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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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More information is on our Giving Opportunity page. 



Save the Pensions!

Preserve the PensionsDonate 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.

Update — Loose Estates Records of North Carolina

Loose Estates Records of North Carolina

Over the pasts four months, the Publications Committee  has been working hard to create the database infrastructure to successfully begin utilizing volunteer efforts. Using indexes that were created by staff members at the NC State Archives beginning in 1992, our current database has an alphabetical listing of almost 60,000 estates. These entries are now in the second phase of the project — validation — which must be performed by individuals who can volunteer at the State Archives in Raleigh.

It is estimated that when this project is complete, it will contain an alphabetical surname listing of approximately 500.000 estates!  But this cannot happen without your help.

We Need Volunteers

This week, 30 volunteers were given their "first assignment."  Most volunteers are borrowing microfilm through ILL and will begin abstracting the name and date of each testator's loose estate record county by county.  Each reel requires about 2 volunteer hours to abstract. Won't you consider donating some volunteer hours? The NC  State Library has made an exception to their lending program, and these films are being permitted to leave NC on loan.  Our current volunteers live in over 9 states — including Illinois, Kansas, Washington, and Texas!

If you are interested in volunteering, or have questions on the project,  please contact the Publications Chair Vickie Scott (secondvicepresident@ncgenealogy.org).

North Carolina Archives Launches Digital Collections

The North Carolina Archives has announced the launch of two online digital collections.

See the latest NC Archives blog article for details, North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project. An excerpt of the article follows:

The North Carolina State Archives is very proud to announce a new online collection, the North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, and the North Carolina State Archives Digital Collections website, which will combine all of our digital collections housed in CONTENTdm. Begun in 2007, the purpose of the newspaper project was to digitize newspapers from our collections that were, up until that time, only available on microfilm. These materials are now available online and include papers dating from 1752-1890s from cities like Edenton (1787-1801), Fayetteville (1798-1795), Hillsboro (1786), New Bern (1751-1804), Salisbury (1799-1898), and Wilmington (1765-1816) - a total of 23,483 digital images that are keyword searchable. The project was made possible by a LSTA grant provided by the State Library of North Carolina.

NCGS Journal, 2001-2007 Now Online

The NCGS has expanded its members-only offering of the NCGS Journal on its website.

Previously, members have been able to access PDFs of Journal issues released between the first issue (February 1975) and the November 2000 issue. The Journal is now available up to and including two years prior to the current membership year. This means that as of January 1st, 2010, the issues from 2001 through 2007 have been posted to the website. Every January, another year's worth of issues of the Journal will be posted.

The Journal issues on the web are full-text searchable on a per-issue basis.

To access the Journal, members need to log in, then click on either Publication > NCGS Journal in the top menu, or on NCGS Journal in the members-only side menu. If you are a current member, and are having problems logging into the site, please contact the Webmaster at webmanager@ncgenealogy.org.

NCGS Journal, 2001-2007, Going Online

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is expanding its members-only offering of North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal issues on its website.

Until now, members have been able to access PDFs of Journal issues released between the first issue of February 1975 and the November 2000 issue. The Journal will now be available up to and including two years prior to the current membership year. This means that by January 1st, 2010, the issues from 2001 through 2007 will be posted to the website. Every January, another year's worth of issues of the Journal will be posted.

The Journal issues on the web are full-text searchable on a per-issue basis.

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