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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2014 URL: Print Guide
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Library Databases In Library Use Only! Research Guide

Heritage Quest Available through NC LIVE Research Guide


Kings Mountain and Cleveland County Resources

The library owns local family history specific to the Kings Mountain area. The library houses a small vertical file of newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures and some magazine publications concerning the City of Kings Mountain, the area and its citizens. Interspersed in these vertical files are unpublished, donated family histories.

Kings Mountain Herald (available at the Mauney Memorial Library)

  • Microfilm from 1914 to 1982 (not comprehensive)
  • Print 1982-Current

Cleveland County Cemeteries
Cemetery records

Harris Funeral Home Obituary Search
from 1930-present

Mountain Rest Cemetery
Dating from 1876 and owned by the City of Kings Mountain, this cemetery contains approximately 2000 graves and covers 25.67 acres

Mountain Rest Cemetery Burial Records Search
Mountain Rest Cemetery Online Burial Search

Broad River Genealogy Society
genealogical records and historical information


Free Online Resources

General Research
Family Search

Census records, birth certificates, death certificates, and more!

The oldest and largest free genealogy site

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites 
Comprehensive list of genealogy resources online

Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records
Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States

Civil Registration index of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in England and Wales.

Obituary and Grave Research
Find a Grave
Over 121 million grave records.

Obituary Daily Times

Index of published obituaries.

Military Research
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database
Information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

Revolutionary War Military Records

Immigration Research
Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals
American Family Immigration History Center

Passenger lists and more

Castle Garden 
U.S. immigration database with records from 1820-1892.

African American Research

African American and African Ancestor Genealogy.

African American Online Genealogy Records
Comprehensive list of online African American genealogy collections.


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