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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!

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.

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).

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