In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive
Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in
Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be
indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one
county, they could be located in the index.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection
of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The USGenWeb Project is
an extension of the KYGenWeb Project. It is an independent project and is No Way a
property of rootsweb/MyFamily.
My name is Diane and I'm one of the volunteers
responsible for Pitt County. Please contact
me if you have data you would like added, a link you think should be included, any
other suggestions or comments or if you would like to volunteer to do lookups.
- Please Read-
As the volunteer for Pitt County, I am simply the person who puts the page together
and maintains it. I am by no means an expert on genealogy, any individual Pitt County
families, or Pitt County itself. I hope you will understand that I am unable to answer
individual questions about Pitt County history or Pitt County families (other than my
own families that I am linked with on the pages). My purpose is to provide a place where
you can find other researchers and other sources of information. As I find more
information sources, they will be posted. If you have sources to suggest, I hope you
will contact me. I am always on the lookout for additional information. If you have
questions, please send them in the form of queries to be posted.
About Pitt County
Pitt was formed in 1760 from Beaufort County by a legislative act which became
effective January 1,1761. It was named for William Pitt. It is in the eastern part of
North Carolina and is surrounded by Beaufort, Craven, Edgecombe, Greene, Lenoir, Martin,
and Wilson counties.
Courts were first held at the home of John Hardy until a courthouse could be built. The
courthouse was built on Hardy's land near Hardy's Chapel. In 1771 Martinsboro was
established, and in 1774 the courthouse was moved there. In 1787 Martinsboro's name was
changed to Greenville, which is still the county seat.
Pitt County Deeds Online - Thanks to Martha Gay Morton - 4/3/2002
Pitt County Deeds Online - Thanks to Jane Murtishaw Lindsey
Pitt County Families - by: Martha Gay Morton
Other Points of Interest
Coastal Carolina Connections Eastern NC genealogy resource center.
North Carolina Website -
with basic Information for all aspects of the state
"AfriGeneas" - helping African Americans trace their roots through access to slave records.
Western NC Genealogy Resource by diane miller
Heritage Place - Lenoir Community College's genealogy research center. A great resource!
Pitt County Watershed Map - Showing rivers and streams plus adjoining county lines
Pitt County Map You can zoom in and out to find your way around and get more
detail. (NOTE: During business hours or other busy times, this can be very slow to load.
But very good late at night.)
Welcome to Greenville NC
North Carolina Genealogical Society
Duke University Special Collections Library
East Carolina University's Joyner Library
NC State University's D.H. Hill Library
Genealogy State Helplist
University of North Carolina Library Manuscripts Collection
Arlington National Cemetery
State Library of North Carolina
Origins of the Counties of NC A brief look.
"Cousin Chart"How to figure relationships
Tracking NC Ancestors! Good advice.
North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Albemarle area Historic Photo Colletion
North Carolina Vital Records - how and where to get them.
Everton's Genealogy in North Carolina - just about everything you need to get started researching your NC roots.
Genealogy Helplist - a nationwide list of volunteers who do lookups and their resources.
Genealogy CD List - the CD's, index, and the volunteers who do the lookups.
Email Lists - regional/state lists, surname lists, etc.
NC Archive's Photographs
Index of NC Newspapers by county
NC County GovernmentAn historical perspectiv
How to read a 200 year old document
Tarheel's North Carolina - a site for North Carolinians far from home. A good place to visit!
North Carolina LDS Research Outline
Goose Creek State Park - A couple of nice local sites and some other stuff you might be interested in.
North Carolina Census Maps
- animated from 1790 - 1920 (five star)
North Carolina Counties Maps
- animated from 1664 - 1965 (five star)
North Carolina County Maps - as the boundaries appeared in each decade.
Guide to Newspapers on Microfilm - in the North Carolina State Archives.
History of Beaufort and Pitt County Formation. Excerpt from "The Changing Shape of Pitt County, North Carolina: 1761-1895"
History of County Formation by index.
Eastern NC Sites on the National Register
Brief Abstracts, American Recorder, 1815-1825.
Genealogy CD List- the CD's, what's on them, and the
owners who have volunteered to do lookups.
- regional/state lists, surname lists, etc.
Birth Year Census Calculations
Search the Social Security Death Index Search
Library of Congress
United States Census Map
- animated from 1790 - 1920 (five star)
US Postal Service Zip Code Finder
Court Houses of North Carolina
How to read old handwriting
Genealogy Helplist - a nationwide list of folks who have volunteered to do lookups and the resources they have.
Political Graveyard of NC Politicians
I hope you enjoyed your visit to Pitt County. If you have any suggestions as to ways we
might improve this page, if you have material you think should be included, if you have
links to suggest, if you want to volunteer to do lookups, or if you just want to say
hello, please email me by clicking on my mailbox below. If you found any links or graphics
not working, please let me know. URL's change from time to time, and sometimes I don't
hear about it.
Best of luck with your research. Come back to see us soon!