Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
 
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Revision as of 16:55, 11 October 2011

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Founded 1762
County Seat Charlotte
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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1762--Mecklenburg County was created 3 November 1762 from Anson County. It was named for the German homeland of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Streliz, the wife of King George III. [1]
County seat: Charlotte [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African-Americans

  • Freedman Bank Records, 1865-1874 - search this freely available database for bank records of African-American individuals. This database includes records from all 29 branches of the bank. North Carolina bank locations included Wilmington, Raleigh & New Bern.

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Directories

  • Charlotte Historical Directories - a handful of area directories from the 1800s; provided by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
  • Several NC state business directories are available online. Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Mecklenburg County. Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.

Family Histories

Bibliography

  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. "Twelve Things We've Learned While Compiling the Rocky River Morrison Genealogies," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2819. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of John (1725?-1777) & Mary (1732-1781) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of James (1726-1804) and Jennet (1735-1810) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of Robert (1728-1810) and Sarah (1739-1816) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.

Land

  • See the real estate books in the Newspapers section below
  • Deeds - various years; transcribed by volunteers; via the Mecklenburg County NCGenWeb Archives

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Mecklenburg County for European settlers included:[3]

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
-6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Naturalization

  • Ferguson, Herman W. "Six Applications for Citizenship, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina," [1823-1824] Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2795-2796. Available at FHL.

Newspapers

County Newspapers
Extractions/Transcriptions from the newspapers

Probate

  • Will & Estate records - transcribed and submitted by volunteers to the NCGenWeb Archives
  • Mecklenburg County Wills - index list of names of wills held by the NC State Library.  When you go to the page, scroll down to the list of wills from Mecklenburg County.

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Birth
Marriage/Divorces
Deaths

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, www.cmstory.org
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the Early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.