The word “brother-in-law” is becoming the bane of my research. In earlier times, the term “in-law” had a broader scope than is now the case. Pretty much anyone related to you by marriage was an in-law. Therefore, a brother-in-law could be one in the modern sense, a stepbrother, or even the brother of your brother’s […]
Some Eastern North Carolina counties now have their deeds (or at least their deed indices) online.
- Beaufort County - Index to real estate conveyances, 1696-1959; deeds & mortgages, 1700-1960
- Carteret County (No historic deeds yet)
- Craven County - Index, Deeds, and Land Grants from 1739
- Duplin County - Deeds, Land Grants, Maps, Marriage Records, Slave Records, Co-Habitation Records
- Edgecombe County - Sign in as guest, then click on Online Index Books. That will let you search index for 1759-1920.
- Johnston County - Index, Deeds, Co-Habitation records
- Jones County (No historic deeds yet)
- Lenoir County (No historic deeds yet)
- Martin County - Index, Deeds, and Land Grants from 1771 (Index books mention date range beginning with 1762, but county wasn't formed until 1774)
- Onslow County - Index, Deeds and Land Grants from 1734
- Pitt County - Old Index Books and Deeds dating back to 1762
A really cool feature of the Duplin County Register of Deeds site, duplinrod.com, is the land grant map. How many times have you read a grant or deed and tried to figure out where the land was located? Well, when it comes to grants made in Duplin County and are now Sampson and Wayne Counties, […]
I found this deed proving that Leta McIntosh Averitt, my possible 5th great-grandmother, and Lovey McIntosh Hendricks, wife of my 5th great-uncle, James Hendricks, were his daughters. This relationship makes Lovey my 6th great-aunt as well as my 5th. From Craven County Deed Book 52, pg. 253 State of North Carolina Craven Know all men […]
The following are Craven County Spear deeds(and all related spellings). This is not a comprehensive list. The following are Beaufort County JOHN SPEIR deeds.
I’m organizing my genealogy files for the ten millionth time. I thought since I’ve downloaded so many deeds from the Craven, Beaufort, and Pitt County Register of Deeds I might start posting them here, beginning with Craven County Anderson Deeds & Grants. No, I’m not transcribing all of these, and this is obviously not a […]