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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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Please consider helping support the NCGS Mission by making a donation.

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 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.

NCGS wants to hear from you

Your genealogy needs are important to NCGS. We have been busy creating new formats for our website, newsletter, and journal. The workshop offerings have become increasingly more versatile. We added the ability for members to submit articles and links of interest to North Carolina researchers to be published on the website. Now, we are asking for your input for future planning.

The NCGS survey of member preferences is here in an electronic format. Click on the “Survey” tab in the blue menu bar on the top of the home page, complete the survey, and click “submit” when done. You do not have to complete the survey again if you have mailed the survey form located in the fall NCGS newsletter. The online survey is identical to the one included with the newsletter.

We appreciate your membership in NCGS and this survey will help our committee chairpersons as they guide the Society into 2011 and beyond.

If you have any problems with this survey please e-mail our webmaster.

Publishing Local Society Contact Information

This is a reminder that the North Carolina Genealogical Society has a page for contact information about local genealogical and historical societies, libraries, and archives. This page is intended as a resource for members and non-members of the Society, and as a way to connect those interested in North Carolina genealogy with relevant groups and institutions.

Currently, 162 groups and institutions are listed in the directory. Updates to the directory are available via RSS (really-simple syndication) at http://bit.ly/ncgs-directory.

Read more: Publishing Local Society Contact Information

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).

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.

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