The North Carolina Genealogical Society is proud to announce the release of two new titles in PDF format on computer CDs:
- North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, Editor, Second Edition. This is the revised second edition of the book that set the standard for state research guides with its award-winning 1980 first edition. It is useful for research in nearly every southeastern state that had its legal foundation in common law. This 1996 edition includes a completely revised chapter on research strategies that addresses the needs of both novice and advanced genealogists. The PDF is completely searchable.
- Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, N. C., Newspapers, 1799–1839. The abstracts been scanned and saved on a fully searchable CD (PC and Mac compatible). Lois Smathers Neal (1912-1986) was a founder and charter member of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. A native of Haywood County, North Carolina, she was a graduate of Duke University and received her formal library training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society needs volunteers for NCGS webinars coming up in 2012 and 2013. Volunteers will be trained to help facilitate these online events. The only requirement is that you need to have a good internet connection and headphones with a microphone. Because these events are virtual, you do not need to be in the Raleigh area to help. We would like to have 4-8 people on a list who can help with monitoring the meetings, helping with rehearsals, recordings, managing communications. If you have a curiosity about this delivery methodology, please contact Mary Gray (Mary_L_Gray@yahoo.com).
NCGS's newest webinar, Freedmen's Bureau Records by Diane L. Richard, is now available to all NCGS members by logging in, then clicking on the video offerings under the Webinar tab.
Members and non-members may purchase a Webinar CD of the presentation, which includes the syllabus (coming soon!).
Also available in the NCGS online bookstore is North Carolina Research - Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series and Webinar CDs for all released webinars.
A sneak preview is available on the Webinars page.
30 Aug 2014 - Four new counties have been added to the Index - Ashe, Cumberland, Macon, and Forsyth.
22,921 new names were added to the Surname Decedent Index, with 17,232 names from Forsyth County, alone. This brings the total number of names in the Index to 110,809. All name groups have more names added to them (some more than others, of course).
Who will you find today?
Update: 23 Sep 2014 - Added listing of defunct counties, indicated by an asterisk: *. Added notes to each county regarding county formation date, parent county or counties and, if defunct, the child counties. Some counties have notes about missing records. The index table has been broken down into two separate tables. Links to the tables appear on the main page, rather than the tables themselves. Not all counties have been indexed, but all are now linked to from the main County Index Table, and have the county name on each respective page, in turn, linked to the appropriate FamilySearch page.
Update: 24 Sep 2014 - The reconfiguration of the page apparently scrambled the Decedent Index links. Those have been fixed.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) will hold its Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting, "The Law, Your Ancestors, and You", on 15 November 2014. We hope you will join us for the full-day workshop (online registration | PDF registration form) featuring Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. It will be held at the Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP, 5219 Page Road, Durham, NC 27703.
Update: We have made arrangements with the Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP to make hotel rooms available for annual meeting attendees on Friday and Saturday nights (14-15 November 2014) at a rate of $79 per night. Rooms include either one king size or two queen size beds, a refrigerator, a full hot breakfast, and free wi-fi. To reserve a room, call the Comfort Suites at 919-314-1200 and tell them you are attending the NCGS event. Please reserve your room by November 1st to insure that you receive the special rate.
Registration will begin at 9:00. The full-day workshop will include four lectures: