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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 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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Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records Webinar

Diane Richard-smallAccurate Transcriptions for Historical Records

Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA

In this webinar, Diane L. Richard, editor of the NCGS Journal, will provide a virtual training for transcribing historical materials that are used in genealogical research and to produce publishable materials.
The key element for transcribing documents is ACCURACY. This means writing what you see in the actual document without interjecting personal inferences. This presentation will also provide examples, tips, tricks, and resources of best practices in document transcription.

Diane Richard is currently working on developing a handbook to go with this webinar. It should be available here by the end of 2016.

Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records
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Transcriptions Webinar

NCGS Presents Webinar on Accurate Record Transcribing

Do you want to learn how to transcribe historical documents correctly? Do you know how to indicate that a letter or word is undecipherable?
Diane L. Richard, editor of the NCGS Journal, has recorded a webinar “Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records”. It will provide virtual training for you to transcribe materials that are used in genealogical research and to produce publishable articles.

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Born NC Preview

NC map-Rand McNally-smallEnjoy this preview to “Born NC and Living Elsewhere: Making the Connection Back” with Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA.

What if you only know born NC from a census, military record, or a child’s death record? Is it possible to figure out where in NC? With the 1850 census as the first census that provided the names of all individuals in a household as well as age and birthplace, this is often the first clue to where one’s ancestors were born!
A free public viewing of the entire webinar will be available 7-9 Oct 2016.

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. (Coming Soon!) 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: "North Carolina. Rand McNally and Company, 1897", David Rumsey Map Collection, Cartography Associates, licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Born NC and Living Elsewhere: Making the Connection Back” Preview
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Quaker Records Preview

Friends Meeting House smallEnjoy this preview to Quaker Records and Migration, with Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA.

This webinar will examine the creation of Quaker records and their meaning for the researcher. The reasons for migration and migration patterns before and after the Revolutionary War will also be explored. North Carolina, prior to the Revolution, was a destination. As slavery became more of an issue for Quakers, North Carolina was the major source of out migration.

This webinar was presented live on 20 Nov 2015. A free public viewing of the entire webinar was available 4-6 Dec 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: "Friends Meeting House" (Guilford Co. NC 1869) by John Collins, Public Domain (PD-US) via Wikimedia)

Quaker Records and Migration Preview
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German Settlement Preview

NewBernMarkerEnjoy this preview to The German Settlement of North Carolina, with Victor T. Jones, Jr.

This webinar will discuss the Swiss and German colony of 1710 around New Bern and the Moravian and Pennsylvania Dutch settlements through the Piedmont (including Salem), while briefly touching on the resources to help discover your North Carolina-German ancestor.

This webinar was presented live on 15 Jan 2016. A free public viewing of the entire webinar was available 5-7 Feb 2016.

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: "New Bern", licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain, via Wikimedia.)

The German Settlement of North Carolina Preview
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Maiden Name Not Known Preview

Nancy Hanks Lincoln depiction-smallEnjoy this preview to Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known, with Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

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.

This webinar was presented live on 20 May 2016, and again on 8 July 2016. A free public viewing of the entire webinar was available 5-7 Aug 2016.

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: "Depiction of Nancy Hanks Lincoln", by Lloyd Ostendorf, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known Preview

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