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Guide to '''Wayne 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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[http://www.waynegov.com/waynegov/site/default.asp Wayne County Courthouse]<br>215 S William Street<br>P O Box 267<br>Goldsboro, NC 27530-4824<br>Phone: 919-731-1449<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death burial and&nbsp;land records<br>Clerk Superior Courth has divoce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, North Carolina. Page 514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br> [http://www.waynegov.com/waynegov/site/default.asp Wayne County Courthouse]<br>215 S William Street<br>P O Box 267<br>Goldsboro, NC 27530-4824<br>Phone: 919-731-1449<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death burial and&nbsp;land records<br>Clerk Superior Courth has divoce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, North Carolina. Page 514 {{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> 224-226 E. Walnut Street<br> Goldsboro, NC 27533<br> Phone: 919-731-1440<br> Fax: 919-731-1441<br> [http://www.waynegov.com/ Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> 224 E Walnut Street <br> Goldsboro, NC 27530<br> Phone: (919) 722-6100<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1779'''--Wayne County was created from Dobbs County.&nbsp; Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.<br>'''County seat''': Goldsboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1779'''--Wayne County was created from Dobbs County.&nbsp; Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.<br>'''County seat''': Goldsboro <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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'''1781--''' Fire burned courthouse, small record loss.
Some of the early records are missing.  
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== 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=1746&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|401743|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=1746 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/wayne/rec/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Wayne+County+North+Carolina&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#cemetery_name=a&lim=0&num=10&action=search_cemetery&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Wayne Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/wayne/waynecemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/wayne.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wayn/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22wayne%20County%20North%20Carolina%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*'''Black Creek.''' Established by 1783.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490-491; 2:569. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*'''Black Creek.''' Established by 1783.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490-491; 2:569. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
 
*'''Falling Creek.''' Constituted 1778.<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Falling Creek.''' Constituted 1778.<ref name="bap" />  
*'''Naughunty.''' Constituted 1791.<ref name="bap" /><ref name="keh">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>  
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*'''Naughunty.''' Constituted 1791.<ref name="bap" /><ref name="keh">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>  
 
*'''Norhunty Swamp.''' Constituted 1789.<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Norhunty Swamp.''' Constituted 1789.<ref name="bap" />  
 
*'''Pleasant Plains.''' Established by 1808.<ref name="keh" />
 
*'''Pleasant Plains.''' Established by 1808.<ref name="keh" />
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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  =====
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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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]], Company C<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 F<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], 2nd Company C<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company A<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserve|8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Captain James M Garner's Company<br>
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:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)|8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)]], 4th Company<br>
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Wayne County.&nbsp;
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Wayne County:
  
 
*March 23-April 26, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc009.htm Goldsborough Bridge]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc009.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
 
*March 23-April 26, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc009.htm Goldsborough Bridge]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc009.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
  
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===== World War I =====
  
====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
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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
  
Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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===== World War II =====
  
:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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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
:-[[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
  
 
==== 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''  
  
*'''1773-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to Z and 1 to 14 (1773-1957)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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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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*'''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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*'''1773 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to Z and 1 to 14 (1773-1957)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/wayne/rec/vitals/ Wayne County Vital Records] includes a number of birth, marriage, and death records collections. It is free.
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===== Births Records  =====
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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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*'''1891 - 1914''' - Wayne County Birth Index 1891-1914. Batch {{IGI|C869953}} 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>
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/wayne/rec/vitals/ Wayne County Vital Records] - NCGenWeb
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===== Death Records  =====
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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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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/wayne/rec/vitals/ Wayne County Vital Records] - NCGenWeb
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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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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*'''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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1867 - 1936''' - Wayne County Marriage Index 1867-1936 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>
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/wayne/rec/vitals/ Wayne County Vital Records] - NCGenWeb
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Wayne County Historical Association'''<br>116 N William St.<br> Goldsboro, NC 27530<br><br>
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'''Old Dobbs County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 617<br> Goldsboro, NC 27533<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncodcgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Goldsboro North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Goldsboro North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/wayne-county/ Wayne 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.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Wayne|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Wayne|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 18:20, 3 October 2017

Untied States
North Carolina
Wayne County

Guide to Wayne 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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Wayne County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Wayne 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 1779
County Seat Goldsboro
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Wayne County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1790
1790
1780
1786


Wayne County Courthouse
215 S William Street
P O Box 267
Goldsboro, NC 27530-4824
Phone: 919-731-1449

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death burial and land records
Clerk Superior Courth has divoce, probate and court records[1]

Register of Deeds
224-226 E. Walnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 27533
Phone: 919-731-1440
Fax: 919-731-1441
Website

Clerk Superior Court
224 E Walnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919) 722-6100

History

Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[2]

Parent County

1779--Wayne County was created from Dobbs County.  Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.
County seat: Goldsboro [3]

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

1781-- Fire burned courthouse, small record loss.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

Church

Baptist
  • Black Creek. Established by 1783.[4]
  • Falling Creek. Constituted 1778.[4]
  • Naughunty. Constituted 1791.[4][5]
  • Norhunty Swamp. Constituted 1789.[4]
  • Pleasant Plains. Established by 1808.[5]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Goldsboro
  • Mount Olive

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery, Company F
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company H
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 2nd Company C
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company H
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain James M Garner's Company
- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), 4th Company
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Wayne County:

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Wayne County Historical Association
116 N William St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Old Dobbs County Genealogical Society
PO Box 617
Goldsboro, NC 27533
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), Wayne County, North Carolina. Page 514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490-491; 2:569. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  5. 5.0 5.1 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.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.