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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.
 
For more detailed information, please view our short slideshow about the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

 

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Save the Pensions!

preservethepensionsDonate Now! Join with the NCGS to support the FGS to raise funds to digitize the War of 1812 pension files and make them accessible online – free and forever!

For more information, see the FGS Preserve the Pensions page.

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

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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.

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Pre-registration now available for Maiden Name Not Known recorded webinar

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

CRScott smallNCGS is proud to provide a recording of Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known, with Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA. This recorded webinar will be available for a free, 3-day public viewing, over the weekend of 5-7 August 2016 (12 am Fri to 12 pm Sun). This webinar will be accessible from the NCGS website.

Learning the maiden name of a wife can be one of the more difficult tasks in genealogical research. It is clear that women can be hard to find. At least more difficult than finding the husbands. When a maiden name is hard to find you may have to learn it through the records of the men in her life. The males in a woman’s life may be her father, her grandfather, her husband, her brother, her son, and her son-in-law. They could be her ex-husband, her father-in-law, her brother-in-law, and so many others.

 The pdf handout is only available to members, on the Members Webinars page.

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You may register any time prior to the free viewing dates (5-7 Aug 2016), 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.

 

Maiden Name Not Known Recorded Registration

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"Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known"

Craig Roberts Scott

Presented by: Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

12 a.m. EDT Friday, 5 August through 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, 7 August 2016.

Webinar Registration

Learning the maiden name of a wife can be one of the more difficult tasks in genealogical research. It is clear that women can be hard to find. At least more difficult than finding the husbands. When a maiden name is hard to find you may have to learn it through the records of the men in her life. The males in a woman’s life may be her father, her grandfather, her husband, her brother, her son, and her son-in-law. They could be her ex-husband, her father-in-law, her brother-in-law, and so many others.

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Where They Walked: Working With Deeds Preview

Nathaniel Batts Deed 1660-smallEnjoy this preview to Where They Walked: Working With Deeds, with Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG.

A one-hour PowerPoint presentation on researching deeds, discussing terminology, the variety of conveyances a researcher may encounter, analyzing details, and following clues to additional resources. Suitable for all genealogists.

The live presentation on 18 Sep 2015 had to be cancelled due to technical difficulties, but a free public viewing of the entire recorded webinar was available 2-4 Oct 2015.

The full webinar, along with handout, is available in the Member Webinars section of the website.
Also available in the NCGS online store. Webinar CD includes the PDF handout. Also available in the NCGS online bookstore is North Carolina Research - Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series, and Webinar CDs for all released webinars.

(Image source: "Nathaniel Batts Deed, 1660", licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain, via Wikimedia.)

Where They Walked: Working With Deeds Preview
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DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research Preview

dnaEnjoy this preview to DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research, with Katherine D. Benbow, BA, MSW, LCSW.

Choosing the right DNA test depends on the question you are trying to answer about your ancestry. This presentation will provide an overview of the three types of DNA testing for genetic genealogy purposes: YDNA, MtDNA or mitochondrial DNA, and atDNA or autosomal DNA. Information will be given about the major testing companies with examples of their typical displays and costs.
A case study will be presented detailing the search for the biological ancestral line for a North Carolina ancestor whose results did not match the supposed family of origin. This involved the use of Y-DNA and atDNA testing.

This webinar was presented live on 15 May 2015. A free public viewing of the entire webinar was available 5-7 Jun 2015.

The full webinar, along with handout, is available in the Member Webinars section of the website.
Also available in the NCGS online store. Webinar CD includes the PDF handout. Also available in the NCGS online bookstore is North Carolina Research - Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series, and Webinar CDs for all released webinars.

(Image source: "DNA", licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0, Public Domain, via pixabay)

DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research Preview
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Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor Preview

Minute Man-resizedEnjoy this preview to Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor with Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA.

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.

A free public viewing of the entire webinar was available 5-7 Dec 2014. The full webinar, along with handout, is always available in the Member Webinars section of the website, as well as on full audio/video CD in the NCGS online store. Also available in the NCGS online bookstore is North Carolina Research - Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series, and Webinar CDs for all released webinars.

(Image source: "The Minute Man", statue by Daniel Chester French, via Wikimedia, Public Domain)

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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.

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