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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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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.

Regional Workshop - July 2014

Regional Workshop - "Tools for Successful Research" -- Saturday, 26 July 2014. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. $54.00 NCGS members, $60 non-members. Lunch included.
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Tools for Successful Research

   with Rev. David McDonald, CG

Presented by the North Carolina Genealogical Society
   and the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society

Saturday, 26 July 2014
9:30 a.m. –4:00 p.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church
2840 Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

(Fletcher is just south of Asheville, North Carolina)

Registration Information:

To register, click on the "Add to Cart" button, or you may download the PDF registration form and mail it with your payment.

$54 for current members of NCGS and OBCGS* (includes lunch)
$60 for non-members of NCGS (includes lunch)
(To take advantage of member pricing, you may first join NCGS by visiting the Membership section of the website.)

*OBCGS members who are not also NCGS members can get the discount ONLY by mailing in their registration using the PDF registration form.

Only registrations received on or before 15 July 2014 are guaranteed to receive lunch and the workshop packet.

Members requesting the "member's rate" must have a valid and current membership. For discounts to be applied to online orders, you must be logged into a current member account. For discounts to be applied to orders received in the mail, you must indicate your membership number. To verify this number, look for a four or five digit number on mailings from NCGS.

9:00–9:30 Registration
9:30–10:00 Irish & Scots-Irish in America – Clues for researching and understanding these proud, yet sometimes elusive ancestors.
10:30–11:00 Break
11:00–12:00 The Churches in North America – An examination of various Christian bodies in the Tar Heel State, their records, and their utility for researchers.
12:00–1:30 Lunch
1:30–2:30 Brick Wall or Black Hole? Knowing When to Stop – Tips for recognizing when it's time to write up your findings.
2:30–3:00 Break
3:00–4:00 Thinking Genealogically: From North Carolina to the Midwest and Beyond – A case study in compilation, analysis, and evaluation of evidence.

Refund Policy:
Full refund if withdrawal precedes the early registration date of 15 July 2014; between then and the workshop day a prorated refund may be made; no refund may be made if withdrawal is on the day of the workshop.

Any changes, including those due to inclement weather conditions, will be posted on the NCGS website: http://www.ncgenealogy.org.

For more information on the workshop, send an e-mail to the NCGS Administrator at info@ncgenealogy.org.


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