Available Now - Updated NCGS Journal on CD
NCGS is offering an updated and revised North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (1975–2010) on CD in its online store.
For those who own the current North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (1975–2000) on CD, a special supplementary disk, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (2001-2010), is also available for a limited time.
Loose Estates Project Update
NCGS is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with FamilySearch on the Loose Estates Records Project.
The Loose Estates Records Project is using volunteer efforts to create a decedent surname index of all extant loose estates found within the North Carolina Archives county record series in addition to those found within the colonial records of the Secretary of State and District Courts.
The new partnership with FamilySearch will streamline the indexing process through on online interface that should be in place by mid-summer. The microfilm rolls will be digitized by FamilySearch and will be freely accessible to everyone online.
Volunteers have made great progress over the past six months completing indexes of the estate records that were microfilmed at the North Carolina State Archives in the 1980s. The following counties have been indexed from film: Avery, Camden, Cleveland, Edgecombe, Macon, Davie, McDowell, and Wilson. Pasquotank and Union counties should be completed by May. These counties represent 359 reels of film, or 10% of the microfilmed series. Local volunteers are needed to complete the second phase of this project, which is to verify these indexes against the current holdings at the North Carolina State Archives. There have been a number of accessioned estates records since this collection was filmed, and we hope to identify all those that are currently available through the county records series.
We need you! Additional volunteers will help move this project closer to completion. Whether you have an hour or two, or five, your efforts will help other researchers gain access to this valuable resource.
Contact Vickie Scott to volunteer or to ask a question about the project.
Save The Date
30 June 2012
The North Carolina Genealogical Society will present its annual Speakers Forum on Saturday, 30 June 2012, at the Wake County Commons Center, 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC.
Watch the NCGS News newsletter and the NCGS website for more information as it becomes available.
NCGS wants to hear from you
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.