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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 about the North Carolina Genealogical Society, please visit our page on Slideshare.
 

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.

Loose Estates Project Update

NCGS is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with FamilySearch on the Loose Estates Records Project.

The Loose Estates Records Project is using volunteer efforts to create a decedent surname index of all extant loose estates found within the North Carolina Archives county record series in addition to those found within the colonial records of the Secretary of State and District Courts.

The new partnership with FamilySearch will streamline the indexing process through on online interface that should be in place by mid-summer. The microfilm rolls will be digitized by FamilySearch and will be freely accessible to everyone online.

Volunteers have made great progress over the past six months completing indexes of the estate records that were microfilmed at the North Carolina State Archives in the 1980s. The following counties have been indexed from film: Avery, Camden, Cleveland, Edgecombe, Macon, Davie, McDowell, and Wilson.  Pasquotank and Union counties should be completed by May. These counties represent 359 reels of film, or 10% of the microfilmed series. Local volunteers are needed to complete the second phase of this project, which is to verify these indexes against the current holdings at the North Carolina State Archives.  There have been a number of accessioned estates records since this collection was filmed, and we hope to identify all those that are currently available through the county records series.

We need you! Additional volunteers will help move this project closer to completion. Whether you have an hour or two, or five, your efforts will help other researchers gain access to this valuable resource.

Contact Vickie Scott to volunteer or to ask a question about the project.

Upcoming Events

MAY
7

9:15 am Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 5:30 pm Saturday, 10 May 2014
NGS 2014 Family History Conference

MAY
16

Friday, 16 May 2014 - Sunday, 18 May 2014
Free Webinar Viewing - Freedmen’s Bureau Records

JUL
18

Friday, 18 July 2014 - Sunday, 20 July 2014
Free Webinar Viewing: an NCGS Webinar Encore! Tarheels in the Family Tree?, Part I

JUL
26

Saturday, 26 July 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Regional Workshop - Tools for Successful Research

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