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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Wake_County,_North_Carolina|Wake County]]''
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Guide to '''Wake County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Wake 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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{{Click|Image:NC_ORP.png|North Carolina Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[[Image:Wake County Courthouse alt.jpg|thumb|250px|Wake County Courthouse alt.jpg]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Births|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriages|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Deaths|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1770</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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[[Image:{{Template:NCWakeCourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
 
  
[http://web.co.wake.nc.us/courts/ Wake County Courthouse]<br>St Garland James Bldg<br>300 S Salisbury P O box 1897<br>Raleigh, NC 27602<br>Phone: 919-856-5460<br><br>1810 &amp; 1820 Census Records are missing.<br>Registrar of Deeds has marriage and land records.<br>Clerk of Superior Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wake County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://web.co.wake.nc.us/courts/ Wake County Courthouse]<br>St Garland James Bldg<br>300 S Salisbury P O box 1897<br>Raleigh, NC 27602<br>Phone: 919-856-5460<br><br>1810 &amp; 1820 Census Records are missing.<br>Registrar of Deeds has marriage and land records.<br>Clerk of Superior Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wake County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 1897<br> Raleigh, NC 27601<br> Phone: 919-856-5490<br> Fax: 919-856-5467<br> [http://www.co.wake.nc.us/ Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 351 <br> Raleigh, NC 27602<br> Phone: (919) 792-4000<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1771'''--Wake County was created from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]], [[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston]], and [[Orange County, North Carolina|Orange]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Raleigh <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1771'''--Wake County was created from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland]], [[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston]], and [[Orange County, North Carolina|Orange]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Raleigh <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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[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/North_Carolina/viewer.htm Atlas of Historical Boundary Changes] - view the boundary changes in NC from 1665 to present day.&nbsp;
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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  ====
  
 
'''1832--'''Several deed books were destroyed in register's office fire.  
 
'''1832--'''Several deed books were destroyed in register's office fire.  
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1810 and 1820 U.S. Federal Census for Wake County are lost.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
<u>Towns in Wake County</u>: [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=North+Carolina%2C+Wake%2C+Apex&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Apex], Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Gamer, Holly Spring, Knightdale, Morrisville, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=North+Carolina%2C+Wake%2C+Raleigh&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Raleigh], Rolesville, Wendell, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=North+Carolina%2C+Wake%2C+zebulon&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Zebulon]  
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<u>Towns in Wake County</u>: [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=191393&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20North%20Carolina%2C%20Wake%2C%20Apex%22 Apex], Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=191396&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20North%20Carolina%2C%20Wake%2C%20Raleigh%22 Raleigh], Rolesville, Wendell, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=191400&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20North%20Carolina%2C%20Wake%2C%20Zebulon%22 Zebulon]  
  
<u>Unincorporated Communities</u>:&nbsp;Auburn, Bonsal, Carpenter, Chestnut Hills, Clegg, Eagle Rock, Falls, Feltonville, Forestville, Green Level, Kennebec, Lizard Lick, McCullers, Crossroads, Neuse, New Hill, Riley Hill, Shotwell, Stony Hill, Swift Creek,<br>Willow Spring
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<u>Unincorporated Communities</u>:&nbsp;Auburn, Bonsal, Carpenter, Chestnut Hills, Clegg, Eagle Rock, Falls, Feltonville, Forestville, Green Level, Kennebec, Lizard Lick, McCullers, Crossroads, Neuse, New Hill, Riley Hill, Shotwell, Stony Hill, Swift Creek,<br>Willow Springs
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rccpreservation.org/Cemeteries/tabid/59/Default.aspx Raleigh City Cemetery listings]  
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*NCGenWeb Wake County Archives - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/wakecemeteries.htm A-L], [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/wakecemeteries2.html M-Z] cemeteries
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="20%" 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=1742&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|331656|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=1742 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/wake/records-data/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+wake+county+north+carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery&country=United+States&state=North+Carolina&county=Wake&search_text= Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/wake.html Tombstone Project]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wake/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Wake%20County%20North%20Carolina%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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*[http://rccpreservation.org/city-cemetery/ Raleigh City Cemetery]  
 
*Cemetery Census - [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wake/index.htm Wake County Cemeteries] - over 300 cemeteries  
 
*Cemetery Census - [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wake/index.htm Wake County Cemeteries] - over 300 cemeteries  
*Find-A-Grave -&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?searchType=geo&SUBccntry=4&SUBcst=29&SUBccnty=1742&page=ltf Wake County cemeteries]
 
 
*Interment.net - [http://www.interment.net/us/nc/wake.htm Wake County cemeteries]  
 
*Interment.net - [http://www.interment.net/us/nc/wake.htm Wake County cemeteries]  
 
*FHL&nbsp;Microfilm -&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D&uri=http://catalog.familysearch.org:8080/www-catalogapi-webservice/item/176461 Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscriptions, Wake County. FHL Microfilm 882940 Item 9]  
 
