Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access over 7 billion genealogy records including Census, SSDI and Military records. In-house use only.
Archive Grid
Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs and cemetery records.
Cabarrus County Register of Deeds
Online access to Cabarrus County deed transactions dating from 1792 to the present.
Chronicling America
​Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the US Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.​
Digital File Naming Tutorial
The State Library of NC introduces a short, easy-to-understand tutorial on file naming. Designed to help people take small steps to preserve their files, this four-part tutorial describes why file naming is important, how to change a file name, and the do's and dont's of file naming. These videos are part of a new series, Inform U, which will feature tutorials on digital preservation. Digital preservation means taking practical and conscious steps to keep digital files around for future access and use.
Online materials presented by the NC Digital Heritage Center and supported by Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the NC State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.​
Family Search
Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources compiled by the Church of Latter Day Saints.​
A free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogical research.​
The place for the web's premier collection of original US military records. Many from the US National Archives and many other archives. In-house use only.​
Treasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, finding aids, local and family histories. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records and more.
The leading provider of online obituaries for the newspaper industry.​
Local History / Lore Room
Cabarrus County Public Library's center for genealogical and historical research.​
Enables users to search across thousands of digitized and “born-digital” historic materials, including a wide variety of books, photographs, maps, family histories, state documents, newspapers and other materials from cultural heritage institutions around NC. The collections include a diverse array of materials by and about the people, places and history of NC.​
NC Gazetteer
A dictionary of NC’s geographical place names documenting location, history and origins. First published by the UNC Press in 1968, it was compiled by noted NC historian William S. Powell, professor emeritus of history at UNC-Chapel Hill. A revised edition in 2010 co-edited by Michael Hill of the NC Office of Archives and History updated and expanded the volume. It contains information on over 20,000 places in NC.
NC Land Grant Images and Data
​Contains searchable data for over 216,000 land grants issued by the state of NC from 1663 to 1960. Of these, 42,995 are linked directly to the page image from the corresponding Patent Book where the land description ("metes and bounds") was recorded. For all of Mecklenburg County and part of Wilkes County, grants are linked to over 42,000 high quality images of original warrants, surveys and other related documents. If you are unfamiliar with the land grant process for NC and associated documents, visit the Resources page​.
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