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.
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.
Registration will begin at 9:00. The full-day workshop will include four lectures:
1. “From Blackstone to the Statutes at Large—How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists.” To understand our ancestors’ lives – why they did what they did, we need to understand the law that governed their lives in so many ways. How knowing the law our ancestors lived by helps us make sense of the records they left and find clues to more and different records.
2. “Don’t Forget the Ladies—A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law.” In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.
3. “The Ties that Bond.” From marriage bonds to officials’ bonds, sureties given in a wide variety of circumstances can offer clues to our family members and their friends, associates and neighbors.
4. “Staying Out of Trouble—The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists.” As genealogists and researchers, we must understand today’s laws as much as yesterday’s. Modern law impacts our rights as researchers – rights of access to vital records, to information, and to places where information can be found. And it impacts our responsibilities, as well, particularly the need to respect another’s copyright.
The day’s activities will also include recognition of the 2014 NCGS Awards winners.
Full refund if withdrawal precedes the early registration date of 1 November 2014; between then and the workshop day a prorated refund may be made; no refund may be made if withdrawal is on the day of the workshop.
Any changes, including those due to inclement weather conditions, will be posted on the NCGS website.
For more information on the workshop, send an e-mail to the NCGS Administrator.
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches, and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. On the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified GenealogistSM and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM.
Judy’s web address: http://www.legalgenealogist.com
The Legal Genealogist blog: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog