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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.

NC Taxes Live Webinar

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

J. Mark Lowe
“NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”
                                                    LIVE Webinar 19 September 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
                                             (Free Viewing Period of the recorded webinar: 3-5 October 2014)

Discover the variety of North Carolina tax records, and how they can tell you more than the amount due. Learn where they are located, and when to look at alternate sources for information.

Taxation in the Americas began within the colonies for the crown. By the time, the constitution was written in 1787, all colonies were taxing citizens on property, capitation (head), livestock, and other properties. The constitution gave specific authority to the state to levy and collect taxes. For purposes of our discussion, we will focus on the levy on people (poll tax), property and other personalty (personal property).



The North Carolina General Assembly in 1715 defined taxable persons as free Males over sixteen years of age. Basically a tax list is a register of free males, land owners, and slave owners who, by nature of their age or ownership, are required to pay taxes to the governmental authority. But there is so much more to learn.

MarkLowe flyer photoJ. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA was named the FGS Delegate of the Year in 2000. He is a full-time professional researcher and educator, who formerly served as President of APG, and as an officer for FGS . You can generally find him researching for clients including Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives or Biography Channels uneXplained. Otherwise with his love for teaching, you will see him at SLIG, IGHR, numerous webinars, or at your local society

Lowe is a professional researcher and educator, teaching at SLIG, IGHR & RIGS Alliance, researching for clients, and working on projects like "Who Do You Think You Are?"

After 5 October, the NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency” video will only be accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the syllabus, from the NCGS online bookstore.

To register for this free live event, visit our Webinars page, or go directly to the Registration Page

This event is sponsored through Citrix GoToWebinar, and will be viewable via the link sent to you after registration. It will not be on the NCGS web site.
Citrix has made it easy to attend live webinars using mobile devices. The app for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) is available at iTunes, and an Android app is available at Google Play.

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