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Guide to '''Union County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.visittyrrellcounty.com/Government/ Union County Courthouse]<br>Physical Address<br>400 North Main Street<br>Monroe, NC 28112  
 
[http://www.visittyrrellcounty.com/Government/ Union County Courthouse]<br>Physical Address<br>400 North Main Street<br>Monroe, NC 28112  
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
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Some of the early records are missing. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/nc-counties.html#courthouse North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1861 - 1865 {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company L<br>:- [[15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers|15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers]], Company B<br>:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men|1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men]], Company G<br>:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company F<br>:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company I<br>:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company E<br><br>
  
 
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[http://www.co.union.nc.us/PropertyServices/RegisterofDeeds/tabid/277/Default.aspx Register of Deeds]<br>500 N. Main St., 2nd Floor<br>Monroe, NC 28111  
 
[http://www.co.union.nc.us/PropertyServices/RegisterofDeeds/tabid/277/Default.aspx Register of Deeds]<br>500 N. Main St., 2nd Floor<br>Monroe, NC 28111  
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===== Births  =====
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*1800 - 2000 {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1866 - 1964 {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1869-1968''' - Union County Birth Index 1869-1968. Batch {{IGI|C752035}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
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===== Death =====
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*1898 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1908 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1909-1975 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1931 - 1994{{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1958 - 2004[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriages  =====
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*1741 - 2004 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1759 - 1979{{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1762 - 1969{{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1969}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1843-1938''' - Union County Marriage Index 1843-1938 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
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*1958 - 2004[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
The [http://www.co.union.nc.us/HeritageRm/HeritageRm.htm Union County Heritage Room] has information on these following 2 services:<br>
 
  
Union County Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 397<br>Monroe , NC 28111  
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Union County Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 397<br>Monroe , NC 28111 <br>Phone:704-289-6737<br> [http://www.co.union.nc.us/LivingHere/UnionCountyHeritageRoom.aspx website]<br><br>
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/union-county/ Union County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/union/ NCGenWeb Union County]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/union/ NCGenWeb Union County]  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/union.htm USGenWeb, Union County Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/union.htm USGenWeb, Union County Archives]  
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*[http://www.co.union.nc.us/ Union County Government website]
 
*[http://www.co.union.nc.us/ Union County Government website]
  
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Guide to Union County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Monroe
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County Courthouse

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Union County Courthouse
Physical Address
400 North Main Street
Monroe, NC 28112

Mailing Address
PO Box 5038
Monroe, NC 28111-5038
(704) 296-4600

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records and burial records Clerk Court has divorce, probate, military court naturalization
records and land records[1]

History

Union County was established in 1842 from parts of Mecklenburg and Anson counties, and named "Union" as a compromise to settle a dispute between local Whigs and Democrats over whether the new county should be named "Clay" or "Jackson." Both of those names were subsequently used for new counties in the extreme southwestern part of the state.

Mecklenburg County and the large city of Charlotte are to the northwest. Charlotte's suburban areas include areas of Union County.

Anson County was one of the largest counties in NC at one time, and its territory covered the southwest quadrant of the state.

Monroe is the county seat for Union County. Other cities and towns are: Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Lake Park, Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Stallings, Unionville, Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, and Wingate .

Townships are Goose Creek, Jackson, Marshville, Monroe, New Salem, Vance, Buford, Lanes Creek, Sandy Ridge.

Parent County

1842--Union County was created from Anson and Mecklenburg Counties.
County seat: Monroe [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Some of the early records are missing. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Union County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.


Church

Court

Land

The Union County Register of Deeds has land records starting from 1842. Included are deeds, deeds of trust, plats and miscellaneous documents related to real estate.  There office is:

Register of Deeds
500 N. Main St., 2nd Floor
Monroe, NC 28111


The Registry maintains a database for an online Deed Search for records from 1842 - 2004:

Union County Deeds Search

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company L
:- 15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers, Company B
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company G
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company F
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company E

Newspapers

Probate

The Union County Clerk of the Superior Court has Court records from 1843 and Probate records (wills & estate records) from 1837, if they have not been transferred to the NC State Archives. Please check with the office to find out if the record you are looking for is available.

Union County Clerk of Superior Court

400 North Main Street
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 698 -3100


TheNorth Carolina State Archives has microfilm of the Union County Record of Wills, 1842-1968, and the Cross Index to Wills, 1842-1968.  Copies of materials can be ordered from the Archives by visiting their website, however if you've never done so before, please read the following to give you some tips on what to expect and what to ask for:

Contacting the State Archives

Taxation

Vital Records

The Union County Register of Deeds has Birth and Death records starting from 1913; Marriage records start from 1842.

Contact the office as follows:

Register of Deeds
500 N. Main St., 2nd Floor
Monroe, NC 28111

Births
Death
Divorce
Marriages

Societies and Libraries 

Union County Historical Society
P. O. Box 397
Monroe , NC 28111
Phone:704-289-6737
website


Carolinas Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 397
Monroe , NC 28111


Union County Public Library
Has a number of online genealogy databases for researchers

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, North Carolina. Page 513 FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.


 

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