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.
NEWEST WEBINAR AVAILABLE TO NCGS MEMBERS
NCGS’s new webinar, Mapping Your Ancestor’s Land, How to do it - And Why Bother? by Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, is now available to all NCGS members by logging in, then clicking on the video offerings under the Webinar tab.
Members and non-members may purchase a CD of the video, which includes the handout. Also available in the NCGS online bookstore is North Carolina Research - Genealogy and Local History. Chapter 7 of this volume has additional mapping information.
Loose Estates Records Index Update Sep 2013
The Loose Estates Records Index has just been updated. Four new counties have been added - Alleghany, Anson, Avery, and Beaufort - for a total of an additional 2706 names.
All decedent surname groups have additional names, many over fifty new names. Even the X-Y-Z group has 5 new names!
Indexing the North Carolina Estate Files
As an aid to researchers, a new project is underway to index the names found in the "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1978".
These can be found by clicking on the Loose Estates Index tab, under the Resources tab on the main menu bar.
The master name index is statewide, and each county index provides a list of all names found in that county.
Four more counties have just been added, for a grand total (so far) of 24 counties and 60,770 names.