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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!

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.

Shopping Cart Difficulties

We are currently experiencing difficulties with our online Shopping Cart, and publication purchases cannot be processed through our webstore.* You may order a book, audio lecture, or webinar on CD by contacting our Book Distributor, Vickie Young:
Email: booksales@ncgenealogy.org
Phone: 919-628-0540
Alternatively, you may print out and mail in an order form with payment or credit card information.

Each brochure listed on the Store page has an order form included in the downloadable PDF.

*This does not affect online membership purchases or renewals, only items listed in the store.

Societies / Libraries / Archives menu tab

As some may have noticed, the contents of the Societies/Libraries/Archives sub-menu item, under the Resources menu tab, did not make the transition to the upgraded web site.

This has now been rebuilt, and is functioning. Although the entries have not been verified recently, they are the same entries that were on the old site.

Any questions, problems with using this feature, or corrections may be addressed to the Webmaster.

Loose Estates Records Index Update Sep 2013

The Loose Estates Records Index has just been updated. Four new counties have been added - Alleghany, Anson, Avery, and Beaufort - for a total of an additional 2706 names.

All decedent surname groups have additional names, many over fifty new names. Even the X-Y-Z group has 5 new names!

Loose Estate Records Index - Update Oct 2013

A few weeks ago, 5 more counties were added to the Index - Bertie, Brunswick, Bute, Camden, and Catawba.

All 6796 decedent names from these records have now been incorporated into the Decedent Surname Index.

The Decedent Surname Index has also been reconfigured from 50 or so surname groups to show 174 surname groups, by more finely subdividing the master index. In turn, the lists the surname groups are linked to are about 1/4 the size they were. It is hoped this will make those lists more manageable for our users, as well as help narrow down the search.

The grand total of records indexed here currently stands at 70,272.

To view this index, you can click on the Resources tab on the menu bar, or select "Loose Estate Records Index" from the menu drop-down to go directly to the Index.

NCGS News Is Going Electronic

The January 2012 issue of the NCGS News is the last issue that will be printed and mailed.

Beginning with the March 2012 issue, the NCGS News will be conveniently delivered to your e-mail inbox.

NCGS News will be published bi-monthly instead of quarterly beginning in 2012. That means you will receive six issues per year instead of four. NCGS News will now be able to offer more timely news about the North Carolina genealogical community to help you with your research.

The January 2012 issue of NCGS News was mailed to all members and will also be e-mailed to all members for whom NCGS has a valid e-mail address. Did you receive this issue of NCGS News in your e-mail inbox? If it did not arrive in your inbox, did you check your junk/spam folder? (Be sure to set permission to receive e-mails from NCGS.)

If you do not receive an electronic copy of the January 2012 issue of NCGS News by mid-January, then we do not have your current e-mail address in our database. Please send an e-mail to info@ncgenealogy.org with “updated email address” as a subject line or use the online form at http://bit.ly/ncgs-email-form. We must have your e-mail address to ensure that you will receive future issues of NCGS News.

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