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WELCOME! My name is Diane Siniard and I am the county coordinator for Lenoir County's Genealogy Project. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions. There is a search engine available for this site. It is located in 2 places on the home page for your convenience!

If you find an email address or link on this site that is no longer valid PLEASE let me know so I can find a new one or remove it! Thanks!


Lenoir County was created in 1791 from the old Dobbs County. It was named for William Lenoir, a hero of the battle of Kings Mountain. It lies in the eastern part of North Carolina, bordered by Craven, Duplin, Green, Jones, Pitt and Wayne counties. Kinston was established in 1762, when it was still Dobbs County.

It became the county seat of Dobbs in 1764, and when Lenoir County was formed in 1791, Kinston became the county seat of Lenoir County.



We could really use your help with one of these projects, or some of the others that we have going. Won't you volunteer today?

Lenoir County Project Volunteers:
Coordinators and webmasters: Diane Siniard
Cemetery Transcription Project: K Ned Beasley, Glenn Fields, Jane Garner, Christine Thacker, Diane Siniard, Syndi Snow, Josh Waller & Harold Wiggins
Cemetery Photos Project: K Ned Beasley, Jeanette Corcoran, Glenn Fields, Jane Garner, Judy Hawkins, Diane Siniard, Syndi Snow, Josh Waller & Harold Wiggins
Census Transcription Project: Won't you volunteer?
Deed Transcription Project: Won't you volunteer?
Obituary Project: Bill Bland & Jeanette Corcoran
Transcribers for Various Projects: Glenn Fields, Christine Fuller, & Rose Parks

We are looking for transcriptionists for various records that need transcribing. If you are interested in helping out please contact Diane Siniard directly.



  • "What's New?"
    Links flipped around, most recent at top for easier navagation

  • Lenoir County Cemeteries and other information on cemeteries.

  • Lenoir County Census Records

  • Lenoir County Military Links

  • North Carolina Parishes

  • North Carolina Courthouse Fires

  • Lenoir County Vital Records Links
    Register of Deeds, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Bible Records, Obituaries, Wills, and Land Deeds.

  • Lenoir County Court Records

  • Genealogy Terms

  • Lenoir County Queries and Surnames

  • Lenoir County African American Research

  • Lenoir County Miscellaneous Records

  • Lenoir County Families

  • Lenoir County Photos
    These are pictures of families, people and places around Lenoir County

  • Our Brick Walls
    Let's help each other break down those walls!

  • Transcribed Books

  • Colonial Handwriting Samples
    What does that say? I can't read that!

  • Lenoir County Post Cards

  • Mystery Photos
    Can you identify these photos?

  • Lenoir County Yearbook Photos

  • Lenoir County Maps

  • Lenoir County Published Resources For Sale

  • Lenoir County Published Resources with Lookup Volunteers

  • Lenoir County Libraries and Societies

  • Interesting Links

  • Lenoir County Church Information and Research
    This link will take you to a page to research Church locations, transcriptions of Church records and where to go to find archives and information on the Church of your choice.

  • Glimpses Into The Past

  • North Carolina's Lost Souls Genealogy Project

  • Lost Souls Genealogy Project

  • Lenoir County Mailing List
    This link will take you to the page to subscribe to the NEW Lenoir County Mailing List, where we exchange information and other things through emails.
    This mailing list will be the ONLY one used for this site, and will keep you up to date on what's going on with site and with other researchers!

  • The Neighbors

  • Genealogical, Historical Society Meetings and Family Reunions

  • North Carolina National Register of Historic Places

  • Donations
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      Lenoir County Site last updated-- Friday August 22, 2014 15:06 EST

      Links last updated-- Saturday, 4-September-2009 11:47 EST

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