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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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North Carolina Census Records &
North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Birth Records begin in 1913.
Death Records 1930 to present are available at the above address.
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.
1906-1930 NC Deaths NC History Books
NC History Books
Newspapers & Obituaries
North Carolina Genealogy
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
Lincoln County (formed 1778 from Tryon)
Macon County Census Records (formed 1828 from Haywood)
Madison County Census Records (formed 1851 from Buncombe & Yancey)
Martin County Census Records (formed 1774 from Halifax & Tyrell)
McDowell County Census Records (formed 1842 from Burke & Rutherford)
Mecklenburg County Census Records (formed 1762 from Anson)
1921 City Directory for Charlotte is located here.
(formed 1861 from Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga & Yancey)
Montgomery County Census Records (formed 1779 from Anson)
1779 & 1880 Tax List - there are 2 tax lists on this page
Moore County (formed 1784 from Cumberland)
1834-1836 Tax Lists - 3 tax lists on this page.
Nash County (formed 1777 from Edgecombe)
New Hanover County (formed 1729 from Craven)
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