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Genealogical Resources

County Resources

1719 Craven Precinct Tax Lists
(A transcription of early Craven County poll and land tax lists. These items were transcribed from originals in the State Archives in Raleigh.)

1893 Business Directory of New Bern

Various New Bern City Directories available at the Internet Archive.

Craven County Alien Registrations
(NC Archives)

Craven County Cemeteries

Apprentice Bonds of Craven County, N.C.

Craven County Estate Papers (via
With you may access limited information from your home computer after you make an account. As, an affiliated library, CPRL allows you to access further information from your local library location.

Craven County, N.C., Digital Library
(Includes the following types of records: Bibles, Biographies, Cemeteries, Census, Churches, Court, Deeds, Estates, Letters, Military, Newspapers, Obituaries, Tax Lists, and Wills)

Early Settlers of Craven County North Carolina (A database containing over 13,000 names of individuals living in Craven County before 1800)

HeritageQuest Online 

Justices of the Peace, 1811-1823

Microfilm Holdings of the Kellenberger Room

Swiss and Palatines to New Bern
: A List of Known Persons Who Left Switzerland and Germany to Settle in New Bern in 1710. (An article of known settlers of the New Bern area compiled by Victor T. Jones, Jr.)

1815 Craven County Tax Lists

1816 Federal Tax Delinquents (Includes Craven, Jones, Lenoir, and Greene County delinquent tax payers)

Other Craven County Tax Listings

Cemeteries of Craven County, North Carolina

Russell-Borden-Wetherington Cemetery
(Cherry Point MCAS, N.C.)

Craven County Naturalizations
(1904-05) (NC Archives)

WPA Craven County Cemetery Survey Records

Craven County Marriage Records, 1773-1908 (based on the book by Jo Ann Murphy and Eula Pearl Beauchamp)

Craven County in World War I

Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina

Craven County NCGenWeb Project

Craven County Register of Deeds Indexes

Craven County Voter Registration Records, 1902-1908

East Carolina Roots

Family Bibles

Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina

New Bern Historical Society

New Bern Obituary Index

Political Graveyard
for Craven County

See also
Palatines remaining in New Bern, North Carolina as of September 28th, 1749

Family Names
(all have a connection to New Bern or Craven County)

BJ's Genealogy Site (Includes Hardy, Wooten, and numerous other families)
Bright Family: Descendants of John Bright
Carolina CAHOONS
Descendants of John CARAWAY
COGDELL Family Genealogy
Croom Family Genealogy Site
The Fulcher Family also check out Ellen Fulcher Cloud's Home Page
Harrison Family
Moore (Mohr) Families of Eastern North Carolina
Pearce Family
Prevatt(e) Historical Society Home Page
Roberts Families of Eastern N. C. and Horry and Marion Co, S.C.
Taneya & Kalonji Family Ancestry (includes Lawhorn, Kilpatrick, Koonce, and others)
Taylor Genealogy
TINGLE Descendants
The Toler Family of Eastern North Carolina (Craven, Pamlico, and Beaufort Counties)
The Descendants of Thomas Whitford of Craven County, North Carolina

Writing of John D. Whitford