Genealogy and Local History

Wilson County Local History and Genealogy Blog

WCPL Local HIstory and Genealogy Flickr Page

Research Requests

If you have a genealogy/local history request, you can call 252-2377-5355 ext 5029. Or email the reference department at

Online Exhibits

With the help of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wilson County Public Library has been able to make many images, stories, and newspapers available online.

Wilson County's Greatest Generation: The Memories of the World War II Veterans of Wilson County, NC

Images of North Carolina

North Carolina Memory

The Wilson Advance (newspaper)

The Elm City Elevator (newspaper)