North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-2006 is a free collection at FamilySearch with death records, marriage licenses, birth certificates, and delayed birth certificates recorded in Davidson County, NC.

 

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What Can I Learn from Vital Records?

 

Birth records may include:

  • Name and sex of the child
  • Whether a twin, triplet, or other
  • Race and marital status of parents
  • Date and time of birth
  • Birthplace
  • Names and sometimes ages of parents, often with maiden surname of the mother
  • Parent’s residence, race, birthplace, occupation and sometimes educational attainments
  • Sometimes the number of children born to the mother, and the number of surviving children
  • Attending physician or midwife

 

Delayed Birth records may include:

  • Name of child at birth
  • Date and location of birth
  • Birth attendant
  • Names of parents of the child, often with maiden surname of the mother
  • Parent’s residence, races, birthplace and occupations
  • Abstract of supporting evidence of birth
  • Name of register of deeds

 

North Carolina marriage records may include:

  • Names of the groom and bride, including the maiden name of the bride
  • Race and sometimes ages of the groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Residence of bride and groom
  • Names of parents of the bride and groom, often with maiden surname of the mother
  • Parent’s residence, races, birthplaces and occupations
  • Names of witnesses and the officiator

 

Death records may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Sex, race, marital status and age of the deceased
  • Dates of death and burial
  • Birth date and birthplace of the deceased
  • City, county, and state of death
  • Name and location of the cemetery where buried
  • Frequently, the country or state and sometimes the town and county of birth for the deceased
  • Names of parents, often with maiden surname of the mother
  • Name of the informant, who is often a child or other family member
  • Residence or address of the deceased, if foreign-born
  • Whether the deceased was single, married, widowed, or divorced at the time of death
  • Occupation of the deceased

 

 

 

How Can Vital Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With North Carolina Vital Records information you may be able to:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple’s birth records and parents’ names
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Use a marriage number to identify previous marriages
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members

 

 

 

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