The Genealogical Society of Rowan County, North Carolina, organized February 1987, is based in Salisbury, NC, and is closely associated with the Edith M. Clark History Room of the Rowan Public Library.
— to generate interest in and raise the standards of genealogical research and compilation in Rowan County by means of educational programs, workshops, and the publication and preservation of material of genealogical and historical value.
— to instill in members and county citizens a pride in their family’s genealogical data and encourage and to instruct members in the practice of genealogical research.
— to serve, through its publications and otherwise, as a medium of exchange of genealogical information.
— to promote the collection, preservation, and utilization of manuscripts, documents, and other materials of genealogical value, particularly in the Edith M. Clark History Room, which contains all archival material of the Society.
— to publish such books, newsletters, journals, charts, papers, or lists deemed useful to the public.
The Society publishes a quarterly journal with genealogical and historical articles and records related to Old Rowan County, which was formed in 1753 from Anson County. Old Rowan became the parent county of twenty-six counties that were formed later.
See our Membership page to join if you would like to receive the journal.