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Yancey County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Yancey 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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Yancey County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Yancey County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1833
County Seat Burnsville
Courthouse
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Yancey County is located in the Western portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Tennessee. It was named for Bartlett Yancey, U.S. congressman 1813-1817[1].

Yancey County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1851 1913 1870 1831 1870 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.


Yancey County Courthouse
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: 818-682-2174

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and burial records

Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1875, pr, ct
land rec from 1870; Depart of Archive &
History in Raleigh, NC has older rec[3]

Register of Deeds
110 Town Square, Room 4
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: 828-682-2174
Fax: 828-682-4520
Website

Clerk Superior Court
110 Town Sq Rm 5
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: (828) 678-5700

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1833--Yancey County was created from Burke and Buncombe Counties.
County seat: Burnsville [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Some early records are missing.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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
[hhttps://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

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

Church[edit | edit source]

County Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Yancey County, NC

Yancey Map

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Yancey County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Yancey County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries
[edit | edit source]

Toe Valley Genealogical Society
491 Beaver Creek Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Yancey History Association
PO Box 1088
Burnsville, NC 28714
website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/yancey
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yancey County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yancey County, North Carolina. Page 514.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.