Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, encouraging research and sharing our history.
The mission of the WCGS is to promote genealogy through education of its members and the general public; to improve access to non-profit genealogical resources in Wilson County, North Carolina; to foster collaboration in research; and to preserve the records, heritage, history and genealogy of the families who settled here.
Wilson County, North Carolina was formed in 1855 by taking portions of land from Edgecombe, Nash, Johnston and Wayne counties. Located approximately one hour east of Raleigh, the county is situated in the central coastal region of the state, an area long known for producing tobacco and other agricultural products.
The Society offers a variety of publications to help advance your research within Wilson County. Books, maps and Society memberships can be purchased securely online using a PayPal account, or via USPS using a printable form.