Local History Resources

The Cabarrus County Public Library offers an extensive Local History and Genealogy Collection for those wishing to research their ancestors and historical events at the Concord branch of the Charles A. Cannon Memorial Library.

The Concord Library’s Lore Room contains materials on Cabarrus County history and genealogy from 1750 to the present. The majority of the Lore Collection consists of genealogical notes and records in book, microfilm and folder form. Limited sources for the neighboring counties of Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union also are available. The Local History Collection contains microfilm copies of many original Cabarrus records: deeds, wills, court minutes, marriage records, tax lists, estate papers, county censuses and records of the Daily Independent, the Concord Tribune and the Independent Tribune are also available. The Lore Files, collected and compiled by Adelaide and Eugenia Lore, include many area church records, family bible records, and extensive cemetery readings. Normal operating hours for the Lore Room are 9am to 8pm Monday and Tuesday, 9am to 7pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. For more information about the Lore Room, call 704-920-2061 or email.

Local History does not actively solicit original manuscript materials which require a carefully controlled archival environment; photocopied and microfilmed sources which patrons may handle easily are the preferred material media. However, Local History does solicit photographic prints and photocopied materials for addition to the Local History Collection. Any and all research materials pertaining to Cabarrus County history and genealogy are appropriate, particularly journals and diaries, family letters and Bible records, publications and research notes. Local History also seeks to collect Cabarrus County church histories, published or unpublished, and church records on microfilm, photocopies of original ledgers and record books, and prepared transcripts. Families and individual researchers who place photocopies of their records in the Lore Room also reduce the risk of accidental loss of their written heritage and family research. Donations to Local History can serve as security copies of irreplaceable records.