WAKE COUNTY

Established in 1771 from Cumberland, Johnston and Orange counties.
A few early court records are missing; reason unknown.
Several deed books were destroyed in register's office fire in 1832.

                                ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1770-1903; 1 Fibredex box.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1772-1937; 2 volumes, 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Constables' Bonds, 1787-1867; 1 Fibredex box.
	Officials' Bonds, 1878-1898; 2 volumes.
CENSUS RECORDS (County Copy)
	Census, 1880; 6 volumes.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1777-1868; 24 volumes.
		Appearance Dockets, 1783-1818, 1838-1868; 6 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1772-1830, 1840-1868; 13 volumes.
		Levy Dockets, 1805-1819; 2 volumes.
		Recognizance Docket, 1820-1837; 1 volume.
		Reference Docket, 1799-1832; 1 volume.
		Scire Facias Docket, 1799-1813; 1 volume.
		State Dockets, 1771-1868; 7 volumes.
		Trial Dockets, 1778-1868; 9 volumes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1818-1942; 58 volumes.
		Minutes (Rough), 1859-1866, 1915-1930; 10 volumes.
		Civil Minutes, 1942-1968; 22 volumes.
		Criminal Minutes, 1942-1968; 18 volumes.
		Equity Minutes, 1818-1836, 1851-1868; 2 volumes.
		Equity Appearance Dockets, 1818-1868; 3 volumes.
		Equity Execution Dockets, 1820-1868; 2 volumes.
		Equity Trial Dockets, 1818-1866; 3 volumes.
		Appearance Dockets, 1835-1869; 2 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1808-1871; 6 volumes.
		Civil Judgment Dockets, 1868-1905; 9 volumes.
		State Dockets, 1814-1868; 4 volumes.
		Criminal Issues Dockets, 1869-1915; 16 volumes.
		Criminal Dockets, 1906-1933; 5 volumes.
		Summons Dockets, 1868-1913; 7 volumes.
		Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1814-1824; 2 volumes.
		Trial and Reference Dockets, 1825-1863; 3 volumes.
		Trial Docket, 1864-1868; 1 volume.
		Civil Issues Dockets, 1868-1886, 1943-1945; 2 volumes.
		Clerk's Minute Dockets, 1921-1951, 1966-1968; 7 volumes.
		Clerk's Record of Fines and Penalties, 1879-1898; 1 volume.
		Clerk's Fee Book, 1889-1912; 1 volume.
		Costs Dockets (Criminal), 1839-1844, 1902-1903; 3 volumes.
		Special Civil Order Docket, 1884; 1 volume.
		Tax Judgment Dockets, 1878-1887; 2 volumes.
		Index to Judgments and Special Proceedings, 1918-1922; 1 volume.
		Tax Judgment Docket, 1929-1962; 12 volumes.
		Index to Tax Judgment Docket, 1929-1937; 1 volume.
		Clerk's Minute Docket - Tax Sales, 1932-1968; 8 volumes.
		Minute Book - Divorces, 1947-1950; 1 volume.
		Clerks Minutes, 1951-1966; 4 volumes.
		Civil Action Papers, 1770-1942; 92 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1773-1947; 55 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1771-1946; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Criminal Court
		Minutes, 1877-1879; 2 volumes.
		Criminal Issues Docket, 1877-1879; 1 volume.
		Judgment Docket, 1877-1879; 1 volume.
		Index Docket, 1877-1878; 1 volume.
LAND RECORDS
	Deeds, 1774-1940; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Deeds of Trust, 1824-1940; 1 Fibredex box.
	Mortgage Deeds, 1859-1935; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Ejectments, 1789-1937; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Land Divisions, 1820-1854, 1871-1937; 1 volume, 1 Fibredex box.
	Land Entries, 1778-1846; 1 volume.
	Tax Suit Judgment Docket, 1931-1932; 1 volume.
	Attachments, Executions, Levies and Liens on Land, 1806, 1814, 1841-1942;
		7 Fibredex boxes.
	Index to Liens and Mortgages, 1934; 1 volume.
	Condemnation Proceedings for Land, 1891-1940; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1800-1939; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Sales by Mortgagees and Trustees, 1916-1935; 3 volumes.
	Record of Liens and Lis Pendens, 1948-1962; 2 volumes.
	Record of Sale and Resale of Land, 1924-1940; 9 volumes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1942; 14 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1868-1892; 3 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds and Appointments, 1892-1911; 5 volumes.
	Record of Appointment of Administrators and Executors, 1858-1891; 
		3 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-
		1893; 2 volumes.
	Record of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1892-1943; 13 volumes.
	Record of Guardians, 1892-1910; 2 volumes.
	Index to Executors and Administrators, 1858-1934; 2 volumes.
	Index to Administrators' and Guardians' Accounts, no date; 1 volume.
	Record of Widows' Year's Support, 1878-1967; 3 volumes.
