We want to express our thanks to Melanie Armstrong, Register of Deeds for Tyrrell
County for making these death certificates available to us. MANY thanks for all
that you have done for us Melanie!
The official recording of deaths began in 1913 in North Carolina with the use of
death certificates. The purpose of this project is to scan and index these death
certificates. We have now scanned and indexed Book 1 (1913 - 1924), Book 2 (1923 - 1927),
Book 3 (1927 - 1931) and Book 4 (1931 - 1935).
The index includes the name of the deceased, the deceased's parent's
names, the deceased's husband or wife if married, and the name of the informant if
not a parent. The book and page number are also shown, and for females, married and
maiden names are both used in the index wherever possible. The implied married and maiden names are not
written on the death certificate, but may be derived from information on the death
certificate. For example, the mother's maiden name is supposed to be entered on the
death certificate. Her married name can be inferred from the name of the father,
assuming they were married. When the deceased is female and married, her maiden name
can be derived from the father's name. People of all colors/races are included in
these death certificates.
The only way to access a death certificate is through the index. Because of its
size the index is broken up into parts. Click on the letter below that is the
first letter in the surname you are searching for to go to the index. Once there, click
on a name of interest and the death certificate containing the name of that individual will be
displayed. To return to the index, press BACK on your browser. The size of these
images will be larger than your screen. They have not been reduced to screen size
to facilitate interpreting the writing.
If you want to order a copy of a full death certificate, they may be obtained from
the Register of Deeds, Tyrrell County, P.O. Box 449, Columbia, NC 27925, telephone
(252) 796-2901. Please include the deceased's name, book number and page number.