Durham County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Durham County
This article is about a county in North Carolina. For other uses, see Durham (disambiguation).

Guide to Durham County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Durham County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Durham County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1881
County Seat Durham
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Durham County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1800
1741
1898
1784
1881
1881
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Durham County Courthouse
200 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-560-0480

County Health Department  has birth, death and burial records
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1881[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 1107
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone: 919-560-0480
Fax: 919-560-0497
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
510 S Dillard St
Durham, NC 27701
Telephone: (919) 808-3000

Quick Facts

Parent County

28 February 1881 Durham County was created from Orange and Wake Counties. County seat: Durham [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Chatham | Granville | Orange | Person | Wake

Resources

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Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Durham County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church

ZSR Library North Carolina Baptist Church records

Tutorial on finding North Carolina Baptist Church records

History of St. Philip's Episcopal Church (GenWeb)

Court

Directories

Education

Yearbooks

Land

History

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Divorce
Deaths

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Durham – Orange Genealogical Society
PO Box 4703
Chapel Hill 27515-4703
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Durham County, North Carolina. Page 508 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.