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Guide to '''Jones 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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Guide to '''Jones 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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|parent county= [[Craven County, North Carolina Genealogy|Craven]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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Jones County is located in the southeastern portion of North Carolina and was named for radical Revolutionary War leader and Anti-Federalist Willie Jones.<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/jones</ref>
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{{NC Courthouse Intro|Jones}}
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[https://www.jonescountync.gov/ '''Jones County Courthouse''']<br>PO Box 189 <br>Trenton, NC 28585 <br>Phone: 252-447-2551<br><br>
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Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913, marriage records from 1850, land records from 1779 and military discharge records.<br>
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Clerk of the Court has probate records from 1779, court and divorce records.
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== Jones County, North Carolina Record Dates ===
 
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{{NC Record Dates Intro|Jones}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jones County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=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.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Births|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriages|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Deaths|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1779
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1779
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1784
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1779</center>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1760</center>
 
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1862'''  Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed.<br>See [http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/onslow/docs/Jones_County_NCStateArchives.pdf Jones County] list of extant records (NCGenWeb).<br>
  
Jones County Courthouse<br>P O Box 189 <br>Trenton NC 28585 <br>Phone: 252-447-2551
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Courthouse burned 1862<br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913<br>marriage records&nbsp;from 1850, land records from 1779<br>and military discharge records; Clerk Court has probate records from 1779,<br>Court and divorce records<br>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Jones}}
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*'''1778'''  Jones County was created 14 April 1778 from [[Craven County, North Carolina Genealogy|Craven]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Trenton<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
  
Jones County was created from Craven Count 14 Apr 1778<br>
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=== Populated Places ===
  
'''Register of Deeds'''<br> P.O. Box 189<br> Trenton, NC 28585<br> Phone: 252-448-2551<br> Fax: 252-448-1357<br> [http://cotthosting.com/ncjones Website]<br>  
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,103,c,jones.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jones County, North Carolina," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_County%2C_North_Carolina, accessed 19 February 2020.</ref>  
  
'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> P.O. Box 280 <br> Trenton, NC 28585<br> Phone: (252) 448-6220<br>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maysville,_North_Carolina Maysville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollocksville,_North_Carolina Pollocksville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_North_Carolina Trenton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort,_North_Carolina Comfort]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Grove,_Jones_County,_North_Carolina Oak Grove]
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*Beaver Creek
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*Chinquapin
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*Pollocksville
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*Trenton
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*Tuckahoe
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*White Oak
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== History ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Jones}}
Jones County, North Carolina was established in 1778 or 1779 (sources differ). The county was named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Jones_(statesman) Willie Jones], who was a planter, slave owner, and Revolutionary War figure.
 
  
The county seat is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_North_Carolina Trenton].
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== Resources ==
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{{NC Resources Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NC Bible Intro|Jones}}
  
'''1778'''--Jones County was created 14 April 1778&nbsp;from [[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Trenton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/bibles Jones County Bible records] (NCGenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesbibles.htm Jones County Bible records] (USGenWeb)
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NC Biographies Intro|Jones}}
  
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.
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NC Business Records Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Jones}}
  
'''1862--'''Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed. See [http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/onslow/docs/Jones_County_NCStateArchives.pdf Jones County]&nbsp;list of extant records (NC GenWeb).
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
*Chadwick,&nbsp;Combs Fort,&nbsp;Comfort,&nbsp;Debruhls Landing,&nbsp;Hargetts Crossroads,&nbsp;Jones Corner,&nbsp;Maysville,&nbsp;Oak Grove,&nbsp;Olivers,&nbsp;Olivers Crossroads,&nbsp;Perfection,&nbsp;Phillips Crossroads,&nbsp;Pleasant Hill,&nbsp;Pollocks,&nbsp;[http://www.townofpollocksville.com Pollocksville],&nbsp;Ravenswood,&nbsp;Sassers Mill,&nbsp;Shady Grove,&nbsp;Simmons Corner,&nbsp;Taylors Corner,&nbsp;Tenmile Fork,&nbsp;[http://backman.home.coastalnet.com/Trenton.htm Trenton],&nbsp;Wise Forks
 
