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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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Save the Pensions!

Preserve the PensionsDonate 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.

Pre-1913 Vital Records

New NCGS WebinarThe North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:NCGS blackandwhite Logo 

Diane L. Richard
“Pre-1913 Vital Records - Challenging & Elusive & Not Necessarily Impossible to Find”
                                                    LIVE Webinar 16 January 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
                                             (Free Viewing Period of the recorded webinar: 6-8 February 2015)

Though North Carolina didn’t start officially requiring birth certificates until 1913 and death certificates until 1930, it doesn’t mean that you cannot determine when and where earlier birth, marriage, and death events occurred. So, what can you do when a certain official vital record cannot
be found?
Well, you can search for the next best thing—what we call a substitute record. This means that we have to be more creative in our pursuit of this information. 

Read more: Pre-1913 Vital Records

Coming Soon! NCGS Live Webinar 16 Jan 2015

“Pre-1913 Vital Records - Challenging & Elusive & Not Necessarily Impossible to Find”
On 16 January 2015, the North Carolina Genealogical Society will present a new, live webinar, featuring Diane L. Richard.
Full details and registration coming soon!

NCGS Journal - November 2014

The latest issue of the NCGS Journal (Vol. 40, No. 4) is now available. Remember, you must be logged in as a member to access it. The print edition should be mailed out early in November.

Public Records

WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

Please sign the "Declaration of the Rights of Genealogists" before December 31st!!
Click here: Genealogists' Declaration of Rights to view, and print or submit electronically (opens in a new browser window).

The Declaration affirms America’s long history of open public records, which has been threatened the last few years over concerns about identity theft and privacy.

We need 6,000 more signatures before the end of this month!

For more information, please visit the Records Preservation and Access Committee

New NCGS Webinar

The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:NCGS logo inkjet color

 Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA

 “Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”

Live Presentation: 21 November 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
(Free Viewing Period of the recorded webinar: 5-7 December 2014)

North Carolinians were active participants in the Revolutionary War, providing men, supplies, and support for the revolutionary cause. Records were created before, during, and after the war. There is more to research than compiled military service records and pension application files, such as public claims, pension ledgers, and pension payment vouchers. Records are found in the National Archives, Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, the State Library and Archives, and in some unexpected places. Clues to information on ancestors and descendants can be found in the lineage application papers of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution.

Read more: New Rev War Soldier Webinar

Journal Indexing Project Update - Nov 2014

Update - 13 Nov 2014: over 10,000 more Names and over 2,000 Places have been added. The structure of how these indexes are accessed has been changed, using a table format rather than a page with a list of downloadable documents. Each entry in the table will open a pdf file in a new browser window. It is hoped this will make it less cumbersome for researchers. (The previous method is still available on the main Publications page.)

Access the online index from the main menu, under Publications > NCGS Journal > NCGS Journal Index. Currently, the total is 40,342 Name entries and 5,154 Place entries.

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