Guide to Wilson County Research Materials



WILSON COUNTY

was established in 1855 from parts of Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash and Wayne Counties. Any searches for Wilson County information prior to 1855 should include these counties.


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Wilson County Reference Bibliography
Look-Up Volunteers
NC State Archives Original Records
NC State Archives Microfilm Records
Booksellers
LDS Family History Centers
Links




Wilson County Reference Bibliography

These publications are helpful for anyone conducting research in Wilson County after 1855. If anyone has copies of any of these or others and would like to volunteer to do look-ups, or if you know of any reference materials not included here, please contact me.



Look-Up Volunteers

The following people have agreed to provide limited look-ups for the publications indicated. Please be reasonable when requesting this service. An example of an unreasonable request would be "Please send all information about all the Barnes's in the Wilson County 1870 Census".

Pat Land


Al Bass


Brenda Baldwin


Other Volunteer Links



NC State Archives
ORIGINAL RECORDS

A few early court records are missing; reason unknown.


BONDS


COURT RECORDS


ELECTION RECORDS


ESTATES RECORDS


LAND RECORDS


MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS


MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS


OFFICIALS, COUNTY


ROADS AND BRIDGES


TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS


WILLS




NC State Archives
MICROFILM RECORDS


COURT RECORDS

ESTATES RECORDS


LAND RECORDS


MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS


MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS


MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS


OFFICIALS, COUNTY


SCHOOL RECORDS


TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS


WILLS


This information is from the "Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: County Records", published by the Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, 1997.


List of Booksellers Specializing in Genealogy Publications

Frontier Press
21 Railroad Ave.
P. O. Box 126
Cooperstown, NY 13326
E-mail:
karen@frontierpress.com.
Web Site: http://frontierpress.com/frontier.cgi

Genealogical and Historical Books




Iberian Publishing Co.
548 Cedar Creek Drive
Athens, GA 30605-3408
E-mail:
iberian@iberian.com.
Web Site: http://www.iberian.com

Specializing in Virginia resources, some North Carolina publications.



Storbeck's
2055 S. Sunset Ct.
P. O. Box 510062
New Berlin, WI 53151
Web Site:
http://storbecks.com

Genealogy books, CD ROMs, maps, supplies.



Mountain Press
P. O. Box 400
Signal Mountain, TN 37377-0400
Web Site:
http://www.mountainpress.com

Military, state, and general genealogy references.




Timothy W. Rackley
P. O. Box 2502
Kernersville, NC 27285-2502
E-mail:
trackley@ix.netcom.com

Mr. Rackley is the author of a number of Nash County books, most notably 13 volumes of Court Minutes and the Nash County cemeteries volumes. Essential for any Wilson County researcher.




Boyd Publishing Co., Inc.
P. O. Box 367
Milledgeville, GA 31061
E-mail:
tignall@accucomm.net

An excellent selection of genealogy reference material from all states. Lots of NC books.




Margaret M. Hofmann
Genealogical and Historical Research
P.O. BOX 446
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
E-mail:
mhofmann@3rddoor.com
Web Site:
http://www.margaretmhofmann.com

Margaret M. Hofmann is well known for publishing land records of early North Carolina. Her books are listed here, along with books by Stephen M. Bradley and others.




S-K Publications
P. O. Box 8173
Wichita, KS 67208-0173
E-mail:
genie@skpub.com
Web Site:
http://www.skpub.com/genie

S-K Publications publishes copies of original census records for various counties and states. Many NC counties are available.



The Reprint Company, Publishers
P. O. Box 5401
Spartanburg, SC 29304
(864) 579-4433

Many out-of-print books are being reprinted by this company. A good selection of deed and will abstracts books from Granville, Edgecombe, Franklin, Wake, Wayne, and Nash Counties.




Southern Historical Press
P. O. Box 1267
Greenville, SC 29602-1267
(864) 233-2346

Good selection of genealogy material, organized by state and county.




Books

The Church bell; a history of the First Christian Church, Wilson, N. C.
Author: Ware, Charles Crossfield, 1886-
Date: 1963

The Dealings of God with a laborer, or, The experience of Bernard Greenwood
Author: Greenwood, Bernard
Date: 1884


Facts about Wilson, North Carolina : [the city of beautiful trees]
Author: Rose, Lester
Date: 1934

A History of Atlantic Christian College, culture in coastal Carolina
Author: Ware, Charles Crossfield, 1886-
Date: 1956

Public schools of Wilson County, North Carolina
Author: Coon, Charles Lee, 1868-
Date: 1924

Soil survey of Wilson County, North Carolina, by R. C. Jurney...and W. A. Davis...
Author: Jurney, R.C. (Robert Campbell), 1887-
Date: 1929

Tributes to my father and mother and some stories of my life
Author: Battle, Jesse Mercer, 1850-
Date: 1911

LDS Family History Centers Near Wilson

Goldsboro
1000 Eleventh Street
Goldsboro, Wayne County, NC
Phone: (919) 731-2130
Greenville
307 Martinsborough Road
Greenville, Pitt County, NC
Phone: (252) 756-3370
Kinston
3006 Carey Road
Kinston, Lenoir County, NC
Phone: (252) 522-2116
New Bern
1207 Forest Drive
New Bern, Craven County, NC
Phone: (252) 638-8410
Raleigh
5060 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, Wake County, NC
Phone: (919) 783-7752
Rocky Mount
3224 Woodlawn Ave
Rocky Mount, Edgecombe/Nash County, NC
Phone: (252) 937-4086



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