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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.
 
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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.

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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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Working With Deeds - Live Webinar Registration

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Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CGWhere They Walked: Working With Deeds

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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG

“Where They Walked: Working With Deeds” - A LIVE Webinar 18 September 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 2-4 Oct 2015.)

  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.

  Kathy Gunter Sullivan, a North Carolina native, has been a Certified Genealogist since 1995. Kathy is experienced in county court dockets, civil and criminal action papers, estate probates, and historic law.
  Kathy’s publications include histories of her German-descent Dellinger ancestors as well as transcripts of original records for the counties of Burke, Catawba, Lincoln, and Tryon. In 1990 and again in 2003 she received the North Carolina Genealogical Society's Award for Excellence in Publishing. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Magazine, the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, and numerous regional genealogical society bulletins.

  Kathy is a former Trustee (2007-2015) of the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust for educational outreach. The Education Fund sponsors the Helen F. M. Leary Distinguished Lecture Series and annual full-day workshops for intermediate and advanced genealogists.
Kathy is an Assistant Editor of OnBoard, the in-house publication for BCG associates. She spearheaded and coordinated the Lincoln County Tax Records database (http://www.ncgenweb.us/lincoln/tax/taxrec.htm). She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a Daughter of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall Chapter.

Title: Kathy Gunter Sullivan - “Where They Walked: Working With Deeds”
Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT 
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"Where They Walked: Working With Deeds"

Kathy Gunter Sullivan

Presented by: Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG

12 a.m. EDT Friday, 2 October through 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, 4 October 2015.

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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. A PDF handout will be available in the Members Webinars section of the website.

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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.

Webinar Schedule

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NCGS 2015-2016 Webinar Schedule:

 

 

2015

16 Jan Live Webinar: Diane L.Richard, "Pre-1913 Vital Records"

6-8 Feb Webinar Free Viewing: Diane L.Richard, "Pre-1913 Vital Records"

13 Mar Live Webinar: Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, "How Old Was He?"

3-5 Apr Webinar Free Viewing: Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, "How Old Was He?"

15 May Live Webinar: Katherine Benbow, Topic: DNA - a case study

5-7 Jun Webinar Free Viewing: Katherine Benbow, Topic: DNA - a case study

7-9 Aug Webinar Free Viewing Encore: Helen Leary, CG, FASG, FNGS, “Tarheels in the Family Tree?, Part II”

18 Sep Live Webinar: Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG, "Where They Walked: Working With Deeds"

2-4 Oct Webinar Free Viewing: Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG"Where They Walked: Working With Deeds"

20 Nov Live Webinar: Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "Quaker Records and Migration"

4-6 Dec Webinar Free Viewing: Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA,"Quaker Records and Migration"


2016

15 Jan Live Webinar: Victor Jones, Topic: Palatines

5-7 Feb Webinar Free Viewing: Victor Jones, Topic: Palatines

18 Mar Live Webinar: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, "Researching Black Ancestry in a White World"

1-3 Apr Webinar Free Viewing: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, "Researching Black Ancestry in a White World"

20 May Live Webinar: Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known"

3-5 Jun Webinar Free Viewing: Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, "Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known"

5-7 Aug Webinar Free Viewing Encore: Helen Leary, CG, FASG, FNGS, "The Goodliest Soyle: Finding, Reading, & Interpreting North Carolina
Land Records"

More to come!

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

 

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