The North Carolina Genealogical Society still has need of volunteers to help manage the NCGS booth at the NGS 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia. Several time slots are available - these can be viewed on our NGS Conference Volunteers page.
You may wish to compare these open slots with the agenda posted on the NGS 2014 Family History Conference website to help determine a time you could help.
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.
New NCGS Webinar Scheduled for May 16th on www.ncgenealogy.org
The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:
Diane L. Richard
Freedmen's Bureau Records
Are you seeking records for your southern ancestors in the immediate post Civil War time period (1865-1868)? Learn about this little known and used Federal record collection that is full of invaluable records for many ancestors, regardless of skin color or circumstances, who lived in North Carolina (or elsewhere from DE to TX). After the war many needed assistance, from maimed soldiers, to widows with children, to the aged and feeble, to ex-slaves and their former owners. Examples of records relating to rations, contracts and indentures, courts, abandoned land, schools, hospitals, and more are presented.
After 18 May, the video Freedmen's Bureau Records will only be accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online bookstore.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) and the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS) will co-sponsor a workshop, Tools for Successful Research, on 26 July 2014. We hope you will join us for the full-day workshop (online registration | PDF registration form) featuring Rev. David McDonald, CG. It will be held at the Calvary Episcopal Church located at 2840 Hendersonville Road in Fletcher, North Carolina, just south of Asheville.
The full-day workshop will feature four lectures on topics to help genealogists perform successful research:
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.