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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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Pre-registration now available for Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor recorded webinar

Did you miss Craig Scott's live webinar? This is another opportunity to hear it!

CRScottNCGS is proud to provide a recording of Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor, with Craig R. Scott. This recorded webinar will be available for a free, 3-day public viewing, over the weekend of 5-7 December 2014. This webinar will be accessible from the NCGS website.

North Carolinians were active participants in the Revolutionary War, providing men, supplies, and support for the revolutionary cause. Records were created before, during, and after the war. There is more to research than compiled military service records and pension application files, such as public claims, pension ledgers, and pension payment vouchers.

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You may register any time prior to the free viewing dates (5-7 Dec 2014), or on any day of the free viewing period. Upon registration, an email will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form, containing a link to the webinar viewing page. This link will not be active until the free viewing period starts. You may wish to add the dates to your personal calendar as a reminder.

 

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“Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”

Craig R. Scott  Presented by: Craig R. Scott

12 a.m. EDT Friday, 5 Dec through 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, 7 Dec 2014.

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North Carolinians were active participants in the Revolutionary War, providing men, supplies, and support for the revolutionary cause.

 

Records were created before, during, and after the war. There is more to research than compiled military service records and pension application files, such as public claims, pension ledgers, and pension payment vouchers. Records are found in the National Archives, Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, the State Library and Archives, and in some unexpected places. Clues to information on ancestors and descendants can be found in the lineage application papers of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution.

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Bio - Helen Leary

Tarheels in the Family Tree, Part I and Part II

Missing Mothers and How to Find Them: Ante-Bellum North Carolina Property Laws and Their Effect on Our Research

Mapping Your Ancestors’ Land: How to do it – and Why Bother

“The Goodliest Soyle”: Finding, Reading, & Interpreting North Carolina Land Records

Proving Parentage with Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws and Customs

Helen Leary

HELEN F. M. LEARY
CG (Emeritus), F.A.S.G,
F.N.G.S.

Helen F. M. Leary is a Certified Genealogist (Emeritus), a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, and Fellow of the National Genealogical Society. She has served as president and trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, trustee of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Chair of the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies, Archivist-Historian, President of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. Helen was a founding member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the Board of Certification of Genealogists 2002, the Grahame Thomas Smallwood, Jr. Award by the Association of Professional Genealogists in 2003 and the Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award by the Texas Genealogical Society 2014 and her many other awards.
            Helen has authored many scholarly articles for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the American Genealogist, and the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal. She is a contributing author and advisory board member for Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Teachers, and Librarians, and is a contributing author and editor of North Carolina Research, Genealogy and Local History.

Webinar Schedule

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NCGS July-December 2014 Webinar Schedule:

 

 

18-20 July Webinar Free Viewing: NCGS Webinar Encore! “Tarheels in the Family Tree?, Part I”


19 September Live Webinar: Mark Lowe, CG, “NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”


3-5 October Webinar Free Viewing: Mark Lowe, CG, “NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”


21 November Live Webinar: Craig R. Scott, CG, “Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”


5-7 December Webinar Free Viewing: Craig R. Scott, CG, “Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”

Live Webinar Registration - NC Taxes

J. Mark Lowe - NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency

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Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking on the Register Now button, or go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/493293870     

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present: 

J. Mark Lowe 

“NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency” -  A LIVE Webinar 19 September 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 3-5 October 2014)
 

Discover the variety of North Carolina tax records, and how they can tell you more than the amount due.  Learn where they are located, and when to look at alternate sources for information. 

Taxation in the Americas began within the colonies for the crown. By the time, the constitution was written in 1787, all colonies were taxing citizens on property, capitation (head), livestock, and other properties. The constitution gave specific authority to the state to levy and collect taxes. For purposes of our discussion, we will focus on the levy on people (poll tax), property and other personalty. 

The North Carolina General Assembly in 1715 defined taxable persons as free Males over sixteen years of age. Basically a tax list is a register of free males, land owners, and slave owners who, by nature of their age or ownership, are required to pay taxes to the governmental authority. But there is so much more to learn. 

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA was named the FGS Delegate of the Year in 2000. He is a full-time professional researcher and educator, who formerly served as President of APG, and as an officer for FGS . You can generally find him researching for clients including Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives or Biography Channel’s uneXplained. Otherwise with his love for teaching, you will see him at SLIG, IGHR, numerous webinars or at your local society. 

Lowe is a professional researcher and educator, teaching at SLIG, IGHR & RIGS Alliance, researching for clients, and working on projects like "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Title: J. Mark Lowe - NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Tarheels Pt1 Preview

nc map provinces-PT1Enjoy this preview to Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 1, with Helen Leary. A free public viewing of the entire webinar was available 18-20 July 2014.

The full webinar, along with syllabus, is always available in the Member Webinars section of the website, as well as on full audio/video CD in the NCGS online store.

(Image source: "...Environmental Provinces of North Carolina", from LEARN NC, licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 2.5)

 

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