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Beaufort County, North Carolina History
When was Beaufort County, NC Created?
Beaufort County was created on 1705 from Bath Precinct and named Pamptecough Precinct (renamed Beaufort Precinct in 1712; declared Beaufort County in 1739).
What is the County Seat of Beaufort County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Washington also, the county government website is www.co.beaufort.nc.us/.
What counties are adjacent to Beaufort County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Washington County, Hyde County, Pamlico County, Craven County, Pitt County, Martin County .
Beaufort County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Beaufort County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Beaufort 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 Beaufort County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Beaufort County clerk of court.
You can search online for Beaufort 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
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Beaufort County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Births & Deaths Records
- Social Security Death Index
- North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
- North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
- North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
- North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1800-2000
- North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
- North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004
Beaufort County, NC Census Records
What Beaufort 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 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Beaufort Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Beaufort Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Beaufort 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
Beaufort County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Beaufort County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Beaufort County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in North Carolina courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless North Carolina residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Beaufort County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also North Carolina Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Beaufort County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 112 W 2nd St, Washington, NC 27889
- Phone: (252) 940-4000
- Beaufort County Register of Deeds
- Phone: (252) 946-2323
- Birth Records: ?
- Marriage Records: 1747
- Death Records: ?
- Land Records: 1695
- Beaufort County Clerk of Court
- Phone: (252) 946-5184
- Probate Records: 1720
- Court Records: 1744
- Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
- North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
- Beaufort County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: Beaufort County Records
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Beaufort County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Beaufort County, NC?
A list of Beaufort County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Beaufort County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1089, Washington, North Carolina, 27889-1089. The Society meets the first Tuesday night of each month at 7:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 80 Cedar Circle, Washington, NC 27889 (252) 946-6730
- Beaufort Historical Association, P. O. Box 363, Beaufort, NC 28516-1709
- North Carolina State Archives, Office of Archives and History—State Library Building; Public Services Branch, Mail Service Center 4614, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614 ; Phone: (919) 807-7310
- State Library of North Carolina, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2807; (919) 733-7222, (919) 733-3270
- North Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 22, Greenville, NC 27835
Where can I connect with other Beaufort County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Beaufort County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Beaufort County
- Beaufort County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Beaufort County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Beaufort 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.
Beaufort Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications
- North Carolina Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- North Carolina historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 – 1977) (genealogybank.com)
- Beaufort County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Beaufort Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Beaufort Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Beaufort County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Beaufort Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Beaufort Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Beaufort County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Beaufort Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Beaufort Co. NC General and History Websites
- Beaufort County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A History of Beaufort County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Beaufort County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Beaufort Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Beaufort County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Beaufort (cyndislist.com)
- Beaufort County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Beaufort Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Beaufort County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Beaufort County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Beaufort Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Beaufort Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Beaufort Co. D.O.T. Maps: [Map 1] – [Map 2] – [Map 3] – [Thumbnail of Sheet Key]
- Map of Beaufort County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Beaufort County Map (livgenmi.com)
Beaufort Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Beaufort Co., NC GenWeb Archives Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- North Carolina Military Records (Fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the North Carolina women and men who served. Perfect for Beaufort County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Beaufort Co. NC Schools & Directories
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)