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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Washington_County,_North_Carolina|Washington County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Washington_County,_North_Carolina Genealogy|Washington County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Washington County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Washington 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.washconc.org/clerk_of_court.aspx Washington County Courthouse]<br>120 Adams Street<br>Plymouth, NC 27962<br>Phone: 252-793-2325 <br><br>Courthouse burned 1862, 1869 - 1873<br>register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage recrods&nbsp; from 1851 and land records from 1799<br>Clerk Superopr Court has divoce recrods from 1871<br>probate and&nbsp;court records from 1873<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.washconc.org/clerk_of_court.aspx Washington County Courthouse]<br>120 Adams Street<br>Plymouth, NC 27962<br>Phone: 252-793-2325 <br><br>Courthouse burned 1862, 1869 - 1873<br>register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage recrods&nbsp; from 1851 and land records from 1799<br>Clerk Superopr Court has divoce recrods from 1871<br>probate and&nbsp;court records from 1873<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 1007<br> Plymouth, NC 27962<br> Phone: 252-793-2325<br> Fax: 252-793-6982<br> [http://www.washingtonrod.net/ Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 901 <br> Plymouth, NC 27962<br> Phone: (252) 791-4000<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1862--'''Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment.<br>'''1869,[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/1881-fire 1881]--'''Fires have destroyed most of the court records and many of the land records.  
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'''1862--'''Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment.<br>'''1869,[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/1881-fire 1881]--'''Fires have destroyed most of the court records and many of the land records.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Ncwashington.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncwashington.png]]  
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[[Image:Ncwashington.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== 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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1744&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466623|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1744 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/records-data/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Washington+County+North+Carolina&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#cemetery_name=a&lim=0&num=10&action=search_cemetery&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Washington Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/washington/washingtoncemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/washington.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wash/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Washington%20County%20North%20Carolina%22~&collection_id=2026973 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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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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 Battle ======
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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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:- [[17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)|17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization)]], Company H<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 K<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry|41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry]], Company K<br>
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====== Civil War Battles ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County:
  
 
*April 17-20, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc012.htm Plymouth]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc012.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>  
 
*April 17-20, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc012.htm Plymouth]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc012.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 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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===== World War II =====
 
 
====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
 
 
 
Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
 
  
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.lhaasdav.com/roanokebeacon/index.html Abstracts from Roanoke Beacon Newspaper Plymouth, Washington County, N.C]. – located at the Haas/Davenport Homepage. Covers the year 1889.  
 
*[http://www.lhaasdav.com/roanokebeacon/index.html Abstracts from Roanoke Beacon Newspaper Plymouth, Washington County, N.C]. – located at the Haas/Davenport Homepage. Covers the year 1889.  
 
*[http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/rbeacon Roanoke Beacon Index] - ongoing project to index back issues of the paper. Covers late 1880s to early 1900s.  
 
*[http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/rbeacon Roanoke Beacon Index] - ongoing project to index back issues of the paper. Covers late 1880s to early 1900s.  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/newspapers More newspapers information] - on the Washington County, NCGenWeb site
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/records-data/ More newspapers information] - on the Washington County, NCGenWeb site
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
*'''1872-1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1872-1967)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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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/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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*'''1872 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1872-1967)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
 
