Online North Carolina Death Records & Indexes

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Online North Carolina Death Indexes and Obituaries
  • North Carolina Death Records and Indexes from FamilySearch (free with registration) includes...
    • North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930 (index and digitized images of the death records)
    • North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994 (index only)
    • North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970 (images only -- not yet indexed; most records are from 1800-1930; coverage varies by county; may not include all counties)
    • North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979 (does not include all counties; coverage varies by county)
  • North Carolina Obituaries Archive - Recent (you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee) includes...
    • Asheboro Courier-Tribune (4/6/2010-Current)
    • Chapel Hill Herald (1/1/2002-Current)
    • Chapel Hill News (5/3/2000-Current)
    • Charlotte Observer (1/1/1992-Current)
    • Durham Herald-Sun (1/1/2002-Current)
    • Fayetteville Observer (1/18/1988-Current)
    • Greensboro News & Record (1/1/1990-Current)
    • Greenville Daily Reflector (8/30/2004-Current)
    • High Point Enterprise (4/14/2007-Current)
    • Raleigh News & Observer (1/1/1991-Current)
    • Wilmington Star-News (1/31/2002-Current)
    • Winston-Salem Journal (11/1/1997-Current)
    • And about 60 more NC newspapers
North Carolina Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries by County
  • North Carolina WPA Cemetery Survey Records - Tombstone Transcription Project PDF documents of these records for most North Carolina counties
  • County Records in the North Carolina State Archives includes estate indexes for: Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Avery, Bute, Cabarrus, Camden, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Dare, Durham, Gaston, Graham, Hertford, Jackson, Macon, Martin, McDowell, Mitchell, Moore, Pamlico, Pender, Perquimans, Polk, Sampson, Stanly, Stokes, Swain, Transylvania, Washington and Yancey counties; wills indexes for Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Buncombe, Cherokee, Cumberland, Davidson, Forsyth, Gates, Greene, Haywood, Hyde, Jackson, Macon, Mecklenburg, Pamlico, Richmond, Rowan, Stokes, and Wilkes counties; and Columbus County Coroners' Inquest index, 1914-1968, 1981 (coverage varies by county)
  • Cemeteries of Some North Carolina Counties includes some cemeteries in Alamance County, Caswell County, Chatham County, Durham County, Granville County, Person County, Sampson County, Surry County, Vance County and Wake County
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