North Carolina Family History Societies(P-Z)

This section lists county associations from Pitt to Wake providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Pitt County Family Researchers

The society is a non-profit making association and was established in November 1994.

Their aim is to promote and encourage genealogical research in Pitt and its surrounding areas.  

Their library is situated in Sheppard Memorial Library, which is located in downtown Greenville, North Carolina.

Some databases are accessible on their site, which include the Butcher Collection: Works of Genealogist Jonathan Butcher.

  • Beaufort Co. Tax List 1755
  • Bethany Free Will Baptist Church Annual Report published in 1980 (Abstract)
  • Briery Swamp Primitive Baptist Church Minutes 1827-1829 (Abstracts)
  • Cohabitation Records 1866(Early Black Marriages)
  • Death Certificate Index 1913-1961
  • Deeds
  • Family Files

Databases also incorporate:

  • Galloway Primitive Baptist Church Minutes
  • Land Records
  • Pitt Co. Census Returns 1790-1830 and 1850 (Transcriptions)
  • Pitt Co. Marriage Bonds pre 1858
  • Pitt Co. Marriage Register 1851-1867(Both White and Black Marriages)
  • Pitt Co. Tax Lists 1762 and 1763
  • Red Banks Primitive Baptist Marriages and Deaths 1792-1860
  • Red Banks Primitive Baptist Minutes 1830-1851 (Abstract)

In addition, databases include:

  • Red Oak Christian Church 100th Anniversary Celebration 1871-1971 Celebration Booklet
  • Rountree Church Records 1850-1892 (Abstracts)
  • St Paul's Episcopal Church Funerals (Transcription)
  • Salem Church Registers 1876-1887
  • Wills before 1858

Surry County Genealogical Association

Many resources are available in their Research Room, including:

  • Census Returns
  • Genealogies
  • Local and National Newsletters
  • Maps
  • State and Local Documents

The association publishes a quarterly Journal and a Table of Contents from 1981-2005 is on the site.  It is also possible to purchase Back Issues of the publication.

Publications available for sale include:

  • A History of Surry Co. Churches which includes an index of over 10000 names
  • Heritage of Surry Co. Volumes 1 and 2
  • Images of America

A list of Books sold by other people is also accessible, and these include:

  • 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1880 Census Returns
  • 1862 Tax List
  • 1870 Population Schedule
  • Abstracts of Births, Marriages and Deaths from Mount Airy Newspapers 1872-1895
  • Deeds 1795-1803
  • Kallam Cemetery Books

Books sold by other people also incorporate:

  • Overseer of Roads 1807-1833
  • Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1790-1795
  • Volunteer Revolutionary War Soldiers
  • Voter Registration Book 1902-1908
  • Weddings 1779-1968
  • Wills 1771-1827
  • Wills 1827-1853
  • Wills 1853-1901

Books by SCGA Members are also available for sale, which include:

  • Beaufort Orphans 1808-1837
  • Cabarrus Co. Court Minutes
  • Deaths
  • Marriages
  • North Carolina Bastardy Bonds
  • North Carolina Naturalisation Index
  • Transcriptions of Census Returns
  • Tax Lists
  • Voter Registrations

Wake County Genealogical Society

It is possible to download some Back Issues of their Journal Wake Treasures on the site, as well as some Back Issues of the WCGS Newsletter.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Apprentice Bonds 1770-1860 and 1872-1903
  • Back Issues of their Journal Wake Treasures
  • Divorce Records 1831-1952 Surnames A-M

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.


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