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{{US State HR Infobox
|CID=CID1916185 |title=North Carolina , County Records, 1833-1970|location=North Carolina
| LOC_01 = North Carolina
| LOC_02 =
| state_loc_map = US Locator North Carolina.png
| State_flag = North Carolina flag.png
| record_type =County Records
| start_year = 1833
| end_year = 1970
| FS_URL_01 = [[GuidedResearch:North Carolina|North Carolina Guided Research]]| FS_URL_02 = [[North Carolina Record Finder]]| FS_URL_03 = [[North Carolina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]| FS_URL_04 = [[Step-by-Step North Carolina Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]| FS_URL_05 = [[North Carolina, United States Genealogy|North Carolina Genealogy]]| FS_URL_02 FS_URL_06 = [[North Carolina Land and Property|North Carolina Land and Property]] | FS_URL_03 FS_URL_07 = [[North Carolina Probate Records|North Carolina Probate Records]]| FS_URL_04 FS_URL_08 = [[North Carolina Voting Registers|North Carolina Voting Registers]]| FS_URL_05 FS_URL_09 = [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries]]| FS_URL_10 = | FS_URL_06 FS_URL_11 = | FS_URL_07 FS_URL_12 = | FS_URL_08 FS_URL_13 = | FS_URL_09 FS_URL_14 = | FS_URL_10 FS_URL_15 = | RW_URL_01 =[ North Carolina Free Public Records Directory] | RW_URL_02 =[ North Carolina Genealogy Search Engines]
| RW_URL_03 =
| RW_URL_04 =
| RW_URL_05 = | RW_URL_06 = | RW_URL_07 = | RW_URL_08 = | RW_URL_09 = | RW_URL_10 = | custodian = [ State Archives of North Carolina]
== What is in the This Collection? == 
The collection includes the following various county records:
*Coroner's Inquests (1793-1905)
*Voter Registration Books (1888-1896)
*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 ==={{Collection_Browse_Link|CID=CID1916185|title=North Carolina County Records, 1833-1970}} ==Collection Content ===== Sample Images Image Visibility === <gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">{{Image:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Coroner's Bond DGS 4727585 _43.jpg|Coroner's BondImage:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Guardianship DGS 4751234_155.jpg|GuardianshipImage:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Voter Registration DGS 4727588_243.jpg|Voter RegistrationImage:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Will DGS 4727602_273.jpg|Will</gallery> Visibility}}== What Can this Collection These Records Tell Me? ==The records generally include the following informationmay be found in these records: {{columns-list|2|
*Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
*Names of individual, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
*Signature or mark
*Amount of any money exchanged
}}== How Do I Search the Collection? Content ===== Sample Images ===To begin your search it is helpful to know<gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="4">Image: *The name of your ancestorNorth Carolina County Records (11-0136) Coroner's Bond DGS 4727585 _43.jpg|Coroner's Bond*The type of eventImage:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Guardianship DGS 4751234_155. jpg|Guardianship*The approximate date the event occurredImage:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Voter Registration DGS 4727588_243. jpg|Voter Registration*The names of of other family members and their relationshipsImage:North Carolina County Records (11-0136) Will DGS 4727602_273.jpg|Will</gallery>=== Coverage Table ==='''View images in this collection by visiting the [{| class= 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 wikitable"! County" category<br> ⇒ Select the "!! Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you type !! Years|-| Alleghany || Assignments of territory to the images insolvents lists || 1862-1928|-Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors | Alleghany || Jury lists to determine if the image relates State vs H F Jones || 1848-1913|-| Ashe || School census and teachers vouchers || 1881-1903|-| Ashe || Wills || 1850-1967|-| Beaufort || Wills || 1808-1968|-| Buncombe || Accounts for Swannanoa Hotel to them. You may need child custody || 1844-1920|-| Buncombe || Child Custody proceedings || 1892-1915|-| Buncombe || Child Custody to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images commutation of sentence || 1860-1946|-| Buncombe || Correspondence to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind: marriage license || 1789-1936|-*There may be more than one person in the | Buncombe || Election records with the same name.|| 1871-1900|-*You may not be sure | Buncombe || Memorial for Capt ME Carter to resolution of your own ancestor’s nameNorth Fork Lumber Comp.|| 1786-1919*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.|-| Buncombe || Schools to slave records || 1815-1920== What Do I Do Next? ==|-When you have located your ancestor’s record| Buncombe || Tax-paid withdrawals to United States, carefully evaluate each piece Western District || 1879-1909|-| Camden || Civil Actions || 1816-1902|-| Chatham || Voter registration || 1890-1896|-| Chatham || voter registration-canvass book || 1888-1890|-| Chowan || Poll books || 1875-1910|-| Chowan || Record of information given. These pieces election || 1878-1904|-| Chowan || Wills || 1846-1968|-| Columbus || Civil actions || 1869-1914|-| Columbus || Deeds || 1741-1917|-| Columbus || Estate files || 1812-1968|-| Columbus || List of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your cases || 1851-1913|-| Cumberland || School records of each family. The information may also lead you to other B-E || 1819-1975|-| Cumberland || School records about your ancestors. F-K || 