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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. 

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.

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.

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.

Web Site Status 20 Jan 2014

The vast majority of glitches created with the recent software upgrade have been corrected. We are pleased that the NCGS Store seems to be operating correctly, as well as the internal links within the website. The Societies/Libraries/Archives menu item is back in action. The historical data for membership purchases has not yet been migrated, so if you receive a 30-notice about renewing your membership, and you know you have already done this in the past month, please contact the NCGS Administrator or the Webmaster.

The Membership menu item is still acting a little strangely. Links on the page have been corrected.

If you need to renew your membership, log in and select the Account Profile drop-down from the Membership menu item. When that page opens, click on the Subscription tab at the lower left of the page. Within that section, you can renew or upgrade your membership.

There may still be some issues we haven't yet discovered, so please contact the Webmaster about any problems you encounter. The main unresolved issue we are aware of is that the emailer component is not yet working correctly, and the internal NCGS contact email links are non-functional at this time. Corrected - email links within web pages now operational.

To contact the Webmaster, send your email to webmaster@ncgenealogy.org.
To contact the NCGS Administrator, send your email to info@ncgenealogy.org.

(The two email links above work.)

We thank you for your continued patience while we strive to create a better website for the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

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.

Web Site Status 15 Jan 2014

In addtion to some structural changes that have already been addressed, the recent software upgrade resulted in re-numbering most of the articles on the web site. Hyperlinks within the site depend on these article IDs, which in effect, broke the links. Most of these have been updated, including all of the links in the North Carolina Loose Estates Records Index.

We have made much progress over the last few days in tracking down and fixing glitches, but are still working through it.

We thank you for your continued patience while we strive to create a better website for the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

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