North Carolina Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search North Carolina death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the North Carolina death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain North Carolina death certificates is available below.

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North Carolina death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing North Carolina death records, North Carolina death ceritificates, North Carolina death notices, North Carolina death indexes, and other related North Carolina genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of North Carolina. We also suggest searching for "North Carolina death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain North Carolina Death Certificates

North Carolina began requiring statewide registration of births and deaths in March, 1913. Compliance was considered full by 1920. Marriage records are found recorded with the Register of Deeds in each county after 1868. Prior to that time marriages could be solemnized by numerous authorities, so records were sporadically kept. Marriage bonds are available for about half of the counties, and some marriages will be found in almost every county.

For birth records after 1913, write:

North Carolina Dept. Of Environment
Health and Natural Resources
Vital Records Section
225 North McDowell Street
P.O. Box 29537
Raleigh, NC 27626-0537

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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