Heritage Quest provides researchers with a unique, growing collection of materials for tracing family history and American culture. It contains over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI (Periodical Source Index), and other expanding collections.
BGMI is the best place to begin your search for biographical information because it allows you to quickly determine where to find biographies on people from all time periods, geographic locations, and fields of endeavor.
DocSouth, a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, contains books, diaries, oral histories, photographs, memoirs, audio files, ephemera, and more.
Find your family. Discover yourself. Bring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you. FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family story.
The MHA preserves the history of the county and publicizes the history of Mecklenburg County. While they are not a genealogical society, they can refer you to local organizations and independent researchers who specialize in that area.