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North Carolina Census Notes
Known Early North Carolina census records which survived include a 1775 census for Pitt County only and a 1784 list of inhabitants for some North Carolina counties. See 1784-1787 North Carolina State Census at Ancestry
1784-1787 State Census of North Carolina: This book lists over 14,000 household heads with an enumeration of those in each household by age, sex and race.
Federal North Carolina Census Records are available to the public. The first census enumeration was in 1790 and a census was taken every 10 years thereafter. The census years include: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
1890 North Carolina Federal Census Records were destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire. Small fragments of the 1890 NC census did survive this fire for River Bend and South Point Townships in Gaston County AND Township Number 2 in Cleveland County. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap.
1890 North Carolina Federal Veterans and Widows Schedules did survive the fire and may be used as a census substitute. See 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.
Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for Federal North Dakota census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.
Special Note: When researching in Archdale, Bath, Beaufort and Craven Counties, study all 4 as these areas changed names several times during the very early years.
Information regarding genealogy research at the North Carolina State Archives can be found online at: Guide for NC Genealogy in the NC State Archives.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
North Carolina Records
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The following vital records are available at the above address:
Death Records - 1930 to present.
Birth Records - 1913 to present.
Marriage Records - 1962 to Present.
Divorce Records - 1958 to present.
Death Records 1913-1955 are in the North Carolina State Archives.
Marriage records after 1868 are available from the Registrar of Deeds in each county.
NC Vital Record Databases
Newspapers & Obituaries
North Carolina Genealogy Links
NC Military Records
US Census Records
FREE Genealogy Tools
Statewide North Carolina Census Records Online
Other NC Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes
NC Census Records Online by County
Warren County Census Records
(Formed 1779 from Bute County - Discontinued 1779.)
Washington County Census Records
(Formed 1799 from Tyrrell County.)
1850 Federal Census Family #1-Family #108 NOTE: Look below the index!
Estate Records Index (PDF File)
Guardianship Records Index (PDF File)
Watauga County Census Records
(Formed 1849 from Ashe County, Caldwell County, Wilkes County & Yancey County.)
A History of Watauga, NC - Complete book online.
Wayne County Census Records
(Formed 1779 from Dobbs County.)
1930-1968 Estate Records Index (PDF File)
Wilkes County Census Records
(Formed 1777 from Surry County & the District of Washington.)
1778-1970 Index to Wills (PDF File)
Wilson County Census Records
(Formed 1855 from Edgecombe County, Johnston County, Nash County & Wayne County.)
Yadkin County Census Records
(Formed 1850 from Surry County)
Yancey County Census Records
(Formed 1833 from Buncombe County & Burke County)
Estate Records (PDF File)
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