Records & Data

Taneya | October 23, 2012 |

The following resources may be useful for you as you research your Washington County ancestors:

African-American

Archives

Bibles

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census
Churches

Court Proceedings

Deaths/Obituaries

Deeds

  • Linda Haas Davenport has compiled a book of more than 950 deed transcriptions from Washington County covering 1799-1814.  — Washington County, North Carolina Abstracts of Deed Books A-B-C (1799-1814): Including Some Dated Earlier. Broken Arrow, OK: L.H. Davenport, 2008.  You can view the surname index on her websitewhere you can also purchase a copy.  If unable to purchase a copy, check for a library that may hold the book by goinghere.
  • The Register of Deeds office has online searching of deeds from 1996 to present.  Deeds from 1974 – 1996 can be viewed if you have the Deed Book # and page. Read the blog entryfor more details on how it works.

Directories

Education

  • Washington County students from the NC Yearbook Index – the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has been making college yearbooks from across the state available online.  Check this list of Washington County students for your relatives/ancestors.   Not all graduates had a hometown associated, so be sure to also do a surname search.  The index is an ongoing project.
  • Plymouth Colored High School – 1944 Commencement Program - my grandmother, Alice McNair, is one of the graduating class members.  (Link contributed by Taneya Koonce)
Family Sites
Genealogical Society Publications
Historic Places
Maps
Marriages
Military

 Newspapers

  • NC Newspaper Digitization Project – search the full-text of several different NC newspapers from the mid 1700s – late 1800s.  Though no papers from Washington county are included, newspapers often included information from other areas in the state.

Queries

Surnames

Wills & Estates