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Genealogical Research Index

Many of our online exhibits contain a wealth of local genealogical information.
Please explore our Local History section to continue your research.
Mecklenburg People
Biographical sketches of notable Mecklenburg people.

Manuscript Collections

Public / Private School Publications

Surname and Biography files

Charlotte City Directories
View references to local families, businesses and view ads from various directories.

The Doughboys and Camp Greene, North Carolina 1917-1918
An in-depth look at Mecklenburg's involvement in "the war to end all wars". Includes personal accounts, online books, virtual tours and image galleries.

Gold Star Veterans
Volunteers created files of information about North Carolina WWII veterans

The Home Front: Charlotte-Mecklenburg 1941-1946
Wonder what was going on locally while a war was being fought in many places in the world? Visit this site to learn more about the lives, times and sacrifices of our fellow citizens during and immediately after World War II.

Known Cemeteries of Mecklenburg County
An index of local cemeteries, a directory of local funeral homes, and information about local stone cutters. Each cemetery listed includes location, approximate number of interments, condition of cemetery, and current photographs.

Marriage, Death & Other Notices
Genealogists often assume a spouse died, when second families are created. Other couples married and divorced twice. Search by name the individuals and families whose relationships were impacted by divorce.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and the Civil War
Begin your Civil War research by reading Dr. J. B. Alexander's list of companies of Mecklenburg County Confederate soldiers.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and the Spanish-American War
View an exhibit about Mecklenburg County, NC and the Spanish-American War, including a database of veterans who served, excerpts from an unknown soldier's diary and other historical resources.

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Signers
The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was supposedly signed by more than twenty-five prominent citizens of Mecklenburg County on May. 20, 1775. These signers came from all walks of life and had a great influence in Charlotte's early history.

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