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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 CarolinaThis 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.

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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.


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Early North Carolina Settlers

1607-1789 Census Index, Colonial America

1665-1900 North Carolina Wills

1790-1890 North Carolina Census

1850 US Census Search

1851-1900 NC Marriage Index

1890 Census -Veterans Schedules

1900 Census Online 

North Carolina Statewide Databases

 

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Vital Records

North Carolina Vital Records

1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Phone: (919) 733-3526

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.

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North Carolina

(Statehood 1789)


Statewide North Carolina Census Records Online

1784-1787 North Carolina State Census at Ancestry

1790-1890 North Carolina Census at Ancestry

1790 Federal Census of the US at the U. S. Census Bureau

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

1850 Federal Census Slave Schedules Index and Images

1860 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images  

1880 Federal Census Records Search at Family Search

1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

1910 Federal Census Index

1920 Federal Census Index

1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

North Carolina State Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other NC Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

1793-1840 Black Craftsmen of North Carolina

1835 Pension Roll (Statewide) Surnames: A-E | F-L | M-R | S-Z

1838 Indian Removal - North Carolina Regiment

1852 Federal Pension List - Statewide

Proprietors of Carolina

 


NC Census Records Online by County

Alamance County Census Records (formed 1849 from Orange)

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Images

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1860 Federal Census Surnames

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Images

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census of Poor House

1870 Federal Census of U.S. Soldiers

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Federal Census of Poor House


Albemarle County (formed 1663.  Original county.  Discontinued.)

Old County Records

Established in 1664 in the northeast portion of the LordsProprietors' new province of Carolina covering a poorly defined 1,600sq. mi.  The first governor of the County was appointed in October,1664, and it soon also had a legislature and courts.  By 1668 it was divided into Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, and Perquimans precincts. The County ceased to exist as a unit of government in Carolina in 1689 when Governor Seth Sothel departed.


Alexander County Census Records (formed 1847 from Caldwell, Iredell & Wilkes)

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

Other Records

1865-1878 Bastardy Bonds

1869 Poll Tax List

Co G, 38th NC Infantry Civil War Soldiers

North Carolina Civil War Soldiers


Alleghany County Census Records (formed 1859 from Ashe)

1860 Federal Census Records

1860 Agricultural Census Partial

1870 Federal Census Records

1880 Federal Census Records of Cranberry Township

1880 Federal Census Records of Glade Creek Township

1880 Federal Census Records of Gap Civil Township

Other Records

1800-1860 Slave Holders

1890 Business Directory

Early Wills Index


Anson County Census Records (formed 1750 from Bladen)

1790 Federal Census Index

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Records

1790 Federal Census of Fayette District

1800 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1810 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1820 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1830 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

Other Records

1750 Quit Rent Tax List

1750-1900 Wills Index

1769 Regulators

Mineral Springs Baptist Church Records

Rocky River Baptist Church Roll


Archdale County Census Records (formed 1705 from Bath.  Changed to Craven in 1712)

No known census online.  Submit a census link!


Ashe County Census Records (formed 1799 from Wilkes)

1800 Federal Census Records

1800 Federal Census Records at New River Notes

1800 Federal Census Records of Morgan District

1810 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1810 Federal Census Index

1810 Federal Census Records Part 1

1810 Federal Census Records Part 2

1810 Federal Census Records at New River Notes

1820 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1820 Federal Census Index and Transcription

1820 Federal Census Records

1830 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1830 Federal Census Index and Transcription

1830 Federal Census Records

1840 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1840 Federal Census Index and Transcription

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index. Surnames starting with:
[A-C]    [D-G]     [H-L]     [M-P]     [Q-T]     [U-Z]

1850 Federal Census Records

1850 Federal Census Index and Transcription

1850 & 1860 Federal Census Slave Mortality Schedules

1860 Federal Census Images

1870 Federal Census Images

1870 Federal Census Transcription

1870 Federal Census Records at New River Notes

1880 Every Name Census Index

1880 Federal Census Images

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 20

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 21

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 22

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 23

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 24

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 25

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 26

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 31

1920 Federal Census Records - ED 32

Other Records

1815 Tax List

1868 Business Directory

1883 County Directory

1890 Business Directory

War of 1812 Veterans


Avery County Census Records (formed 1911 from Caldwell, Mitchell & Watauga)

1920 Federal Census Images

Other Records

Confederate Pensions


Bath County Census Records (formed 1696 - discontinued in 1739, see Beaufort.)

Other Records

1695-1702 Immigration List


Beaufort County Census Records (formed 1712 from Bath - was previously Archdale)

1790 Federal Census Index

1790 Federal Census Records

1790 Federal Census Records at Beaufort County GenWeb

1800 Federal Census Records at Beaufort County GenWeb

1810 Federal Census Records at Beaufort County GenWeb

1820 Federal Census Records

1820 Federal Census Records at Beaufort County GenWeb

1830 Federal Census Records at Beaufort County GenWeb

1840 Federal Census Records at Beaufort County GenWeb

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Book

1850 Federal Census Records at Beaufort County GenWeb

1850 Federal Census Slave Schedules

1860 Federal Census Records at Beaufort County GenWeb

1860 Federal Census Images

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedules

1870 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census Images

1890 Federal Census - Veterans & Widows Schedule

Other Records

1700-1900 Index to Wills

1715 Corn Tax List of Beaufort & Hyde Pct.

1717 Land List

1723 Jury List

1735-1933 Estate Records

1755 Tax List

1764 Tax List

1779 Tax List

1781 Militia Roll

1815 Taxables for Goose Creek Twp.

1816 Taxables for Goose Creek Twp.

1819 Petition with Signers

1819 Taxables for Goose Creek Twp.

1821-1883 Washington Baptist Church including members roll

Military Records

 

 

 

 

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