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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.

Tools of the Trade

"Tools of the Trade" is an article series by Terry Moore, CG. These articles have appeared in the NCGS News and are presented here as a handy resource for North Carolina researchers.

All articles are copyrighted by Terry Moore. They are for personal use only. Redistribution or commercial use requires the express written permission from Terry Moore. Her contact information is located in the footer of each article’s PDF file.


Guide to Locating Probate and Other Records on FamilySearch


Article Titles

A Birdseye View of Montgomery County Records before 1840

Anson County, North Carolina, Created From Bladen County in 1750

Bladen County, North Carolina

Burke County, North Carolina, Research

Cemetery Research in North Carolina

Census Records before 1850 Really Can Speak

Duplin County, North Carolina, Research

Finding Your North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldier or Patriot (Parts 1-4)

Getting the Most from the Archived NCGS Journal Articles

Introducing Hertford County

Moore County, North Carolina

North Carolina Historic Newspapers

Researching in Dobbs County, North Carolina

Starting at a Post Oak: Genealogical Gems among the Rocks and Streams

Surviving Buncombe County, North Carolina, County Records

This Land was Their Land

Timelines, Summaries, and Research Logs: Tools for More Effective Research

Understanding the Lingo (Parts 1 and 2)

Vital Records: The Screws in Genealogical Research (Parts 1 and 2)

Who Owns the Land? A Brief History of North Carolina Land Grants

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