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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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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.

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, 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.

Call for Applications -- Donald Mosher Memorial Award for Colonial Virginia Research

The BCG Education Fund, a Massachusetts charitable trust, is accepting applications for the annual Donald Mosher Memorial Award. Application deadline each year is 20 February. The annual $500 grant, established in 2001 by Merrill Hill Mosher, CG, of Coos Bay, Oregon, in memory of her late husband, funds scholarly research on Colonial Virginia topics in the following categories: family genealogy, study of immigrant origins, or projects focused on obscure or difficult unpublished Virginia resources. Announcement of the winning entry and presentation of the Award occur at the National Genealogical Society Conference. Additional information is online at http://www.bcgcertification.org/educationfund/. Interested applicants may also contact the Donald Mosher Memorial Award Administrator, Beverly Rice, CG, at MosherAward@bcgcertification.org.

Read more: Call for Applications -- Donald Mosher Memorial Award for Colonial Virginia Research

November 2009 Journal Table of Contents

The following articles appear in the November 2009 issue of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal:

  • “Putting the Pieces Together to Solve the Parentage Puzzle: Using Indirect Evidence to Prove the Link between Oliver L. Kelley and George H. Kelley of Wilmington by Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
  • “The Life and Times of Abner Wisdom of Caswell County by Ann Christnacht Hilke, CG
  • “Davie County School Records, 1839–1846by Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
  • “Petition of the Inhabitants of Caswell County, 1779 by Ann Christnacht Hilke, CG, Terry Moore, CG, and Linda K. Reid
  • “Revolutionary War Soldiers in North Carolina State Treasurers Journal A, 1775–1776 by Craig Roberts Scott, CG
  • “Ashe County Coroners Records, 1826–1882" by Jeffrey L. Haines, CG

August 2009 NCGS Journal Table of Contents

The table of contents for the August 2009 edition of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal is as follows:

  • "Benjamin O. Newton of Cleveland County, North Carolina: Correlating Indirect Evidence and Contemporary Law to Prove His Lineage" by Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG
  • "The Pumphrey Family of Gloucestershire, Maryland, and North Carolina" by John Anderson Brayton
  • "Ashe County Naturalizations, 1829–1848" by Jeffrey L. Haines, CG
  • "1777 Petition of Inhabitants of Carteret County" by Jeffrey L. Haines, CG

The current issues of the NCGS Journal are only available to NCGS members. Consider joining the NCGS today.

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