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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New_Hanover_County,_North_Carolina|New Hanover County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Hanover County, North Carolina|New Hanover County]]''  
  
{{NCDC}}  
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Guide to '''New Hanover 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
 
| county = New Hanover County
 
| county = New Hanover County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/new_hanover/ New Hanover Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/ New Hanover Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
| county_map = Nc-new-hanover.png
 
| county_map = Nc-new-hanover.png
 
| state = North Carolina
 
| state = North Carolina
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| founded date =  
 
| founded date =  
 
| seat wl = Wilmington
 
| seat wl = Wilmington
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| building image = NorthCarolinaNewHanoverCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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[http://www.co.nash.nc.us/ New Hanover County Courthouse]<br>3rd &amp; Princess St Rm 103<br>Wilmington, NC 28401-4090<br>Phone: 910-341-7125<br><br>Courthouse burned 1798, 1819, &amp; 1840<br>1810 Census Missing<br>Reg of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and&nbsp;land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Hanover County, North Carolina. Page 512 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.nhcgov.com New Hanover County Courthouse]<br>3rd &amp; Princess St Rm 103<br>Wilmington, NC 28401-4090<br>Phone: 910-341-7125<br><br>Courthouse burned 1798, 1819, &amp; 1840<br>1810 Census Missing<br>Reg of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and&nbsp;land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Hanover County, North Carolina. Page 512 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> 216 N. Second St.<br> Wilmington, NC 28401<br> Telephone: 910-798-4530<br> Fax: 910-798-7751<br> [http://www.nhcgov.com/ Website]<br> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 2023<br> Wilmington, NC 28402<br> Telephone: (910) 772-6600<br>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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'''1789, 1819, 1840--''' Courthouse fires in 1789, 1819, and 1840 resulted in some record loss.
Courthouse fires have destroyed some records through the years.  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Ncnewhanover.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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[[Image:Ncnewhanover.png|thumb|right|250px|Ncnewhanover.png]]  
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==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
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:*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/cemeteries3.html New Hanover County Cemeteries] lists public, church, private, and family cemteries with some links to Find A Grave and Google Maps. Good information on hard to read tombstones, cleaning tombstones, cleaning and restoring cemeteries, types of grave markers. [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ North Carolina GenWeb].  
 
:*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/cemeteries3.html New Hanover County Cemeteries] lists public, church, private, and family cemteries with some links to Find A Grave and Google Maps. Good information on hard to read tombstones, cleaning tombstones, cleaning and restoring cemeteries, types of grave markers. [http://www.ncgenweb.us/ North Carolina GenWeb].  
:*[http://www.aahfwilmington.org/aahmw_virtualexhibits_placemaking_10pine.html Pine Forest Cemetery] is a historical African American burial ground dating back to 1860 and the final resting place of many notable citizens. It is located on 15 acres in the city of Wilmington at the north end of 16th Street and Rankin. ''The Wilmington Journal'' published an [http://www.wilmingtonjournal.com/news/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=113541&sID=84&ItemSource=L article] (May 2012) on the history of the cemetery with contact information for donations towards the preservation and [http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090429/ARTICLES/904294002/1155?Title=-Forgotten-graves-discovered-at-Pine-Forest-Cemetery upkeep] of the cemetery. Search known burials and contribute information at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2138236 Find A Grave]. Learn more about [http://www.folkart.org/mag/african-american-cemetery-ideograms Pine Forest Cemetery ]from the Folk Art Society of America.  
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:*[http://www.aahfwilmington.org/aahmw_virtualexhibits_placemaking_10pine.html Pine Forest Cemetery] is a historical African American burial ground dating back to 1860 and the final resting place of many notable citizens. It is located on 15 acres in the city of Wilmington at the north end of 16th Street and Rankin. ''The Wilmington Journal'' published an [http://wilmingtonjournal.com/pine-forest-cemetery-a-hidden-gem/ article] (May 2012) on the history of the cemetery with contact information for donations towards the preservation and [http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090429/ARTICLES/904294002/1155?Title=-Forgotten-graves-discovered-at-Pine-Forest-Cemetery upkeep] of the cemetery. Search known burials and contribute information at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2138236 Find A Grave]. Learn more about [http://www.folkart.org/mag/african-american-cemetery-ideograms Pine Forest Cemetery ]from the Folk Art Society of America.  
 
:*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/newh/index.htm Cemetery Census] of New Hanover County North Carolina cemeteries lists interments for Federal Point Methodist, Greenlawn Memorial Park, and Oakdale cemeteries.
 
