Catawba County, North Carolina Genealogy
Guide to Catawba County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Catawba County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Library
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Catawba County Courthouse
100 A Southwest Blvd
P O Box 389
Newton, NC 28658-0389
Clerk Superior Courtt has divorce, probate and court records from 1843
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
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.
Many court records missing. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses
Newton was divided into 8 townships in 1868. Very few changes have been made in the township boundaries since that date. The townships are: Newton | Clines | Caldwell | Jacobs Fork | Mountain Creek | Bandys | Hickory Tavern (changed to Hickory) | Hamilton (changed to Catawba).
The Catawba County Genealogical Society has published several helpful volumes of cemetery records and marriage records. Researchers will find their webpage within the Catawba County NCGenWeb site helpful.
For tips on accessing Catawba County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.
- Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, near Startown, N.C. Organized before 1797. Originally located in Lincoln County.
- St. John's Lutheran Church, near Conover, N.C. Organized before 1798. Previously located in Lincoln County.
- St. Paul's Lutheran Church, near Conover, N.C. Organized before 1771. Previously located in Tryon and Lincoln counties.
Early migration routes to and from Catawba County for European settlers included:
- Catawba and Northern Trail pre-historic
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
- - 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company A
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company C
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company E
- 1849-1939 - Will Books 1 to 5 (1849-1939) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
- 1842-1938 - Catawba County Marriage Books 1-14 Index 1842-1938 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- Hickory Public Library has several local history and genealogy resources
Family History Centers
- Catawba County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Genealogy Inc)
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Catawba County NCGenweb Project, a member of The NCGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catawba County, North Carolina. Page 507 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- "Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
- "St. John's Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
- "Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the Early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
- 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.