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North Carolina Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that North Carolina court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

North Carolina Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

North Carolina Court Records

North Carolina Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research

North Carolina Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research

North Carolina Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research

North Carolina Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research

North Carolina County & City Government Links

North Carolina contains 100 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a North Carolina county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. North Carolina State Government is located in Raleigh.

State of Notrth Carolina County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Alamance Graham Johnston Smithfield
Alexander Taylorsville Jones Trenton
Alleghany Sparta Lee Sanford
Anson Wadesboro Lenoir Kinston
Ashe Jefferson Lincoln Lincolnton
Avery Newland Macon Marion
Beaufort Washington Madison Marshall
Bertie Windsor Martin Franklin
Bladen Elizabethtown McDowell Williamston
Brunswick Bolivia Mecklenburg Charlotte
Buncombe Asheville Mitchell Bakersville
Burke Morganton Montgomery Troy
Cabarrus Concord Moore Carthage
Caldwell Lenoir Nash Nashville
Camden Camden New Hanover Wilmington
Carteret Beaufort Northampton Jackson
Caswell Yanceyville Onslow Jacksonville
Catawba Newton Orange Hillsborough
Chatham Pittsboro Pamlico Bayboro
Cherokee Murphy Pasquotank Elizabeth City
Chowan Edenton Pender Burgaw
Clay Hayesville Perquimans Hertford
Cleveland Shelby Person Roxboro
Columbus Whiteville Pitt Greenville
Craven New Bern Polk Columbus
Cumberland Fayetteville Randolph Asheboro
Currituck Currituck Richmond Rockingham
Dare Manteo Robeson Lumberton
Davidson Lexington Rockingham Wentworth
Davie Mocksville Rowan Salisbury
Duplin Kenansville Rutherford Rutherfordton
Durham Durham Sampson Clinton
Edgecombe Tarboro Scotland Laurinburg
Forsyth Winston-Salem Stanly Albemarle
Franklin Louisburg Stokes Danbury
Gaston Gastonia Surry Dobson
Gates Gatesville Swain Bryson City
Graham Robbinsville Transylvania Brevard
Granville Oxford Tyrrell Columbia
Greene Snow Hill Union Monroe
Guilford Greensboro Vance Henderson
Halifax Halifax Wake Raleigh
Harnett Lillington Warren Warrenton
Haywood Waynesville Washington Plymouth
Henderson Hendersonville Watauga Boone
Hertford Winton Wayne Goldsboro
Hoke Raeford Wilkes Wilkesboro
Hyde Swan Quarter Wilson Wilson
Iredell Statesville Yadkin Yadkinville
Jackson Sylva Yancey Burnsville