North Carolina Death Records Search

Perform a free North Carolina public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


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North Carolina Obituaries Search North Carolina obituaries by last name, first name, event date and keyword.

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Wayne County Register of Deeds Office Birth Records View Wayne County Register of Deeds Office birth records information including fees, application form and mailing address.

Wayne County Register of Deeds Office Death Records View Wayne County Register of Deeds Office death records information including application, fees and mailing address.

Wayne County Register of Deeds Vital Records Search Wayne County Register of Deeds Office vital records by name and date.

Wayne County Register of Deeds Website View Wayne County Register of Deeds home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Wilkes County Genealogy Records View Wilkes County genealogical records, including obituaries, birth records and biographies.

Wilkes County Register of Deeds Website View Wilkes County Register of Deeds home page, including hours, phone number, and address.

Wilson County Death Certificates & Records Find Wilson County, North Carolina death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Wilson County Register of Deeds County Records View Wilson County Register of Deeds online records page with log in space and link to create an account.

Wilson County Register of Deeds Website View Wilson County Register of Deeds home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Wilson County Website (North Carolina) View Wilson County webpage including links to emergency medical services, news, events, and meetings.

Yadkin County Death Certificates & Records Find Yadkin County, North Carolina death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Yadkin County Register of Deeds County Records (North Carolina) Search Yadkin County Register Of Deeds public records database by grantor and grantee name, instrument number and book/page.

Yadkin County Register of Deeds Website View Yadkin County Register of Deeds home page, including hours, phone number, and address.

Yancey County Death Certificates & Records Find Yancey County, North Carolina death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Yancey County Government Property Records Search Yancey County Government property records database by grantor and grantee name, date, book/page and instrument type.

Find North Carolina Death Records

North Carolina Death Records provide information relating to a person's death in North Carolina. Death Records include information from North Carolina and Federal death registries and indexes, including the National Death Index. North Carolina Vital Records Offices, County Clerks, and the North Carolina Health Department maintain Death Records.

Find North Carolina Death Records, including:
  • North Carolina Death Records online for free
  • Certified death certificates
  • Copies of death certificates and records
  • North Carolina death index documents
  • Genealogical records
Find Death Records in North Carolina

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) collects death statistics on a national level, while local North Carolina government offices maintain their own death registries. These Death Records databases provide useful vital statistics for researchers. County and City Clerks in North Carolina make Death Records available to the general public and may provide death certificates upon request.

Where to find North Carolina Death Certificates

North Carolina death certificates are documents signed by authorized medical professionals that contain information related to a person's death including the time, place, and cause of death. Certified death certificates are essential documents for legal matters following an individual's death. Death certificates can be obtained from North Carolina Clerks, Health Departments, and from the Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner.

What Death Certificates are used for

Certified death certificates issued by local North Carolina government offices help families of the deceased settle and resolve financial and legal matters. Death Records are an important part of facilitating transfers of financial accounts and resolving estate matters in North Carolina. Transfers of bank accounts, collecting life insurance policies, real and personal property titles and utility accounts all require North Carolina Death Records.

North Carolina Genealogy

Genealogists and family researchers use North Carolina vital records to trace family roots. Clerks and Archival Offices in North Carolina provide public records access to Death Records including the deceased's full name, date and age at death.


Death Records Search in North Carolina