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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.

Tarheels Encore

NCGS is proud to present an encore presentation of Helen Leary's Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 1!

A sneak preview of this webinar is now available through the main Webinars page (see upper menu bar).

Pre-registration is also available at the same place.

You may register any time prior to the free viewing dates (18-20 July 2014), 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.

Loose Estates Records Index Update

Four new counties have been added to the Index - Chowan, Currituck, Dare, and McDowell. This added 7943 new names to the Surname Decedent Index, for a new total of 87, 888 names.

In the process of adding the latest counties, with the appropriate links to Family Search, it was discovered that Family Search had changed the URL for all the county files, making ours obsolete. These have all been updated.

In updating this page, it was also discovered that the links in the table for the county pages had been broken in the January software upgrade, and gone unnoticed and unreported. These have been repaired.

Web Site Status 28 Feb 2014

The web site is back in good order, with one known exception. There is an intermittent problem with some PDF files loading slowly, not loading completely, or just timing out without loading, especially the back issues of the NCGS Journal. We are aware of this, and are working to resolve it. We thank the members who took the time to let us know, and we thank everyone for their patience.

As always, any problems encountered with the web site can be addressed in an email to the webmaster.

Latest NCGS Journal - May 2014

The latest NCGS Journal, Vol. 40 No. 2, May 2014, is now available online. To access it, you must be logged in as a member. The hard-copy print version should be going out the first week of May.

Upcoming Webinar - Proving Parentage With Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws and Customs

Free Viewing: 21-23 March 2014 - New NCGS Webinar by Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), F.A.S.G.


In this webinar, Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, details where to look for land records and why they are important. North Carolina inheritance law and probate are explained. Ms. Leary also discusses the process of land acquisition and transfer including the interpretation of deeds and grants. Analysis of the evidence found in these documents can yield clues to your ancestor's prior location and familial relationships. These may be the solution you have been looking for to solve your genealogical brick wall.

This webinar may be viewed freely from 21 to 23 March on the NCGS website: www.ncgenealogy.org. A video clip, the beginning of the land series, is also available on the website under the webinar tab.

After the 23rd of March, Proving Parentage With Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws and Customs will only be available on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. It may also be purchased as a CD from the NCGS online bookstore. Handouts are included in the member section of the website and with the purchased CD. Handouts are not included with the free webinars.

Additional information on probate and land records can be found in chapters 2, 12, and 13, North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, which is available in the NCGS online store.

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