Welcome to Washington County!

Welcome to the Washington County, NCGenWeb.   My name is Taneya Koonce and I am your new county site coordinator.  I became the coordinator in August 2009, coming on board behind Steve Davenport.   Steve administers the Washington County Mailing List and has done a wonderful job developing the site over the past 11 years!

The site is still in some transition, so please be sure to click around and investigate different aspects.  Please update any bookmarks that you may have for various portions of the site since I have moved it to the ncgenweb web space.

Washington County is fortunate to have several wonderful database repositories, including a comprehensive death records index that spans 1913-1980 & a marriage index that spans 1851-1920.  Remember, this site relies on your contributions so I do hope you’ll help in continuing to build up this county’s resources.

I plan to use this blog space to notify you of updates to the site, and hopefully, share interesting commentary on the genealogy & history of the county.  Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have questions, comments, feedback, etc.   If you would like to learn more about me, please visit my personal website.


  • Gloria Cosgrove

    I’m a frequent visitor to the site and want to tell you that the new site design looks great!! And thanks for taking on such a big task as coordinator. We appreciate it. I’ve visited your personal site a few times and think you will be a great coordinator. If there’s anything I can help you with, please let me know.

    A small suggestion: I’ve noticed over the years that the title of the marriage license page may be incorrect. The licenses/registers seem to only go up to 1890. I think the compilers were intending to continue to 1920 but nothing’s been posted past 1890 for many years. Now might be a good time to update the title and a reference to the title on the What’s New page.

    Also, I didn’t know that Steve Davenport coordinated the site for so many years. Such quiet dedication deserves a very loud applause and THANK YOU to Steve!!

    Thanks again, Taneya.

  • Taneya

    Hi Gloria,

    Thanks for the comments! Yes, Steve does certainly deserve kudos for his work here.

    I will share your comment with the person who has the marriage licenses; that is actually hosted on a separate site, but I too have noticed the discrepancy. Thanks!


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