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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, North Carolina



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Birth

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Birth - Where can I find birth records?

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• 1700s-2000s: North Carolina Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964
North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000
North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970
North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-2006
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 (includes births)
North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000



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Marriage

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Marriage - Where can I find marriage records?

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• 1750s-1970s: North Carolina Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979
North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970
North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975
North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-2006



If the marriage record was not found, try this next:

• 1720s-2012: United States Marriages, North Carolina at FindMyPast ($)




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Death

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Death - Where can I find death records?

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• 1890s-1990s: North Carolina Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994
North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930
North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994
North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970
North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-2006
North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index
North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



If the death record was not found, try this next:

• 1909-1976: North Carolina, Death Certificates at Ancestry ($)




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