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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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Researching Black Ancestry - Live Webinar Registration

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J. Mark Lowe - Researching Black Ancestry in a White World

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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
J. Mark Lowe

“Researching Black Ancestry in a White World” - A LIVE Webinar 18 March 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 1-3 April 2016.)

   Learn how to find African American family members in the pre-1870 United States. Utilize the tools and techniques that will help you identify and find resources to lead you to a family. 

   J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. He uses his personal experiences to help beginning and experienced researchers gain new skills and insights for research. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee, near the Kentucky border. He specializes in resources in those two states and researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South.
   Mark serves as the Course Coordinator for Research in the South at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, directs a Southern course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and is Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance. He has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are?, and UnXplained Events.
   Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers Guild Speak!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly, and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. Mark is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood Jr. award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Title: J. Mark Lowe - “Researching Black Ancestry in a White World”
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT 
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. If you use an email program that uses Sender Lists to allow receipt of email, especially Earthlink or Mindspring, you may need to add @ncgenealogy.org to your list of "approved senders" to receive email from NCGS. Remember to include the @ in front of ncgenealogy!

The webinar can be joined from the GoToWebinar desktop app (Windows or Mac), a web browser (Firefox or Chrome), an iPhone 4 or iPad 2 or later, an Android device (Android 4.0 or later), or a Windows Phone (8 or later).

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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: "The German Settlement of North Carolina"

5-7 Feb Webinar Free Viewing: Victor Jones, Topic: "The German Settlement of North Carolina"

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)

 

Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 1 Preview

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Tarheels Pt2 Preview

nc map provinces-PT2Enjoy this preview to Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 2, with Helen Leary.
The genealogy of North Carolina as related to its geography, Part 2 of 2

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)

 

Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 2 Preview

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