North Carolina Family History Societies (H-N)

This section lists county associations from Henderson to Moore providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Regional Societies

Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society

The association was established in 1983. Its aim is to promote and encourage research into the County by collecting, preserving and publishing its history.

They also have an Endowment Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson Co. The Foundation will keep the principal of the fund whilst the income will be distributed to the society.

Many resources can be accessed in their Research Library, including:

  • Adoptions 1921-1964
  • Bible Records
  • Census Returns 1840-1930
  • Church Histories
  • Court Minutes 1839-1868
  • Deeds 1838-1987
  • Early Newspapers
  • Estate Records 1899-1964
  • Genealogies
  • Maps
  • Marriages 1851-1915
  • Photographs

In addition, Cemetery, Marriage and Land Records for surrounding counties in North Carolina and South Carolina are also accessible.

A quarterly Journal is published by the association and includes:

  • Articles relating to Genealogy
  • Bible and Family Records
  • Cemetery Surveys
  • Record Transcriptions
  • Military Records

Numerous other publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Births 1914-1942
  • Deaths 1914-1956
  • Henderson Co. Cemeteries
  • Henderson Co. Heritage
  • Minutes of the Henderson Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1839-1848
  • World War I Draft Registrations

Heritage Genealogical Society

Books covering Jones Co. Cemetery Transcripts are available for sale on the site.  Links to sites which you may find of interest are also available, which include The Mayflower Passenger List, 1835 Cherokee Indian Census, Boston Church Registers and Cemetery Transcripts for various Counties.


Madison County Genealogical Society

Many resources can be accessed in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Early Illinois Land Documents
  • Edwardsville Newspapers from 1800
  • Family Histories
  • Illinois Marriages
  • Marriages to 1882
  • Obituaries Index

An on-line catalogue of resources is also accessible.

Indexes of some Madison Co. Cemeteries have been published by the society and a list of these is available on the site, both Alphabetical and in published Volume Order.

Numerous publications are available for sale, including:

  • 1820 and 1880 Federal Census Returns
  • 1892 Rural Landowners
  • Cemetery Books
  • Court Documents 1813-1821
  • Index of Biographical Sketches
  • Marriages 1813-1865
  • Naturalisations and Intentions

Back Issues of their Newsletter The Stalker are also available and contain Bible Records and Family Records.  A Table of Contents from 2005 to present is also available.

It is also possible to purchase some publications directly from MCGS Members.  These include:

  • 1845 and 1885 State Census Returns
  • Birth Record Index 1850-1879
  • Marriage Record Index 1813-1850
  • Naturalisations and Intentions 1852-1900

Please note these all relate to Madison County.  Other publications available for sale include:

  • 117th Illinois Infantry Volunteers 1862-1865
  • A History of Brunswick: Life in a German Duchy from Roman Times through 1900
  • A Social History of Hesse

Moore County Historical Association

The Association was established in 1946 with the purpose of purchasing and then saving Shaw House from destruction.

Many archives relating to genealogy can be accessed at the Shaw House, which include Manuscripts, over 6000 Photographs, Documents and News Clippings.


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