guilford County]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=191080&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20North%20Carolina%2C%20Guilford%22 Family History Catalog: Guilford County, North Carolina]  
 
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/guilford/ Guilford County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/guilford/ Guilford County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Guilford/ Guilford County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Guilford/ Guilford County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://gcms0004.co.guilford.nc.us/departments/historic/home.htm Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission]  
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*[http://www.myguilford.com/planning-and-development/planning-zoning/historic-preservation/ Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission]  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/results.asp?County=Guilford%20County&State=North%20Carolina Guilford County Markers] (The Historical Marker Database)  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/results.asp?County=Guilford%20County&State=North%20Carolina Guilford County Markers] (The Historical Marker Database)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncguilfo/ Guilford County, North Carolina] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncguilfo/ Guilford County, North Carolina] (RootsWeb)  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/ Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb]&nbsp;(has a lot of information on its website)<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/ Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb]&nbsp;(has a lot of information on its website)<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/guilfordhistory.htm Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/guilford/guilfordhistory.htm Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-guilford.html Guilford County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)
 
 
*[http://www.guilford-county.net/Guilford_County_North_Carolina_local_history_facts_archive_preservation_records_museum_exhibit_NC.html Guilford County Website: History]  
 
*[http://www.guilford-county.net/Guilford_County_North_Carolina_local_history_facts_archive_preservation_records_museum_exhibit_NC.html Guilford County Website: History]  
 
*[http://ns2.classyarts.com/NC-Guilford- History of Guilford County, North Carolina] (with several biographies)  
 
*[http://ns2.classyarts.com/NC-Guilford- History of Guilford County, North Carolina] (with several biographies)  
 
*[http://www.gengateway.com/north_carolina/the_history_of_guilford_county.htm The History of Guilford County, North Carolina] (GenGateway)  
 
*[http://www.gengateway.com/north_carolina/the_history_of_guilford_county.htm The History of Guilford County, North Carolina] (GenGateway)  
 
*[http://www.guilfordcountysheriff.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=112 History of the Sheriffs of Guilford] (Guilford County Sheriff's Office)  
 
*[http://www.guilfordcountysheriff.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=112 History of the Sheriffs of Guilford] (Guilford County Sheriff's Office)  
*[http://www.guidetoguilford.org/w/page/12510503/History Librarian's Guide to Guilford County, NC: History Page]
 
*[http://www.greensborohistory.org/archives/localhistory/GuilfordCounty.htm Local History Books: Guilford County]
 
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/nc/Guilford/state.html North Carolina - Guilford County] (National Register of Historic Places)
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/nc/Guilford/state.html North Carolina - Guilford County] (National Register of Historic Places)
  
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Guide to Guilford 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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Guilford County, North Carolina
Map
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded December 5, 1770
County Seat Greensboro
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Guilford County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1800
1741
1906
1794

1771

1771

Guilford County Courthouse
201 S Eugene St
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
Phone: 336-641-7556

Courthouse Burned 1872. Many older records are still avialable.[1] See Record Loss section below

Register of Deeds
Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913. The office also has a limited list of slave deeds, available online at Guilford County Register of Deeds

Offices for the Register of Deeds in Guilford County are located in the county seat in of Greensboro, and in High Point.

Greensboro
Mail:
Register of Deeds
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27403
Telephone: 336-641-7556
Visit:
2nd floor of the BB&T building
201 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

High Point
Mail:
Register of Deeds
PO Box 1467
High Point, NC 27761
Telephone: 336-641-7556
Visit:
325 East Russell Avenue, Room 155
High Point, NC 27260

Email: guilforddeeds@myguilford.com

Hours: 8-5 Monday through Friday for both locations. Closed on all major holidays.


Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 3008
Greensboro, NC 27402-3008
Telephone: (336) 412-7400

For Divorce Records, contact the Clerk of the Superior Court.

North Carolina Vital Records

Mail:
North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Visit:
North Carolina Vital Records - Cooper Memorial Health Building
225 N. McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone: 919-733-3000
Fax: 919-733-1511

Hours: 8-3 Monday through Friday.

History

Parent County

1770--Guilford County was created 5 December 1770 from Orange and Rowan Counties, but it did not start administration of its territory until 1 April 1771, so no Guilford records exist before that date.

County seat: Greensboro [2]

Boundary Changes

The law creating Guilford County was passed in 1770, and the county started administration of its territory on April 1, 1771. Any land records prior to that time will be in the records of other counties. Approximately, the western two-thirds of the county came from Rowan County, and the eastern one-third came from Orange County. Rowan was created in 1753 from Anson County, and Orange was created in 1752 from parts of Johnston, Bladen, and Granville counties.

"Old Guilford County" was three times larger than present-day Guilford County, since Randolph County was created from the southern third of Guilford in 1779, and Rockingham County was created from the northern third of Old Guilford in 1785.