	Estates Records, 1771-1952, 1962, 1968; 383 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1772-1948; 44 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1878-1939; 12 volumes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1868-1892; 3 volumes.
	Guardians' Dockets, 1817-1818, 1822-1828; 2 volumes.
	Index to Guardians, 1858-1934; 1 volume.
	Record of Amounts Paid for Indigent Orphans, 1899-1918, 1921-1942;
		3 volumes.
	Clerk's Receiver Accounts, 1913-1929; 2 volumes.
	Inventories and Accounts of Sale, 1878-1940; 8 volumes.
	Record of Settlements, 1868-1940; 17 volumes.
	Minute Dockets, Probate Court, 1878-1883; 3 volumes.
	Index to Minute Docket, Probate Court, 1878-1880; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1790-1865; 21 Fibredex boxes.
	Marriage Licenses, 1852-1930; 87 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Marriages, 1851-1857, 1862-1866; 1 volume.
	Marriage Registers, 1868-1901; 3 volumes.
	Record of Cohabitation, 1866; 1 volume.
	Divorce Records, 1831-1952; 56 Fibredex boxes.
	Death Certificates, 1900-1909; 9 volumes.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1781-1867; 11 volumes, 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Tax Records, 1870-1939; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Lists of Persons Paying Poll Taxes, 1904-1917; 6 volumes.
	Record of Federal Direct Taxes Collected, 1865; 1 volume.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, Inventories and Estates, 1771-1782; 1 volume.
	Wills, 1771-1966; 119 Fibredex boxes.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1774-1935; 2 volumes.
	General Index to Wills, 1771-1952; 2 volumes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1927, 1940; 1 volume.
	Naturalization Records, 1821-1908, 1937; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Partnership, 1913-1945; 1 volume.
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1869-1910; 6 volumes.
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1872-1885; 1 volume.
	County Accounts, 1890-1894; 1 volume.
	General County Accounts, 1911-1915; 2 volumes.
	Record of Magistrates' Settlements (Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures), 
		1874-1877; 1 volume.
	Record of Elections, 1896-1928; 5 volumes.
	Election Records, 1790-1938; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Permanent Registration of Voters, 1904-1906; 1 volume.
	Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1869-1945; 1 volume,
		9 Fibredex boxes.
	Insolvent Debtors, 1800-1868; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Lists of Jurors, 1893-1929; 2 volumes.
	Lists of Empaneled Jurors, 1895-1911; 2 volumes.
	Jury Tickets, 1927-1931, 1939; 5 volumes.
	Registry of Licenses to Trades, 1876-1877; 1 volume.
	Architects' Certificates of Registration, 1915-1967; 2 volumes.
	Chiropractors' Certificates of Registration, 1917-1956; 1 volume.
	Dentists' Certificates of Registration, 1947-1960; 1 volume.
	Nurses' Certificates of Registration, 1946-1953; 1 volume.
	Opticians' Certificates of Registration, 1952-1966; 2 volumes.
	Optometrists' Certificates of Registration, 1950-1965; 1 volume.
	Osteopaths' Certificates of Registration, 1931-1947; 1 volume.
	Physicians' and Surgeons' Certificates of Registration, 1939-1967; 5 volumes.
	Roster of Wake County Confederate Soldiers Association, 1886-1914; 
		1 volume.
	Oaths of Notaries Public, 1907-1929; 2 volumes.
	Orders and Decrees, 1875-1936; 26 volumes.
	Special Proceedings Dockets, 1870-1941; 14 volumes.
	Personal Accounts, 1770-1913; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Road Records, 1800-1938; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Railroad Records, 1837-1940; 34 Fibredex boxes.
	School Census, Raleigh Township, 1897-1910; 7 volumes.
	School Records, 1856-1939; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	County Home Accounts, 1911-1915; 1 volume.
	Minutes, Board of Directors of County Workhouse, 1866-1874; 1 volume.
	Commissions from Governors to hold Court, 1929, 1938-1940; 
		1 Fibredex box.
	Fraternal Organizations, 1895-1940; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Grand Jury Reports, 1826-1949; 1 Fibredex box.
	Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co. Rate Hearings, 1932-1934;
		2 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1772-1952; 6 Fibredex boxes.
	Minutes of Resident Judge and Special Term, 1933-1966; 3 volumes.
	Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1867-1959; 43 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Assignments, 1894-1921; 3 volumes.
	Receivers' Accounts, 1895-1918; 1 volume.
	Record of Receivers, 1937-1949; 1 volume.
CRX
	Civil and Criminal Action Papers, 1857; 3 folders.
	Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1771-1776; 1 volume.
	School Records, Cary High School, 1907-1926; 1 Fibredex box.

