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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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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.

Accessions at the NC State Archives

Accessions at the NC State Archives

The North Carolina State Archives provides a bimonthly list of recent accessions. These lists only include accessions with a genealogical interest. For a complete listing please see the Archives website at http://archives.ncdcr.gov. Please be aware that not all of these records are currently available for research. Cards will be placed in the card catalog or entries made in the appropriate finding aids when these items have been arranged and are ready for research. 

Codes that appear at the end of certain entries:
ATM: a listing has been accessioned previously, but is being accessioned again because either new material has been added or there has been a change in accessioning data.
FRO: changes have occurred in the accessioning record only.
WRA: the collection is housed at the Western Regional Archives in Asheville.
OBHC: the item is maintained in the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo.


(Click on the month/year link to view the full file for that entry.)

March 2017: County Records (Caldwell, Columbus, Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Lenoir, Person, Sampson); Bible Records (Beale, Bone, Lowrance, Moore, Roberson, Satterfield, Waff); Private Collections (American Enka Plant Collection; Cottage Farms, Notebook and Memoranda; Emily Southall Lawrence Letters; William H. Sumner Jr. Letters).

January 2017: County Records (Cabarrus, Craven, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Lenoir, Onslow, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Sampson, Stokes, Transylvania, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wilson); Bible Records (Bragg, King, Little, and Williamson); Church Records (Catawba County, Rowan County).

November 2016: County Records (Guilford, Harnett, Hertford, McDowell, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Surry, Warren, and Wilson); Bible Records (Baldwin, Miller); Private Collections (Catherine Harris Eller Ainsworth Papers; One letter from then Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover to Etheridge Midgette; Photo album of photographs of Kamp Kozee on the Roanoke Sound; McCormick, Green, and Shaw Collection; Union Asbestos and Rubber Company Marshville, North Carolina, Plant Papers; Vass and Shepherd Family Papers).

September 2016: Original County Records (Ashe, Avery, Brunswick, Cabarrus, Cartaret, Cleveland, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Durham, Forsyth, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Haywood, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Johnston, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, Martin, McDowell, Mechlenberg, and Person); Church Records (Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh); Miscellaneous Collections (Mary Hook Gaddy Collection); Private Collections (Neill Smith Blue Family Papers; Bowie’s Outer Banks Gallery and Studio Material Scrapbook; Ralph A. Campbell, Jr., Papers; Waldo C. Cheek Papers; Leondias Polk Denmark Family Papers; Samuel Johnston Hinsdale (1817-1895) Papers; Houston G. Jones Papers; Kellogg Materials; George L. Lyerly, Jr., Letters; McKay, McPherson, and McNeill Family Papers; Ruth Marie Miller Papers; Miller and Watts Family Collection; Thomas J. White Papers).

July 2016: Original Records (Alamance, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Cartaret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Haywood, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Martin, Mitchell, New Hanover, Onslow, Rutherford, and Surry); Bible Records (Little and Woolard); Private Collections Blue Ridge Parkway Guide, 1949; Georgetta Merritt Campbell Papers; Danner, Cody, and Sherrill Family Papers; Hilda A. Highfill Collection; John Simcox Holmes Forestry Papers; Laurence Moore Family Papers; The John Palmer, Haywood Community College, Collection; William S. Price Jr. Papers.

May 2016: County Records (Avery, Cabarrus, Caswell, Cherokee, Cumberland, Forsyth, Franklin, Harnett, Johnston, Martin, McDowell, New Hanover, Richmond, Rutherford, Stanly, Surry, and Warren); Bible Records (Grier, Haslett, and Ross); Church Records (Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Records); Miscellaneous Collection (research materials collected by Yates M. Barber Jr. about the Currituck Sound and Back Bay, Dismal Swamp Canal recreation area, and Orton Plantation rice paddies; papers from the estate of Donald W. and Catherine L. Bryan of Nags Head; and McGowan family of Hyde County genealogical records); Private Collections (Thomas H. Briggs and Sons, Inc., Hardware Account Books; Neill L. Britt Letters; Brown, Mayo, and Hopkins Family Papers; Clarence W. Griffin Papers; Gertrude T. Hogarth Collection; Ingram, Little, and Davis Family Papers; Miles Family Papers; N.C. Travel, Recreation, History, and Heritage Collection; William S. Price Jr. Papers; Elizabeth Rigsbee Letters; Ruth Originals Papers; and Stronach and Badger Family Collection.

March 2016: County Records (Anson, Cabarrus, Dare, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Mecklenburg, Moore, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Sampson, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Warren, and the city of Charlotte); Bible Records (Branson, Downs, Lassiter, Payne); Private Collections (William Saunders Babcock Family Papers; James “Jimmie” I. Barber Collection; Brockwell and Joslin Family Papers; Cain and Hinton Family Papers; Cornelius Wesley Coghill Collection; Danner, Cody, and Sherrell Family Papers; Hoch Family Papers; Betty Ann Knudsen Papers; Millie-Christine Collection; Slave Deed of Gift, of Sam, age 25, Moore County, 1847; W. N. H. Smith and Edward Chambers Smith Family Letters and Family Papers; Chambers Smith Family Papers).

January 2016: County Records (Ashe, Durham, Forsyth, Onslow, Pamlico); Bible Records (Badgett, Boggan, Miller, Taylor); Newspaper Collection (Dunn Daily Dispatch, Hendersonville Times, St. Paul’s Review); Private Collections (Black Mountain College Project Collection)

November 2015: County Records (Ashe, Onslow, Pamlico, Wayne); Private Collections (Malinda Thompson Letters; Vass and Shepherd Family Papers; Brown, Mayo, and Hopkins Family Papers; Clark and Hawkins Family Papers; Mary E. MacDowell Collection; Seal of North Carolina Smoking Tobacco – Marburg Brothers)

September 2015: County Records (Pender, Johnston, Pamlico, Wake, Wilkes); Bible Records (Knox, Carr, Phillips); Church Records (Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church); and Private Collections (Ruth P. Barbour Papers; Barnes and Bardin Account Books; Thomas H. Briggs Hardware Account Books; Bunch, Childress, and Uzzle Family Papers; Edwards and Parker Family Papers; Dr. Richard Allen Freeman Family Papers; Leopold Graf and Family Land and Mining Ventures, Rowan County; Samuel H. Johnson Papers; Pauline Williams Koonce Family Papers; Dr. Charles S. Lawrence Collection; Markham Family Papers; Armistead Jones and Diana Barton Mauphin Family Papers; John E. Page Collection; Walter Scott Parker Papers; Roanoke Navigation and Power Company Papers; Mary Gertrude Council Rogers Papers; Slugg, Pender, and Wainwright Family Ledgers and Papers)

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