NEW NCGS Webinar 17-19 January 2014
The newest webinar in our series of land records in North Carolina by Helen F. M. Leary will be presented on 17 January and continue free for all to view through 19 January.
In “The Goodliest Soyle”: Finding, Reading, & Interpreting North Carolina Land Records, Ms. Leary discusses the ways a person acquires land. In colonial times, English Common Law governed property rights. Knowing the law, the records it created, and the location of those records, is necessary for successful searches.
Once found, the genealogist must read and interpret the record. Correct analysis is important to glean the maximum information from each document. Ms. Leary provides the listener with tools and tips to reach a successful outcome.
This webinar will continue to be free after 19 January, anytime, to members of NCGS, or it may be purchased on a CD from the NCGS online store. The webinar, which will be available to members in the members-only section of the NCGS website, and the CD include the PowerPoint presentation and the speaker’s syllabus. The syllabus is not available during the free webinar viewing period.
A membership in NCGS is $40 for twelve months. Webinar CDs, are $12 each. NCGS membership is a bargain!
Societies / Libraries / Archives menu tab
As some may have noticed, the contents of the Societies/Libraries/Archives sub-menu item, under the Resources menu tab, did not make the transition to the upgraded web site.
This has now been rebuilt, and is functioning. Although the entries have not been verified recently, they are the same entries that were on the old site.
Any questions, problems with using this feature, or corrections may be addressed to the Webmaster.
Loose Estate Records Index - Update Oct 2013
A few weeks ago, 5 more counties were added to the Index - Bertie, Brunswick, Bute, Camden, and Catawba.
All 6796 decedent names from these records have now been incorporated into the Decedent Surname Index.
The Decedent Surname Index has also been reconfigured from 50 or so surname groups to show 174 surname groups, by more finely subdividing the master index. In turn, the lists the surname groups are linked to are about 1/4 the size they were. It is hoped this will make those lists more manageable for our users, as well as help narrow down the search.
The grand total of records indexed here currently stands at 70,272.
To view this index, you can click on the Resources tab on the menu bar, or select "Loose Estate Records Index" from the menu drop-down to go directly to the Index.
NCGS News Editor Wins Excellence Award
Phyllis Matthews Ziller has been awarded first place in the Genealogy Newsletters category in the annual Excellence-In-Writing Competition, sponsored by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
Phyllis edits the NCGS News, the bimonthly newsletter of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, which is published electronically at www.ncgenealogy.org. The award was based on two issues of the newsletter: September and November 2012.