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Bertie County,
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Bertie County, North Carolina History

When was Bertie County, NC Created?
Bertie County was created on 1722 from Chowen Precinct and Albemarle County. This county was named for James or Henry Bertie, two Lords Proprietor of colonial North Carolina.

What is the County Seat of Bertie County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Windsor also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Bertie County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Hertford County (north), Chowan County (east), Washington County (southeast), Martin County (southwest), Halifax County (west), Northampton County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Bertie County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Askewville, Aulander, Colerain, Kelford, LewistonWoodville, Powellsville, Roxobel, Windsor, Merry Hill.

Bertie County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Bertie County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bertie County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Bertie County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Bertie County clerk of court.

You can search online for Bertie County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Bertie County, NC Census Records

What Bertie County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bertie Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bertie Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bertie Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Bertie County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Bertie County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bertie County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bertie County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Bertie County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Bertie County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Bertie County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bertie County, NC?
The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Bertie County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

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