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Onslow County, North Carolina History

When was Onslow County, NC Created?
Onslow County was created on 1734 from New Hanover Precinct and Bath County. This county was named for Arthur Onslow (1691–1768), Speaker of the British House of Commons.

What is the County Seat of Onslow County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Jacksonville also, the county government website is www.onslowcountync.gov/.

What counties are adjacent to Onslow County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Jones County (north), Carteret County (east), Pender County (southwest), Duplin County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Onslow County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Half Moon, Holly Ridge, Jacksonville, North Topsail Beach, Piney Green, Pumpkin Center, Richlands, Sneads Ferry, Surf City, Swansboro.


Onslow County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Onslow County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Onslow 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 Onslow County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Onslow County clerk of court.

You can search online for Onslow 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


Onslow County, NC Census Records

What Onslow 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.

Onslow Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Onslow Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Onslow 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.


Onslow County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Onslow County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Onslow County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Onslow County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1752 & 1755 by storms, records destroyed by storm


Onslow County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Onslow County, NC?
A list of Onslow County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Onslow County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Onslow County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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