                               MICROFILM RECORDS

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1883-1913; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1771-1868; 10 reels.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1818-1871, 1881-1884; 3 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1818-1866; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1868-1888; 2 reels.
	Record of Dowers, 1868-1953; 1 reel.
	Index to Dowers, 1804-1946; 1 reel.
	Inventories of Estates, 1891-1940; 3 reels.
	Record of Final Settlements, 1883-1938; 7 reels.
	General Index to Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Trustees, to 1941;
		1 reel.
	Index to Administrators, Executors and Inventories, 1891-1959; 1 reel.
	Index to Guardians, 1858-1932; 1 reel.
	General Index to Minors and Decedents, to 1941; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1785-1936; 229 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1785-1958; 15 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor: Firms and Corporations, 1771-
		1971; 8 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1785-1958; 13 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee: Firms and Corporations, 1771-
		1971; 7 reels.
	Record of Land Divisions, 1820-1854; 1 reel.
	Record of Partition of Land, 1879-1966; 3 reels.
	General Index to Divisions of Land, 1792-1940; 1 reel.
	Record of Sales and Resales by Mortgagees and Trustees, 1934-1936; 1 reel.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1770-1868; 5 reels.
	Marriage Licenses, 1851-1990; 63 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1839-1967; 18 reels.
	Record of Cohabitation, 1866; 1 reel.
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1938-1968; 1 reel.
	Death Certificates, 1900-1909; 4 reels.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1917-1971; 17 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, various years; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Orders and Decrees, 1878-1965; 22 reels.
	Special Proceedings, 1879-1968; 9 reels.
	Index to Special Proceedings, 1879-1968; 7 reels.
	Record of Wardens of the Poor, 1846-1872; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1935; 6 reels.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1873-1959; 3 reels.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Lists of Taxables, 1781-1817; 1 reel.
	Tax Lists, 1809-1904, 1925, 1934; 14 reels.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates, 1771-1868; 16 reels.
	Record of Wills, 1868-1966; 20 reels.
	Index to Wills, Devisor, 1771-1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Wills, Devisee, 1771-1967; 2 reels.




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