History & Genealogy
African American Heritage
Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more. (Access to African American Heritage is not available outside of the library.)
Annals of American History
This is a large collection of primary source materials from American history including sound & video from the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Ancestry Library Online
This genealogical database includes federal and state census, church, military, court, land, probate, immigration and vital records. (Access to Ancestry.com is not available outside of the library.)
Biography Resource Center
More than 450,000 biographies, including actors, authors, explorers, historical figures, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, scientists and many others
This site has a web-based collection of photographs, documents, maps and images that depict the history of Mooresville from the earliest images to the present. Digital Mooresville preserves and promotes the history and heritage of Mooresville and the surrounding area by making that history available to researchers, teachers, students and others in an online environment.
Digital North Carolina
A digital collection of primary sources from cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina including photographs, yearbooks and government records.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South includes books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews and songs related to southern history, literature and culture.
Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Contact the reference desk at 704-663-1062 for log-in information.
Genealogy buffs or historians may search federal census records, family histories, local histories, the Periodical Source Index and more with records from 1700 to the present.
Mooresville Tribune Archive
Access Mooresville Tribune newspapers from 1904-2010.
NC LIVE Video Collection
This collection contains more than 250 high-quality documentary and educational video programs produced for PBS, covering the sciences, U.S. and world history, biographies, current events, the arts, and a variety of other subjects. Several educational series for children are included.
Free and reliable source of information for students and other researchers interested in topics related to North Carolina.
Biographical database of important men and women in all areas of achievement. Log-in with your library card.
Sanborn Maps North Carolina
This site contains Sanborn fire insurance maps from 1867-1970 for all parts of North Carolina.