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2. to acquaint members with research sources and materials in North Carolina and elsewhere.
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How Old? - Live Webinar Registration

Judy G. Russell - How Old Did He Have To Be...?

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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
“How Old Did He Have To Be...?” - A LIVE Webinar 13 March 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 3-5 April 2015)

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches, and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. On the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist℠ and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠.

Title: Judy G. Russell - “How Old Did He Have To Be...?”
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT (Daylight Saving Time begins March 8th)
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Pre-1913 Vital Records Recorded Registration

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“Pre-1913 Vital Records - Challenging & Elusive & Not Necessarily Impossible to Find”

Diane L. Richard  Presented by: Diane L. Richard

12 a.m. EDT Friday, 6 Feb through 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, 8 Feb 2015.

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Though North Carolina didn’t start officially requiring Birth Certificates and Death Certificates until 1913 (and full compliance wasn't fully achieved until as late as WWII), it doesn’t mean that you cannot determine when and where earlier birth, marriage, and death events occurred. So, what can you do when a certain official vital record cannot be found?

Well, you can search for the next best thing—what we call a substitute record. This means that we have to be more creative in our pursuit of this information.

 

Some locales did start registration of such events as early as the 1880s and various Civil War records can be quite informative. Newspapers, church, voting, cemetery, estate, court, tax, directory, and school records can all help us sometimes identify those elusive birth, marriage, or death dates and places, or at least give us a better and more narrow approximation of when and where. Let’s take a look at some examples of pre-1913 vital records substitutes - both the obvious and those that are a bit more obscure.

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Pre-1913 Vital Records - Live Webinar Registration

Diane L. Richard - Pre-1913 Vital Records – Challenging and Elusive and Not Necessarily Impossible to Find

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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Diane L. Richard
“Pre-1913 Vital Records – Challenging and Elusive and Not Necessarily Impossible to Find” - A LIVE Webinar 16 January 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 6-8 February 2015)

Diane L. Richard has been researching the genealogy of her family, her husband's family and client families for over 22 years. She has never lived where any of her family resided and so became adept, early on, at doing remote research into the records of the US, England, Finland and Poland. She has lived in Raleigh, North Carolina (home of the wonderful State Archives of North Carolina) for 15 years and is the principle of Mosaic Research and Project Management.

Title: Diane L. Richard “Pre-1913 Vital Records – Challenging and Elusive and Not Necessarily Impossible to Find”
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
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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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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: Debbi Blake, Topic: Records is the NC Archives

4-6 Dec Webinar Free Viewing: Debbi Blake, Topic: Records is the NC Archives


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!

Live Webinar Registration - NC Taxes

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

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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

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