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.
There is still time to nominate a worthy individual or society for the NCGS Annual Awards that honor outstanding efforts in publishing and other contributions to the North Carolina genealogical community. This year’s deadline for submitting nominations is 15 August 2015. The awards will be presented at the Society’s annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Fall Workshop, on 3 October 2015 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.
Further details about the categories of awards and Guidelines for the NCGS Awards are posted on the Awards page of the NCGS website. Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
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.
NCGS is proud to present an encore presentation of:
Helen Leary's Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 2!
Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Parts I and II with Helen F. M. Leary were the lead-off webinars for the North Carolina Series. These webinars relate the genealogy of North Carolina to how the state was formed, how the role of the three regions differed, the ownership and political line changes of the early years, and the economic issues that brought populations to various areas of North Carolina. (Although this is Part 2 of 2, it is a stand-alone webinar - watching Part 1 is not a prerequisite.)
A sneak preview of this webinar is now available through the main Webinars page (see upper menu bar).
You may pre-register on the Webinars page, or here
You may register any time prior to the free viewing dates (7-9 August 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.
On Saturday, 7 November 2015, The Friends of the Archives in conjunction with the State Archives of North Carolina, the Government and Heritage Library, and the North Carolina Genealogical Society are hosting “Ancestry Day," a full-day workshop featuring experts from Ancestry.com, at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC.
Registration will begin in August. Watch for updated information.
The latest NCGS News, July 2015, is now available online under the Publications -- NCGS News menu tabs (scroll to the bottom of the page for the latest issues).
We also have a new resource available. "Tools of the Trade" is a series of articles previously published in the NCGS News, written by Terry Moore, CG.
These articles are now consolidated in one place, under the Resouces tab on the top menu, and are freely available to all. The latest article, featured in the current NCGS News, has just been added. New articles will be added as they are written.