One of the largest databases for family and genealogy records, free at the library.
Keep up with all local stories on history, culture, genealogy, folklore and more with NC Collection's blog.
The local newspaper with up-to-date information and archives (Nov. 1997-present)
Images from Forsyth County, NC history
NC Collection Resources
With a large archive of newspapers, government information, and a unique photograph archive, the NC Collection covers all of your local history research needs.
More ways to find newspaper articles.
The North Carolina Collection has a large collection of Vertical Files organized by subject headings that contain many clippings from local newspapers as well as other materials. The North Carolina Collection has microfilmed copies of local newspapers and some national newspapers going back, in some cases, over a century and they can be browsed anytime the library is open.
A very special collection of photographs is housed at Central Library as a part of the North Carolina Collection. Most feature people, events, buildings, and street scenes of Winston-Salem and surrounding areas, and they date back as far as the late 1800s. Questions about these and other photographs in the collection can be directed to Karen Feeney, NC Collection Supervisor, at (336) 703-3071 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission must be obtained from the Photograph Collection Librarian to use the photographs in any form.
Forsyth County Public Library is a part of the Federal Depository Library Program. To find out more about the program and to access federal documents, go to www.gpo.gov. Our Library is also a depository of the North Carolina State Publications Clearinghouse. As a result the library is an ideal place to locate federal and state government information.List of links for NC & local government websites
Local and NC Law
Find complete information you need about all local and state laws. Also located in the N.C. Collection are the Building Codes. Here you can find out what is legal and illegal when building or remodeling your home. It's a great source to check before you tear down that wall or want to see if your contractor is following the codes.
Much of what you are looking for can be found through the links below. Physically located within the department are the print versions of North Carolina General Statutes, Forsyth County Code, and Winston-Salem City Codes. You can use these works to find information about landlord/lease laws, noise ordinances, and much more!