As some may have noticed, the contents of the Societies/Libraries/Archives sub-menu item, under the Resources menu tab, did not make the transition to the upgraded web site.
This has now been rebuilt, and is functioning. Although the entries have not been verified recently, they are the same entries that were on the old site.
Any questions, problems with using this feature, or corrections may be addressed to the Webmaster.
A few weeks ago, 5 more counties were added to the Index - Bertie, Brunswick, Bute, Camden, and Catawba.
All 6796 decedent names from these records have now been incorporated into the Decedent Surname Index.
The Decedent Surname Index has also been reconfigured from 50 or so surname groups to show 174 surname groups, by more finely subdividing the master index. In turn, the lists the surname groups are linked to are about 1/4 the size they were. It is hoped this will make those lists more manageable for our users, as well as help narrow down the search.
The grand total of records indexed here currently stands at 70,272.
To view this index, you can click on the Resources tab on the menu bar, or select "Loose Estate Records Index" from the menu drop-down to go directly to the Index.
The January 2012 issue of the NCGS News is the last issue that will be printed and mailed.
Beginning with the March 2012 issue, the NCGS News will be conveniently delivered to your e-mail inbox.
NCGS News will be published bi-monthly instead of quarterly beginning in 2012. That means you will receive six issues per year instead of four. NCGS News will now be able to offer more timely news about the North Carolina genealogical community to help you with your research.
The January 2012 issue of NCGS News was mailed to all members and will also be e-mailed to all members for whom NCGS has a valid e-mail address. Did you receive this issue of NCGS News in your e-mail inbox? If it did not arrive in your inbox, did you check your junk/spam folder? (Be sure to set permission to receive e-mails from NCGS.)
If you do not receive an electronic copy of the January 2012 issue of NCGS News by mid-January, then we do not have your current e-mail address in our database. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “updated email address” as a subject line or use the online form at http://bit.ly/ncgs-email-form. We must have your e-mail address to ensure that you will receive future issues of NCGS News.
The Loose Estates Records Index has just been updated. Four new counties have been added - Alleghany, Anson, Avery, and Beaufort - for a total of an additional 2706 names.
All decedent surname groups have additional names, many over fifty new names. Even the X-Y-Z group has 5 new names!
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.
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.