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Vance County, North Carolina History
When was Vance County, NC Created?
Vance County was created on 1881 from Granville County, Franklin County and Warren County.
What is the County Seat of Vance County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Henderson also, the county government website is www.vancecounty.com/.
What counties are adjacent to Vance County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Warren County, Franklin County, Granville County.
Vance County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Vance County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Vance 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 Vance County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Vance County clerk of court.
You can search online for Vance 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
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Vance County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Vance 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
Vance County, NC Census Records
What Vance 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.
Vance Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Vance Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Vance 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
Vance County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Vance County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Vance 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 Vance 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.
- Vance County Register of Deeds
- Address: 122 Young Street, Suite F, Henderson, NC 27536
- Phone: (252) 738-2110
- Birth Records: 1913
- Marriage Records: 1881
- Death Records: 1913
- Land Records: 1749
- Vance County Clerk of Court
- Address: 156 Church St, Henderson , NC 27536
- Phone: (252) 738-9000
- Probate Records: 1881
- Court Records: 1881
- 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: Vance County Records
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Vance County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Vance County, NC?
A list of Vance County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Vance County Historical Society, P.O. Box 2284, Henderson, NC 27536
- Tar River Connections Genealogical Society, 101 Wildwood Avenue, Rocky Mount 27803
- 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 Vance County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Vance County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Vance County
- Vance County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Vance County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Vance 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.
Vance 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)
- Vance County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Vance Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Vance Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Vance County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Vance Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Vance Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Vance County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Vance Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Vance Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Vance Co. NC General and History Websites
- Vance County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A History of Vance County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Vance County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Vance Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Vance County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Vance (cyndislist.com)
- Vance County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Vance Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Vance County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Vance County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Vance Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Vance Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Vance Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Vance County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Vance County Map (livgenmi.com)
Vance Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Vance 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 Vance County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Vance Co. NC Schools & Directories
- 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)