*[http://webpmt.usps.gov/pmt007.cfm?PostOfficeCounty=Jones&stat_state_name=NORTH%20CAROLINA Jones County Post Offices] (USPS)
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
*[[Carteret County, North Carolina|Carteret]]
 
*[[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven]]
 
*[[Duplin County, North Carolina|Duplin]]
 
*[[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir]]
 
*[[Onslow County, North Carolina|Onslow]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== General  ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/onslow/docs/Jones_County_NCStateArchives.pdf Jones County] (NC GenWeb; a list of both original and microfilmed records that are extant)
 
 
 
==== African American ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/aa/freedmanbank Freedman Bank Records] -- individuals from Jones County
 
 
 
==== Bibles  ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/bibles Jones County Bible records]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesbibles.htm Jones County Bible records] (US GenWeb)
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Jones County, North Carolina''' online and in print</center>
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|465339|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Jones-County?id=county_1702 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/cemeteries NCGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonescemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/jones.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/jone/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/cemeteries NCGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jones+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|465339|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jones+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonescemetery.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Jones-County?id=county_1702 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/jones.html Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Carolina Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/jone/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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*Book:&nbsp;''Jones County Cemeteries: Jones County, North Carolina''. Compiled by the Heritage Genealogical Society, 2005. – 3 volume set. View the [http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/book_cemeteryjonescounty_one.html Volume 1 index].
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==== Census  ====
 
  
{{Census|North Carolina}}  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NC Census Intro|Jones}}
  
 
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*[http://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/jones/1790/ 1790 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (transcription, US GenWeb)  
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*[http://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/jones/1790/ 1790 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] - transcription. (USGenWeb)
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/census/1810/ 1810 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (images, US GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/census/1810/ 1810 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] - images. (USGenWeb Archives)
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/census/1850/jones50.txt 1850 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] (surname index only, US GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/census/1850/jones50.txt 1850 U.S. Census, Jones County, North Carolina] - surname index only. (USGenWeb Archives)
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/census-records Census records] - Jones County, NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/census-records Jones County Census records] (NCGenWeb)
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NC Church Intro|Jones}}
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*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/joneschurch.htm Jones County Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/joneschurch.htm Jones County Church Records] (US GenWeb Archives)
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'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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*'''Chinquepin Chapel.''' Established 1781.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:305, 315. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Trent.''' Established by 1761.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Tuckahoe.''' [http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/tuckahoe-baptist-church-records Tuckahoe Baptist Church Records, 1865-1873] (NCGenWeb)
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*'''White Oak.''' Constituted 1795.<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>
  
===== Baptist  =====
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'''''Christian'''''<br>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/pleasant-hill-church-records Pleasant Hill Christian Church Records, 1858-1896] (NCGenWeb)
  
*'''Chinquepin Chapel.''' Established 1781.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:305, 315. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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=== Court Records ===
*'''Trent.''' Established by 1761.<ref name="bap" />
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{{NC Court Intro|Jones}}
*'''Tuckahoe.''' [http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/tuckahoe-baptist-church-records Tuckahoe Baptist Church Records, 1865-1873]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)  
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*'''White Oak.''' Constituted 1795.<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>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/court-records Jones County court records] (NCGenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonescourt.htm Jones County court records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
===== Christian  =====
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=== Directories ===
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{{NC Directories Intro|Jones}}
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/church-records/pleasant-hill-church-records Pleasant Hill Christian Church Records, 1858-1896]&nbsp;(Jones County GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/directories North Carolina Business Directories].  Directories provide information on area residents. Open the directory and navigate to the county of interest.
  
