The Family Research Center

Olde Meck established the Family Research Center (FRC) to provide access to books, ancestor charts, maps, special collections, online resources, and other sources that are valuable for researching family histories. The FRC has many unique collections that are unpublished and unavailable elsewhere. Volunteers are available to assist members and guests.
 
ONLINE CATALOG & HELP INSTRUCTIONS
WHAT COLLECTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE?
The following collections can now be searched using the Online Catalog.
 
Category Description Online Status
  • Books
Includes books about many local families; Mecklenburg County and other counties in NC; North Carolina and other states; and Church denominations, the Civil War, and How To Aids.
Complete. All records (1194) searchable online.
  • Ancestor Charts' Surnames
Ancestor Charts have been provided by members over the years. Search for your surname here and then contact us about the Ancestor Chart.
Complete. All records (208) searchable online.
  • Genealogical Society Journals
Journals from many area, state, and national Genealogical Societies.
Partially Complete. Some records (38) seachable online. Will be completed soon.
  • Maps
Maps from Mecklenburg County, the local area, North Carolina, and other states. Complete. All records (78) seachable online.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COLLECTIONS TO BE ADDED SOON
The following collections have not yet been added to the Online Catalog. Until that time, you can download a PDF file of the records in this collection.  Note, you can search the PDF document by pressing "Ctrl-F" on a Windows computer or "Command-F" on a Mac.  You can also download the PDF to your computer.
 
Category Description Download PDF
  • Family Files
Surnames in the Family Files file cabinets. Family Files
  • General Files
General files and Research files.
General Files
  • Microfilm
Includes city directories, land records, real estate and deeds, and newspaper microfilm. The FRC has a microfilm reader for your use on site. Microfilm
  • Processioning Records (Land Surveys)
Land Surveys. Land Surveys


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VALUABLE DOCUMENTS THAT CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED AT THE FRC
Olde Meck has many valuable documents that can only be accessed at the FRC, and are not available online. These documents are fully searchable PDFs and are accessed on our desktop computer that uses powerful indexing and searching software. So come by the FRC and explore these documents:
  • Herman Ferguson’s Books.
  • Olde Meck Publications.
  • the Quarterly Journals.
  • Mecklenburg Cemeteries.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
The FRC houses many Special Collections such as Mrs. Roy S. Smith, Ronald Lemmond, Pickens, Louis E. Reid, Garland P. Stout, and Ann Harrill Woolf.
 
COMPUTER RESOURCES
At the FRC, you will have access to deskop and laptop computers, online genealogy resources, and Wi-Fi service. 
 
HOURS
Olde Meck's Family Research Center is open during the following hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday Volunteers Needed
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday Volunteers Needed
Saturday Volunteers Needed