:*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/newh/index.htm Cemetery Census] of New Hanover County North Carolina cemeteries lists interments for Federal Point Methodist, Greenlawn Memorial Park, and Oakdale cemeteries.
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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=1715&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|331652|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=1715 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/cemeteries3.html NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+New+Hanover+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=New%20Hanover&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/newhanover/newhancems.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/newhanover.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/newh/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
  
*'''St. James's Parish,''' Wilmington, N.C. Established 1729.<ref>Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, ''The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959'' (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 21. {{FHL|548808|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2e}}; Robert J. Cain, ed., ''The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), xxxiii. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}; "St. James Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Official [http://www.stjamesp.org/ website]. Church records from 1737 to 1892 have been published.<ref>Ida B. Kellam and Elizabeth F. McKoy, eds., ''St. James Church, Wilmington, North Carolina: Historical Records, 1737-1892'' (1965).</ref>  
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*'''St. James's Parish,''' Wilmington, N.C. Established 1729.<ref>Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, ''The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959'' (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 21. {{FHL|548808|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2e}}; Robert J. Cain, ed., ''The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), xxxiii. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}; "St. James Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Official [http://www.stjamesp.org/ website]. Church records from 1737 to 1892 have been published.<ref>Ida B. Kellam and Elizabeth F. McKoy, eds., ''St. James Church, Wilmington, North Carolina: Historical Records, 1737-1892'' (1965).</ref> Baptisms 1754-1880 (Batch {{IGI|C712001}}) and Marriages 1811-1892 (Batch {{IGI|M712001}}) are included in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''St. Philip's Parish.''' Established by 1741.<ref>Robert J. Cain, ed., ''The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), xxx, 414. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}.</ref>
 
*'''St. Philip's Parish.''' Established by 1741.<ref>Robert J. Cain, ed., ''The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), xxx, 414. {{FHL|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}.</ref>
  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885-1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery]]. Company E<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery]]. Company I<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company A<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company B<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company B<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company B<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company C<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company C<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company D<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company D<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company E<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], Company H<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], 1st Company A<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery]], 2nd Company H<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops|3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops|3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops]], Company F<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops|3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops]], Company K<br>
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:- [[41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry|41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)|4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves|7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company B<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain Benjamin J Jacob's Company<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain Neill McNeill's Company<br>
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:- [[10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery|10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery]], Company D<br><br>
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in New Hanover County. &nbsp;
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The following Civil War battles were fought in New Hanover County:
  
 
*December 7-27, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc014.htm Fort Fisher I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
 
*December 7-27, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc014.htm Fort Fisher I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
  
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====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
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Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project], North Carolina State Archives. Search full text historical newspapers published in Wilmington.  
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[http://exhibits.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project], North Carolina State Archives. Search full text historical newspapers published in Wilmington.  
  
 
===== Obituaries  =====
 
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
:*'''1844–1943''' – Bonds, Volumes 1–17, {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735–1970}}, New Hanover – FamilySearch
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
:*'''1682–1905''' – Wills Index, {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735–1970}}, New Hanover – FamilySearch
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:*'''1735–1943''' – Wills Index, Volumes 1–2 {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735–1970}}, New Hanover – FamilySearch
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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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:*'''1943–1961''' – Wills Index, Volume 3 {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735–1970}}, New Hanover – FamilySearch
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Minutes of the Pleas and Quarter Session Court 1738-42; 1759-1769 and General Index. (contains estates, inventories, wills, deeds proved, administrators appointed, orphans, etc.) [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/counties/countynewhanover.html North Carolina Pioneers] ($)  
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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
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*'''1844-1943''' - Bonds, Volumes 1–17, {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735–1970}}, New Hanover – FamilySearch
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*'''1682-1905''' - Wills Index, {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735–1970}}, New Hanover – FamilySearch
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*'''1735-1943''' - Wills Index, Volumes 1–2 {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735–1970}}, New Hanover – FamilySearch
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*'''Pre-1790'''&nbsp;&nbsp; - [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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*'''1943-1961''' - Wills Index, Volume 3 {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735–1970}}, New Hanover – FamilySearch
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*Minutes of the Pleas and Quarter Session Court 1738-42; 1759-1769 and General Index. (contains estates, inventories, wills, deeds proved, administrators appointed, orphans, etc.) [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/counties/countynewhanover.html North Carolina Pioneers] ($)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Search online public record databases of the New Hanover County [http://srvrodweb.nhcgov.com/localization/menu.asp Register of Deeds], including birth and death certificates, and marriage records.  
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Search online public record databases of the New Hanover County [http://registerofdeeds.nhcgov.com Register of Deeds], including birth and death certificates, and marriage records.  
  
