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Guide to '''Martin 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  ===
  
[http://www.martincountyncgov.com/ Martin County Courthouse]<br>305 East Main Street <br>Williamston, NC 27892-0668<br>Phone: 252-792-1683<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1884<br>1820 census missing<br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land&nbsp;records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and Court records from1800's<br>and probate records from 1700's <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1872</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1774</center>
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[http://www.martincountyncgov.com/ Martin County Courthouse]<br>305 East Main Street <br>Williamston, NC 27892-0668<br>Phone: 252-792-1683<br><br>Courthouse burned in 1884<br>1820 census missing<br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land&nbsp;records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and Court records from1800's<br>and probate records from 1700's <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{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 348<br> Williamston, NC 27892<br> Telephone: 252-789-4320<br> Fax: 252.\-789-4329<br> [http://www.martincountyncgov.com/ Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 807<br> Williamston, NC 27892<br> Telephone: (252) 809-5100<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
My North Carolina Genealogy - [http://www.mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/nc_county/mar.htm#map2 Martin County&nbsp;History and&nbsp; Information]&nbsp;  
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My North Carolina Genealogy - [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/martin-county/ Martin County&nbsp;History and&nbsp; Information]&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1774'''--Martin County was created 2 March 1774&nbsp;from [[Halifax County, North Carolina|Halifax]] and [[Tyrrell County, North Carolina|Tyrrell]] Counties. <br>'''County seat''': Williamston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1774'''--Martin County was created 2 March 1774&nbsp;from [[Halifax County, North Carolina|Halifax]] and [[Tyrrell County, North Carolina|Tyrrell]] Counties. <br>'''County seat''': Williamston <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
'''1884--'''Courthouse fire destroyed many court records.  
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'''1862, 1884--'''Courthouse fires destroyed many court records.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martincemeteries.htm Martin County Cemeteries] at the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/records-data Martin County cemetery information] at the Martin County NCGenWeb site
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*Find-A-Grave: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1709 Martin County 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" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1709&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|465356|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=1709 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/martin/records-data/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Martin+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=Martin&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martincemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/martin.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/mart/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== Register of Deeds Website  =====
 
===== Register of Deeds Website  =====
  
The Martin County Register of Deeds maintains records for land transactions in the county. &nbsp;Visit [http://www.martincountyncgov.com/Register_Deeds.aspx their website] for further information and to search online deed records from '''1866 to present'''.&nbsp;  
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The Martin County Register of Deeds maintains records for land transactions in the county. &nbsp;Visit [http://www.martincountyncgov.com/deeds their website] for further information and to search online deed records from '''1866 to present'''.&nbsp;
  
 
===== Additional Land Records  =====
 
===== Additional Land Records  =====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/records-data Military]: NCGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/records-data Military]: NCGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinmilitary.htm Military records] - NCGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinmilitary.htm Military records] - NCGenWeb Archives
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
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://search.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
  
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
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:- [[17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)|17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)]], Company F<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)|17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company K<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company K<br>
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:- [[41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry|41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry]], Company K<br>
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===== World War I =====
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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
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===== World War II =====
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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>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
*'''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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*'''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 $
*'''1774-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 10 (1774-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
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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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*'''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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*'''1774 - 1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 10 (1774-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinwills.htm Martin County wills] - transcribed wills submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives; coverage varies  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinwills.htm Martin County wills] - transcribed wills submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives; coverage varies  
*[Book] -&nbsp;<u>Martin County, North Carolina&nbsp;: abstracts of will books, 1774-1868</u>. Published in 1990. &nbsp;The index to this book is available online [http://www.scribd.com/doc/20930247/MartinCountyWillls-Index here]. If you find a will of interest, then look at this [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48488632 list of libraries that have it] and contat them for details.&nbsp;
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*'''1774 - 1868''' - [Book] ''Martin County, North Carolina: abstracts of will books, 1774-1868''. Published in 1990. &nbsp;The index to this book is available online *[http://www.scribd.com/doc/20930247/MartinCountyWills Index here]. If you find a will of interest, then look at this [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48488632 list of libraries that have it] and contat them for details.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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===== Birth Records =====
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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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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/births-marriages-deaths Births, Marriages &amp; Death information for Martin County] - NCGenWeb site
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===== Death Records =====
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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
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/births-marriages-deaths Births, Marriages &amp; Death information for Martin County] - NCGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/births-marriages-deaths Births, Marriages &amp; Death information for Martin County] - NCGenWeb site  
*Search death certificates in the FamilySearch database [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930]
 
*Search marriage information in the FamilySearch database&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages 1762-1979]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinobits.htm Obituaries] - death notices of Martin County residents
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/martin/martinobits.htm Obituaries] - death notices of Martin County residents
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===== Divorce Records =====
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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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===== Marriage Records =====
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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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*'''1872 - 1935''' - Martin County Marriage Index 1872-1935 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:Iginorthcarolinag.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf]].</ref>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/births-marriages-deaths Births, Marriages &amp; Death information for Martin County] - NCGenWeb site
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[[Category:IGIcheck]]
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=martin&state=NC Martin County students attending NC colleges] - link via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=martin&state=NC Martin County students attending NC colleges] - link via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index&nbsp;
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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'''Martin County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 121<br>Williamston 27892-0121<br><br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Martin County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 468<br> Williamston 27892<br>[http://martincountynchistory.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://tlc.library.net/BHM/ BHM Regional Library&nbsp;]
 
*[http://tlc.library.net/BHM/ BHM Regional Library&nbsp;]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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  ==
 
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/martin-county/ Martin County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin NCGenWeb: Martin County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin NCGenWeb: Martin County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/NC/county/Martin%20Co Martin County at Our Family Tree]  
 
*[http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/county.cfm/state/NC/county/Martin%20Co Martin County at Our Family Tree]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Martin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Martin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:31, 20 June 2017

United States
North Carolina
Martin County

Guide to Martin 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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Martin County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Martin County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1774
County Seat Williamston
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Martin County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1872
1790
1774
1774


Martin County Courthouse
305 East Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892-0668
Phone: 252-792-1683

Courthouse burned in 1884
1820 census missing
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and Court records from1800's
and probate records from 1700's [1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 348
Williamston, NC 27892
Telephone: 252-789-4320
Fax: 252.\-789-4329
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 807
Williamston, NC 27892
Telephone: (252) 809-5100

History

My North Carolina Genealogy - Martin County History and  Information 

Parent County

1774--Martin County was created 2 March 1774 from Halifax and Tyrrell Counties.
County seat: Williamston [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

1862, 1884--Courthouse fires destroyed many court records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bear Grass, Cross Roads , Goose Nest, Griffins, Hamilton, Jamesville, Poplar Point, Robersonville, Williams, Williamston

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncmartin.png

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Skewarkey, near Williamston, N.C. Established by 1787.[3]

Court

Land

Register of Deeds Website

The Martin County Register of Deeds maintains records for land transactions in the county.  Visit their website for further information and to search online deed records from 1866 to present

Additional Land Records

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Martin County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company F
- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company G
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company K
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company H
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company K
- 41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry, Company K
World War I
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Martin County Genealogical Society
PO Box 121
Williamston 27892-0121

Martin County Historical Society
PO Box 468
Williamston 27892
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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, North Carolina. Page 510 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990; "Skewarkey Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.