In response to requests for guidelines for genealogical publications or websites worthy of consideration for nomination for the annual NCGS Awards, the Awards Committee has prepared written criteria for outstanding works.
Comparing one publication with another in its category to consider which is more worthy of an award, NCGS Award judges take into account what is good and what needs improvement in each publication with a number of specific qualities being considered, as appropriate, for periodicals, books, and websites.
Detailed criteria are available in the following document: NCGS Awards Guidelines.
Phyllis Matthews Ziller, the Editor of the NCGS News, received first place in "Category 3, Original Research Story" in the 2009 International Society of Family History Writers and Editors Excellence-In-Writing Competition with her story: "Finding Facts to Support a Family Tradition." The award was announced at last week's NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh.
The article is not currently in print anywhere, but we will provide a link to it when it is.
The latest NCGS Journal, Vol. 40 No. 3, August 2014, is now available online. To access it, you must be logged in as a member. The hard-copy print version should be going out late July/early August.
Can't attend the live webinar on September 19th, or just missed it?
NCGS is proud to provide a recording of NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency, with J. Mark Lowe. This recorded webinar will be available for a free, 3-day public viewing, over the weekend of 3-5 October 2014. This webinar will be accessible from the NCGS website.
The registration link is now active. You will find the registration link on our Webinars page (top menu bar).
You may register any time prior to the free viewing dates (3-5 October 2014), or on any day of the free viewing period. Upon registration, an email will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form, containing a link to the webinar viewing page. This link will not be active until the free viewing period starts. You may wish to add the dates to your personal calendar as a reminder.
Four new counties have been added to the Index - Chowan, Currituck, Dare, and McDowell. This added 7943 new names to the Surname Decedent Index, for a new total of 87, 888 names.
In the process of adding the latest counties, with the appropriate links to Family Search, it was discovered that Family Search had changed the URL for all the county files, making ours obsolete. These have all been updated.
In updating this page, it was also discovered that the links in the table for the county pages had been broken in the January software upgrade, and gone unnoticed and unreported. These have been repaired.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:
J. Mark Lowe
“NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”
LIVE Webinar 19 September 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(Free Viewing Period of the recorded webinar: 3-5 October 2014)
Discover the variety of North Carolina tax records, and how they can tell you more than the amount due. Learn where they are located, and when to look at alternate sources for information.
Taxation in the Americas began within the colonies for the crown. By the time, the constitution was written in 1787, all colonies were taxing citizens on property, capitation (head), livestock, and other properties. The constitution gave specific authority to the state to levy and collect taxes. For purposes of our discussion, we will focus on the levy on people (poll tax), property and other personalty (personal property).