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Yancey County,
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Yancey County, North Carolina History

When was Yancey County, NC Created?
Yancey County was created on 1833 from Buncombe and Burke. This county was named for Bartlett Yancey (1785–1828), a United States Congressman, Speaker of the North Carolina Senate, and early advocate for the North Carolina Public School System .

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

What counties are adjacent to Yancey County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Mitchell County (northeast), McDowell County (southeast), Buncombe County (southwest), Madison County (west), Unicoi County, Tennessee (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Yancey County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Burnsville, Green Mountain, Swiss.

Yancey County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Yancey 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

Yancey County, NC Census Records

What Yancey 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 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Yancey County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Yancey County Courthouse

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

Old Yancey County Courthouse

Yancey County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Yancey County, NC?
A list of Yancey County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Yancey County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Yancey 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.

Yancey Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Yancey Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Yancey Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Yancey Co. NC General and History Websites

Yancey Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Yancey Co. NC Military Records

Yancey Co. NC Schools & Directories

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