Return to Currituck Co.

Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina Archives
Currituck County


     Apprentice Bonds, 1868-1884, 1888; 2 volumes.
     Bastardy Bonds, 1830-1879; 2 volumes.

     County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes, 1799-1832, 1838-1868; 12 volumes.
     Execution Dockets, 1821-1868; 5 volumes.
     State Dockets, 1807-1868; 2 volumes.
     Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1806-1861; 5 volumes.
     Superior Court Minutes, 1851-1862, 1866-1907; 4 volumes.
     Equity Minutes, 1808-1868; 2 volumes.
     Equity Execution and Costs Docket, and Receipts in Equity, 1841-1857; 1 volume.
     Execution Docket, 1847-1862, 1866-1875; 1 volume.
     State Docket, 1856-1861, 1866-1869; 1 volume.
     Trial and Appearance Docket, 1856-1861, 1866-1868; 1 volume.
     Civil Action Papers, 1781, 1840-1923; 1 Fibredex box.
     Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1858-1915; 1 Fibredex box.
     Criminal Action Papers, 1858-1902; 1 Fibredex box. 

     Record of Elections, 1878-1916; 2 volumes.

     Accounts of Sale, 1830-1918; 5 volumes.
     Record of Accounts, 1869-1905; 2 volumes.
     Administrators’ Bonds, 1827-1927; 7 volumes.
     Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-1919; 1 volume.
     Record of Dowers and Widows’ Year’s Support, 1869-1918; 1 volume.
     Estates Records, 1812-1926; 14 Fibredex boxes.
     Guardians’ Records, 1841-1928; 4 Fibredex boxes.
     Guardians’ Accounts, 1830-1870; 5 volumes.
     Guardians’ Bonds, 1827-1927; 7 volumes.
     Inventories of Estates, 1830-1906; 2 volumes.
     Record of Settlements, 1830-1899; 3 volumes.
     Miscellaneous Estates Records, 1772-1827; 1 volume. 

     Land Divisions, 1877-1911; 1 Fibredex box.
     Miscellaneous Land Records, 1808-1899; 1 Fibredex box.

     Marriage Bonds, 1858-1867; 1 Fibredex box.

     Alien Registration, 1940; 1 volume.
     County Accounts, 1840-1874; 1 volume.
     Account Book, Wardens of the Poor, 1803-1868; 1 volume.
     Miscellaneous Records, 1787-1914; 1 Fibredex box. 

     Oyster Tax Receipts, 1895-1899; 1 volume.

     Wills, 1841-1924; 4 Fibredex boxes.


     Apprentice Bonds, 1844, 1868-1883; 1 reel.
     Bastardy Bonds, 1830-1833, 1872-1879; 1 reel. 

     Record of Incorporations and Partnerships, 1868-1966; 1 reel.

     County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes, 1799-1832, 1838-1868; 4 reels.
     Superior Court Minutes, 1872-1966; 6 reels.
     Equity Minutes, 1808-1847, 1850-1868; 1 reel.
     Index to Judgments, 1867-1966; 3 reels. 

     Minutes, Board of Elections, 1896-1916; 1 reel.
     Record of Elections, 1880-1968; 1 reel.

     Accounts of Sale, 1830-1918; 3 reels.
     Record of Accounts, 1861-1966; 3 reels.
     Administrators’ Bonds, 1827-1847, 1856-1927; 2 reels.
     Record of Administrators, 1795-1820, 1830-1841, 1930-1945; 2 reels.
     Appointment of Executors, 1868-1919; 1 reel.
     Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1907-1953; 1 reel.
     Record of Executors and Guardians, 1953-1966; 1 reel.
     Guardians’ Accounts, 1830-1870; 2 reels.
     Guardians’ Bonds, 1827-1834, 1840-1927; 3 reels.
     Inheritance Tax Records, 1923-1967; 1 reel.
     Record of Inventories, 1830-1967; 2 reels.
     Record of Settlements, 1841-1966; 3 reels.
     Cross Index to Administrators and Executors, 1907-1938; 1 reel.

     Record of Deeds, 1739-1965; 61 reels.
     Index to Deeds, 1761-1929; 2 reels.
     Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1928-1977; 2 reels.
     Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1928-1977; 2 reels.
     Land Entries, 1872-1955; 2 reels. 

     Marriage Registers, 1868-1983; 4 reels.
     Cross Index to Marriage Registers, 1852-1972; 1 reel.
     Cohabitation Certificates, 1866; 1 reel.
     Index to Vital Statistics, 1914-1983; 1 reel. 

     Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1942-1983; 1 reel.

     Alien Registration, 1940; 1 reel.
     Accounts of the Clerk, Treasurer and Sheriff, 1840-1974; 1 reel.
     Clerk’s Minute Docket, 1868-1899; 1 reel.
     Orders and Decrees, 1868-1966; 3 reels.
     Special Proceedings, 1879-1918; 1 reel.
     Record of Wardens of the Poor, 1803-1862; 1 reel.

     Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1951; 2 reels. 

     Minutes, County Board of Education, 1885-1895, 1915-1960; 1 reel. 

     Tax Scrolls, 1915-1950; 3 reels. 

     Record of Wills, 1761-1960; 3 reels.
Index to Wills, 1761-1966; 2 reels. 

Ordering Information by David A. French

The North Carolina State Library handles interlibrary loans of microfilm.  The North Carolina State Archives handles purchases of microfilm and copies of original records and copies of items on microfilm.

Interlibrary Loans of Microfilm Records
     According to Mr. Steve Case, Interlibrary Loan Librarian at the North Carolina State Library and Mr. Victor Jones, Head History Librarian at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, the North Carolina State Library does interlibrary loans of microfilm from the Core microfilm records.  Core usually means Wills, Estates, Deeds, Marriage Indexes, Court Minutes and some others.  They only do interlibrary loans of these Core records on microfilm for libraries within North Carolina.  You can see which items are noted as Core via the search link below.
This search will tell you specifically on which microfilm reel the information you are seeking may be located.

How to Obtain Microfilm Records from the State Library via Your Local North Carolina Library
     1. Use the information from the "North Carolina County Records Guide" and State Library Online Catalog Search to determine which microfilm you need.
     2. Fill out a microfilm request form available at your local North Carolina library.  Your local history or reference librarian should be able to assist you.  You need to list the county, type of record, title of record, the dates and complete name of person(s).  It is best to be as specific as possible so that you receive the correct reel(s).
     The microfilm usually arrives from the State Library in about a week or so from when the State Library receives the order.  The only cost involved is the postage when the microfilm arrives which is a few dollars for six reels of microfilm.  Your local North Carolina library may keep the microfilm for 30 days and may renew it once for another 30 days.  In some cases, the item may be able to be renewed a second time depending on availability.  There is usually no cost to renew.  There is a limit of six reels per patron at a time.  Keep in mind, the microfilm cannot leave your local North Carolina library so they will need to have a microfilm viewer and/or printer for you to use.

State Library Interlibrary Loans

How to Obtain North Carolina Records when you live outside North Carolina
     If you live outside North Carolina, you have two options for obtaining the North Carolina microfilm records:  One is the North Carolina State Archive and two is a local LDS Family History Center in your area.

North Carolina State Archive Microfilm Purchase Program
     You may purchase microfilm from the North Carolina State Archives.  The microfilm is $12.00 per reel including postage.  The turnaround time is about three weeks from when the order and payment are received.  When you purchase microfilm you are not limited to just the Core records, but may order any records they currently have available on microfilm.  Some of the records are organized by year and some alphabetically.  I spoke with the State Archive and the gentleman who handles purchases of microfilm by the public. is Mr. Larry Odzak at (919) 807-7306

By using the information you should be able to determine which microfilm you need and compile a list of the microfilm reels so that you can order them from the Archives. I could not find a microfilm order form on the Archive website so a letter or email with the detailed information may suffice or give them a call to verify.

The mailing address for the State Archives is
     North Carolina State Archives
     4614 Mail Service Center
     Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614

LDS Family History Center Microfilm Loan Program
     They usually have all of the same North Carolina County microfilm that the State Archive and Library has.  You can search the LDS microfilm catalog as noted below.  You receive the microfilm on loan via a local LDS Family History Center.  The cost per reel of microfilm is $5.50 per 30 days.  It may be renewed for an additional $5.50 for another 60 days.  In most cases, depending on the microfilm, another renewal of $5.50 will keep the microfilm in the local family history center forever. The total would be either $5.50, $11.00 or $16.50 per reel.  The microfilm/microfiche must be ordered from and viewed at your local Family History Center.  You do not have to be a member of the LDS to use their Family History Centers.

LDS Microfilm Search Example
   1. Select "Place Search"
   2. In Place Box Type, Onslow (Note:  Do Not Type the word County as no records will show.)
   3. Select "North Carolina, Onslow"
   4. Select "North Carolina, Onslow - Court records"
   5. Select "Minute docket, 1869-1926  North Carolina. Superior Court (Onslow County)"
   6. Click on "View Film Notes" Button in the upper right hand corner.
   7. This will show the detail note on the items and the location/film number.
   Note:  Minute docket, Vol. A 1869-1876
   Location:  FHL US/CAN (This means the Family History Library.)
   Film Number: 267592 (This is the number you will need to order the film.)

LDS Microfilm Loan info:
LDS Family History Center Locator:

     Thanks to Mr. Case, Mr. Jones, the LDS technical support staff and others for their assistance in clarifying how to obtain records.
     I trust this information is helpful to both current and future researchers.  /s/ David A. French




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