Records & Data

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 website where you can also purchase a copy. If unable to purchase a copy, check for a library that may hold the book by going here.
  • 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 entry for 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)
FAMILIES
FAMILY SITES
GENEALOGY SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS
HISTORY
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