- 1997-2008 – search the Wayne County Register of Deeds
- 1877-1903 – Births reported in the Goldsboro Messenger and Goldsboro Headlight newspapers (PDF file)
- 1866-1964 – search the North Carolina Births and Christenings database from FamilySearch
- 1997-present – search the Wayne County Register of Deeds
- North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 – free database from FamilySearch; includes images
- 1877-1903 – Marriages Licenses in Goldsboro newspapers: Miscellaneous Dates
- Misc. marriages at the Wayne County NCGenWeb Archives
Deaths/Obituaries – scanned copies of obituaries can be obtained from the Wayne County Public Library for a small fee; contact the library for details.
- 1906-1930 – free search & death certificate images @ Family Record Search
- 1995-2009 – search the Wayne County Register of Deeds
- 1869-1903 – Wayne County Obituary Abstracts abstracted by the public library; read the introduction.
- Social Security Death Index – freely available from GenealogyBank (updated weekly)
- Individual obituaries – submitted to this site
- Misc. obituaries at the Wayne County NCGenWeb Archives