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Beaufort County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Beaufort County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Washington
Organized: 3 December 1705
Parent County(s): Bath[1]
Neighboring Counties
Craven  • Hyde  • Martin  • Pamlico  • Pitt  • Washington
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Beaufort County is located in the Eastern portion of North Carolina and it took its present name from Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort to whom King Charles II granted tracts of land in the New World called "Carolina"[2].

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Beaufort County Courthouse
112 W 2nd Street
Washington, NC 27889
252-946-2323
Beaufort County Website

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate Records[3]

Beaufort County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1847 1913 1744 1695 1720 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Beaufort County, North Carolina:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Beaufort County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist

Catholic

  • St. John the Evangelist, Washington, N.C. Consecrated 1829.[8]

Church of England

  • St. Thomas's Parish, Bath, N.C. Built 1734.[9]
  • Trinity Church aka Blount's Chapel. Built about 1775.[10]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

American Indian

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Photographs

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Beaufort County for European settlers included:[11]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Beaufort County 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 Beaufort County:

-3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company K
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company B
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Company I
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I

Civil War Battles
The following Civil War battle was fought in Beaufort County:

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous

Letters and Journals

County Records

North Carolina State Archives:County Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Yearbooks

Tax Records[edit | edit source]


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]


Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Beaufort County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 1089
    Washington 27889-1089
  • Beaufort Historical Association
    PO Box 363
    Beaufort, NC 28516-1709

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bohistory.htm History of Beaufort Co., NC
  2. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/beaufort
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaufort County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bohistory.htm History of Beaufort Co., NC
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. 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; George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  8. "St. John the Evangelist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959 (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 20. FHL Book 975.6 K2e; "St. Thomas Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  10. "Trinity Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  11. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  13. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.
  14. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.




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