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.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:
Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA
“Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”
Live Presentation: 21 November 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
(Free Viewing Period of the recorded webinar: 5-7 December 2014)
North Carolinians were active participants in the Revolutionary War, providing men, supplies, and support for the revolutionary cause. Records were created before, during, and after the war. There is more to research than compiled military service records and pension application files, such as public claims, pension ledgers, and pension payment vouchers. Records are found in the National Archives, Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, the State Library and Archives, and in some unexpected places. Clues to information on ancestors and descendants can be found in the lineage application papers of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) will hold its Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting, "The Law, Your Ancestors, and You", on 15 November 2014. We hope you will join us for the full-day workshop (online registration | PDF registration form) featuring Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. It will be held at the Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP, 5219 Page Road, Durham, NC 27703.
Update: We have made arrangements with the Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP to make hotel rooms available for annual meeting attendees on Friday and Saturday nights (14-15 November 2014) at a rate of $79 per night. Rooms include either one king size or two queen size beds, a refrigerator, a full hot breakfast, and free wi-fi. To reserve a room, call the Comfort Suites at 919-314-1200 and tell them you are attending the NCGS event. Please reserve your room by November 1st to insure that you receive the special rate.
Registration will begin at 9:00. The full-day workshop will include four lectures:
30 Aug 2014 - Four new counties have been added to the Index - Ashe, Cumberland, Macon, and Forsyth.
22,921 new names were added to the Surname Decedent Index, with 17,232 names from Forsyth County, alone. This brings the total number of names in the Index to 110,809. All name groups have more names added to them (some more than others, of course).
Who will you find today?
Update: 23 Sep 2014 - Added listing of defunct counties, indicated by an asterisk: *. Added notes to each county regarding county formation date, parent county or counties and, if defunct, the child counties. Some counties have notes about missing records. The index table has been broken down into two separate tables. Links to the tables appear on the main page, rather than the tables themselves. Not all counties have been indexed, but all are now linked to from the main County Index Table, and have the county name on each respective page, in turn, linked to the appropriate FamilySearch page.
Update: 24 Sep 2014 - The reconfiguration of the page apparently scrambled the Decedent Index links. Those have been fixed.
Interested in contributing content to the NCGS Journal?
Journal Editor Larry W. Cates has written an article providing insights and guidelines on doing just that. This article appeared in the September NCGS News, and is now available on its own page on the website. Look under Publications>NCGS Journal on the top menu bar, and click on "Contributing to the NCGS Journal".
If you would like to contribute, please visit our Volunteer! page to complete the form sent to our Volunteer Coordinator.
A new project is under way at NCGS! Volunteers are in the process of transcribing all the printed indexes from the NCGS Journal. From 1975 to 1993, these were added to the last Issue of the year, as an annual index. From 1994 onward, indexes were included at the end of each Issue. This is a massive undertaking, and we are just getting started. You can see our results, so far, under "Publications" at the top menu. Look at the drop-down menu item "NCGS Journal", then "NCGS Journal Index". This is made freely available to the public as a research tool. Past issues of the NCGS Journal are available on CD in our online store, and are always available to members online.