Genealogy

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Ancestry
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 U.S. 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.
DigitalNC
The online home for materials presented by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. DigitalNC and the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center are supported by Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State Library of North Carolina, 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.​
FindAGrave
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.​
Fold3
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)​
HeritageQuest
Treasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and more.
Legacy
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.​
NC ECHO

NC ECHO 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 North Carolina. The collections available through NC ECHO include a diverse array of materials by and about the people, places and history of North Carolina.​

North Carolina Gazetteer

The North Carolina Gazetteer is a dictionary of North Carolina’s geographical place names documenting their location, history and origins. First published by the UNC Press in 1968, it was compiled by noted North Carolina historian William S. Powell, professor emeritus of history at UNC-Chapel Hill. A revised edition in 2010 co-edited by Michael Hill of the N.C. Office of Archives and History updated and expanded the volume. It contains information on over 20,000 places in North Carolina.​

North Carolina Land Grant Images and Data

​This site contains searchable data for over 216,000 land grants issued by the state of North Carolina 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 North Carolina and associated documents, please visit the Resources page​.​

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