Lenoir County, North Carolina Genealogy
|Lenoir 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 Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
1791--Lenoir County was created 4 December 1791 from Dobbs County. Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.
County seat: Kinston 
1878, 1880--Most court records were destroyed in fires.
- Lenoir County Cemeteries - via the NCGenWeb Archives
- Lenoir County Cemeteries - via Find-A-Grave.com
- Lenoir County census records - via Lenoir County NCGenWeb
- Lenoir County church records - via the NCGenWeb Archives
- Lenoir County court records - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives
- Statewide NC Business Directories - page provides direct link to Lenoir County pages
- Grainger High School - senior class listings from 1927-1970
- Lenoir County students at NC colleges - via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
- Deeds of Lenoir county - via the NCGenWeb Archives
- Maps of Lenoir County - about 40 various maps; via the North Carolina State Library
- Lenoir County military records - via NCGenWeb Archives
- Kinston Free Press Index -- various transcriptions of articles from the paper
- Newspaper articles of Lenoir County - via NCGenWeb Archives
- Newspapers of Lenoir County - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress
- North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project - search historical newspapers from the 18th & 19th century. Includes papers from the New Bern area so there will be Lenoir county persons mentioned
- Wills & Estates - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives
- Lenoir County Tax Lists - via the NCGenWeb Archives
Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.
- North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964 - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state ; via FamilySearch
- North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - via FamilySearch; images included
- Lenoir County marriages are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
- Lenoir County NCGenWeb - various records for deaths and obituaries
- Deaths of Lenoir County - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.
- Lenoir County Obituaries - via the NCGenWeb Archives
- North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930 - via FamilySearch; images included
- North Carolina Deaths & Burials, 1898-1994 - via FamilySearch
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).