Although the weather may not be particularly nice this weekend, the Annual Conference and Workshop on Oct 3rd is scheduled to go on as planned.
We hope all who made reservations will be able to attend. Drive safely!
Did you miss Kathy Gunter Sullivan's live webinar? This is another opportunity to hear it!
NCGS is proud to provide a recording of Where They Walked: Working With Deeds, with Kathy Gunter Sullivan. This recorded webinar will be available for a free, 3-day public viewing, over the weekend of 2-4 October 2015 (12 am Fri to 12 pm Sun). This webinar will be accessible from the NCGS website.
This webinar is a one-hour PowerPoint presentation on researching deeds, discussing terminology, the variety of conveyances a researcher may encounter, analyzing details, and following clues to additional resources. The pdf handout is only available to members, on the Members Webinars page.
You may register any time prior to the free viewing dates (2-4 Oct 2015), 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.
Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting:
Using Migration Patterns and Research Methods to Track Your Ancestors
The North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) will present Using Migration Patterns and Research Methods to Track Your Ancestors, on 3 October 2015 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606. We hope you will join us for the full-day workshop featuring four lectures by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA.
$56 for current members of NCGS
$66 for non-members of NCGS
Lunch is included with the registration.
Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. The full-day workshop will include four lectures by J. Mark Lowe:
1. “Land Barons or Dirt Farmers: Finding Land Transactions.” Following the land will often identify the ancestor and family. Learn how to trace an individual through property records and how to trace a specific property.
2. “The Migration Triangle: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee.” Discover what prompted our ancestors to follow the Migration Triangle and continue westward. Learn the paths they followed and the process for finding those elusive travelers.
3. “Who Owned the Cow? & Other Common Conundrums: A Reasoning From Evidence Example.” See how a simple question and reasonable search using genealogical research skills and plans leads to real answers and opens new barn doors.
4. “How to Document the Right Family While Staying on Track.” Learn simple techniques for breaking down difficult research problems into manageable segments, including the basics of documentation and why it is an important family research tool.
Mark Lowe describes himself as a lifelong genealogist. He is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee, just north of Nashville near the Kentucky border.
Mark enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years. He serves as the Course Coordinator for Research in the South at IGHR (Samford University) and also directs a Southern course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are?, and UnXplained Events.
Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers Guild’s Speak!, The Longhunter (Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly, and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), president for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and vice president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former president of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society. He was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood Award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Directions and Parking: https://onece.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/contact.jsp
Full refund if withdrawal precedes the early registration date of 23 September 2015; between then and the workshop day a prorated refund may be made; no refund may be made if withdrawal is on the day of the workshop.
Any changes, including those due to inclement weather conditions, will be posted on the NCGS website: http://www.ncgenealogy.org.
For more information on the workshop, send an e-mail to the NCGS Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest edition of the NCGS News, Sep 2015, is now available online. Click on "NCGS News" under "Publications" on the top menu bar. Scroll to the bottom of the page for this year's issues.
Recently, a member brought to our attention that the member benefit for magazine discounts no longer worked. (Thank you!)
We discovered that this past spring, Family Chronicle Magazine had changed its name to Your Genealogy Today. In doing so, this apparently also changed their website links, which in turn broke our links to the discounts offered in the past for both both it and Internet Genealogy magazine.
We are pleased to announce the publisher has not only provided us with updated links, but has also offered NCGS Members a 20% discount to all products in their online store, including magazine subscriptions.
See the Magazine Discounts section in the left-hand column to take advantage of this benefit. (You must be logged in as a Member to access the page.)
The latest NCGS Journal (Vol. 41 No. 3) is now available in the Member's section of the website. Hardcopy should mail out within the next two weeks.