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

1781 - Fire burned courthouse
1872 - Courthouse fire resulted in some loss of records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Major Cities

  • Archdale (part)
  • Gibsonville (part)
  • Greensboro (Wikipedia link)
  • High Point
  • Jamestown
  • Julian
  • Kernersville (part)
  • Oak Ridge
  • Pleasant Garden
  • Sedalia
  • Stokesdale
  • Summerfield
  • Whitsett

Townships

  • Brownsummit
  • Bruce
  • Center Grove
  • Clay
  • Climax
  • Colfax
  • Deep River
  • Fentress
  • Forest Oaks
  • Fork
  • Friendship
  • Gilmer
  • Green
  • Jefferson
  • Madison
  • McLeansville
  • Monroe
  • Monticello
  • Morehead
  • Rock Creek
  • Sedgefield
  • Sumner
  • Vandalia
  • Washington


Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American

  • AAHGS-Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

They have a local chapter for the North Carolina Piedmont/Triad. They have bi-monthly meetings. You can find out more information and a list of upcoming meetings on their website at: ncaahgs.org

The center has a permanent exhibit and has several other special exhibits, events, and speakers. A list of special events, hours, and admission prices can found on their website at: www.sitinmovement.org

  • North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University

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 Guilford County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.


Church Records

Baptist
  • Caraway Creek. Founded before 1773.[3]
  • Cross Roads. Constituted 1786.[3]
  • Sandy Creek. Founded 1755.[3][4] Later located in Randolph County.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Greensboro
German Reformed
  • Old Brick Church, near Whitsett, N.C. Organized late 1700s.[5]
Lutheran
  • Friedens Church, near Gibsonville, N.C. Organized before 1791.[6]
  • Low's Lutheran Church, near Kimesville, N.C. Organized about 1771.[7]
Presbyterian
  • Alamance Church, near Greensboro, N.C. Organized about 1764.[8]
  • Buffalo Church, Greensboro, N.C. Organized about 1764.[9]

Court

Land

The deed books are online! http://rdlxweb.co.guilford.nc.us/guilfordNameSearch.php Click on Old Index Books to find the indices. 

Local Histories

  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens, Greensboro, North Carolina: The County Seat of Guilford, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1955, 1983 (excerpt) (Google Books link)
  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens, The Saura and Keyauwee in the Land that Became Guilfod, Randolph, and Rockingham, Greensboro, North Carolina: Media, 1975.
  • Batchelor, John, The Guilford County Schools: A History, Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, 1991.
  • Bowles, David, Spring House (Book 1 in the Westward Sagas), Plum Creek Press, 2006.
  • Greensboro Business Directory, 1886 (GenWeb Archives)
  • Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, Guilford County, a Brief History, Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.
  • Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History (includes links to book excerpts)
  • Hatch, Charles E., Jr., The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971.
  • Haworth, Cecil E., Deep River Friends: A Valiant People, Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.
  • Haworth, Sara A., Springfield, 1773-1940: A History of the Establishment and Growth of the Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends, High Point, North Carolina: Barber-Hall Printing Company, 1940.
  • High Point Business Directory, 1886 (GenWeb Archives)
  • Hill, Jane Smith, An Annotated Digest of Will Book A, Guilford County, North Carolina, 1771-May Court 1816, Heritage Books, 2007. (Google Books link)
  • Hughes, Fred, Guilford County: A Map Supplement, The Custom House, 1988. (excerpt)
  • Jordan, Pauls Stahls, Women of Guilford County, North Carolina: A Study of Women's Contributions, 1740-1979, Greensboro, North Carolina: Women of Guilford, 1979. (Google Books link)
  • Kars, Marjoleine, Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina.
  • Pegg, William Wesley, Sr., Something of the Story of Deep River, Greensboro, North Carolina: Self-published, 1980.
  • Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen, ed. by Sydney M. Cone, Jr., The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D., 1981.
  • Salsi, Lynn, and Burke Salsi, Guilford County: Heart of the Piedmont (The Making of America series), Arcadia Publishing, 2002. (Google Books link)
  • Scarlette, Gladys, Summerfield, North Carolina: A Pictorial History, Greensboro, North Carolina: Younts, 1995.
  • Sharpe, Stella Gentry, Tobe, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1939.
  • Sloan, John Alexander, Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B, 27th N.C. Regiment, Washington, D.C.: R.C. Polkinhorn, 1883.
  • Stockard, Sallie Walker, The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1902 (complete text in Google Books) (complete text in Internet Archive)
  • Stoesen, Alexander R., Guilford County: A Brief History, 2000 (Google Books link) (NC Office of Archives & History Publications Shop)
  • Teague, Bobbie T., Cane Creek: Mother of Meetings, North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1995.
  • Weatherly, Andrew Earl, The First Hundred Years of Historic Guilford, 1771-1871, Greensboro, North Carolina: Greensboro Print Company, 1972.
  • Zopf, Paul E., The People of Guilford: Growth and Changes in the Population of Guilford County, Greensboro, North Carolina: Chamber of Commerce, 1972.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records


Other Resources

  • Moore, Carol. Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. | Google Books page (limited preview)


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


-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company F
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 2nd Company E
- 4th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company I
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company K
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain George F Fisher's Company
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company C
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company D

World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Death
Divorce
Marriages


Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Guilford County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4713, Dept. W
Greensboro, NC 27404-4713
Website

Guilford County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 9693
Greensboro 27429-0693
Website


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Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Guilford County, North Carolina. Page 509 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:227-228, 230; 2:564. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Sandy Creek Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. "Old Brick Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. "Friedens Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  7. "Low's Lutheran Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  8. "Alamance Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. "Buffalo Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn*1763-1868 - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2524877 North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.