All certified copies of birth and death records must be requested and obtained at the Durham County Register of Deeds Office, located on the ground floor of the County Administration Building, at 200 East Main Street. Records will no longer be disbursed at the Public Health Department. The office hours of the Register of Deeds Office are 8:30 to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The fee schedule for ordering certified copies of birth and death certificates can be found here. Certified copies of birth and death certificates cost $10.00.
For more information call (919) 560-0495 or visit the Durham County Register of Deeds website here.
A new Look up Volunteer page has been added to the Durham County NCGenWeb site. We are pleased to have some of our volunteers offer up their time too do lookups for research in the Durham County, North Carolina area. If you have copies of journals or Durham County History, Genealogy, or family books and would be willing to do lookups for Durham County researchers, please send an email to Ginger R. Smith.
Here is just a preview of some of the resources available from or look up volunteers:
Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest Durham County Lookups
William Bennett’s Books on Land Records in Olde Orange County which include Durham County
Cole and Dillehay Families
Quaker records of Chester County, PA
Welcome to the new Durham County NCGenWeb site. This site is currently under construction but more pages are being added each day. Please check back with us regularly for website updates.