New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico Regional Library System

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.)
1815 Craven County Tax Lists

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

Other Craven County Tax Lists
1893 Business Directory of New Bern

Various New Bern City Directories available at the Internet Archive.

Cemeteries of Craven County, North Carolina (via

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

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

Craven County Cemeteries and Craven County Cemeteries Links

WPA Craven County Cemetery Survey Records

Craven County Apprentice Bonds, 1748-1910. (An abstract of Craven County apprentice bonds naming the apprentice, master, and occupation. Other materials concerning apprentices are also included. These items were abstracted from microfilmed originals in the State Archives in Raleigh.)

Craven County Estate Papers (via

Craven County Marriage Records, 1773-1908 (search)
(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, 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)

Craven County Register of Deeds Indexes

Craven County Voter Registration Records, 1902-1908

Craven County Will Abstracts (Abstracted by Victor T. Jones, Jr.)

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

Family Bible Records on file in the Kellenberger Room

Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina

HeritageQuest Online (see Kellenberger Room main page for information about this resource)

Justices of the Peace, 1811-1823

Microfilm Holdings of the Kellenberger Room

New Bern Historical Society

New Bern-Craven County Obituary Index

Political Graveyard for Craven County

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.) 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)

Joseph ATHERLY, Sr. BJ's Genealogy Site (Includes Hardy, Wooten, and numerous other families) Bright Family: Descendants of John Bright
Bryan Family Genealogy Carolina CAHOONS Descendants of John CARAWAY
Caswell Family Pages: Descendants of Governor Richard Caswell Clayton, Leech and Related Families COGDELL Family Genealogy 
Croom Family Genealogy Site The Fulcher Family also check out Ellen Fulcher Cloud's Home Page Gatlin Family Records
The Green Page Harrison Family Descendants of Benjamin Hawkins
John Humphrey of Clarks Kent and Walker Family Genealogy The Kinsey Family
The McCoy / Mecoy Family Genealogy Descendants of James McIlwean Moore (Mohr) Families of Eastern North Carolina
  O’Steen Family History Pearce Family
Phillips Family Prevatt(e) Historical Society Home Page Raysor Family Genealogy
Roberts Families of Eastern N. C. and Horry and Marion Co, S.C. The Stanley Family Resource Page Taylor Genealogy
TINGLE Descendants The Toler Family of Eastern North Carolina (Craven, Pamlico, and Beaufort Counties) Wetheringtons of Tuscarora
The Descendants of Thomas Whitford of Craven County, North Carolina    

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Updated: May 17, 2019.