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Margaret Johnson Heritage Room
The Margaret Johnston Heritage Room, located in the Albemarle library, is one of the best collections of genealogy and North Carolina history in the region. It draws family researchers from across the country, and most gain new knowledge and insights through their findings in the Heritage Room. If your genealogical quest leads you to Stanly County, we will do our best to help you discover something about your Stanly ancestors.

Holdings include works on military history, a wide array of genealogical society journals, periodicals, census records, passenger lists, city directories, maps, cemetery records and more. The Heritage Room owns microfilm of local newspapers from as far back as the late 1800s, and contains a large number of files covering many local families, churches, and institutions.

In addition to North Carolina genealogy and history, the Heritage Room also has an impressive collection of Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina sources, plus some Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky sources.

Please submit your questions or comments about the Stanly County Public Library to Margaret Johnson Heritage Room either via e-mail or by post to the Heritage Room, 133 East Main Street, Albemarle, North Carolina, 28001.

Ancestry Library Edition
With more than 2 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; church records; directories and more.

Ancestry can only be accessed from Internet computers located in the library. To access Ancestry Library Edition visit any of our five library locations and go to


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Heritage Quest

With over 25,000 family and local history resources, the entire U.S. Federal Census from 1790 through 1930, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who -- even after years of work -- are still uncovering their past.

A valid Stanly County Public Library card is all you need to access Heritage Quest from home.

If you experience any problems connecting to HeritageQuest Online from your home PC, please review the Internet browser requirements.

    Stanly County Museum

    NCGenWeb Project

    North Carolina Genealogical Society

    Stanly County Genealogical Society

    American Family Immigration History Center

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family Search Internet Genealogy Center

    Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

    Library of Congress Local History & Genealogy Reading Room

    National Archives and Records Administration Genealogy

     Four Generation Pedigree Chart

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Stanly County Library
133 East Main St.
Albemarle, NC 28001