Wilkes Genealogical Society

Supporting family history research in the

“Great State of Wilkes”

since 1967

Upcoming Events

May 2024

Rendezvous Mountain Chapter of the NSDAR presents Jason Duncan Local Colonial Land Records – May 2, 2024 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Traphill Roots & Branches Genealogy Club – May 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WGS Board Meeting – May 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

About Us

The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc. was established by a local small group of people in 1967 who were interested in the origins of Wilkes families and the county’s history. Since that time, the Society has published various types of genealogical materials and continues to collect and provide citizens with a wide array of materials for research endeavors.

The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc is responsible for maintaining a collection of materials that enable users to study local and family history. It is located inside the Wilkes County Library.

We produce the Wilkes Genealogical Society Bulletin and other materials that we are now digitizing to bring the collection online for our members.

The Wilkes County Public Library Location

215 Tenth Street, North Wilkesboro, NC.

Photo credit: Marty McGee

Operating Hours

Monday – Thursday

9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday

9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The library is closed for all major holidays, and the first Saturday in October for the Annual Apple Festival.

The Genealogy Room is not staffed on a regular basis. We encourage you to call the library to verify hours and arrange for a volunteer to offer assistance prior to any travel.

Join Us on Facebook

If you’re searching for family in Wilkes County, NC, this is the place to be. Share your questions, old photos, or simply talk about your family history.

If the group cannot help you with your research, then they might be able to connect you with someone who can.

WGS Publications

The Heritage of Wilkes County

Most of the Wilkes Genealogical Society publications are now available to purchase online and download as digital copies.

Some hard copies are also available for sale.

Please refer to the Publications page for the pricing and purchase of either.