The following resources may help in locating death records for Craven County individuals. If you have records to share, please let us know.
Uncertified copies of death certificates can be ordered from the Craven County of Register Deeds (see link in right sidebar) for $0.25 each by mail. Please be considerate of the staff’s time and limit requests to a few at a time.
- 1914-2007 – Craven County Register of Deeds — search death records online for free
- 1906-1930 - NC Death Certificates – free original death certificates
- 1898-1994 - North Carolina Deaths and Burials - from Family Record Search
- 1950-1957 – few deaths of the Korean War of men from Craven County
- 1962 – present- Social Security Death Index (learn more) - freely available from
- Craven County Obituaries – some obituaries submitted to this site.
- 1751-2012 - Craven County Public Library Obituary Index — dates not continuous, but many years available!
- 1799-early 1900s — Craven County Deaths – from various newspaper sources
- Kinston Free Press Newspaper Index — search for your family — though this focuses on Lenoir County, there were frequent mentions of Craven County persons
- Misc. Newspaper Notices of Craven County
- Misc. Obituaries in the Craven County Archives