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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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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a new member benefit: Discounts on two great genealogy publications.

Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy are offering NCGS members a $25 rate for one-year (six issue) subscriptions or renewals to either or both Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy. That's a $7.95 savings off the regular rate of $32.95 a year.

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DNA Testing Recorded Registration

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"DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research"

Katherine Benbow

Presented by: Katherine D. Benbow, BA, MSW, LCSW

12 a.m. EDT Friday, 5 June through 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, 7 June 2015.

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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.

Ms. Benbow will recommend various resources available for further learning, including some for adoptees.

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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.

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How Old Recorded Registration

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"How Old Did He Have To Be...?"

Judy G. Russell

Presented by: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

12 a.m. EDT Friday, 3 Apr through 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, 5 Apr 2015.

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Is this man John the father or John the son? Could that man be my ancestor who married in 1802? 

Knowing a person’s age is often the key to distinguishing between two people of the same name. But if no record gives a birth date, how do you know how old someone was? The law can often give the answer. 

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DNA Testing - Live Webinar Registration

Katherine D. Benbow - DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research

Benbow KatherineSpace is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking on the  Lowe flyer RegisterNow  button,

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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Katherine D. Benbow, BA, MSW, LCSW
“DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research” - A LIVE Webinar 15 May 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 5-7 June 2015)

  A North Carolina native, Katherine D. Benbow, received her BA degree from Hollins College and her MSW degree from the University of Denver. She is licensed by the state of North Carolina as a clinical social worker. Katherine has completed eight courses at the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Welsh Research course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
  Katherine is the administrator of seven projects at Family Tree DNA: six surname (Y-DNA) projects and one atDNA project. She is the historian for the Charles Benbow Family.
  Ms. Benbow is the past State Coordinator and Western Piedmont Coordinator for NCGenWeb. Currently she is a board advisor for NCGW and coordinates five counties in that project. Her affiliations include the National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, North Carolina Genealogical Society, Virginia Genealogical Society, and several county genealogical societies. She has presented talks on the subject of genetic genealogy to NCGS and the Guilford County Genealogical Society in the past.

Title: Katherine D. Benbow - “DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research”
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT 
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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

Diane RichardSpace is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking on the  Lowe flyer RegisterNow  button,

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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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