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Union County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Union County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Monroe
Organized: 1842
Parent County(s): Anson and Mecklenburg[1]
Neighboring Counties
Anson  • Cabarrus  • Chesterfield (SC)  • Lancaster (SC)  • Mecklenburg  • Stanly
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County InformationEdit

DescriptionEdit

Union County is located in the south-central portion of North Carolina and shares a border with South Carolina. Democrats wanted to name the county for one of their leaders (Andrew Jackson) and Whigs for one of theirs (Henry Clay), so "Union" was chosen as a compromise. It is located in the southwest central area of the state.[2]

County CourthouseEdit

Union County Courthouse
400 North Main Street
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-296-4600
Union County Website

Register of Deeds has land and marriage records starting from 1842, birth and death records from 1913, and burial records.
Clerk Superior Court has probate records from 1837, court records from 1843, divorce, military, naturalization and land records; some records may have been transferred to the NC State Archives.[3]

Union County, North Carolina Record DatesEdit

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1842 1913 1843 1842 1837 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record LossEdit

Some of the early records are missing.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary ChangesEdit

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.

Populated PlacesEdit

The following are locations in Union County, North Carolina:

History TimelineEdit

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.

ResourcesEdit

Bible RecordsEdit

BiographiesEdit

Business, Commerce, and OccupationsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Cemeteries of Union County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

 

Census RecordsEdit

Church RecordsEdit

Court RecordsEdit

DirectoriesEdit

Emigration and ImmigrationEdit

Ethnic, Political, and Religious GroupsEdit

Funeral HomesEdit

GenealogiesEdit

GuardianshipEdit

Land and Property RecordsEdit

Local HistoriesEdit

Maps and GazetteersEdit

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MigrationEdit

Military RecordsEdit

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Union County 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:

- 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 I

World War II

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit

NewspapersEdit

ObituariesEdit

Other RecordsEdit

PeriodicalsEdit

Probate RecordsEdit

Online Probate Records

School RecordsEdit

Tax RecordsEdit

Vital RecordsEdit

BirthEdit

MarriageEdit

DeathEdit

DivorceEdit

Research FacilitiesEdit

ArchivesEdit

Family History CentersEdit

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.

LibrariesEdit

  • Union County Public Library
    Website
    Has a number of online genealogy databases.

MuseumsEdit

SocietiesEdit

  • Union County Historical Society
    PO Box 397
    Monroe, NC 28111
    Phone: 704-289-6737
    Website
  • Carolinas Genealogical Society
    PO Box 397
    Monroe, NC 28111
    Website

WebsitesEdit

Research GuidesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Union
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.