Local History Collection Indexes
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"Burial Locations of Military Veterans in Iredell County” is a database listing the burial locations in Iredell County of men and women who have served in the military. The database shows those buried from the mid-1700s to the year 1999. This index is incomplete and is an ongoing project of the Local History Department at the Iredell County Public Library.
|Burial Locations of Military Veterans in Iredell County||A-K|
|Burial Locations of Military Veterans in Iredell County||L-Z|
The following index covers deaths recorded in the Record & Landmark between 1933-2019. Some obituaries have been duplicated and those records are also noted in the index. The sources for this information comes from microfilm of the newspapers and compilations of newspaper obituary records. More information is available in the Local History Room of the library.
The following index will have some overlapping information with the Russell C. Black Jr. index but will also provide additional source information for marriage records. Iredell County marriage records prior to 1851 were destroyed in a fire. Although official marriage records are not available, announcements were still made to local newspapers, families documented marriages in family Bibles, and the Iredell County Genealogical Society compiled information over the years on these records. This index includes all of the this information and more. The information in this index is specific to Iredell County and individuals connected to Iredell County and is always growing and changing. For additional information and access to microfilm, visit the Local History room of the library.
|Iredell County Marriage Index||A-K|
|Iredell County Marriage Index||L-Z|
Compiled by Russell C. Black Jr., 2006. The following indexed materials were gathered and compiled from Iredell County, N. C. Marriage Register, 1851-1964, Microfilms rolls C.054.60015, C.054.60016 and C.054.60017 - Males. After the male register was compiled, a bride register was generated by alphabetizing the brides names from the male register. Information from the register includes the groom name, bride name, age (groom/bride), race, date of marriage, official, witnesses. If date of birth is given, this appears under the person’s name. If the “race” is indicated by a -(dash), “race” is probably “white.” The names are spelled as they appear in the microfilm. Researchers are advised to consider alternate spellings.
The following birth indexes are for the years 1954-1971 and are compiled based on announcements in the Record & Landmark. The page listed in the index refers to the date that the announcement was printed in the paper, NOT the birth date of the individual.
The Iredell County Public Library has a vast holding of subject files ranging from Agriculture to Zoning and everything in between. These files are a collection of newspaper articles and other various documents pertaining to industries, companies, trades, and pastimes of Iredell County. The following index provides a list of the subjects that are covered in these files in the Local History room. These files are always growing and the library is always seeking donations of materials that may help researchers.
The following index contains a list of all the churches represented in our local churches collection. The files contain a variety of newspaper clippings, church records, and donated materials related to these facilities. These files are always growing and the library is always seeking donations of materials that may help researchers.
The library has collected a variety of documents specifically related to families who are connected to Iredell County. Documents include photos, obituaries, wills, family bibles, and other records and are extremely useful for family history researchers and genealogists. These materials have been acquired through research and donations. The following index provides a list of all the families currently represented in the collection in the Local History room. If you or your family have additional materials you would like to donate to the library, we are always looking to grow our collection. For more information, contact Joel Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 878-3090 x3093.
When scrolling through the family files index, you will see terms like bond, deed, biographical, and inventory. These terms can be confusing to new or inexperienced researchers so we’ve provided a guide to help you. This list provides a brief description of some common genealogical terms that might help you better understand our index.
An Index of Articles Appearing in the Statesville Record and Landmark, 1954-1968” was created by longtime Iredell County Public Library volunteer Robert “Bob” E. Brady.
|Jacobs, Cindy||Cindy Jacobs is currently the resident author and photographer at the Mooresville Historical Society. She continues to write a historical column for the Mooresville Tribune titled, “Our Community in Other Years,” and is the author of Legendary Locals of Mooresville, Images of America: Mooresville, and Around Lake Norman.||Full Index|
|Keever, Homer||Homer Keever (1905-1979) was a respected and well-known local historian, school teacher, and church deacon in Iredell County. He wrote newspaper articles prolifically, most having to do with historical topics of local interest.||Full Index|
|Krider, Gene||Iredell native Gene Krider (1932-2018) wrote a local history column for the Statesville Record and Landmark. In all he published over 500 columns. Many of his columns discussed the local architecture of the older buildings in Statesville. Gene was also fascinated with Iredell County history writing a series of articles on the “Free Nancy Branch” that runs near Statesville High School. The Iredell County Public Library Local History Department is still in the process of gathering a collection of Mr. Krider’s columns, but we wanted to share this partial index as assistance to researchers.||Full Index|
|Lackey, Lentz McSherry||Lentz McSherry “Mac” Lackey Jr. (1944-2017) wrote “Remembering When,” an Iredell County local history column for the “Iredell Neighbors” section of the Charlotte Observer from 1989 to 1998. In all he would publish 343 columns focusing on the people, places, and history of Iredell County.||Full Index|
| Laugenour, Phillip||Dr. Philip Fletcher Laugenour (1852-1916) was a dentist in Statesville and an early Iredell County historian. He was president of the Iredell County Historical Association and from 1914-1916 he published a series of historical articles in the Statesville Sentinel.||Full Index|
|Moose, William|| William C. Moose worked at the Iredell County Public Library from 1976-1981 in general reference and the James Iredell Room, the local history and genealogy collection. In November of 1977, he took over the “Out of Our Past” column in the Record & Landmark after the retirement of Homer Keever.||Full Index|
|Powell, William Stevens|| William Stevens Powell (1919-2015) was often referred to as the “dean” of North Carolina historians. He was a historian, author, teacher, and librarian who also served as the curator of the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill. He wrote more than 112 books and articles during his lifetime. It was in the Statesville newspapers that he first began writing articles so this index is a collection of many of the articles he published in our local newspapers.||Full Index|
|Sloan, Ralph||Ralph Sloan (1889-1981) was once the editor of the Statesville Mascot, the first daily paper in Statesville. He began writing local history newspaper column in January 1967 under the heading of “Layman’s Corner.” Many of his articles were based on his memories of growing up in Statesville. He would often write about Statesville as it was in years past. He would start at one of the city’s landmarks and then take the reader on a walking tour of Statesville.||Full Index|
|Stonestreet, O.C.|| O.C. Stonestreet, an Iredell native and Navy veteran, has also been published in The State magazine and has entries in William C. Powell’s prestigious Encyclopedia of North Carolina. His books on Iredell County history include Tales from Old Iredell County, They Called Iredell County Home, and Once Upon a Time in Mooresville, N.C. Mr. Stonestreet’s column on Iredell County history appears each Sunday in the Statesville Record and Landmark.||Full Index|