*FHL&nbsp;Microfilm -&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D&uri=http://catalog.familysearch.org:8080/www-catalogapi-webservice/item/176461 Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscriptions, Wake County. FHL Microfilm 882940 Item 9]  
 
*Manuscript:&nbsp;Confederate deaths and burials in North Carolina. [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42784169 Find in a Library]]  
 
*Manuscript:&nbsp;Confederate deaths and burials in North Carolina. [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42784169 Find in a Library]]  
*[http://www.historicoakwoodcemetery.com/ Historic Oakwood Cemetery] - in Raleigh, NC  
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*[http://www.historicoakwoodcemetery.com/ Historic Oakwood Cemetery] - in Raleigh, NC
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72725 Hill Crest Cemetery, Cary] BillionGraves, photos of headstones, searchable database of those on the headstones.
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72907 Macedonia Cemetery, Raleigh] BillionGraves
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
*'''Cross Roads.''' Constituted 1792.<ref>Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website].</ref><ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:569. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
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*'''Cross Roads.''' Constituted 1792.<ref>Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, ''A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808'' (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at [https://archive.org/details/concisehistoryof00bigg archive.org].</ref><ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:569. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*'''New Light Meeting House.'''<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''New Light Meeting House.'''<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Swift Creek.''' Constituted 1757.<ref name="bap" />
 
*'''Swift Creek.''' Constituted 1757.<ref name="bap" />
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wake/military Wake County military information] - via Wake County NCGenWeb<br>  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wake/military Wake County military information] - via Wake County NCGenWeb<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/wakemilitary.htm Wake County military records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/wakemilitary.htm Wake County military records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers|14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers]], Company E<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers|14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers]], Company K<br>
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:- [[1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves - Confederate|1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves]], Company D<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery.|1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery]], Company A<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company D<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company K<br>
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:- [[41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry|41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)|4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company K<br>
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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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
:-[[1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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===== World War II =====
:-[[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].  
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''Online Probate Records''
*'''1771-1897''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 35 and A to C (1771-1897)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/wakewills.htm Wake county wills] and estates - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>  
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*Book: Wake County, North Carolina Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Settlements of Estates: 1771-1802” published in 1984 by Frances Holloway Wynne.&nbsp; [http://www.scribd.com/doc/25720494/Index-to-Wake-County-NC-Wills-Inventories-Estates View the index for people of interest.]<br>  
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1911121 North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1968]&nbsp;- via Family Search (images; no index)
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
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*'''Pre-1790'''&nbsp;&nbsp; - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].  
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*'''1771 - 1897''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 35 and A to C (1771-1897)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/wakewills.htm Wake County Wills] and Estates - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>  
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*Book: Wake County, North Carolina Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Settlements of Estates: 1771-1802” published in 1984 by Frances Holloway Wynne.&nbsp; [http://www.scribd.com/doc/25720494/Index-to-Wake-County-NC-Wills-Inventories-Estates View the index for people of interest.]<br>
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949336 North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000]&nbsp;- via FamilySearch (6,957,268 indexed records; no images)
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964 ]- via FamilySearch (156,281 indexed records; no images)
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
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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 $
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1799 - 1893''' - [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/dimp/digital/ncfamilyrecords/search.html Raleigh marriage and death notices] from five of the area's newspapers 1799-1893 are posted at the North Carolina Libraries and State Archives website. These papers include the ''Raleigh Register, the North Carolina State Gazette, Daily Sentinel, Raleigh Observer and News and Observer. ''The notices are originally found in book form in the SLNC's 6-volume Marriage and Death notices.[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews <br>]
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*'''1830 - 1958''' - Wake County Marriage Index 1830-1958 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 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/wakemarriages.htm Wake County marriage records]&nbsp;&nbsp; - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/wakemarriages.htm Wake County marriage records]&nbsp;&nbsp; - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1726957 North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979]&nbsp; -&nbsp;via FamilySearch (649,806 indexed records; images included)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/wake/WakeCoMarriageBonds.pdf Wake county, North Carolina Marriage Bonds Part 2] - free. NCGenWeb Project
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1675514 North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979]&nbsp; - via FamilySearch (2,128,230 indexed records; no images)
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*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/dimp/digital/ncfamilyrecords/search.html Raleigh marriage and death notices] from five of the area's newspapers 1799-1893 are posted at the North Carolina Libraries and State Archives website. These papers include the ''Raleigh Register, the North Carolina State Gazette, Daily Sentinel, Raleigh Observer and News and Observer. ''The notices are originally found in book form in the SLNC's 6-volume Marriage and Death notices.[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews <br>]
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===== Divorce  =====
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/wake/WakeCoMarriageBonds.pdf Wake county, North Carolina Marriage Bonds Part 2] - free.
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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 $
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
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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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*'''1900 - 1908''' - [http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=wake Wake County deaths] -- deceased individuals of the area as reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.
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*'''1900 - 1908''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMML1-B57%3A2112177750%3Fcc%3D1916185 Wake County Early Death Certificates,1900-1908] - images in NC County Records 1833-1970
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*Obituaries from the ''Cary News'' newspaper are&nbsp;[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/ included in GenealogyBank] from Feb 2011 forward. ($)
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*Obituaries from the ''Eastern Wake News'' paper of Zebulon, NC, are [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/ included in GenealogyBank] from Jan 2011 forward ($)
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Wake County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 17713<br> Raleigh, NC 27619-7713<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncwcgs/ Website] <br><br>
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'''Wake County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 2<br>Raleigh, NC 27602 <br>[http://www.wakehistory.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Apex Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 506<br> Apex, NC 27502<br>[http://www.apexhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Olivia Raney Local History Library'''<br>4016 Carya Drive<br>Raleigh, North Carolina, 27610<br> Telephone Number: 919-250-1196<br>[http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/orl/Pages/default.aspx Website]<br><br>
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=wake Wake County deaths] -- deceased individuals of the area as reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMML1-B57%3A2112177750%3Fcc%3D1916185 Wake County Early Death Certificates,1900-1908] - images in NC County Records 1833-1970
 
