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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
The collection includes the following various county records:  
 
The collection includes the following various county records:  
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Soon after they were formed, counties began recording vital records, court records, and land transactions. The records are generally well preserved. The records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. Most of the records are either handwritten or handwritten on printed forms. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.  
 
Soon after they were formed, counties began recording vital records, court records, and land transactions. The records are generally well preserved. The records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. Most of the records are either handwritten or handwritten on printed forms. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916185/waypoints Browse]&nbsp;link from the collection landing page.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records
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|title=North Carolina County Records, 1833-1970
 
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{{Collection citation | text= "North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970."  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Archives and History, Raleigh.}}  
 
 
 
[[North Carolina County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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==Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
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Image:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Coroner's Bond DGS 4727585 _43.jpg|Coroner's Bond
 
Image:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Coroner's Bond DGS 4727585 _43.jpg|Coroner's Bond
 
Image:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Guardianship DGS 4751234_155.jpg|Guardianship
 
Image:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Guardianship DGS 4751234_155.jpg|Guardianship
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Image:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Will DGS 4727602_273.jpg|Will
 
Image:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Will DGS 4727602_273.jpg|Will
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
The records generally include the following information:  
 
The records generally include the following information:  
  
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*Amount of any money exchanged
 
*Amount of any money exchanged
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
 
 
 
*The type of event
 
*The approximate date the event occurred
 
*The name of the individual or individuals, such as the bride and groom, infant, or deceased
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The type of event.
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*The approximate date the event occurred.
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*The names of of other family members and their relationships.
  
To search the collection:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "County" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images
 
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1916185/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "County" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916185 North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
 
  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
*Use the age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.
 
*Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
 
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
 
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
 
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[North Carolina County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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== Related Websites  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=North-Carolina-County-Records-1833-1970-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/NorthCarolina.htm North Carolina Free Public Records Directory]
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/north-carolina-genealogy.htm North Carolina Genealogy Search Engines]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[[North Carolina|North Carolina]]
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
*[[North Carolina Land and Property|North Carolina Land and Property]]<br>
 
*[[North Carolina Probate Records|North Carolina Probate Records]]<br>
 
*[[North Carolina Voting Registers|North Carolina Voting Registers]]<br>
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Archives and History, Raleigh.}} <br><br>
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916185/waypointsNorth Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970]
 
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
North Carolina, United States
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Flag of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1833-1970
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

The collection includes the following various county records:

  • Coroner's Inquests (1793-1905)
  • Voter Registration Books (1888-1896)
  • Wills (1821-1968)
  • Guardianships (1849-1967)
  • Estates (1854-1968)

Soon after they were formed, counties began recording vital records, court records, and land transactions. The records are generally well preserved. The records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. Most of the records are either handwritten or handwritten on printed forms. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for North Carolina County Records, 1833-1970.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records generally include the following information:

  • Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
  • Names of individual, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
  • Ages
  • Relationships
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Signature or mark
  • Amount of any money exchanged

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The type of event.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The names of of other family members and their relationships.


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "County" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Archives and History, Raleigh.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for North Carolina County Records, 1833-1970.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.