Visitors who are interested in tracing their Robeson County ancestors are encouraged to visit the Hoyland Livermore Jennings Genealogy and Local History Room at the Robeson County Public Library. the room contains over 2,000 books, including approximately 300 histories of families with ties to Robeson County. Many histories of local churches and small towns within the county can be found here as well.
Visitors who would like to trace their Civil War ancestors will find our complete 16 volume set of the “Roster of Confederate Soldiers” helpful. Our library houses the five volume “North Carolina Regiments 1961-65 and the first 14 volumes of “North Carolina Troops. The collection also includes “Moore’s four volume “Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States.”
Our genealogy collection also includes microfilm copies of the North Carolina federal census from 1800-1920. We have “The Robesonian” newspaper on microfilm from 1900 to 2005. There is no index to the newspaper, so researchers must know at least the month and year of an event to conduct research in the local newspaper.
Many local historians have donated both books and manuscripts to the collection which is available to researchers during the Library’s regular hours.
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