HALIFAX   COUNTY
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RESEARCH HELP AND LOOKUP PAGE

Here you will find a listing of Volunteers to do Lookups ONLY in certain books or records, NOT FOR GENERAL RESEARCH.  In addition, there are also a number of Resources listed on our Research Links page as well as on each of our individual RESOURCE index pages reached from the Homepage which you may wish to check out, too.  To request a lookup from any of the below references, click on the name of the Owner or Researcher. Please limit requests to two at a time, and be specific about what you need to try to include names and a timeline, so as not to overwhelm our volunteers. Please note that our Look Up Volunteers cannot do your research for you, they can only check for one or two names for limited information from the referenced materials as indicated below.  If you need Professional help, please check the resources listed below.  If you own or have easy access to any kind of reference material for Halifax County, and are willing to do lookups, please contact me and I will gladly add your name to this page.  

RESOURCE

AUTHOR OR SERVICE

OWNER

Genealogical Abstracts of Wills, Halifax Co.,NC, 1758-1824 Margaret M. Hofmann Becky Dozier

Deloris Williams

Abstracts of Wills, 1825-1854 David B. Gammon Becky Dozier
Records of Estates, Halifax Co., NC, Vol. I, 1759-1805 David B. Gammon Becky Dozier
Records of Estates, Halifax Co., NC, Vol. II, 1765 -1835 David B. Gammon Becky Dozier
Records of Estates, Halifax Co., NC, Vol. III, 1835-1855 David B. Gammon Becky Dozier
Records of Estates, Halifax Co., NC, Vol. IV, 1868-1909 David B. Gammon/Stephen Bradley, Jr. Becky Dozier

Deloris Williams

Halifax Co., NC, Court Minutes, Vol. I, 1784-1787 Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. Becky Dozier

Deloris Williams

Halifax Co., NC, Court Minutes, Vol. II, 1787- 17__ Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. Becky Dozier
The Deeds of Halifax Co., NC, 1817-1820 Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. Deloris Williams
The Deeds of Halifax Co., NC, 1820-1824 Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. Deloris Williams
Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax Co.,NC, 1758-1771 GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy Deloris Williams
Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax Co., NC, 1771-1786 GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy Deloris Williams
Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax Co.,NC, 1786-1796 GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy Deloris Williams
Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax Co., NC, 1796-1802 GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy Deloris Williams
Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax Co., NC, 1802-1807 GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy Deloris Williams
Headstones of Halifax Co.,  Vol. 1 J. Rives Manning Becky Dozier
Headstones of Halifax Co., Vol. 2 J. Rives Manning Becky Dozier
NC Wills, a Testators Index, 1665-1900 Thornton W. Mitchell Becky Dozier
In Full Force and Virtue: NC Emancipation Records, 1713-1860 William L. Byrd III Deloris Williams
1902 Voter Registration Lists, Halifax Co., NC Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. Becky Dozier
Abstracts of Wills, Bertie Co., NC, 1772-1774 David B. Gammon Becky Dozier
Hertford Co., Will Book: 1830-1856 Sandra Lee Almasy Becky Dozier
Hertford Co., Will Book: 1857-1868 Sandra Lee Almasy Becky Dozier
Hertford Co., Will Book: 1868-1896 Sandra Lee Almasy Becky Dozier
Brunswick Co., VA Will Book Vol. 1, 1739-1769; 1783-1785 Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Becky Dozier
Brunswick Co., VA Will Book Vol. 2, Will Books 4 & 5, (partial) 1761-1780 Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Becky Dozier
 

 

 

Need Professional Research Assistance?

Any inquiries about service, arrangements for such service, or any negotiations, must be made directly between you and the researcher.

Board of Certified Genealogists

Association of Professional Genealogists

Genealogy Freelancers

List of Genealogy Researchers on Cyndi's List

 

Researching Information

Are you new to researching and don't know how to get started? Check with our Help for Genealogy Researchers pages

There are also Getting Started Pages with detailed instructions at the following websites:

State Library of North Carolina-Getting Started

Rootsweb Help Pages: Guides for Records by Ethnic Groups

Need help with researching your African American ancestors? Check out A Beginners Guide to African American Research, an interactive guide at Afrigeneas.com

And Researching Slave Ancestors a step by step guide to researching slaves that includes charts, forms and extensive, detailed instructions from beginning to end.

Need further tips on researching Slave Ancestors? A very informative article by some of the foremost African American researchers in the country:
Jumping Chasms
 

FamilySearch offers free online videos with step-by-step instructions on how to research; an amazing resource that all beginners should view:
Getting Started With Family History

Family History Centers (now renamed FamilySearch Centers)  are located throughout the United States to help researchers by providing a number of genealogical resources including records on microfilm & microfiche, CDs, published reference sources for the area of interest, genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases & maps, etc. The Centers are free to visitors although a small nominal fee may be charged for microfilm not housed at the local FHC, and some of the smaller centers require that you make an appointment since they have limited staff who are all volunteers. You may also want to read about some of their online courses and see what kinds of records are available by visiting their online Learning Center. Find a FamilySearch Center near you by clicking here.

 

While researching, become aware of Genealogy Frauds

See our Queries Page for information on posting messages for your research

 

Need DNA HELP?

DNA Explained in simple, laymen's terms

Learn more at The Legal Genealogist

Also Visit the DNA Message Boards on Ancestry.com

 

Obtaining copies of Historical Documents

Note: all of these addresses & websites are posted on our Research Links page

The Halifax County Register of Deeds has copies of land records starting from 1732. Marriage records are available since 1825. Birth & Death records are available since October 1913. Generally, it is more cost effective to obtain documents from the County offices for non-certified copies rather than the State Archives, so contact the Registry for availability & pricing.

The Clerk of the Superior Court for Halifax County has copies of court, wills and estate records starting from 1759 if they have not been transferred to the State Archives.

The North Carolina State Archives has copies of  most records prior to about 1930. For a listing of available Halifax County records at the Archives, click onto our Guide.  It is generally more cost effective to order directly from the County offices, so check the local offices first for document availability. Before ordering anything from the Archives, please read our Contacting the State Archives page.

North Carolina Vital Records has copies of newer records and is advisable for obtaining certified copies of Birth, Marriage, Death and Divorce records.  Check their website for further details and fees.

 

 

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