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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.

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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Maiden Name Not Known - Live Webinar Registration

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Craig R. Scott - Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known

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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

“Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known” - A LIVE Webinar 20 May 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 3-5 June 2016.)

   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.

   Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). He has authored thirteen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Family Chronicle, and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 5,100 titles in print.
   A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty-nine years, Craig specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He was the Clan Scott Genealogist (1985–2000). He is a member of the Company of Military Historians, on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association, in 2014..

Title: Craig R. Scott - “Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known”
Date: Friday, May 20, 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!

Handout for the webinar will be available on the Member Webinars page about one week before the webinar. You must be logged in as a member to access it.

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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Where They Walked: Working With Deeds Preview

Nathaniel Batts Deed 1660-smallEnjoy this preview to Where They Walked: Working With Deeds, with Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG.

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. Suitable for all genealogists.

The live presentation on 18 Sep 2015 had to be cancelled due to technical difficulties, but a free public viewing of the entire recorded webinar was available 2-4 Oct 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: "Nathaniel Batts Deed, 1660", licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain, via Wikimedia.)

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

dnaEnjoy this preview to DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research, with Katherine D. Benbow, BA, MSW, LCSW.

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.

This webinar was presented live on 15 May 2015. A free public viewing of the entire webinar was available 5-7 Jun 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: "DNA", licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0, Public Domain, via pixabay)

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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, "Finding Black Roots 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"

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