==== Court ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{NC Emigration Intro|Jones}}
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/court-records Jones County court records]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb)
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonescourt.htm Jones County court records] (US GenWeb Archives)
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{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Directories  ====
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'''''African Americans '''''<br>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/aa/freedmanbank Freedman Bank Records], individuals from Jones County.
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'''''American Indians'''''
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*[http://www.jonescountync.gov/index.asp?SEC=FFE1FEB1-AA72-407C-9C16-94ACACF06900 The Tuscarora Indians] (scroll down to bottom of page)
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/directories North Carolina Business Directories] -- directories provide information on area residents. Open the directory and navigate to the county of interest.<br>
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Education ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{NC Genealogies Intro|Jones}}
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=jones&state=NC Jones County students at NC colleges]&nbsp;(NCGenWeb Yearbook Index)<br>
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NC Guardianship Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NC Land Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NC Histories Intro|Jones}}
  
*Aiken, Nancy, ''Minutes of the Jones County, North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1826-1841'', Heritage Books, 2002. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=sar86HDs-EYC&dq=%22Jones+County%22+%22North+Carolina%22&hl=en&ei=_KGYTbyVGJGgtwfCpfjsCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg Google Books link] without preview)  
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*Aiken, Nancy, ''Minutes of the Jones County, North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1826-1841'', Heritage Books, 2002. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=sar86HDs-EYC&dq=%22Jones+County%22+%22North+Carolina%22&hl=en&ei=_KGYTbyVGJGgtwfCpfjsCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg Google Books link] without preview)
 
*Gwynn, Zae Hargett, ''Abstracts of the Records of Jones County, North Carolina, 1779-1868'', Vol. 1, self-published, 1963. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ZXclAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22Jones%20County%22%20%22North%20Carolina%22&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books link] without preview) (information in [http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&ref=1458&item_number=2445 Genealogy.com])
 
*Gwynn, Zae Hargett, ''Abstracts of the Records of Jones County, North Carolina, 1779-1868'', Vol. 1, self-published, 1963. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ZXclAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22Jones%20County%22%20%22North%20Carolina%22&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books link] without preview) (information in [http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&ref=1458&item_number=2445 Genealogy.com])
  
==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
[[Image:Ncjones.png|thumb|right|250px]]
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{{NC Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NC Jones County|200px}}}}
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NC/County/jones.htm 1895 map, Jones County] (1895 U.S. Atlas)  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NC/County/jones.htm 1895 map, Jones County] (1895 U.S. Atlas)
*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=thumb&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;mapid,A,1;title,A,0;altern,200,0;none,A,0;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;title,A,0,N;altern,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20%284x5%29;conten,title,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;title,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=%22Jones+County%22&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=title&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=altern&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Jones County] (historical maps in North Carolina Maps)  
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=thumb&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;mapid,A,1;title,A,0;altern,200,0;none,A,0;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;title,A,0,N;altern,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20%284x5%29;conten,title,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;title,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=%22Jones+County%22&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=title&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=altern&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Jones County] (historical maps in North Carolina Maps)
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/map Maps]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb)  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/map Jones County Maps] (NCGenWeb)
*[http://jonescountygis.com/nc/jones/ Map of Jones and Adjacent Counties] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)  
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*[http://jonescountygis.com/nc/jones/ Map of Jones and Adjacent Counties] (Jones County Economic Development Commission)
 
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:::NO::P1_STATE,P1_COUNTY:North%20Carolina,Jones USGS Gazetteer: Jones County]
 
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:::NO::P1_STATE,P1_COUNTY:North%20Carolina,Jones USGS Gazetteer: Jones County]
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{NC Migration Intro|Jones}}
  
Early migration routes to and from Jones County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.], and William E. Myer, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast''. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). ({{FHL|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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Early migration routes to and from Jones County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
:*Atlantic Ocean  
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*Atlantic Ocean
:*[[King's Highway]] about 1704  
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*[[King's Highway]] about 1704
:*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
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*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NC Military Intro|Jones}}
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/military/1890-veterans-schedule 1890 Veteran's Schedule]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/military/1890-veterans-schedule 1890 Veteran's Schedule] (NCGenWeb)
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesmilitary.htm Military Records]&nbsp;(Jones County, NCGenWeb Archives)<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonesmilitary.htm Jones County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
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*'''1779-1782'''  {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
  
