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NCGS Mission Statement

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.
 
For more detailed information, please view our short slideshow about the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

 

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Save the Pensions!

preservethepensionsDonate Now! Join with the NCGS to support the FGS to raise funds to digitize the War of 1812 pension files and make them accessible online – free and forever!

For more information, see the FGS Preserve the Pensions page.

Member Benefit: Magazine Discounts

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.

To receive this benefit, log 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.

New category for grouping webinar articles

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)

Revolutionary War Ancestor Preview
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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)

 

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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Proving Parentage Preview

Beasley Henry-1751 Land Warrant-resizedEnjoy this preview to Proving Parentage with Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws, with Helen Leary.
Details where to look for land records and why they are important.

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: "Land Warrant, Henry Beasley, 1751", scanned photocopy from microfilm, State Archives of North Carolina, Public Domain)

 

Proving Parentage with Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws Preview

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