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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Union_County,_North_Carolina|Union County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Union_County,_North_Carolina|Union County]]''  
  
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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  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1842</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1850</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1842</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1837</center>
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[[Image:Union County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
 
[[Image:Union County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
[http://www.visittyrrellcounty.com/Government/ Union County Courthouse]<br>Physical Address<br>400 North Main Street<br>Monroe, NC 28112  
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[http://www.co.union.nc.us Union County Courthouse]<br>Physical Address<br>400 North Main Street<br>Monroe, NC 28112  
  
 
Mailing Address<br>PO Box 5038<br>Monroe, NC 28111-5038<br>(704) 296-4600  
 
Mailing Address<br>PO Box 5038<br>Monroe, NC 28111-5038<br>(704) 296-4600  
  
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records and burial records Clerk Court has divorce, probate, military court naturalization<br>records and land records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records and burial records Clerk Court has divorce, probate, military court naturalization<br>records and land records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''Register of Deeds'''<br> PO Box 248<br> Monroe, NC 28111<br> Phone: 704-283-3794<br> Fax: 704-283-3569<br> [http://www.unionconcrod.org/ Website]<br>
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'''Clerk Superior Court'''<br> PO Box 5038 <br> Monroe, NC 28111-5038<br> Phone: (704) 698-3100<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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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.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Some of the early records are missing  
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Some of the early records are missing.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncunion.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncunion.png]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/unio/index.htm Cemetery Census-&nbsp;Union County]  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/unio/index.htm Cemetery Census-&nbsp;Union County]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1740 Find-A-Grave: Union County]<br>
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1740 Find-A-Grave: Union County]<br>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1740&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466616|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1740 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/union/cemeteries/ NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Union+County+North+Carolina&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#cemetery_name=a&lim=0&num=10&action=search_cemetery&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Union Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/union/unioncemeteries.htm NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/union.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/unio/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Union%20County%20North%20Carolina%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://history.union.lib.nc.us/bibliographies/HistoryOfMonroe&UnionCo-twpOne-July2010-web.pdf History of Monroe and Union County]
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*[http://history.union.lib.nc.us/bibliographies/LocalHistory-Monroe-UnionCo-2013-twpOne.pdf History of Monroe and Union County]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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''Online Records''
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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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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company L<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers|15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers]], Company B<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men|1st Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men]], Company G<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves]], Company F<br>
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:- [[4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company I<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company E<br>
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
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*'''1841 - 1867''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Book (1841-1867)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
The Union County Clerk of the Superior Court has Court records from 1843 and Probate records (wills &amp; 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. <br>  
 
The Union County Clerk of the Superior Court has Court records from 1843 and Probate records (wills &amp; 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. <br>  
  
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Union/Default.asp Union County Clerk of Superior Court]<br>  
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Union/Default.asp Union County Clerk of Superior Court]<br>400 North Main Street<br>Monroe, NC 28112 <br>(704) 698 -3100<br>  
 
 
400 North Main Street<br>Monroe, NC 28112 <br>(704) 698 -3100<br>  
 
  
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The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/services.htm North Carolina State Archives] has microfilm of the Union County Record of Wills, 1842-1968, and the Cross Index to Wills, 1842-1968.&nbsp; 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:
  
The[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/services.htm North Carolina State Archives] has microfilm of the Union County Record of Wills, 1842-1968, and the Cross Index to Wills, 1842-1968.&nbsp; 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:
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/files/howto-statearchives.htm Contacting the State Archives]
 
 
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncstate/files/howto-statearchives.htm Contacting the State Archives]  
 
 
 
*'''1841-1867''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Book (1841-1867)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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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  
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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 and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|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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===== Divorce =====
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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 $
  
The [http://www.co.union.nc.us/HeritageRm/HeritageRm.htm Union County Heritage Room] has information on these following 2 services:<br>  
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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 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — 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 $
  
Union County Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 397<br>Monroe , NC 28111
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncunion/Genealogical_society.htm Carolinas Genealogical Society]<br>P. O. Box 397<br>Monroe , NC 28111
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'''Union County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 397<br>Monroe , NC 28111 <br>Telephone Number: 704-289-6737<br> [http://www.co.union.nc.us/LivingHere/UnionCountyHeritageRoom.aspx website]<br><br>
  
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'''Carolinas Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 397<br>Monroe , NC 28111<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncunion/Genealogical_society.htm Website]<br><br>
  
[http://www.union.lib.nc.us/ Union County Public Library]<br>Has a number of online genealogy databases for researchers  
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*[http://www.union.lib.nc.us/ Union County Public Library]<br>Has a number of online genealogy databases for researchers  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== 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]  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Union|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Union|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[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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Union County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Union County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1842
County Seat Monroe
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Union County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1842
1850
1842
1837


Union County Courthouse.jpg

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]

Register of Deeds
PO Box 248
Monroe, NC 28111
Phone: 704-283-3794
Fax: 704-283-3569
Website

Clerk Superior Court
PO Box 5038
Monroe, NC 28111-5038
Phone: (704) 698-3100

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.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncunion.png

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

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

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Union County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Union County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 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
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

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

The North 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
PO Box 397
Monroe , NC 28111
Telephone Number: 704-289-6737
website

Carolinas Genealogical Society
PO Box 397
Monroe , NC 28111
Website

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 Center 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.