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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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Save the Pensions!

preservethepensionsDonate Now! Join with the NCGS to support the FGS to raise funds to digitize the War of 1812 pension files and make them accessible online – free and forever!

For more information, see the FGS Preserve the Pensions page.

Member Benefit: Magazine Discounts

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a new member benefit: Discounts on two great genealogy publications.

Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy are offering NCGS members a $25 rate for one-year (six issue) subscriptions or renewals to either or both Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy. That's a $7.95 savings off the regular rate of $32.95 a year.

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

Loose Estates Records Index Update Feb 2015

Five new counties have been added - Hyde, Scotland, Stanly, Swain, and Surry - with 8144 new names added to the Surname Decedent Index, for a current total of 118,953 names.
The Decedent Index page has also been redesigned. All surnames beginning with the same letter will be found in the same searchable pdf file.

Journal Index Update Feb 2015

The online NCGS Journal index has been updated. Almost 23,000 more Names and over 4500 Places have been added. The structure of the page has changed again - each document is all-inclusive of the names beginning with that letter (i.e., all the "A"s in one file, etc.). These are still individual pdf files that will open in a new browser window, and still searchable. These are obviously much longer lists, but researchers should have no trouble opening them in a browser.

To navigate to these indexes, look under Publications>NCGS Journal, and click on NCGS Journal Index.

Coming Soon! NCGS Live Webinar 16 Jan 2015

“Pre-1913 Vital Records - Challenging & Elusive & Not Necessarily Impossible to Find”
On 16 January 2015, the North Carolina Genealogical Society will present a new, live webinar, featuring Diane L. Richard.
Full details and registration coming soon!

Latest Publications

Both the latest NCGS News and the NCGS Journal (Feb 2015) are now available online, in the Publications section. The NCGS Journal is only available to members, after logging in.

How Old Did He Have To Be? - Live Webinar

New NCGS WebinarThe North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:NCGS logo inkjet color-x-small 

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
“How Old Did He Have To Be...?”
                                                    LIVE Webinar 13 March 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
                                             (Free Viewing Period of the recorded webinar: 3-5 April 2015)

Is this man John the father or John the son? Could that man be my ancestor who married in 1802?
Knowing a person’s age is often the key to distinguishing between two people of the same name. But if no record gives a birthdate, how do you know how old someone was? The law can often give the answer.

Judy Russell pic-resizedThe Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches, and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. On the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist℠ and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠.

After the free 13 March live presentation, the recording of the webinar, “How Old Did He Have To Be...?”, will be presented on the NCGS website from 3-5 April 2015 and will be free for all to view. During the 3-day public viewing, the accompanying handout will be posted in the members only section of the NCGS website. After 5 April the video will only be accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online bookstore (available May 2015).

The handout will be posted in the members only section of the NCGS website one week prior to the webinar. (You may open a printable flyer about this webinar by clicking here.)

To register for this free live event, visit our Webinars page, or go directly to the Registration Page. 

This event is sponsored through Citrix GoToWebinar, and will be viewable via the link sent to you after registration. It will not be on the NCGS web site.
Citrix has made it easy to attend live webinars using mobile devices. The app for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) is available at iTunes, and an Android app is available at Google Play.

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