Gaston Lincoln Genealogical Society
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The Gaston Lincoln Genealogical Society was

organized in 1987.

Its purposes are to preserve area records,

to disseminate genealogical and historical information through books and

a bulletin published quarterly.

The quarterly magazine,

"Footprints in Time", contains historical and genealogical

information each year.

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Where is Gaston County, NC?

Where is Lincoln County, NC?

Our Mailing Address:

PO Box 584

Mount Holly, NC 28120


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Publications for Sale


While doing his own family research Ray Yount discovered though

Curtis Bynum had included a cross-index of brides to grooms there was no cross-index of the bondspersons in the book

"Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina". 

 He set about correcting that omission and has very kindly offered  his work to GLGS for the website.

Click here for Ray's

Cross-Index of Bondsperson to Grooms for

"Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina"


Current Officers

Sister Societies


Footprints in Time Table of Contents

Current-Day Townships for some
North Carolina Counties.

Lincoln County, current-day townships...


What routes did our ancestors take into

North Carolina?
Check out this great map.

See the migration routes into North Carolina...

Indian settlements, colonial towns & forts,

colonial roads, rivers & Indian trails.
Another great map.

Indian settlements, colonial towns & forts, colonial roads, rivers & Indian trails 1660-1775...

Family photographs, picture postcards,

buildings and landmarks
from the counties in our area of North Carolina.

Have one you want to share?
Please let met know...


View our Cherished Memories...


Lincoln County, North Carolina
Heritage, Volume II

Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society

You may now purchase this book from Broad River Genealogical Society, click here...

Cleveland County,

North Carolina
Heritage, Volume II

This book is now in stock!

Cleveland County, NC Heritage, Volume II

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Membership runs from January 1 through December 31.
Cost Membership Description
$20.00 Per year for an individual
Print a Membership Application Print an Address Change Form

The society meets quarterly, at either the Gaston or Lincoln Library. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in genealogy or history.

PUBLICATIONS Members receive a copy of Footprints in Time, the official publication of the Gaston Lincoln Genealogical Society, each March, June, September and December, and are encouraged to submit articles for publication.

Members may submit unlimited queries each year to be used as space allows, at the discretion of the publication committee, for publication in the society bulletin, Footprints in Time. Queries may be edited.

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Great news!!

If you find yourself in our area stop by the Gaston County Museum of Art & History in Dallas, NC. 

Not only is this a wonderful place to visit, but the kind folks there have agreed to keep copies of our books on hand for you to purchase.

Cost Title Year Author, Compiler, Transcriber # of Pages

Gaston County, NC Marriages 1889 - 1896

. Linda Bell 158

Gaston County, NC Marriages 1897 -1901


Linda A Bell
Colleen S Miller

$20.00 Alexander County Marriages & Records   Linda A Bell
Colleen S Miller

Gaston County, NC Deaths 1911 - 1915


Bell, Miller &


Gaston County, NC Census W/ Slave Schedule & Mortality Schedule


J Donald Gladden
Linda A Bell


$25.00 Gaston County, NC Census 1870 Linda A Bell 288
$25.00 Gaston County, NC Census Back in print! 1880 Linda A Bell 354
$7.50 *

The Surviving 1890 Census of Gaston County, NC

1890 Linda A Bell 48

Edgewood Cemetery (Lowell, NC)


Colleen Miller


Hollywood Cemetery (Gastonia, NC)
Back in print!

. Colleen Miller .

Reinau, Rein, Rine, Rhyne Booklet


Dr. Howard Rhyne


  Shipping & Handling:  $5.00 - 1st Book, $1.50 each additional Book.

*Shipping & Handling for these 3 books = $1.50 each.

 Please be patient with our volunteers and allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery of your order as sometimes we may have to reprint our books especially for you.

Back issues of our bulletin, "Footprints in Time" are also available for purchase:

1987/1988 1988/1989 1989/1990 1990/1991 1991/1992 1992/1993
1993/1994 1994/1995 1995/1996 1996/1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 $20.00/year

Note: From 1987 until 1998 our fiscal year was June 1 thru May 31, therefore our bulletins at the time covered two printed during the last half of the first year, and two printed during the first half of the second year. Example: Order 1987/1988 and you get our bulletins published September 1987, December 1987, March 1988 & June 1988.

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Table of Contents
(Back issues of our bulletin are also available for purchase.List of back issues...)
1980s - 2010


Robert C. Carpenter
Vice President
Ann Dellinger

Robert C. Carpenter

Acting Editor

Robert C. Carpenter

Acting Publications Coordinator

Randy Thompson

Sister Societies & Other Links

Links verified & updated 9 August 2008

Brevard Station Museum Jackson County Genealogical Society
Broad River Genealogical Society Macon County Historical Society
Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society National Genealogical Society
Burke County Genealogical Society Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society
Catawba County Genealogical Society North Carolina Genealogical Society
Catawba Wateree Genealogical Society
Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society
The Piedmont Historical Society (Upper SC)

Dutch Fork Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogy Society

Remember Cliffiside This one is a must see.....
Gaston County Museum South Carolina Genealogical Society

Greenville Chapter of the SC Genealogical Society

Three Rivers Historical Society
Haywood County Genealogical Society Genealogical Society of Old Tryon
Henderson County Genealogical & Historical Society Transylvania County Historical Society
The Genealogical Society of Iredell County York County (SC) Genealogical/Historical Society

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in Lincoln County is evolving, please check it out and let them know your thoughts:

Jason L. Harpe

Executive Director

Lincoln County Historical Association

Lincoln County Museum of History

403 East Main Street

Lincolnton, NC  28092

(704) 748-9090

Fax: (704) 732-9057