After registering for this recorded webinar, an email was sent to the address used in the registration, with the link to the webinar page. Unfortunately, that link was incorrect - it sent people back to the registration page. This has been corrected.
If the link in the email you received after registering takes you to the registration page, rather than the actual webinar page, please register again to receive a new email with the correct link, or email the webmaster for the correct link.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society has need of volunteers to help manage the NCGS booth at the NGS 2016 Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you'll be attending the conferenece, please consider volunteering some of you time to help NCGS.
Available time slots may be viewed on our NGS 2016 Conference Volunteers page.
You may wish to compare these open slots with the schedule posted on the NGS 2016 Family History Conference website to help determine a time you could help.
The latest issue of the NCGS Journal is now available online to members. On the top menu bar, go to Publications>NCGS Journal, then choose NCGS Journal, 2015-2019 on that page.
The printed copy should be mailed out within a few weeks.
Did you miss Victor Jones' live webinar? This is another opportunity to hear it!
NCGS is proud to provide a recording of The German Settlement of North Carolina, with Victor T. Jones, Jr. This recorded webinar will be available for a free, 3-day public viewing, over the weekend of 5-7 February 2016 (12 am Fri to 12 pm Sun). This webinar will be accessible from the NCGS website.
This webinar will discuss the Swiss and German colony of 1710 around New Bern and the Moravian and Pennsylvania Dutch settlements through the Piedmont (including Salem), while briefly touching on the resources to help discover your North Carolina-German ancestor.
The pdf handout is only available to members, on the Members Webinars page.
You may register any time prior to the free viewing dates (5-7 Feb 2016), or on any day of the free viewing period. Upon registration, an email will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form, containing a link to the webinar viewing page. This link will not be active until the free viewing period starts. You may wish to add the dates to your personal calendar as a reminder.
The latest issue of NCGS News, Jan 2016, is now available online under the Publications tab.
In addition, the latest installment of the "Tools of the Trade" series (as featured in NCGS News), Burke County, North Carolina, Research, is also now available under the Resources tab.
2016 NCGS Awards – Call for Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 NCGS Awards. Among the most rewarding of NCGS programs, the awards promote continued excellence in North Carolina genealogy and also inspire others to publish abstracts and transcriptions of North Carolina county and state records, cemetery and Bible records, family histories, and society journals and newsletters and to develop informative genealogical websites. The Awards Committee urges you to join the society in recognizing the labors of deserving individuals and societies by submitting a nomination for a 2016 NCGS Award in one of several categories.
The NCGS Awards nominations are open from January until 15 August 2016.
The categories for the 2016 NCGS Awards are as follows:
1. The Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a periodical (newsletter) published by a local North Carolina genealogical society.
2. The Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a periodical (journal) published by a local North Carolina genealogical society.
3. The Award for Excellence in Web Presence for a freely accessible website promoting North Carolina genealogy.
4. The Award for Excellence in Publishing for a book, or a set of books, of abstracts or transcriptions of an original North Carolina record and published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
5. The Award for Excellence in a Publication Relevant to North Carolina Genealogy, published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
6. The Award for Excellence in Publishing for a book of family history relevant to North Carolina and published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
7. The Award for Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy for an individual whose longtime genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the study of family history in North Carolina. The genealogical contributions may be regional.
8. The Award for Outstanding Contribution to NCGS by a Member for an individual whose work within the NCGS has been outstanding.
Each submission requires a Nomination Form, which should be mailed to NCGS Awards, PO Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815. A copy of any publication being nominated must accompany the submission, as well as complete contact information and any relevant supporting material, data, or additional written endorsement. Please include the latest 4 issues of a nominated newsletter or journal. Closing date for submissions is 15 August 2016.
Guidelines for NCGS Awards for genealogical publications, websites, and individuals worthy of consideration for nomination are posted on the Awards page of the NCGS website. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges, and awards will be presented during the NCGS Annual Meeting to be held in the fall of 2016. Printed materials should properly cite their sources. Submissions of printed material are donated to Genealogy Services collection of the State Library of North Carolina in Raleigh after the judging process. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Please help NCGS acknowledge and honor worthy individual and society endeavors in publishing and other contributions to North Carolina genealogy by nominating their work for the NCGS Awards Program this year.