The Register of Deeds Office is unable to do genealogical research.

The following organizations may be able to assist you.


Contact the Clerk of Court for Rockingham County at (336) 634-6000 and ask for the Estates Department.


Rockingham County Historical Society Museum & Archives


Some of their services include:

  • Genealogist aid from county genealogists
  • Offers support through answering queries in the newsletters and help discovering lost cemeteries
  • Publications include: 
      • Rockingham County North Carolina Marriages through 1868
      • Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy
      • Rockingham County, a Brief History
      • Food for Thought (old time recipes & stories), and
      • Newsletters 

The Genealogical Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties North Carolina, Inc.

P. O. Box 152
Mayodan, NC 27027


GSRS was formed to increase interest in and raise the standard of genealogical research and compilation by means of educational programs, workshops and the publication of genealogical material and answer genealogical queries received by the Rockingham and Stokes Counties Public Libraries.

  • Publications include:
      • Stokes County NC Marriage Licenses
        Vol. 1, 1839-1887
      • Stokes County, NC Marriage Licenses
        Vol. 2, 1888-1900
      • Rockingham and Stokes Counties, NC, Listing of Estates Papers: From the NC State Archives, Raleigh
Madison/Mayodan Public Library

611 Burton Street

Madison, NC 27025

(336) 548-6553


The Madison Library offers numerous materials and resources to genealogists. Some of the materials available in the Madison Library include books, periodicals, private collections, microfilm, and obituaries. There is also an option to borrow genealogy books and microfilm from other libraries, such as the Shawnee Library System and the American Genealogical Lending Library.


Government & Heritage Library


This library, hosted at the State Library of North Carolina, has an extensive Genealogy Collection that contains family histories, published abstracts, periodicals, county histories, and reference materials. For additional information about the resources available in the Genealogy Collection, visit their site.


       Rockingham County North Carolina
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      Rockingham County Government
      371 NC Hwy 65
      Reidsville NC 27320
      Phone: 336.342.8100
      Fax: 336.342.8105