Transylvania County, North Carolina Genealogy
Guide to Transylvania County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Transylvania County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Transvylvania County Courthouse
12 E Main St P O box 417
Brevard, NC 28712
Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage and land records from 1861 and military records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records
Register of Deeds
20 East Morgan Street, Suite 2
Brevard, NC 28712
Clerk Superior Court
7 E Main St
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: (828) 885-3000
History[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
From 1789-1820, there was a boundary dispute between North Carolina and Georgia for a county known as Walton County. It was located in what is now Transylvania County, North Carolina, and the dispute was serious enough that the two states dispatched their militias in what was known as Walton's War. See copy of Map under below collections. Read more about Walton's War.
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[edit | edit source]
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
- Greenville County, South Carolina
- Oconee County, South Carolina
- Pickens County, South Carolina
Resources[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
- Transylvania County Cemeteries at Find-A-Grave
- Cathey's Creek Church Cemetery, Cathey's Creek BillionGraves
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|North Carolina Cemeteries|
|See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.|
Census[edit | edit source]
- Census records on the Transylvania County NCGenWeb site - includes several mortality schedules
For tips on accessing Transylvania County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.
Church[edit | edit source]
Court[edit | edit source]
Directories[edit | edit source]
- Several NC state business directories are available online. Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Transylvania County. Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.
Education[edit | edit source]
- Brevard College Yearbooks, 1935-1998 -- digitized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Transylvania County county students at NC colleges – via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
Land[edit | edit source]
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
- Walton County, NC - now extinct, disputed county between NC & GA, includes history
- Maps of Transylvania County - via NC Maps website from UNC
Military[edit | edit source]
Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
- 1779 - 1782 - North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782 at FamilySearch — images
Civil War[edit | edit source]
- 1861 - 1865 - North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1861 - 1865 - North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1861 - 1865 - U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- 1861 - 1865 - U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- 1885 - 1953 - North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953 at FamilySearch — images
Regiments. Service men in Transylvania 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 Transylvania County, North Carolina Genealogy:
- - 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- - 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company A
- - 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company H
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
- Transylvania County newspapers - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress
- North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project - contains full-text papers from 1752-1890s. Search for your Carteret County ancestors.
- Transylvania Times - a current newspaper of Brevard, NC
Probate[edit | edit source]
Online Probate Records
- 1660-1790 - North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790 at Ancestry.com — index and images $]
- 1663-1979 - North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979 at FamilySearch.org — images
- 1665-1998 - North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1735-1970 - North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970 at FamilySearch.org — images
- 1760-1800 - North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800 at Ancestry.com — index and images
- 1810-1951 - Index to Transylvania County estate records, 1810 to 1951
- 1879-1968 - Wills Cross Index, 1879-1968, Vol. 1 have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Births[edit | edit source]
- 1800-2000 - North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1866-1964 - North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964 at FamilySearch.org — index
Marriages[edit | edit source]
- 1861-1970 - Transylvania County Marriage Index 1861-1970 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- 1799-1893 - Transylvania County marriages - are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
- 1741-2004 - North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1759-1979 - North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1762-1979 - North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1763-1868 - North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868 at FamilySearch — index and images
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- 1898-1994 - North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1906-1930 - North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1908-2004 - North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1909-1975 - North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1931-1994 - North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1913-1916 - Transylvania County death certificates, 1913-1916
- 1911-1961 - Transylvania County Death Index 1911-1961. Batch B580151 at FamilySearch - free.
Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]
Transylvania Genealogical Society
189 West Main St.
PO Box 2347
Brevard, NC 28712
Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
PO Box 2122
Asheville, NC 28802-2122
Transylvania County Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 2061
Brevard, NC 28712
Family History Centers
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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[edit | edit source]
- Transylvania County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Genealogy Inc)
- Transylvania GenWeb Project- free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
- Transylvania County Archives-USGenWeb
- Old Walton County, GA
- FamilySearch Catalog
References[edit | edit source]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Transylvania County, North Carolina. Page 513 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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.