North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index for church records from various denominations in North Carolina. These include birth, marriage, and death records.


Some of the church records come from the following:

  • Society of Friends. Rich Square Monthly Meeting (Rich Square, Northampton County)

  • Trinity Episcopal Church (Scotland Neck, Halifax County)

  • Christs Church (New Bern, Craven County)

  • Church of the Good Shepherd (Rocky Mount, Edgecombe and Nash counties)

  • St. David’s Church (Creswell, Washington County)

  • Jonesboro Circuit Methodist Church (Sanford, Lee County)



You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.




What Can I Learn from Church Records?


These records may include:

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Date of event
  • Location of event
  • Bride’s name
  • Groom’s name
  • Parent’s names
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation



How Can Church Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death in the county and state records
  • Search local newspapers
  • Search for land and probate records
  • Search the family in census records


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