===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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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]
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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]
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*'''1885-1953'''  {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
''Online Records''
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{{NC Civil War Regiments|Jones}}<br>
*'''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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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
*'''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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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G
*'''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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:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)|8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)]], 1st Company
*'''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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:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)|8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)]], 3rd Comppany
*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
{{VAciv}}
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'''''World War I '''''<br>
:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company G<br>
 
:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)|8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)]], 1st Company<br>
 
:- [[8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)|8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)]], 3rd Comppany<br>
 
  
===== World War I =====
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'''''World War II '''''<br>
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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]
  
*'''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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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NC Naturalization Intro|Jones}}
  
===== World War II =====
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=== Newspapers ===
*'''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>
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{{NC Newspapers Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Native American ====
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Jones&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Jones County newspapers]. List of newspapers that have been published in the county. Provides details on libraries that hold back issues. (Library of Congress)
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*[http://www.kinston.com/sections/jones-county-post/ ''Jones County Post'']. Current paper, part of the ''Kinston Free Press''.
  
*[http://www.jonescountync.gov/index.asp?SEC=FFE1FEB1-AA72-407C-9C16-94ACACF06900 The Tuscarora Indians] (scroll down to bottom of page)
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NC Obituaries Intro|Jones}}
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*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/northcarolina/jones-county-obituaries.htm Jones County, North Carolina Obituaries]
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NC Other Records Intro|Jones}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NC Periodicals Intro|Jones}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NC Probate Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Newspapers<br>  ====
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*[[North Carolina Probate Records|North Carolina Probate Records tips]]
  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Jones&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Jones County newspapers]&nbsp;(List from the Library of Congress of newspapers that have been published in the county. &nbsp;Provides details on libraries that hold back issues.)<br>
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''Online Probate Records''
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/northcarolina/jones-county-obituaries.htm Jones County, North Carolina Obituaries] (Newspaper Obituaries)
 
*[http://www.kinston.com/sections/jones-county-post/ ''Jones County Post''] (current paper, part of the ''Kinston Free Press'')
 
  
==== Probate  ====
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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] $
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*'''1663-1979'''  {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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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] $
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*'''1760-1964'''  [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/nc/ncjones01.htm Jones County North Carolina list of will book testators SAMPUBCO]. Browsable index of testators of wills.
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*'''1760-1964'''  {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1760-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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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] $
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*'''1779-1868'''  Images of Wills & Deeds, Vol. A, 1779-1812; Vol. B, 1813-1868  [https://northcarolinapioneers.com North Carolina Pioneers] $
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*'''Pre-1790'''  [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills] (North Carolina State Archives)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/jones/EstateRecordsIndex.pdf Jones County Index to Estate Records] (NCGenWeb)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/wills Jones County Individual Wills] (NCGenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/joneswills.htm Jones County Wills and Estates] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
''Online Probate Records''
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=== School Records ===
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{{NC Schools Intro|Jones}}
  
*'''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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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=jones&state=NC Jones County students at NC colleges], yearbook index (NCGenWeb)
*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''1760 - 1964''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/nc/ncjones01.htm Jones County North Carolina list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - Free
 
*'''1760 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1760-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
 
*'''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 $
 
* Images of Wills & Deeds, Vol. A, 1779-1812; Vol. B, 1813-1868  [https://northcarolinapioneers.com North Carolina Pioneers] ($)
 
  
'''Wills'''
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NC Tax Intro|Jones}}
  
