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NCGS Mission Statement

Our Mission is:
1. to increase interest in and raise the standards of research and compilation by means of educational programs and publications.
2. to acquaint members with research sources and materials in North Carolina and elsewhere.
3. to serve as a medium of exchange of genealogical information.
4. to promote the collection, preservation, and utilization of manuscripts, documents, and other materials of genealogical and historical value.
For more detailed information, please view our short slideshow about the North Carolina Genealogical Society.


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Please consider helping support the NCGS Mission by making a donation.

More information is on our Giving Opportunity page. 

Member Benefit: Magazine Discounts

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a renewal of two great member benefits - discounts on two great genealogy publications - plus a discount on all purchases through the publisher's online store!

Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle) and Internet Genealogy are offering NCGS members a 20% discount on all purchases, including magazine subscription.

To receive this benefit, log as a Member into the NCGS website, then visit our NCGS Members Magazine Discount page.

Member Benefit: FindMyPast Discount


The North Carolina Genealogical Soceity has partnered with Findmypast to provide a members-only reduced rate on subscriptions. To receive this benefit, log into the NCGS website, then visit our Find My Past Discount page.

For questions about the North Carolina Genealogical Society, and it’s participation in the program, contact Lisa Lisson.


Contribute to the Journal

Interested in contributing content to the NCGS Journal?

Journal Editor Larry W. Cates has written an article providing insights and guidelines on doing just that. This article appeared in the September NCGS News, and is now available on its own page on the website. Look under Publications>NCGS Journal on the top menu bar, and click on "Contributing to the NCGS Journal".

If you would like to contribute, please visit our Volunteer! page to complete the form sent to our Volunteer Coordinator.

NGS Conference Volunteers

The North Carolina Genealogical Society will maintain a booth at the NGS 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia, and we need volunteers to help manage the NCGS booth.

The purpose is to handle sales of NCGS items (e.g., books, CDs, webinar CDs, and memberships). Instructions will be provided in advance, with price sheets available. At least 2 volunteers will work each shift.

Shifts have been structured to allow those who choose to volunteer an opportunity to only miss one lecture at any given time, and to provide time between shifts to get to and from a lecture.

To volunteer, please pick a Time Slot(s) and Day(s), and fill out the Volunteer Form, which will be emailed to the Volunteer Coordinator when you submit the form.

As volunteers fill time slots, those blocks will be filled with the volunteers' names. Those blocks remaining clear still need a Volunteer!

 BOOTH # 707      

 Tme Slot Time  Wednesday, May 7  Thursday, May 8  Friday, May 9  Saturday, May 10
9:15-10:45  1 1/2 hr  Pam Pearson  Vickie Young  Karen Stroschein  Karen Stroschein
9:15-10:45  1 1/2 hr  Laurel Sanders  Karen Stroschein  Anne N. Price  
10:45-12:15  1 1/2 hr  Karen Stroschein  Pam Pearson  Pam Pearson  Karen Stroschein
10:45-12:15  1 1/2 hr  Anne N. Price  Anne N. Price  Anne N. Price  
12:15-1:15  1 hr  Vickie Young  Karen Stroschein  Vickie Young  Pam Pearson
12:15-1:15  1 hr  Anne N. Price  J. Mark Lowe  Linda McLamb Owens  Charlotte Bell
1:15-2:15  1 hr  Karen Stroschein  Vickie Young  Karen Stroschein  Pam Pearson
1:15-2:15  1 hr  Sharon Gable  J. Mark Lowe  Terry Moore  Karen Stroschein
2:15-3:45  1 1/2 hr  Pam Pearson  Karen Stroschein  Karen Stroschein  Pam Pearson
2:15-3:45  1 1/2 hr  Karen Stroschein  Anne N. Price  Anne N. Price  Laurel Sanders
3:45-5:30  1 1/2 hr  Karen Stroschein  Laurel Sanders  Karen Stroschein  Hall Closes at 3:00
3:45-5:30  1 1/2 hr    Karen Stroschein    Packing Up Booth

NCGS and HB 2

NCGS and HB 2

We have heard concerns from both members and non-members about the recently passed legislation signed by the governor, House Bill 2 (HB 2).  In fulfilling the missions of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, the Board is committed to inclusion and does not discriminate.

As Local Host Chair for the NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh, 10-13 May 2017, the theme, “Family History Lives Here,” is reflective of the fact that genealogy and family history pursuits in North Carolina are inclusive of all, regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  The Board respects the individual right of every NCGS member to exercise freedom of thought and action with regard to the North Carolina law.

We were pleased to see that the Wake County Commissioners have also pledged their commitment to inclusion, stating that “County employees and applicants cannot be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status or political affiliation. As a board and as a county, we remain committed to those principles.”

NCGS supports the National Genealogical Society’s practice in not contracting with hotels and convention centers that discriminate, and the Board of Directors has sent a letter of concern to the Raleigh Convention Center and our conference hotels, asking that they help ensure Raleigh is a safe and welcoming location for all of our 2017 conference attendees. Board volunteers will endeavor to ensure that every effort is made for our friends, colleagues, and guests to have an enjoyable experience.

The North Carolina Genealogical Society Board of Directors

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