Your genealogy needs are important to NCGS. We have been busy creating new formats for our website, newsletter, and journal. The workshop offerings have become increasingly more versatile. We added the ability for members to submit articles and links of interest to North Carolina researchers to be published on the website. Now, we are asking for your input for future planning.
The NCGS survey of member preferences is here in an electronic format. Click on the “Survey” tab in the blue menu bar on the top of the home page, complete the survey, and click “submit” when done. You do not have to complete the survey again if you have mailed the survey form located in the fall NCGS newsletter. The online survey is identical to the one included with the newsletter.
We appreciate your membership in NCGS and this survey will help our committee chairpersons as they guide the Society into 2011 and beyond.
If you have any problems with this survey please e-mail our webmaster.
This is a reminder that the North Carolina Genealogical Society has a page for contact information about local genealogical and historical societies, libraries, and archives. This page is intended as a resource for members and non-members of the Society, and as a way to connect those interested in North Carolina genealogy with relevant groups and institutions.
Currently, 162 groups and institutions are listed in the directory. Updates to the directory are available via RSS (really-simple syndication) at http://bit.ly/ncgs-directory.
The NCGS has expanded its members-only offering of the NCGS Journal on its website.
Previously, members have been able to access PDFs of Journal issues released between the first issue (February 1975) and the November 2000 issue. The Journal is now available up to and including two years prior to the current membership year. This means that as of January 1st, 2010, the issues from 2001 through 2007 have been posted to the website. Every January, another year's worth of issues of the Journal will be posted.
The Journal issues on the web are full-text searchable on a per-issue basis.
To access the Journal, members need to log in, then click on either Publication > NCGS Journal in the top menu, or on NCGS Journal in the members-only side menu. If you are a current member, and are having problems logging into the site, please contact the Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following articles appear in the November 2009 issue of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal:
- “Putting the Pieces Together to Solve the Parentage Puzzle: Using Indirect Evidence to Prove the Link between Oliver L. Kelley and George H. Kelley of Wilmington” by Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
- “The Life and Times of Abner Wisdom of Caswell County” by Ann Christnacht Hilke, CG
- “Davie County School Records, 1839–1846” by Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
- “Petition of the Inhabitants of Caswell County, 1779” by Ann Christnacht Hilke, CG, Terry Moore, CG, and Linda K. Reid
- “Revolutionary War Soldiers in North Carolina State Treasurer’s Journal A, 1775–1776” by Craig Roberts Scott, CG
- “Ashe County Coroners’ Records, 1826–1882" by Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
The North Carolina Archives has announced the launch of two online digital collections.
See the latest NC Archives blog article for details, North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project. An excerpt of the article follows:
The North Carolina State Archives is very proud to announce a new online collection, the North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, and the North Carolina State Archives Digital Collections website, which will combine all of our digital collections housed in CONTENTdm. Begun in 2007, the purpose of the newspaper project was to digitize newspapers from our collections that were, up until that time, only available on microfilm. These materials are now available online and include papers dating from 1752-1890s from cities like Edenton (1787-1801), Fayetteville (1798-1795), Hillsboro (1786), New Bern (1751-1804), Salisbury (1799-1898), and Wilmington (1765-1816) - a total of 23,483 digital images that are keyword searchable. The project was made possible by a LSTA grant provided by the State Library of North Carolina.