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Guilford County, North Carolina History
When was Guilford County, NC Created?
Guilford County was created on December 5, 1771 from Rowan County and Orange County.
What is the County Seat of Guilford County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Greensboro also, the county government website is countyweb.co.guilford.nc.us/.
What counties are adjacent to Guilford County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Rockingham County ( north), Alamance County, Randolph County, Davidson County, Forsyth County.
Guilford County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Guilford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Guilford 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 Guilford County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Guilford County clerk of court.
You can search online for Guilford 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
- Death records from the files of the Greensboro, N.C. Patriot, 1826-1899 (search.ancestry.com)
- North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Guilford County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Guilford 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
Guilford County, NC Census Records
What Guilford 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.
Guilford Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Guilford Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Guilford 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
Guilford County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Guilford County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Guilford 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 Guilford 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.
- Guilford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 201 South Eugene St, Greensboro
- Guilford County Register of Deeds
- Phone: (336) 641-7556
- Birth Records: 1913
- Marriage Records: 1770
- Death Records: 1913
- Land Records: 1771
- Guilford County Clerk of Court
- Phone: (336) 412-7300
- Probate Records: 1771
- Court Records: 1774
- Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
- North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
- Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: Guilford County Records
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Guilford County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Guilford County, NC?
A list of Guilford County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Guilford County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 9693, Greensboro, NC 27429-0693
- 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 Guilford County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Guilford County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Guilford County
- Guilford County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Guilford County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Guilford 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.
Guilford 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)
- Guilford County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Guilford Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Guilford Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Guilford County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Guilford Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Guilford Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- History of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, North Carolina, 1824-1945 (search.ancestry.com)
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Guilford County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Guilford Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Guilford Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Guilford Co. NC General and History Websites
- Guilford County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A romance of education : a narrative including recollections and other facts connected with Greensboro College (search.ancestry.com)
- Founders and builders of Greensboro, 1808-1908… : fifty sketches (search.ancestry.com)
- The history of Guilford County, North Carolina (search.ancestry.com)
- Guilford’s Scotch-Irish (search.ancestry.com)
- A History of Guilford County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Guilford County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Guilford Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Guilford County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Guilford (cyndislist.com)
- Guilford County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Guilford Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Guilford County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Guilford County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Guilford Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Guilford Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Guilford Co. D.O.T. Maps [Map 1]-[Map 2]-[Map 3]-[Map 4]-[Map 5]-[Map 6]- [Map 7]- [Map 8]- [Map 9]- [Map 10] – [Thumbnail of Sheet Key]
- Map of Guilford County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Guilford County Map (livgenmi.com)
Guilford Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Guilford 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 Guilford County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Guilford Co. NC Schools & Directories
- The High Point Enterprise (High Point, North Carolina) (search.ancestry.com)
- Chas. Emerson’s North Carolina tobacco belt directory : embracing the counties of Alamance, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilfo (search.ancestry.com)
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)