Forsyth County Public Library subscribes to databases to allow our patrons to do their research for free. Take at look at our Online Resources page to access these resources. The North Carolina Collection under the Genealogy & History tab.
Local & State History
- NC Echo searches multiple statewide and local history databases
- Sanborn Insurance Maps — Search city maps in NC, 1867-1970
- State of North Carolina — Search government information and resources
- Forsyth County, North Carolina — Search county departments
- Ancestry Library Edition (in library only) — What does this search?
- HeritageQuest Online — What does this search?
- MyHeritage — Primary source documents from U.S., Europe, and elsewhere
- Biography & Genealogy Master Index — Search biographical sources
- ProQuest Newspapers — Search Winston-Salem Journal articles 1991-present
- Soldiers and Sailors Database — Search for Civil War ancestors
- Winston-Salem Chronicle — African American newspaper issues from 1974-1996
Government & Legal
- City of Winston-Salem — Search for resident services, ordinances, business & development resources, and city government information
- The Federal Register: The Daily Journal of the United States Government—Access to policy notices, rules, and proposed rules of federal agencies
- North Carolina General Assembly — Search for representatives, legislative information, and general statues
- North Carolina Legal Forms — Search forms for divorce, wills, & more
Historic Conservation & Preservation
- National Center for Preservation Technology & Training — View videos for cemetery preservation information and planning conservation projects
- North Carolina Department of Cultural and Natural Resources–Links for NC digital collections, family history & genealogy, and maps
- North Carolina Preservation Consortium—View links for preservation, conservation, and disaster planning
- Northeast Document Conservation Center —Access resources for preserving paper, books, and photographs
- Preserve Historic Forsyth—Access resources for cleaning wood windows and brick
Also, FCPL contributes to these free local research sites:
- Digital Forsyth — Photographs of people and places in Forsyth County
- North Carolina Maps — Digitized maps from across the state
- Digital NC — College & high school annuals, city directories, much more
Please call the North Carolina Room at (336) 703-3070 if you have any questions about doing your research online.