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Yancey County, North Carolina History
When was Yancey County, NC Created?
Yancey County was created on 1833 from Buncombe and Burke.
What is the County Seat of Yancey County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Burnsville also, the county government website is yanceycountync.gov/.
What counties are adjacent to Yancey County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Mitchell County, McDowell County, Buncombe County, Madison County, Unicoi County, Tennessee .
Yancey County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Yancey County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Yancey 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 Yancey County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Yancey County clerk of court.
You can search online for Yancey 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
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Yancey County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Yancey 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
Yancey County, NC Census Records
What Yancey 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 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Yancey Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Yancey Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Yancey 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
Yancey County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Yancey County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Yancey 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 Yancey 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.
- Yancey County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 110 Towne Square, Burnville, NC 28714
- Yancey County Register of Deeds
- Phone: 828-682-2174
- Birth Records: 1913
- Marriage Records: 1851
- Death Records: 1913
- Land Records: 1831
- Yancey County Clerk of Court
- Phone: 828-682-2122
- Probate Records: 1838
- Court Records: 1834
- 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: Yancey County Records
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Yancey County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Yancey County, NC?
A list of Yancey County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Toe Valley Genealogical Society, 491 Beaver Creek Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
- Yancey History Association, PO Box 1088, Burnsville, NC 28714
- 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 Yancey County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Yancey County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Yancey County
- Yancey County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Yancey County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Yancey 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.
Yancey 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)
- Yancey County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Yancey Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Yancey Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Yancey County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Yancey Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Yancey Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Yancey County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Yancey Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Yancey Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Yancey Co. NC General and History Websites
- Yancey County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A History of Yancey County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Yancey County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Yancey Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Yancey County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Yancey (cyndislist.com)
- Yancey County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Yancey Co. NCGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Yancey County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Yancey County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Yancey Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Yancey Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Yancey Co. D.O.T. Maps [Map 1] – [Map 2]
- Map of Yancey County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Yancey County Map (livgenmi.com)
Yancey Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Yancey 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 Yancey County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Yancey Co. NC Schools & Directories
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)