Don't forget - the 2015 NCGS Awards nominations are open, until 15 August 2015. The categories (with descriptions) and the Nomination Form are available on our Awards page.
A new project is under way at NCGS! Volunteers are in the process of transcribing all the printed indexes from the NCGS Journal. From 1975 to 1993, these were added to the last Issue of the year, as an annual index. From 1994 onward, indexes were included at the end of each Issue. This is a massive undertaking, and we are just getting started. You can see our results, so far, under "Publications" at the top menu. Look at the drop-down menu item "NCGS Journal", then "NCGS Journal Index". This is made freely available to the public as a research tool. Past issues of the NCGS Journal are available on CD in our online store, and are always available to members online.
“Franklin County, NC Destroys 100 Year Old Records” was the byline of an article posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter last week.1 Along with many who read the account of the herculean efforts of local historian Diane Taylor Torrent and others with The Heritage Society of Franklin County, NC,2 I was appalled and outraged. It seemed a matter that should have come to the attention of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, but it was confirmed that no one on the board had been contacted through official channels. One board member, Jordan Jones, who is also President of the National Genealogical Society, was contacted in his role as a voting member of the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC), a joint committee of NGS, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).3 By the time this communication was received, however, the records had already been destroyed. Although the eventual outcome to this misfortune would likely not have been altered, certainly resources though NCGS’s affiliation with the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies would have had an impact on the public awareness of the evaluation process to facilitate a larger community discussion.
Phyllis Matthews Ziller has been awarded first place in the Genealogy Newsletters category in the annual Excellence-In-Writing Competition, sponsored by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
Phyllis edits the NCGS News, the bimonthly newsletter of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, which is published electronically at www.ncgenealogy.org. The award was based on two issues of the newsletter: September and November 2012.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society and the New Hanover County Public Library is proud to present Gerald “Jerry” Smith, CG, for a one-day workshop on "The Metes and Bounds of Land Plats in Genealogy: Understanding, Drawing, and Using Land Plats to Solve Research Problems."
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