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Wilkes Genealogical Society

To the past, present, and future generations

Upcoming Events

May 2024

Wilkes Genealogical Society Regular Meeting for General Public – May 28, 2024 at 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

June 2024

Traphill Roots & Branches Genealogy Club – June 4, 2024 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WGS Board Meeting – June 11, 2024 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wilkes Genealogical Society Regular Meeting for General Public – June 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

July 2024

Traphill Roots & Branches Genealogy Club – July 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WGS Board Meeting – July 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wilkes Genealogical Society Regular Meeting for General Public – July 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

August 2024

Traphill Roots & Branches Genealogy Club – August 6, 2024 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WGS Board Meeting – August 13, 2024 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wilkes Genealogical Society Regular Meeting for General Public – August 27, 2024 at 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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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.

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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