1872-1953|-=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===| Cumberland || School records L-R || 1874-1960*Use the age to calculate a birth date. |-*Use the names, ages and residence church and census | Cumberland || School records.S-W || 1882-1965|-| Cumberland || School minute books || 1878-1911|-*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military | Cumberland || School records, misc. || 1885-1957|-| Currituck || Civil action about land || 1858-1915|-*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. | Currituck || Civil action || 1781-1895|-=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===| Currituck || Criminal action || 1858-1902|-*Check for variant spellings of the surnames. | Duplin || Widows year support || 1900-1968*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. |-*Search the indexes | Durham || Widows dower and years support || 1881-1944|-| Durham || Widows year support || 1881-1927|-| Forsyth || Bonds || 1779-1954|-| Forsyth || Civil Actions || 1852-1909|-| Forsyth || Election book || 1878-1912|-| Forsyth || Wills || 1763-1968|-| Forsyth || Witness Fee book Superior court || 1845-1850|-| Gaston || Estates || 1839-1971|-| Gaston || Guardianships || 1849-1967|-| Jackson || Civil actions || 1843-1968|-| Lincoln || Marriage || 1892-1916|-| Lincoln || Tax || 1868-1924|-| Mecklenburg || Estate files || 1880-1952|-| Mecklenburg || Guardianships || 1779-1951|-| Mecklenburg || Wills || 1855-1968|-| Northampton || Civil actions || 1826-1958|-| Northampton || Coroners reports || 1793-1905|-| Northampton || Estate records || 1766-1940|-| Northampton || Estates || 1780-1949|-| Northampton || Guardian || 1780-1946|-| Northampton || Wills || 1764-1968|-| Perquimans || Criminal action || 1861-1940|-| Perquimans || Land sales || 1869-1941|-| Polk || Wills || 1843-1968|-| Randolph || Affidavit to correspondence || 1781-1919|-| Randolph || Declaration to grand jurors || 1784-1898|-| Randolph || Grists Mills to Justice of nearby counties.Peace || 1780-1922|-| Randolph || Liquor Licenses to Hargrove || 1817-1919{{Tip|Don't overlook items in the FamilySearch Catalog. You may find records listed in the catalog under:-*{{FHL|North CarolinaRandolph || Marsh, Vital RecordsElliott to sample forms || 1785-1913|-| Randolph || Miscellaneous ||keywordsundated|disp}}-*{{FHL|North Carolina, Probate RecordsRichmond || Coroners inquests ||keywords1906-1967|disp}}-For other libraries (local | Stanly || Accounts of Hearne and national) or Davis to criminal docket || 1841-1943|-| Stanly || Chattel mortgages to Fred Long || 1844-1941|-| Stanly || Coroners inquests || 1914-1957|-| Stanly || Insolvent debtors to gain access petitions for restoration of citizenship || 1842-1961|-| Stanly || Habeas corpus to items Town of interest, see the wiki article [[North Carolina Archives Big Lick || 1843-1964|-| Stanly || Records of Slaves and Libraries]]. }}free persons of color || 1832-1868|-== Known Issues with This Collection | Transylvania || Apprentice bonds ==to bridge records || 1864-1926|-| Transylvania || Child custody to jury duty || 1864-1926|-{| width="320" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border=".5" style="float:right;fontTransylvania || Lists to special regulatons || 1864-size:8pt"1926
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For a full list == How Do I Search This Collection? ==Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know: *The name of your ancestor*The type of event *The approximate date the event occurred *The names of of all known issues associated with other family members and their relationships=== Search the Index ==={{Search Collection Link| CID=CID1916185}}=== View the Images ===View images in this collection see by visiting the attached [https'''{{RecordSearch|1916185|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''://familysearch# Select the '''County'''# Select the '''Record Type, Date Range and Volume''' to view the How Do I Analyze the Results?urlname=North-Carolina-County-Records-1833-1970-known-issues&lang=en article= Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]]. If == What Do I Do Next? ==When you encounter additional problemshave located your ancestor’s record, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearchcarefully evaluate each piece of information support@familysearchThese pieces of information may give you new biographical]The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. Please include === I Found the full path Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===*Use the age to calculate a birth date *Use the link names, ages and residence church and a description census records*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records*Compile the problem entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in your e-mailrural areas or if the surname is unusual=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.*Check for an index. Your assistance There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume *Search the indexes and records of nearby counties*Consult the [[North Carolina Record Finder]] to find other records=== Research Helps ===The following articles will help ensure that future reworks will be consideredyou in your research for your family in the state of [[North Carolina, United States Genealogy|North Carolina]].* [[GuidedResearch:North Carolina|North Carolina Guided Research]]* [[North Carolina Record Finder]]* [[North Carolina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]* [[Step-by-Step North Carolina Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]== Known Issues =={{HR KI}}
== Citing This Collection ==
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