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.
Did you miss Mark Lowe's live webinar? This is another opportunity to hear 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.
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.
The registration link is now active. You will find the registration link, and more information about this webinar, 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.
The latest NCGS Journal, Vol. 40 No. 2, May 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 the first week of May.
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.
The Loose Estates Records Index has been updated with 5 more counties - Gates, Graham, Granville, Jones, and Lincoln. This adds 9673 new names to the Decedent Surnames Index, for a new total of 79,945 names. All surname groups increased.
During the update, it became apparent that the redirect for the "B" group of surnames was off by 1 digit, so all the links were offset by one, and the first group, "Babb-Balcon", was not accessible. That has been corrected. If anyone experiences a problem with any of the links, it would be helpful to send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.