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NCGS Webinars – The North Carolina Series
The North Carolina Series of webinars is produced by the The North Carolina Genealogical Society for all interested in the history and genealogy of this state and its people. North Carolina’s, renowned genealogist, Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, begins the series with the question: "Tarheels in Your Family Tree?".
Coming soon: Free Viewing: 21-23 March 2014 - New NCGS Webinar by Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), F.A.S.G.
PROVING PARENTAGE WITH PROBATE RECORDS: NORTH CAROLINA INHERITANCE LAWS AND CUSTOMS
In this webinar, Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, details where to look for land records and why they are important. North Carolina inheritance law and probate are explained. Ms. Leary also discusses the process of land acquisition and transfer including the interpretation of deeds and grants. Analysis of the evidence found in these documents can yield clues to your ancestor's prior location and familial relationships. These may be the solution you have been looking for to solve your genealogical brick wall.
This webinar may be viewed freely from 21 to 23 March on the NCGS website: www.ncgenealogy.org. A video clip, the beginning of the land series, is also available on the website under the webinar tab.
After the 23rd of March, Proving Parentage With Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws and Customs will only be available on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. It may also be purchased as a CD from the NCGS online bookstore. Handouts are included in the member section of the website and with the purchased CD. Handouts are not included with the free webinars.
Additional information on probate and land records can be found in chapters 2, 12, and 13, North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, which is available in the NCGS online store.