Local History & Genealogy
The library is collecting information on Iredell County cemeteries in order to get a full inventory for our records. If you have information regarding an abandoned or family cemetery in the county, please fill out this form and let us know.
Local History and Genealogy Research Guide- This is an external site created by library staff to help you with your research. This site is easy to navigate and is neatly organized to help you find the resources you need.
Or select a topic and find relevant resources for you:
- Genealogy Resources
- News Sources
- Maps, Property, and Land Records
- Church Records
- African American Sources
- Local Celebrities and Legends
- Surrounding Counties
Iredell County Historic Photographs
The library has an extensive collection of historic photographs of Iredell County, including over 100,000 photographs of people and places, over 230 yearbooks for schools in Iredell County, personnel letters, historic maps and publications.
Click Here to view our historic photograph collection.
Local History Collection Indexes
View indexes of collections held in the Iredell County Public Library’s Local History room.
Click Here to view our indexes. Indexes are also arranged by topic:
|Ancestry Library Edition||
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.
|Digital Sanborn Maps||
Sanborn fire insurance maps chart the growth and development of thousands of America towns and cities across a century. Genealogists and local historians,will find the maps a valuable tool.
Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
The world's largest online newspaper archive, including Statesville newspapers from 1874 to 1977.
|North Carolina Digital Heritage Center||The Iredell Citizen newspaper (1998-2008), Iredell County School Scrapbooks (1970-1981), Mitchell yearbooks, and more can be viewed at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center which is a statewide digitization effort to preserve local and state history and to make them accessible to the public. Cultural institutions from across the state contribute items to be digitized and published online. The Iredell County Public Library has made its contributions through the years and continues to do so.|
|Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection||North Carolina Collection from Newspapers.com. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.|
|Statesville Record & Landmark||Statesville Record & Landmark from 2007 to the current issue via NewsBank.|
|Genealogical Society of Iredell County||The collection of the GSIC is located in the Genealogy Room in the library and many of their inventory has been indexed. Both society members and library staff are able to assist with navigating the physical and digital collections.|