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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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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.

Book Awards - Primary Source Material

"The award for excellence in publishing for a book, or set of books, of abstracts or transcriptions of original North Carolina primary source material"

2013 E. B. Munson, editor, for Confederate Incognito: The Civil War Reports of "Long Grabs," a.k.a. Murdoch John McSween, 26th and 35th North Carolina Infantry
2012 John Anderson Brayton for Annotated Transcriptions of Colonial Currituck County, North Carolina Wills
2011 Laura Edwards for Dead or Disabled: The North Carolina Confederate Pensions 1885 Series
2010 Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society for Minutes of the Henderson County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1839-1848, Volume 1
2008 Herman W. Ferguson for Abstracts of Deed Books 24-28 and Books 1-3, Second Series, Mecklenburg County, NC 1831–1850
2007 Ellen Poteet for her transcription of General Order Book, 1862-1863, 11th North Carolina Troops
2006 Bradley R. Foley for The Greensboro Patriot Index: 1847 to 1856
2005 William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith for their series: North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color
2004 Martin County Genealogical Society for Martin County, NC Church Records From Bear Grass, Conoho, Skewarkey, Smithwick Creek Primitive Baptist Churches
2003 Kathy Gunter Sullivan for Tryon County Documents 1769-1779: A North Carolina County
2002 Kathleen Summers for Abstract: Henderson County, NC Estate Records 1838-1900
2001 James Vann Comer for Central North Carolina Vital Statistics
2000 Single book of abstracts or transcriptions: John A. Brayton for By a Line of Marked Trees
2000 Set or series of abstracts or transcriptions: Irene and Russell Black for their seven-volume set on Iredell County, North Carolina Cemeteries
1999 Single abstract of original North Carolina records: Rick Frizzell and the Jackson County Genealogical Society for Docket Book, Jackson County Superior Court, 1866-1896
1999 Set or series of original North Carolina records: Agnes Moseley Wells and Iris Moseley Harvey for their abstracts of Surry County records
1998 Single book of abstracts or transcriptions of original North Carolina primary source material: James W. Kluttz for Abstracts of Deed Books 15-19 of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1797-1807
1998 Set or series of original North Carolina primary source material:
      (1) Timothy W. Rackley for his abstracts of Nash County records
      (2) Herman W. Ferguson for his abstracts of Mecklenburg County records
1997 Single book of abstracts or transcriptions of original North Carolina primary source material: Dr. Patrick M. Valentine for The Episcopalians of Wilson County: A History of St. Timothy's and St. Mark's Churches in Wilson, North Carolina, 1856-1995
1997 set or series of abstracts or transcriptions: Juanita E. Caldwell for her Cleveland and Rutherford counties court minutes
1996 Excellence in Publishing: Old New Hanover County Genealogical Society
1995 Excellence in Publishing: Weynette P. Haun for North Carolina Revolutionary War Army Accounts Part I-V
1994 Excellence in Publishing: Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr. for Early Records of North Carolina: From the Secretary of State Papers Vols. I-VIII
1991 Book Awards:
      (1) Margaret M. Hofmann for her Land Grants of North Carolina series
      (2) Paul Heinegg for Free African Americans of North Carolina
      (3) Mildred J. Miller and Pat M. Crooks for Time Is, Time Was: Gravestone Art, Burial Customs and History, Iredell County, North Carolina
1990 Award for a Book published in the last 12 months:
      (1) Anne McAllister and Kathy Sullivan for Civil Action Papers of Lincoln County 1771-1806
      (2) Henry deLeon Southerland Jr. and Jerry Elijah Brown for The Federal Road through Georgia, the Creek Nation and Alabama
1989 Award for a Book published in the last 12 months: Kay Duncan and Anita Barfield for The People of Columbus, Volume 1
1988 Award for Excellence in Publishing: Dr. A. B. Pruitt for Glasgow Land Fraud Papers 1783-1800 and North Carolina Revolutionary War Bounty Lands in Tennessee
1987 Award for Excellence in Publishing: Thornton W. Mitchell for North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

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