*'''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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*'''1769''' Tax Lists, Jones County, 1769 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49054 Ancestry $]
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/jones/EstateRecordsIndex.pdf Jones County Index to Estate Records] (Jones County GenWeb)  
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*'''1779'''  Tax Lists, Jones County, 1779 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49054 Ancestry $]
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/wills Jones County Individual Wills] (Jones County GenWeb)  
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*'''1779'''  Tax Lists, Jones County, 1779 (images) at [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll33/id/528 North Carolina Digital Collections]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/joneswills.htm Jones County Wills and Estates] (US GenWeb Archives)
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*'''1779'''  Tax List, Jones County, 1779 (images) at [https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L983-6SGK?i=3&cat=263383 FamilySearch]
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*'''1779'''  Tax Lists, New Bern District, 1779 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2, at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49054 Ancestry $]
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*'''1779'''  Tax Lists, New Bern District, 1779 (images) at [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll33/id/681 North Carolina Digital Collections]
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*'''1816'''  [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/1816tax.htm Tax Delinquents, Fourth Collection District of North Carolina 1816] (New Bern-Craven Public Library)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonestax.htm Jones County Tax Lists] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Schools  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NC Vital Intro|Jones}}
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*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*Uncertified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be ordered for 25 cents each from the [http://www.jonesrod.com/ Jones County Register of Deeds].
  
See Education
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==== Birth ====
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{{NC Birth Intro|Jones}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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*'''1800-2000''' {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1866-1964'''  {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1913-1922'''  {{RecordSearch|3477667|North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*'''1779''' - Tax Lists, Jones County, 1779 (images) online at [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll33/id/528 North Carolina Digital Collections]
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==== Marriage ====
*'''1779''' - Tax Lists, New Bern District, 1779 (images) online at [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll33/id/681 North Carolina Digital Collections]
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{{NC Marriage Intro|Jones}}
*[http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/1816tax.htm 1816 Tax Delinquents, Fourth Collection District of North Carolina] (New Bern-Craven Public Library)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/jonestax.htm Jones County Tax Lists]&nbsp;(NCGenWeb Archives)<br>
 
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*'''1741-2004'''  [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=north%20carolina%2cnc North Carolina, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]
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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] $
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*'''1759-1979'''  {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1762-1979'''  {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1763-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1851-1964'''  Jones County Marriage Index 1851-1964 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Iginorthcarolinag.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf]].</ref>
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*[http://www.genwed.com/NC/Jones.htm Jones County Marriage Records] (GenWed)
  
Uncertified copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be ordered for 25 cents each from the Jones County Register of Deeds. [http://www.jonesrod.com/ See their website for more information].
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==== Death ====
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{{NC Death Intro|Jones}}
  
===== Births =====
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*'''1898-1994''' {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} 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]
*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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] $
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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] $
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*'''1931-1994'''  {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
  
===== Marriages  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NC Divorce Intro|Jones}}
  
*'''1741 - 2004''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=north%20carolina%2cnc North Carolina, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1926-1975''' {{RecordSearch|2848500|North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''1851 - 1964''' - Jones County Marriage Index 1851-1964 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>
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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] $
*[http://www.genwed.com/NC/Jones.htm Jones County Marriage Records] (GenWed)
 
*'''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 $  
 
*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*'''1762 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
===== Deaths  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Jones}}
*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
  
===== Divorce  =====
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=== Archives ===
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{{NC Archives Intro|Jones}}
  
*'''1926 - 1975''' - {{RecordSearch|2848500|North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Family History Centers ===
*'''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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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
'''Heritage Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 6204<br> Kinston, NC 28501<br> [http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Website] <br><br>
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NC Libraries Intro|Jones}}
  
