Carolinas Genealogical Society

About CGS

The Carolinas Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization chartered in 1964 for the purpose of gathering, compiling, publishing and preserving historical and genealogical records of Union County and surrounding counties of Anson, Mecklenburg in North Carolina. We also have a limited number of records for Lancaster and Chesterfield Counties of South Carolina . We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization located in Union County which was formed in 1842 from portions of Mecklenburg and Anson counties. Monroe is the county seat.

Become a Member
Membership in the Carolinas Genealogical Society is open to all individuals interested in family research. Annual membership dues are payable by July 1st of each year.  Those who join the Society during any month, other than June, will receive copies of the Bulletin that have been published during that fiscal year.  If you are interested in purchasing any back issues that are available, the cost is $4.50 each when purchasing one to eight issues and $2.50 each when purchasing nine or more issues. The members only area of this website holds databases available online for members which includes the first 25 years of the Bulletin, digitized and made searchable. 

Benefits of membership include: the members only area of the website, a quarterly Bulletin; free publication of queries (as space permits); meetings featuring workshops and guest speakers; an annual Yearbook which lists current members and addresses along with surnames being researched; and access to research in the Heritage Room.

Operating Year: July 2024 - June 2025

President: Barbara Moore
Vice-President: Linda Vert
Secretary: Marian Morgan
Treasurer: Marian Morgan
Bulletin Editor: Barbara Moore
Book Store Manager: Marian Morgan

The Heritage Room

The Carolinas Genealogical Society is a proud sponsor of The Heritage Room, a research facility located in the Historic Union County Courthouse, Monroe, N.C. It is operated by volunteers and is open Monday - Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The research room is closed for major holidays, the week of Thanksgiving and two weeks at Christmas. Around holidays, it would be advisable to call and check the schedule before planning a visit. The Heritage Room has books, family files, subject files, scrapbooks of obituaries, marriages, etc., Union County Civil War pension records, genealogy bulletins and more. It also houses information on other counties and states, although not as extensively.