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[NC] Apprenticeships/Bastardy Bonds

Apprentice Records and Bastardy Bonds are some of the forgotten places to find records for our ancestors. In many cases, they can be the earliest records one can find mention of an ancestor, helping to identify and locate them during the years prior to the 1850 census. Most People of Color were required to bound out their children at early ages and Apprenticeship records can be helpful in explaining why a child wasn't living with his/her parents in census records.
There are a number of websites with abstracts of these records, and below are a few of them:

Chatham County:

Craven County:

Cumberland County:

Granville County:

Halifax County:

Mitchell County:

Nash County:

Warren County:

Wake County:

Betty Camin's website, various Counties:


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[NC] Apprenticeships/Bastardy Bonds
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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