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North Carolina

Click on the links below to search free birth, death, marriage, and divorce record databases in North Carolina.

Visit the North Carolina Vital Records for information on how to obtain birth and death certificates, and marriage and divorce records in North Carolina.

Birth and records are available since 1913. Death records are available since 1930. Marriage records are available from 1962. Marriage records after 1868 should be available from the Register of Deeds in the county where the marriage was performed. Divorce records are available since 1958. If the records are not available at the North Carolina Vital Records office, they should be available from the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

To place an order, write to:

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
(919) 733-3526

Death records from 1913-1955 are available from the North Carolina State Archives.

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Alamance County Vital Records

Use this Alamance County Register of Deeds service to search for marriage records, death records, and birth records.

Buncombe County Vital Records

Search the Buncombe County Register of Deeds for deaths and marriages by name, book & page, file number, date range, subdivision, condominium, or city/village. Access requires registration.

Burke County Births

Burke County Register of Deeds birth records by name, certificate number of date.

Burke County Deaths

Search the Burke County Register of Deeds death records by name, certificate number or date.

Caldwell County Vital Records

Caldwell County Register of Deeds birth, death, and marriage records.

Carteret County Births, Deaths, Marriages

The Carteret County Register of Deeds offer three excellent vital record databases: a birth index, a death index, and marriage records.

Craven County Vital Records

Use this Craven County Register of Deeds service advanced search feature to search for birth, death, and marriage records by name, description, and/or date filed.

Davidson County Vital Certificates 1867-1984

Search for Davidson County birth and death certificates recorded 1867-1984 and view or download certificate images.

Duplin County Deaths & Marriages

After the disclaimer, click on Death to search the Duplin County Register of Deeds for death records. Also available are marriage records, searchable by bride name, groom name, date range of wedding, and/or recorded book & page.

Guilford County Vital Records

Guilford County birth and death records. Guilford County Register of Deeds requires registration (free) before using the database.

Harnett County Births

Harnett County birth records. Provide by the Register of Deeds.

Harnett County Deaths

Search the Harnett County Register of Deeds recorded documents database for death record information by deceased name, certificate number, date of death and/or date of filing.

Harnett County Marriages

Search the Harnett County Register of Deeds recorded documents database for marriage record information by groom name, bride name, certificate number, date of marriage, and/or date filed.

Harnett County Obituaries

Search the obituaries of Harnett County by first name, last name, cemetery name or survivors of the deceased.

Hickory Funeral Home Records 1908-1957

Select Funeral Records from Shuford Funeral Home, 1908-1957 to view records listed in alphabetical order by name. Information includes name, last residence, cause of death, date of death, and date of burial.

Johnston County Cohabitation Marriage & Slave Index

Johnston County Heritage Center Research Databases Project has a collection of so-called freedmen's cohabitation and marriage records.

Johnston County Marriage Bonds 1779-1853

Search this Johnston County Heritage Center database to view records of Johnston County, North Carolina marriage bonds recorded between 1779 and 1853.

Johnston County Obituaries 1885-Present

Search the Johnston County Smithfield Herald obituaries from 1885 to the present by last name, age or date.

Macon County Deaths | 1913-1978

Browse this private database by name for death certificates filed in Macon County between 1913 and 1978.

Mecklenburg County Births & Deaths

Mecklenburg County birth and death records through the Register of Deeds.

Mecklenburg County Marriages

Search the Mecklenburg County marriage records by bride's name, groom's name or date.

New Hanover County Births, Deaths, Marriages

New Hanover County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records.

Onslow County Vital Records

Search for Onslow County birth, death, and marriage records by name, date range, and other criteria.

Person County Deaths

Search this Rootsweb database for death records in Person County by name, state and county, and/or death year.

Stanly County Births & Deaths

Find birth and death records in Stanly County in the Old Index Books section of the Register of Deeds database.

Washington County Marriages | 1851-1920

Browse this RootsWeb database by name or year for marriages recorded in Washington County between 1851 and 1920.

Wayne County Births | 1877-1903

Births listed in the Goldsboro Messenger and Goldsboro Headlight in Wayne County, North Carolina between 1877 and 1903. Click the top link on the page to access the pdf file.

Wayne County Obituaries 1869-1903

Wayne County Public Library list of obituaries in Goldsboro between 1869 and 1903, in PDF format.

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