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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina History
When was Mecklenburg County, NC Created?
Mecklenburg County was created on November 3, 1762 from Anson County.
What is the County Seat of Mecklenburg County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Charlotte also, the county government website is charmeck.org.
What counties are adjacent to Mecklenburg County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Iredell County, Cabarrus County, Union County, Lancaster County, South Carolina, York County, South Carolina, Gaston County, Lincoln County.
Mecklenburg County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Mecklenburg County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mecklenburg County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.
Mecklenburg County, birth and death certificates may be obtained at the local health department
You can search online for Mecklenburg County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.
The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide
- Marriages of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 1783-1868 (search.ancestry.com)
- Death notices from the Mecklenburg Jeffersonian, Charlotte, N.C., 1841-1849 (search.ancestry.com)
- North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Births & Deaths Records
- Social Security Death Index
- North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
- North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
- North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
- North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1800-2000
- North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
- North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004
Mecklenburg County, NC Census Records
What Mecklenburg County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Mecklenburg Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mecklenburg Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mecklenburg Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide
Mecklenburg County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Mecklenburg County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in North Carolina courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless North Carolina residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Mecklenburg County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also North Carolina Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Mecklenburg County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 832 East Fourth St, Charlotte, NC 28202
- Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds
- Phone: 704-336-2443
- Birth Records: 1913
- Marriage Records: 1783
- Death Records: 1913
- Land Records: 1762
- Mecklenburg County Clerk of Court
- Phone: 704-686-0420
- Probate Records: 1713
- Court Records: 1774
- Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
- North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
- Abstracts of Early Wills 1763-1790 (1749-1790), Mecklenburg County North Carolina (search.ancestry.com)
- Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: Mecklenburg County Records
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Mecklenburg County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Mecklenburg County, NC?
A list of Mecklenburg County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 32453, Charlotte, NC 28232-2453
- The Steele Creek Genealogical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 411711, Charlotte, NC 28241
- North Carolina State Archives, Office of Archives and History—State Library Building; Public Services Branch, Mail Service Center 4614, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614 ; Phone: (919) 807-7310
- State Library of North Carolina, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2807; (919) 733-7222, (919) 733-3270
- North Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 22, Greenville, NC 27835
Where can I connect with other Mecklenburg County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Mecklenburg County
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Mecklenburg County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Mecklenburg County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.
Mecklenburg Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications
- North Carolina Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- North Carolina historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 – 1977) (genealogybank.com)
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Mecklenburg Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Mecklenburg County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- The history of Hopewell Presbyterian Church for 175 years from the assigned date of its organization, 1762 (search.ancestry.com)
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Mecklenburg Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Mecklenburg Co. NC General and History Websites
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- History of Mecklenburg County and the city of Charlotte from 1740 to 1903 (search.ancestry.com)
- Reminiscences of the past sixty years (search.ancestry.com)
- The history of Mecklenburg County from 1740 to 1900 (search.ancestry.com)
- Davidson College : intimate facts (search.ancestry.com)
- A History of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Mecklenburg Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Mecklenburg (cyndislist.com)
- Mecklenburg County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Mecklenburg Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Mecklenburg County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Mecklenburg County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Mecklenburg Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Mecklenburg Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Mecklenburg Co. D.O.T. Maps [Map 1] – [Map 2] – [Map 3] – [Map 4] – [Map 5] – [Map 6] – [Map 7] – [Map 8] – [Thumbnail of Sheet Key]
- Map of Mecklenburg County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Mecklenburg County Map (livgenmi.com)
Mecklenburg Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Mecklenburg Co., NC GenWeb Archives Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- North Carolina Military Records (Fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the North Carolina women and men who served. Perfect for Mecklenburg County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Mecklenburg Co. NC Schools & Directories
- Charlotte, North Carolina Directory, 1890 (search.ancestry.com)
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)