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Brunswick County, North Carolina History
When was Brunswick County, NC Created?
Brunswick County was created on January 30, 1764 from Bladen County and New Hanover County.
What is the County Seat of Brunswick County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Bolivia also, the county government website is www.brunswickcountync.gov/.
What counties are adjacent to Brunswick County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Pender County, New Hanover County, Horry County, South Carolina, Columbus County.
Brunswick County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Brunswick County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Brunswick 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 Brunswick County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Brunswick County clerk of court.
You can search online for Brunswick 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
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Brunswick County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Brunswick 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
Brunswick County, NC Census Records
What Brunswick 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.
Brunswick Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brunswick Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brunswick 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
Brunswick County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Brunswick County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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.
- Brunswick County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 310 Government Center Drive, NE, Bolivia, NC 28422
- Phone: 1-800-442-7033
- Brunswick County Register of Deeds
- Address: 75 Courthouse Dr. Building I Bolivia, NC 28422
- Phone:(910) 253-2690
- Birth Records: 1914
- Marriage Records: 1804
- Death Records: 1914
- Land Records: 1764
- Brunswick County Clerk of Court
- Phone:(910) 253-3900
- Probate Records: 1764
- Court Records: 1782
- Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
- North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
- Brunswick County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: Brunswick County Records
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Brunswick County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Brunswick County, NC?
A list of Brunswick County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Old New Hanover Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2536, Wilmington, NC 28402-2536
- Southport Historical Society, 501 North Atlantic Ave., Southport, NC 28461
- 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 Brunswick County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Brunswick County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Brunswick County
- Brunswick County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Brunswick County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Brunswick 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.
Brunswick 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)
- Brunswick County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Brunswick Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Brunswick Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Brunswick County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Brunswick Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Brunswick Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Brunswick County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Brunswick Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Brunswick Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Brunswick Co. NC General and History Websites
- Brunswick County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A History of Brunswick County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Brunswick County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Brunswick Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Brunswick County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Brunswick (cyndislist.com)
- Brunswick County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Brunswick Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Brunswick County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Brunswick County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Brunswick Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Brunswick Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Brunswick Co. D.O.T. Maps: [Map 1] – [Map 2] – [Map 3] – [Map 4] – [Map 5] – [Map 6] – [Map 7] – [Thumbnail of Sheet Key]
- Map of Brunswick County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Brunswick County Map (livgenmi.com)
Brunswick Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Brunswick 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 Brunswick County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Brunswick Co. NC Schools & Directories
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)