Thursday, June 19, 2014

Online Deed Records - North Carolina


The Register of Deeds Office - A Free Alternative  


Many Register of Deeds Offices are digitizing their historical deeds and land grants and putting them online. Several North Carolina counties have already been digitized. Here is a list of counties who currently have their deeds digitized and available to download from the web FOR FREE.


Alamance County - still in the process of being digitized, goes back to 1849 (as of June 2014)
Alexander County - Digitized deeds going back to 1847
Alleghany County - Digitized deeds going back to 1859
Anson County - digitized deeds going back to 1749
Chatham County - digitized deeds going back to 1771
Cumberland County - - digitized deeds going back to 1754
Duplin County - digitized deeds going back to 1749
Forsyth County - digitized deeds going back to 1849
Guilford County - digitized deeds going back to 1771. Click "real estate index & image", Accept the disclaimer, then click the "Old Index books" button
Iredell County - Digitized deeds going back to 1788. Select “Search Online Records” in center of page, Sign in as a Guest, and click on Indexes Prior to 1964 tab
Johnston County - digitized deeds going back to 1789, land division records, plats
Martin County - digitized deeds going back to 1771
Mecklenburg County - digitized deeds going back to 1763
Sampson County
Stokes County -  digitized deeds going back to 1787
Wake County - digitized deeds going back to 1785

Check back with this site often for updates to newly added Counties! - 
* Alexander, Alleghany, Iredell, Wake, Forsyth, and Guilford added 23 Jun 2014!!!

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Many thanks to everyone writing in with new updated links!!!

Additional Information: Check out these helpful posts

Reading land grants in North Carolina which uses Metes and Bounds
Finding Land Grants using the North Carolina State Archives' Online Catalog (MARS)
North Carolina Land and Property from the FamilySearch.org Wiki
Why Use Deeds and Land Grants in YOUR research


5 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to Orange, Bladen, Rockingham, Ashe, and Allegheny Counties being online!

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  2. Here are 3 more NC counties that are online:

    Forsyth County http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/rod/online_lookup.aspx - To look at deeds prior to 1965, click Begin your online search, Accept the disclaimer, then scroll down to Old Index Books". Deeds go back to 1849

    Guilford County http://countyweb.co.guilford.nc.us/online-docs-index To look at deeds prior to 1981, Click "real estate index & image", Accept the disclaimer, then click "Old Index books". Deeds go back to 1771

    Wake County - http://services.wakegov.com/booksweb/genextsearch.aspx Deeds go back to 1785.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I added them to the blog post and the Pinterest board!

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  3. Another 3 NC counties that are online:

    Iredell County - http://www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/RegDeeds/ - Digitized deeds going back to 1788. Select “Search Online Records” in center of page, Sign in as a Guest, and click on Indexes Prior to 1964 tab

    Alexander County - http://www.alexandercountync.gov/rod/ - Digitized deeds going back to 1847

    Alleghany County - http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/register_of_deeds.php - Digitized deeds going back to 1859

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