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NCGS Mission Statement

Our Mission is:
1. to increase interest in and raise the standards of research and compilation by means of educational programs and publications.
2. to acquaint members with research sources and materials in North Carolina and elsewhere.
3. to serve as a medium of exchange of genealogical information.
4. to promote the collection, preservation, and utilization of manuscripts, documents, and other materials of genealogical and historical value.
For more detailed information, please view our short slideshow about the North Carolina Genealogical Society.


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Member Benefit: Magazine Discounts

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a renewal of two great member benefits - discounts on two great genealogy publications - plus a discount on all purchases through the publisher's online store!

Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle) and Internet Genealogy are offering NCGS members a 20% discount on all purchases, including magazine subscription.

To receive this benefit, log as a Member into the NCGS website, then visit our NCGS Members Magazine Discount page.

Member Benefit: FindMyPast Discount


The North Carolina Genealogical Soceity has partnered with Findmypast to provide a members-only reduced rate on subscriptions. To receive this benefit, log into the NCGS website, then visit our Find My Past Discount page.

For questions about the North Carolina Genealogical Society, and it’s participation in the program, contact Lisa Lisson.

2015 NCGS Awards Winners

2015 NCGS Awards Winners

NCGS Award Winners 2015

(left to right) Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG; Ginger R. Smith; Pam Toms, Awards Chair; Vickie P. Young, NCGS President;
Sharon Gable; Maryann Stockert Tuck; Judi Hinton; and Lisa Gregory

The 2015 NCGS Awards were presented at the NCGS annual meeting during the Fall Workshop on 3 October 2015 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The following societies and individuals were recognized for outstanding published efforts and personal contributions to the North Carolina genealogical community.

Read more: 2015 NCGS Awards Winners

2014 NCGS Awards Winners

2014 NCGS Awards Winners

NCGS Award Winners Group-2014

Back Row L-R: Barbara McGeachy, Lawrence W. S. Auld, Jetta Knight, Deborah H. Long, Mike Kalt, David M. McCorkle
Front Row L-R: Pam Toms, John McGeachy, Jean Covington-LaCoss, Paula York, Barbi Bailey-Smith, Patsy Bailey Allard

The 2014 NCGS Awards were presented at the NCGS annual meeting during the Fall Workshop on 15 November 2014 at the Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP in Durham. The following societies and individuals were recognized for outstanding published efforts and personal contributions to the North Carolina genealogical community.

Read more: 2014 NCGS Awards Winners

2011 Mosher Award Recipient

The Donald Mosher Award was presented at the 2010 National Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, for his paper "The Devon Seafaring Origins of William Byrd's Mother's Family: Grace (Stegge) Byrd of London, England, Thomas Segge of Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia, and Captain Abraham Reed of Charles City County, Virginia; Including Additional Details about His Father John Byrd's Career as a London Goldsmith."

Read more: 2011 Mosher Award Recipient

NCGS Awards Guidelines

The Awards Committee offers the following guidelines for publications, websites, and individuals worthy of consideration for nomination for the annual NCGS Awards:

Comparing one publication with another in its category to consider which is more worthy of an award, NCGS Award judges take into account what is good and what needs improvement in each publication with a number of specific qualities being considered, as appropriate, for periodicals, books, and websites. 

Detailed criteria are available in the following document (updated for 2016): NCGS Awards Guidelines.

A Writing Award for Our Newsletter Editor

Phyllis Matthews Ziller, the Editor of the NCGS News, received first place in "Category 3, Original Research Story" in the 2009 International Society of Family History Writers and Editors Excellence-In-Writing Competition with her story: "Finding Facts to Support a Family Tradition." The award was announced at last week's NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh.

The article is not currently in print anywhere, but we will provide a link to it when it is.

Congratulations, Phyllis!


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