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

I would like to get transcriptions of cemeteries, birth, marriage, and death certificates, photos and anything else you feel may benefit other researchers.
Please help me to make this the best source of information for Chowan County on the internet!

If you find an email address or link on this site that is no longer valid PLEASE let me know so I can find a new one or remove it!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


The first permanent settlement (1728) in North Carolina, Edenton is the ''mothertown'' of the State. Edenton at once became the focal point of civilization in the Province, the capital of the Colony and the home of the Royal Governors. Originally incorporated in 1715 as "The Towne on Queen Anne's Creek," and later as "Ye Towne on Mattercommack Creek" and, still later as "The Port of Roanoke," the spot was named Edenton in 1722 in honor of Governor Charles Eden.





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Chowan County Project Volunteers:
Coordinator and webmaster: Diane Siniard
Cemetery Transcription Project: Diane Siniard
Cemetery Photos Project: Diane Siniard
Census Transcription Project: Can YOU help?
Deed Transcription Project: Can YOU help?
Transcribers for Various Projects: Can YOU help?



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

  • Chowan County Cemeteries and other information on cemeteries.

  • Chowan County Census Records

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

  • Transcribed Books

  • North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project
    Great place to search or browse old NC newspapers!

  • North Carolina Courthouse Fires

  • Chowan County Court Records

  • Chowan County Church Information and Research

  • Chowan County Maps

  • Chowan County Military Links

  • Our Brick Walls
    Great place to put information on your brick walls!

  • Genealogy Terms

  • Chowan County Queries and Surnames

  • Chowan County Families

  • North Carolina's Lost Souls Genealogy Project

  • Lost Souls Genealogy Project

  • Chowan County Miscellaneous Records
    Do you have some miscellaneous records to share?

  • North Carolina Parishes

  • Chowan County Tax Records

  • Chowan County African American Research

  • Historical Highway Markers
    Wow! I didn't know that happened here!

  • Chowan County Published Resources for Sale

  • Chowan County Published Resources with Lookup Volunteers

  • Chowan County Paid Researchers

  • Where to Find Genealogical Books

  • Glimpses Into The Past

  • Chowan County Mystery Pictures

  • Chowan County Schools

  • Pettigrew Regional Library
    Chowan County Library

  • The Neighbors

  • Interesting Links

  • Chowan County Mailing Listbr> This link will take you to the page to subscribe to the NEW Chowan 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!

  • Genealogical, Historical Society Meetings and Family Reunions

  • North Carolina National Register of Historic Places

  • Donations
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    Chowan County Site last updated--Wednesday, April 2, 2014 23:48 EST

    Links last updated--Saturday, 12-March-2011 19:30 EST

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