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If you know of Vance Co. related sites that would be helpful to researchers, please let us know and they will be added to this Links page.
Click onto underlined addresses below to get to linked websites
Vance County Register of Deeds Vance County Land Plats 1881 - 1992
122 Young Street Searchable database of land records
Henderson, NC  27536
(252) 738-2110 North Carolina State Archives
For copies of Birth, Death & Marriage, & Deed Records 109 E. Jones Street                

Mailing Address:

  Raleigh, NC 27601 4614 Mail Service Center
Search for Deeds online (919) 807-7310 Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
North Carolina Vital Records NC State Archives Online Correspondence Service
    (Fees applicable; will do lookups from 17 categories as listed on site)
Vance County Court Telephone Directory  
Vance County Clerk of the Court North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources
156 Church Street, Suite 101  
Henderson, NC 27536 State Library of North Carolina Digital Repository:
(252) 430-5100 Vance County Results
For copies of Wills, Estates & associated records  State Library Newspaper Collection Project
  Includes listing of all newspapers on microfilm-past & present
Getting Started in Genealogy- instructions from State Library
Vance County Flag and History Finding Slave Records - informative guide from State Library
  Research Help from the State Library
National Register of Historic Sites- Vance County  
Vance County Cemeteries Vance County Obituary Search (from ObitCentral.com)
From Allen Dew's Cemetery Census website GenLookups: Obits - obit lookup volunteers
Plank Chapel Cemetery       (from Interment.com) Rootsweb Obituaries Board - includes 1000s posted obits
Find-A-Grave: Vance County Vance County Postcards: UNC CH Collection
NC Digital Collection: Vance Co. Cemeteries UNC-Chapel Hill Library Catalog: Vance County
Churches & Cemeteries in Vance Co.
Ashland Plantation

Oldest home in Vance Co., built 1740 by Samuel Henderson (1695-1783), grandfather of city founder, Leonard Henderson

North Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. Vance County Historical Society
P. O. Box 30815 P. O. Box 1533
Raleigh, NC 27622-0815 Henderson, NC 27536
H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library
205 Breckenridge Street Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 438- 3316
Resources for North Carolina Research:
GenDisasters: Events that Touched Our Ancestors Lives Virtual Wall Memorial-Vietnam Casualty List for NC
American Memory from Library of Congress North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial
Documenting the American South Collections Center for Civil War Photography
NCPedia   (everything you want to know about North Carolina) The American Civil War Museum
Newspaper Abstracts  (stories from the past)
African American Research:
  Afrigeneas.com - the premier website for Af-Am researchers
Afrigeneans Talking- discussions of African American concerns
Can't read those old Death Certificates or understand what Christine's African Genealogy Website
those illnesses were? Check out these websites: John Hope Franklin Research Center
Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms NC Museum: A Change is Gonna Come -online Civil Rights era exhibit
Old Medical Ailments African American Migration Experience
Glossary of Old Occupations Early Black Fire Fighters of North Carolina
BlackPast.Org - An online reference guide to African-American History
If you like old photos, check out this collection: African - Native American Genealogy
Hugh Mangum Photo Collections,1890-1922 Free African Americans - Paul Heinegg's extensive historical research
  How Do I Research My Slave Ancestors - step-by-step instructions
  Researching Slaves, Four Things You Need to Know
  NCGenWeb Statewide African American Pages
Bible Records Online -thousands of bibles online

NCGenWeb African American Special Projects

Common Nicknames in Your Family Tree Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives From Federal Writers Project 1936-1938
Female Nicknames & Family Naming Patterns  
The Inflation Calculator  -converts old currency values
Perpetual Calendar -find a calendar any year, past/present  
Naming Traditions -our ancestors procedure for naming children  
Genealogy Encyclopedia -learn what those words meant  
Epidemics & Other Health History in North Carolina: Native American Research:
List of Epidemics in World History Coastal Carolina Indian Research
Epidemics in U.S., 1633-1952 FamilySearch's Melungeons page - Many resources for researchers
Encyclopedia of Genealogy: Epidemics Tuscarora Indian War - Detailed account of relationship between early Indians and North Carolinians

Influenza Outbreak of 1918-1919

Cherokee History - Includes research & links
History of Public Health Issues in North Carolina Search the Chapman Rolls
  Cherokee by Blood -info on Indian research, including Rolls
  Native American Genealogy
Websites with Vance County Family Pages:  
Falkner Families
Reavis Family of Vance County  
Benjamin Wyche Family  
Ealie Grissom Family of Kittrell, NC
Maps: Books with Vance Co. or North Carolina material can be found:
1895 North Carolina - State & County Maps Ancestral Tracks - Includes all Vance Co. wills as well as other NC County documents & services; Records of Wills 1923-1948 lookup service also available; contact for details
North Carolina County Formation - 1700-1912 Golden West Marketing
USGenWeb Archives Digital Map Library Barnetta McGhee White -Publications
North Carolina Maps Collection- State Archives Heritage Books

USGS-GNIS Vance County Features Results - Find out where locations are using survey data

UNC Press - the University of NC has a number of publications
FamilySearch Vital Records Databases-Vance County: Local Newspapers:
  Searchable free databases- Henderson Daily Dispatch
NC Birth Index 1800-2000 The Warren Record
Deaths & Burials 1898-1994 The News-Observer
NC Death Certificates 1906-1930 - Images included Durham Herald Sun
NC Death Records 1931-1994 The Franklin Times
NC Marriages 1759-1979
NC County Marriages 1762-1979 - Images included
NC Probate Records 1735-1970 - Browsable, Images included
See all North Carolina Records Collections


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