===== Birth  =====
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===== Birth Records =====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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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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*'''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<br>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/vital.html New Hanover County Vital Records] at USGenWeb - free. &nbsp;(As of Jan 15, 2015 many of the links on this site are broken, although some still work.)
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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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*'''1898-1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1906-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1908-2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909-1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931-1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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Old New Hanover Genealogical Society [http://www.onhgs.org/ ONHGS]<br>PO Box 2536<br>Wilmington NC 28402-2536<br>E-mail: info@onhgs.org<br><br>
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'''Old New Hanover Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 2536<br>Wilmington NC 28402-2536<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@onhgs.org]<br> [http://www.onhgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png New Hanover County

Guide to New Hanover 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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New Hanover County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting New Hanover 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 1729
County Seat Wilmington
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for New Hanover County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1779
1913
1790
1734
1735

New Hanover County Courthouse
3rd & Princess St Rm 103
Wilmington, NC 28401-4090
Phone: 910-341-7125

Courthouse burned 1798, 1819, & 1840
1810 Census Missing
Reg of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Register of Deeds
216 N. Second St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Telephone: 910-798-4530
Fax: 910-798-7751
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 2023
Wilmington, NC 28402
Telephone: (910) 772-6600

Historical Facts

Parent County

1729--New Hanover was created from Craven County.
County seat: Wilmington [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.

Neighboring Counties

Brunswick | Pender

Record Loss

1789, 1819, 1840-- Courthouse fires in 1789, 1819, and 1840 resulted in some record loss.

Resources

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Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

  • New Hanover County Cemeteries lists public, church, private, and family cemteries with some links to Find A Grave and Google Maps. Good information on hard to read tombstones, cleaning tombstones, cleaning and restoring cemeteries, types of grave markers. North Carolina GenWeb.
  • Pine Forest Cemetery is a historical African American burial ground dating back to 1860 and the final resting place of many notable citizens. It is located on 15 acres in the city of Wilmington at the north end of 16th Street and Rankin. The Wilmington Journal published an article (May 2012) on the history of the cemetery with contact information for donations towards the preservation and upkeep of the cemetery. Search known burials and contribute information at Find A Grave. Learn more about Pine Forest Cemetery from the Folk Art Society of America.
  • Cemetery Census of New Hanover County North Carolina cemeteries lists interments for Federal Point Methodist, Greenlawn Memorial Park, and Oakdale 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 New Hanover County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
  • Black River. Established by 1758.[3]
Church of England
  • St. James's Parish, Wilmington, N.C. Established 1729.[4] Official website. Church records from 1737 to 1892 have been published.[5] Baptisms 1754-1880 (Batch C712001) and Marriages 1811-1892 (Batch M712001) are included in the International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • St. Philip's Parish. Established by 1741.[7]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Wilmington
Methodist
  • St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, Wilmington, N.C. Formed 1865. Served the African American community.[8]

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Wilmington has been a port since colonial times.[9]

Gazetteers

Genealogy

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

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

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from New Hanover County for European settlers included:[10]

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in New Hanover 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 New Hanover County, North Carolina Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery. Company E
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery. Company I
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company A
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company C
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company C
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company D
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company D
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company H
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 1st Company A
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company H
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Company F
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Company K
- 41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry, Company A
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company C
- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company B
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Benjamin J Jacob's Company
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Neill McNeill's Company
- 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company D

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in New Hanover County:

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, North Carolina State Archives. Search full text historical newspapers published in Wilmington.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

  • Minutes of the Pleas and Quarter Session Court 1738-42; 1759-1769 and General Index. (contains estates, inventories, wills, deeds proved, administrators appointed, orphans, etc.) North Carolina Pioneers ($)

Taxation

Vital Records

Search online public record databases of the New Hanover County Register of Deeds, including birth and death certificates, and marriage records.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Repositories

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Family History Centers are also located in Shallotte, Jacksonville, Kinston, and Myrtle Beach.

Libraries

New Hanover County Public Libraries

Main Library and Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington NC 28401
901-798-6301

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Rd
Wilmington NC 28405
910-798-6371

Myrtle Grove Library
5155 South College Rd
Wilmington NC 28412
910-798-6391

Carolina Beach Library
300 Cape Fear Blvd
Carolina Beach NC 28428
910-798-6385

Museums

African American Heritage Museum of Wilmington
PO Box 968 Wilmington NC 28402
info@aahfwilmington.org

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
814 Market Street
Wilmington NC 28401
Phone 910-798-4350
Fax 910-798-4382

Societies

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
PO Box 2536
Wilmington NC 28402-2536
E-mail:[1]
Website

New Hanover County Public Library
North Carolina Room
201 Chestnut Steet
Wilmington NC 28402
901-798-6305
ONHGS additional contact:

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Hanover County, North Carolina. Page 512 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. Perhaps located in Sampson County, or another name for Bull Tail, see: George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:304-305. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959 (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 21. FHL Book 975.6 K2e; Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), xxxiii. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr; "St. James Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. Ida B. Kellam and Elizabeth F. McKoy, eds., St. James Church, Wilmington, North Carolina: Historical Records, 1737-1892 (1965).
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  7. Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), xxx, 414. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.
  8. "St. Stephen A.M.E. Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959 (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 21. FHL Book 975.6 K2e.
  10. 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.
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  13. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)