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To request a lookup from any of the references, click on the name of the Owner or Researcher for the specific Resource you want.  Please limit requests to two at a time and be specific about what you need, so as to not to overwhelm the volunteers. As you can see, volunteers are needed.  Please note that we cannot do your research for you, our lookups are limited to the referenced materials listed below and there are lists of places below which can give you professional genealogy services if you need it.  If you own or have easy access to any kind of reference materials pertaining to Granville County genealogy or history, and you would be willing to do lookups or help researchers on a voluntary basis, please contact us on the link at the bottom of the page. Your efforts will certainly be appreciated.

**Note: Please check the Index of Names before requesting a Lookup from this particular Resource
RESOURCE AUTHOR or SERVICE OWNER
History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, NC, 1746-1800 Thomas McAdory Owen Deloris Williams
Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville County, NC, 1833-1846 Zae H. Gwynn/Trudie Davis-Long Deloris Williams
Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville County, NC, 1846-1863 Zae H. Gwynn/Trudie Davis-Long Deloris Williams
Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, NC, 1779-1844 Published by GoldenWest Mktg. Genealogy Deloris Williams
Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, NC, 1845-1902 Published by GoldenWest Mktg. Genealogy Deloris Williams
Warren County, NC, Records of Estates, 1780-1805 Published by GoldenWest Mktg. Genealogy Deloris Williams
Records of Estates, Warren County,NC, 1805-1833 Published by GoldenWest Mktg. Genealogy Deloris Williams
Records of Estates, Warren County, NC, 1833-1851 Published by GoldenWest Mktg. Genealogy Deloris Williams
Records of Estates, Warren County, NC, 1852-1868 Published by GoldenWest Mktg. Genealogy Deloris Williams
Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Abstracts of Deeds 1779-1786 Published by GoldenWest Mktg. Genealogy Deloris Williams
Faulkner/Falkner, Renn/Wrenn Families Research Help John L. Faulkner
Genealogy Look-Up Forum Various Research Help Genealogy Forum
Rootsweb- Books We Own Various Book Lookups BWO
**Abstracts of Early Deeds of Granville Co., 1746-1765( Click to View Index of Names) Zae Hargett Gwynn Taneya Koonce
**Abstracts of Wills, Estate Records of Granville Co., 1746-1808  (Click to View Index of Names) Zae Hargett Gwynn Taneya Koonce
**Abstracts of Wills, Estate Records of Granville Co., 1808-1833 (Click to View Index of Names) Zae Hargett Gwynn Taneya Koonce
**Court Minutes of Granville Co. 1746-1820 (Click to View Index of Names) Zae Hargett Gwynn Taneya Koonce
**Kinfolks of Granville Co. 1765-1826 (Click to View Index of Names) Zae Hargett Gwynn Taneya Koonce

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Obtaining Copies of Historical Documents

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The Granville County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1746 and Marriage Records from 1758; Birth & Death Records starting from 1913, however a few Delayed Birth Certificates are much earlier and approximately 100 Death Certificates start from as early as 1909.  The Register of Deeds Office exists to provide proper maintenance, storage, recording, and indexing of the County's public records.  The Department files and indexes vital records (birth, death and marriages) and issues marriage licenses.  Real Estate documents (deeds, deeds of trust, plats, etc.)  are recorded, indexed and scanned for permanent records.  Military discharges are filed and indexed.  The office provides copies of all documents when requested. 

The Clerk of the Superior Court for Granville County has Court Records starting from 1742, and Probates from 1746. The Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of Wills, and the administration of Estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.
 

The North Carolina State Archives has copies of many Granville County records, most of them have been microfilmed, while others are housed in their many records collections and may only be accessed in their Search Room. A listing of what is available for Granville can be found in their online "Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives", please note this is a pdf file and requires Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free if you don't have it. If you've never ordered records from the Archives before, I suggest  you read our Contacting the State Archives page for guidance of what to expect. 

They also offer a new service.  NC State Archives Online Correspondence
Offers 17 categories of records that they will search; click above title for details

Family History 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. A 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. You may want to  Click Here to locate a Family History Center in your area.


2011 to present by Deloris Williams and Nola Duffy for the NCGenWeb Project.  No portion of  any document appearing on this site is to be used for other than personal research.  Any republication or reposting is expressly forbidden without the written consent of the owner. Last updated 05/09/2014

 

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