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Guide to '''Lee County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Lee County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
Lee County Courthouse<br>1400 S Horner Blvd<br>Sanford, NC 27330
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1910</center>
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Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 4209<br>Sanford, NC 27331<br>Tel: (919) 718-6300
 
  
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[http://www.nccourts.org/county/lee/default.asp Lee County Courthouse]<br> 1400 S Horner Blvd<br> Sanford, NC 27330 <br><br> Mailing Address:<br> PO Box 4209<br> Sanford, NC 27331 <br>Telephone: (919) 718-6300 <br>  
  
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> P.O. Box 2040<br> Sanford, NC 27331<br> Phone: 919-718-4585 x1<br> Fax: 919-718-4586<br> [http://www.leencrod.org Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> P.O. Box 4209<br> Sanford, NC 27331<br> Phone: (919) 718-6300<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1907'''--Lee County was created 6 March 1907 from [[Moore County, North Carolina|Moore]] and [[Chatham County, North Carolina|Chatham ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat''': Sanford <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1907'''--Lee County was created 6 March 1907 from [[Moore County, North Carolina|Moore]] and [[Chatham County, North Carolina|Chatham ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat''': Sanford <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Nclee.png|thumb|right|400px|Nclee.png]]  
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[[Image:Nclee.png|thumb|right|200px|Nclee.png]]  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/jonescem.txt Jones Chapel United Methodist Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/leemem01.txt Lee Memory Gardens (partial)]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/cemeteries/maycem.txt May Family Cemetery]  
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/lee/cem001.htm Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery]
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1703&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|432720|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1703 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/nc/statewide/statecemeteries.html NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lee+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Lee&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leecemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/lee.html Tombstone Project]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/lee/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Lee County Register Of Deeds<br>Lee County Courthouse<br>1408 S. Horner Blvd<br>P.O. Box 2040<br>Sanford, NC 27330<br>Tel: (919)718-4585  
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Lee County Register Of Deeds<br>Lee County Courthouse<br>1408 S. Horner Blvd<br>P.O. Box 2040<br>Sanford, NC 27330<br>Telephone: (919)718-4585  
  
 
Has land records starting from 1908<br>  
 
Has land records starting from 1908<br>  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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''Online Records''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
There are Probate records available through the[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Lee/Staff/Clerk.asp Lee County Clerk of the Superior Court] which includes wills, estate records and all transactions in reference to settlement of estates.  
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images
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*'''1908 - 1937''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 2 (1908-1937)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
*'''1908-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 2 (1908-1937)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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There are Probate records available through the[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Lee/Staff/Clerk.asp Lee County Clerk of the Superior Court] which includes wills, estate records and all transactions in reference to settlement of estates.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
[http://www.leencrod.org/Opening.asp Lee County Register Of Deeds]<br>Lee County Courthouse<br>1408 S. Horner Blvd<br>P.O. Box 2040<br>Sanford, NC 27330<br>8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri<br>(919)718-4585 <br>  
 
[http://www.leencrod.org/Opening.asp Lee County Register Of Deeds]<br>Lee County Courthouse<br>1408 S. Horner Blvd<br>P.O. Box 2040<br>Sanford, NC 27330<br>8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri<br>(919)718-4585 <br>  
  
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Copies of transcribed Vital Records can be found at the following websites:  
 
Copies of transcribed Vital Records can be found at the following websites:  
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*'''1888''' - [http://www.ncgenweb.us/lee/vitals.htm Vital Statistics from the Jonesboro Leader]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leeobits.html Lee County Obituaries] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leemarriages.html Lee County Marriages] USGenWeb Archives
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1958 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriage  =====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lee/vitals.htm Vital Statistics from the Jonesboro Leader<br>]  
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*'''1741 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leemarriages.html Lee County Marriages]
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee/leeobits.html Lee County Obituaries]
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*'''1762 - 1979''' -  {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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[[Category:IGIcheck]]
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*'''1908 - 1926''' - Lee County Marriage Index 1908-1926 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinag.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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'''Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 3216<br>Sanford 27331-3216<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/lee-county/ Lee County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lee/ Lee County NCGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/lee/ Lee County NCGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee.htm Lee County NCGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/lee.htm Lee County NCGenWeb Archives]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Lee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Lee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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United States
North Carolina
Lee County

Guide to Lee 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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Lee County, North Carolina
Map
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded March 6, 1907
County Seat Sanford
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lee County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1908
1910
1908
1906


Lee County Courthouse
1400 S Horner Blvd
Sanford, NC 27330

Mailing Address:
PO Box 4209
Sanford, NC 27331
Telephone: (919) 718-6300

Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 2040
Sanford, NC 27331
Phone: 919-718-4585 x1
Fax: 919-718-4586
Website

Clerk Superior Court
P.O. Box 4209
Sanford, NC 27331
Phone: (919) 718-6300

History

Parent County

1907--Lee County was created 6 March 1907 from Moore and Chatham Counties.
County seat: Sanford [1]

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

Resources

Nclee.png

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 Lee County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Presbyterian
  • Buffalo, Sanford, N.C. Founded 1797.[2]

Court

The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.

Lee County Clerk of Court
Address: 1408 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC 27330- Ph. (918) 774-4821
Records available: Wills and Estates, Court Records

Land

Lee County Register Of Deeds
Lee County Courthouse
1408 S. Horner Blvd
P.O. Box 2040
Sanford, NC 27330
Telephone: (919)718-4585

Has land records starting from 1908

Deed Records available for online research

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

There are Probate records available through theLee County Clerk of the Superior Court which includes wills, estate records and all transactions in reference to settlement of estates.

Taxation

Vital Records

Lee County Register Of Deeds
Lee County Courthouse
1408 S. Horner Blvd
P.O. Box 2040
Sanford, NC 27330
8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri
(919)718-4585

Records available: Birth, delayed Birth, Death, Marriage, Deeds, Military Discharges

Copies of transcribed Vital Records can be found at the following websites:

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 3216
Sanford 27331-3216

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. "Buffalo Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.