*[http://www.neuselibrary.org/default.htm Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, North Carolina] ("serving Lenoir, Greene &amp; Jones Counties")
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*'''Neuse Regional Library'''<br>Kinston, NC<br>[http://www.neuselibrary.org/default.htm Website]<br>Serving Lenoir, Greene and Jones Counties
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{NC Museums Intro|Jones}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
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{{NC Societies Intro|Jones}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Heritage Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 6204<br> Kinston, NC 28501<br> [http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/hgsweb/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{NC Websites Intro|Jones}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/jones-county/ Jones County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
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*[http://www.jonescountync.gov/index.asp?SEC=FFE1FEB1-AA72-407C-9C16-94ACACF06900 County History] (Jones County Gov't)
*[http://www.jonescountync.gov/index.asp?SEC=FFE1FEB1-AA72-407C-9C16-94ACACF06900 County History] (Jones County Gov't)  
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*[http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/jones_county_nc.html A History of Jones County]
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Jones|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/jones/ Jones County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)
*[http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/jones_county_nc.html A History of Jones County]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/north-carolina-counties/jones/ Jones County Genealogy] (North Carolina Genealogy)  
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County, NC] (RootsWeb)
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/ Jones County, NCGenWeb] (free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project)
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NC/Jones/ Jones County, NC] (RootsWeb)  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=19399 Jones County, North Carolina] (ePodunk)
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/jones/ Jones County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;(free genealogy resources; part of the USGenWeb Project)  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_County,_North_Carolina Jones County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=19399 Jones County, North Carolina] (ePodunk)  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/jones/ Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Trails]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_County,_North_Carolina Jones County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
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*[http://www.jonesrod.com/ Jones County, North Carolina Register of Deeds] | [http://jonesrod.com/genealogy.html Genealogy Page]
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ncar/jones/ Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Trails]  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191140|North%20Carolina|Jones}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
*[http://www.jonesrod.com/ Jones County, North Carolina Register of Deeds]&nbsp;| [http://jonesrod.com/genealogy.html Genealogy Page]<br>
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NC Research Guides Intro|Jones}}
  
== References ==
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Revision as of 12:50, 26 February 2020

Guide to Jones 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: Trenton
Organized: April 14, 1778
Parent County(s): Craven[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carteret  • Craven  • Duplin  • Lenoir  • Onslow
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Courthouse
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Jones County is located in the southeastern portion of North Carolina and was named for radical Revolutionary War leader and Anti-Federalist Willie Jones.[2]

Jones County Courthouse
PO Box 189
Trenton, NC 28585
Phone: 252-447-2551

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913, marriage records from 1850, land records from 1779 and military discharge records.
Clerk of the Court has probate records from 1779, court and divorce records.

Jones 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[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1850 1913 1807 1779 1779 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1862 Courthouse was burned during Civil War battle, many court records destroyed.
See Jones County list of extant records (NCGenWeb).

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1778 Jones County was created 14 April 1778 from Craven County.
  • County seat: Trenton[4]

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]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Townships
  • Beaver Creek
  • Chinquapin
  • Cypress Creek
  • Pollocksville
  • Trenton
  • Tuckahoe
  • White Oak


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 Jones 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]

Historical Populations
Census Pop.
19008,226
19108,7216.0%
19209,91213.7%
193010,4285.2%
194010,9264.8%
195011,0040.7%
196011,0050%
19709,779−11.1%
19809,705−0.8%
19909,414−3.0%
200010,38110.3%

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist

Christian

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

African Americans

American Indians

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]

  • Aiken, Nancy, Minutes of the Jones County, North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1826-1841, Heritage Books, 2002. (Google Books link without preview)
  • Gwynn, Zae Hargett, Abstracts of the Records of Jones County, North Carolina, 1779-1868, Vol. 1, self-published, 1963. (Google Books link without preview) (information in Genealogy.com)

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Lenoir CountyCraven CountyCarteret CountyOnslow CountyDuplin CountyNC JONES.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Jones County for European settlers included:[8]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Jones 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 Jones County:

- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G
- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), 1st Company
- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), 3rd Comppany

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • Jones County newspapers. List of newspapers that have been published in the county. Provides details on libraries that hold back issues. (Library of Congress)
  • Jones County Post. Current paper, part of the Kinston Free Press.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

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]

  • Neuse Regional Library
    Kinston, NC
    Website
    Serving Lenoir, Greene and Jones Counties

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Heritage Genealogical Society
    PO Box 6204
    Kinston, NC 28501
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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.
  2. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/jones
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jones 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Jones County, North Carolina," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_County%2C_North_Carolina, accessed 19 February 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:305, 315. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  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.
  8. 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.
  9. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.