Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina

PUBLICATIONS

 
Older newsletters and some meeting presentations are available to anyone at no charge, and no password is required. Journals, recent newsletters, and some meeting presentations are available to WCGS members only, and a password is required.  If you are a member of the society and need the password, please contact Membership.  
 
To learn more about our award winning Wake Treasures journal visit the Journal page.
 
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Newsletters 
Free issues of the award-winning WCGS Updates for years 2000-2014 may be accessed for download on the Newsletter webpage. Current issues of WCGS Updates are available for download by members after logging in.
 
Indices are a great finding aid to help in identifying materials of interest.   To download an index for your review, click on one of the titles below.
 
This WCGS publication can be purchased from the WCGS Lulu Store through the link in the section below.
 
This is an index to the journal's volumes 1-25.  Journals may be downloaded by members in the members-only area. Non-members may purchase issues of the journal from the WCGS Lulu Store.
 
Meeting Presentations
Several of the presenters at the monthly Wake County Genealogical Society meetings have kindly agreed to make their presentations available.  To download a presentation, click on the title.
 
 


 
 
The Heritage of Wake County
 by the Wake County Genealogical Society, Inc.
 
This book is an excellent compendium that includes an overview of Wake County History as well as family overviews as submitted by the community! It is the most requested book ever for Wake County Genealogy Research!  The Heritage of Wake County may be purchased from the WCGS Lulu Store. A free index is available for download.
 
 
 
 
 
Apprentice Bonds
 
 
Wake County Apprentice Bonds, 1770-1860 and 1872-1903
by Wake County Genealogical Society, Inc.
 
For the first time ever, abstracts of all extant Wake County (NC) Apprentice Bonds are available in one place! Learn who was apprenticed to whom to do what for how long in this fascinating look at this 18th and 19th century practice. Wake County Apprentice Bonds may be purchased from the WCGS Lulu Store.
 
 
 
 
 
Divorce Records A-M
 
Wake County, NC - Divorce Records Surnames A-M
by Wake County Genealogical Society, Inc.
 
Divorce records can contain a wealth of information -- wife's maiden name, marriage date and place, the existence of children, may mention extended family and/or neighbors as witnesses and so much more! Don't overlook these often detailed records as you research Wake County families. Wake County Divorce Records may be purchased from the WCGS Lulu Store.