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 North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:
Diane L. Richard
“Pre-1913 Vital Records - Challenging & Elusive & Not Necessarily Impossible to Find”
LIVE Webinar 16 January 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
(Free Viewing Period of the recorded webinar: 6-8 February 2015)
Though North Carolina didn’t start officially requiring birth certificates until 1913 and death certificates until 1930, it doesn’t mean that you cannot determine when and where earlier birth, marriage, and death events occurred. So, what can you do when a certain official vital record cannot
Well, you can search for the next best thing—what we call a substitute record. This means that we have to be more creative in our pursuit of this information.
The latest issue of the NCGS Journal (Vol. 40, No. 4) is now available. Remember, you must be logged in as a member to access it. The print edition should be mailed out early in November.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please sign the "Declaration of the Rights of Genealogists" before December 31st!!
Click here: Genealogists' Declaration of Rights to view, and print or submit electronically (opens in a new browser window).
The Declaration affirms America’s long history of open public records, which has been threatened the last few years over concerns about identity theft and privacy.
We need 6,000 more signatures before the end of this month!
For more information, please visit the Records Preservation and Access Committee
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.
Update - 13 Nov 2014: over 10,000 more Names and over 2,000 Places have been added. The structure of how these indexes are accessed has been changed, using a table format rather than a page with a list of downloadable documents. Each entry in the table will open a pdf file in a new browser window. It is hoped this will make it less cumbersome for researchers. (The previous method is still available on the main Publications page.)
Access the online index from the main menu, under Publications > NCGS Journal > NCGS Journal Index. Currently, the total is 40,342 Name entries and 5,154 Place entries.