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964]&nbsp;- search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
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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 $
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/mr/WASHLIC.HTM Marriage Licenses of Washington County, North Carolina] 1851 - 1920.&nbsp; According to the information on the site no marriage licenses exist for Washington County until the year 1880. The source of all marriage records prior to that year is marriage registers. There are two marriage registers, one of several volumes that contains marriages from 1851 to the present. There is also a marriage register that records acknowledgements of Freedmen's marriages from 1866 to 1868 and "a record of colored marriages" from 8 March, 1867 to 6 June 1872. The Freedmen's Register records slave marriages legalized after the Civil War between 1866 and 1868. Some of these marriages occurred 40 years before the Civil War. The record tells how long each couple has cohabited.&nbsp; Can be searched by name of either&nbsp;male or female.  
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?articletype=marriage&county=washington Marriages reported in the Roanoke Beacon Newspaper] - late 1880s - list of names in news reports of marriages.&nbsp;
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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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*'''1851 - 1920''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/mr/WASHLIC.HTM Marriage Licenses of Washington County, North Carolina] 1851-1920.&nbsp; According to the information on the site no marriage licenses exist for Washington County until the year 1880. The source of all marriage records prior to that year is marriage registers. There are two marriage registers, one of several volumes that contains marriages from 1851 to the present. There is also a marriage register that records acknowledgements of Freedmen's marriages from 1866 to 1868 and "a record of colored marriages" from 8 March, 1867 to 6 June 1872. The Freedmen's Register records slave marriages legalized after the Civil War between 1866 and 1868. Some of these marriages occurred 40 years before the Civil War. The record tells how long each couple has cohabited.&nbsp; Can be searched by name of either&nbsp;male or female.  
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*'''1851 - 1967''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1851-1967 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 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1880s''' - [http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?articletype=marriage&county=washington Marriages reported in the Roanoke Beacon Newspaper] - late 1880s - list of names in news reports of marriages.&nbsp;NCGenWeb
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
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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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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/deaths NCGenWeb: Washington County - &nbsp;Deaths/Obits] &nbsp;- check the NCGenWeb page for resources on locating death &amp; obituary records for Washington County residents. There are numerous records available for a wide range of time periods.&nbsp;
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/deaths NCGenWeb: Washington County - &nbsp;Deaths/Obits] &nbsp;- check the NCGenWeb page for resources on locating death &amp; obituary records for Washington County residents. There are numerous records available for a wide range of time periods.&nbsp;
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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 $
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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'''Washington County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 567<br> Plymouth 27619-0567<br><br>
*[http://wcgsnc.wordpress.com/ Washington County Genealogical Society] - The Washington County Genealogical Society has been collecting and publishing data for many years. &nbsp;Their website provides a membership form and back issues of the newsletter are available online for free.
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*[http://www.pettigrewlibraries.org/Washington.asp Pettigrew Regional Library System]: Washington County - handles information &amp; library needs of several counties in the area, including Washington County.
 
*[http://www.pettigrewlibraries.org/Washington.asp Pettigrew Regional Library System]: Washington County - handles information &amp; library needs of several counties in the area, including Washington County.
  
 
==== 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  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/washington-county/ Washington County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ NCGenWeb project] - variety of information relevant to Washington County. &nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ NCGenWeb project] - variety of information relevant to Washington County. &nbsp;  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Washington|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Washington 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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Washington County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Washington 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 1799
County Seat Plymouth
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Washington County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1912
1851
1800
1779
1795


Washington County Courthouse
120 Adams Street
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: 252-793-2325

Courthouse burned 1862, 1869 - 1873
register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage recrods  from 1851 and land records from 1799
Clerk Superopr Court has divoce recrods from 1871
probate and court records from 1873[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 1007
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: 252-793-2325
Fax: 252-793-6982
Website

Clerk Superior Court
PO Box 901
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: (252) 791-4000

History

Washington County was formed in 1799 from the western third of Tyrrell County. It was named for George Washington.

Parent County

1799--Washington County was created from Tyrrell County.
County seat: Plymouth [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--Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment.
1869,1881--Fires have destroyed most of the court records and many of the land records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Morattuck. Established by 1785.[3]
Church of England
  • Skinners Chapel aka Rehoboth Church. Established about 1735. Now a United Methodist Church.[4]

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company H
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery, Company K
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G
- 41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry, Company K
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County:

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
World War II

Newspapers

The Roanoake Beacon is the primary newspaper for Washington County. 

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered from the Washington County Register of Deeds for a low fee. Visit their website for more information. 

Births
Marriages
Deaths
Divorce

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Washington County Genealogical Society
PO Box 567
Plymouth 27619-0567

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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, North Carolina. Page 513 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), 1:490. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Rehoboth Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.