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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.
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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.

Abstracts of Vital Records, Raleigh, NC, Newspapers, 1799–1839

Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, N. C., Newspapers, 1799–1839, by Lois Smathers Neal © 2012. 1 data CD. Originally $30.00. Discounted to $25 for non-members and $22.50 for members.
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Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, N. C., Newspapers, 1799–1839. The abstracts been scanned and saved on a fully searchable CD (PC and Mac compatible).

Lois Smathers Neal (1912-1986) was a founder and charter member of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. A native of Haywood County, North Carolina, she was a graduate of Duke University and received her formal library training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 1973, Mrs. Neal was named a member of the Steering Committee that led to the formation of the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

Mrs. Neal served as reference librarian in the North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, from 1959-1967. In the latter years, she was named director of the Alexander County Public Library and was also made a member of the State Library Board. In 1971, she became supervisor of the Genealogical Services Branch, North Carolina State Library, a position from which she retired in 1974.

The scanned images from this publication are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

This CD contains a single Acrobat PDF file. To open the file, we recommend Adobe Acrobat X or later, which is available from Adobe's website at: http://get.adobe.com/reader/. This software is available for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris, and Android operating systems

For best performance, we recommend the following steps:

  • Copy the PDF file from the CD to your hard drive. This will require at least 203 MB of available disk space.
  • Once the file is open, click the Files button at the top of the screen. All PDF search and view functions are available from this view.

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