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Pender County, North Carolina History
When was Pender County, NC Created?
Pender County was created on 1875 from New Hanover County.
What is the County Seat of Pender County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Burgaw also, the county government website is www.pendercountync.gov/.
What counties are adjacent to Pender County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Duplin County, Onslow County, New Hanover County, Brunswick County, Columbus County, Bladen County, Sampson County.
Pender County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Pender County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pender 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 Pender County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Pender County clerk of court.
You can search online for Pender 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
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Pender County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Pender 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
Pender County, NC Census Records
What Pender 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 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Pender Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide
Pender County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Pender County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Pender 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 Pender 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.
- Pender County Register of Deeds
- Address: 300 E. Fremont St., P.O. Box 43, Burgaw, NC 28425
- Phone: 910-259-1225
- Birth Records: 1913
- Marriage Records: 1875
- Death Records: 1913
- Land Records: 1875
- Pender County Clerk of Court
- Address: 100 Wright St, Burgaw
- Phone: 910-259-1229
- Probate Records: 1875
- Court Records: 1875
- 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: Pender County Records
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Pender County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pender County, NC?
A list of Pender 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
- Southeastern North Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 468, Chadbourn, NC 28431-0468
- 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 Pender County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Pender County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Pender County
- Pender County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Pender County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pender 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.
Pender 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)
- Pender County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Pender Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Pender Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Pender County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Pender Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Pender Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Pender County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Pender Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Pender Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Pender Co. NC General and History Websites
- Pender County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- History of Pender County, North Carolina (search.ancestry.com)
- A History of Pender County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Pender County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Pender Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Pender County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Pender (cyndislist.com)
- Pender County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Pender Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Pender County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Pender County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Pender Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Pender Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Pender Co. D.O.T. Maps [Map 1] – [Map 2] – [Map 3] – [Thumbnail of Sheet Key]
- Map of Pender County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Pender County Map (livgenmi.com)
Pender Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Pender 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 Pender County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Pender Co. NC Schools & Directories
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)