*Obituaries from the '''''Cary News''''' newspaper are&nbsp;[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/ included in GenealogyBank&nbsp;]from Feb 2011 forward. ($)
 
*Obituaries from the '''''Eastern Wake News''''' paper of Zebulon, NC are [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/ included in GenealogyBank] from Jan 2011 forward ($)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930 ]- via FamilySearch; images included
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994 ]- via FamilySearch<br>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1584959 North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994]&nbsp;- via FamilySearch (2,642,875 indexed records; no images)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1675510 North Carolina Death and Burials, 1898-1994]&nbsp;- via FamilySearch (109,511 indexed records; no images)
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncwcgs/ Wake County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.wakehistory.com/ Wake County Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.apexhistoricalsociety.com/ Apex Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.wakegov.com/images/library/locations/orl/ Olivia Raney Local History Library]
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Raleigh North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Raleigh North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/wake-county/ Wake County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wake/ NCGenWeb: Wake County] - part of the USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/wake/ NCGenWeb: Wake County] - part of the USGenWeb Project  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Wake|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Wake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://northcarolina-genealogy.com/Wake-County-Genealogy.htm Wake County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NC/Wake-County.htm Wake County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 14:38, 21 June 2017

Untied States
North Carolina
Wake County

Guide to Wake 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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Wake County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Wake County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1771
County Seat Raleigh
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Wake County Courthouse alt.jpg
Beginning Dates for Wake County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1770
1790
1774
1770


Wake County Courthouse
St Garland James Bldg
300 S Salisbury P O box 1897
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: 919-856-5460

1810 & 1820 Census Records are missing.
Registrar of Deeds has marriage and land records.
Clerk of Superior Court has probate records.[1]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 1897
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-856-5490
Fax: 919-856-5467
Website

Clerk Superior Court
PO Box 351
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 792-4000

History

Raleigh, History and the Present - NCpedia, site from the North Carolina State Library

Parent County

1771--Wake County was created from Cumberland, Johnston, and Orange Counties.
County seat: Raleigh [2]

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

1832--Several deed books were destroyed in register's office fire.

1810 and 1820 U.S. Federal Census for Wake County are lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns in Wake County: Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wendell, Zebulon

Unincorporated Communities: Auburn, Bonsal, Carpenter, Chestnut Hills, Clegg, Eagle Rock, Falls, Feltonville, Forestville, Green Level, Kennebec, Lizard Lick, McCullers, Crossroads, Neuse, New Hill, Riley Hill, Shotwell, Stony Hill, Swift Creek,
Willow Springs

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Biographies

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 54,626
1910 63,229 15.7%
1920 75,155 18.9%
1930 94,757 26.1%
1940 109,544 15.6%
1950 136,450 24.6%
1960 169,082 23.9%
1970 229,006 35.4%
1980 301,429 31.6%
1990 426,311 41.4%
2000 627,846 47.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Cross Roads. Constituted 1792.[3][4]
  • New Light Meeting House.[4]
  • Swift Creek. Constituted 1757.[4]

Court

Education

Yearbooks

Family Histories

FamilySearch Books Online

  • [Massey] Massey, William W. "Richard Massey of Bartons Creek, Wake County, North Carolina: With the Search for his Parentage," The Genealogist, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Fall 2004):196-227.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

  • Wake County maps - more than 50 maps of the area; via the NC Maps website of the North Carolina State Library

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Wake 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 Wake County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company E
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company K
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company D
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery, Company A
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company D
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company K
- 41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry, Company I
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company I
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company K
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Divorce
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Wake County Genealogical Society
PO Box 17713
Raleigh, NC 27619-7713
Website

Wake County Historical Society
PO Box 2
Raleigh, NC 27602
Website

Apex Historical Society
PO Box 506
Apex, NC 27502
Website


Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27610
Telephone Number: 919-250-1196
Website



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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wake County, North Carolina. Page 513 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at archive.org.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:569. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.