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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!

Preserve the PensionsDonate 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.

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Rev War Soldier - Live Webinar Registration

Craig R. Scott - Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor

CRScottSpace is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking on the Lowe flyer RegisterNow button, or go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/775003894


The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA
“Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor” - A LIVE Webinar 21 November 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 5-7 December 2014)

 

Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA, first became interested in genealogy when he was a teenager. After fifteen years of occasional forays into courthouses and archives he learned that he was doing it all wrong. His mission to learn to do it right began in 1985 when he first joined the National Genealogical Society. And the journey began.

He became the Clan Scott, USA genealogist in 1985, a position he would hold for fifteen years. For nine years he was the editor of The Scott Genealogical Quarterly. His first national lecture was in 1990 at the National Genealogical Society Conference in the States in Crystal City, Virginia.

Title: Craig R. Scott - "Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

 

Webinar Schedule

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NCGS July-December 2014 Webinar Schedule:

 

 

18-20 July Webinar Free Viewing: NCGS Webinar Encore! “Tarheels in the Family Tree?, Part I”


19 September Live Webinar: Mark Lowe, CG, “NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”


3-5 October Webinar Free Viewing: Mark Lowe, CG, “NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”


21 November Live Webinar: Craig R. Scott, CG, “Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”


5-7 December Webinar Free Viewing: Craig R. Scott, CG, “Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”

Live Webinar Registration - NC Taxes

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

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Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking on the Register Now button, or go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/493293870     

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

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Tarheels Pt1 Preview

nc map provinces-PT1Enjoy this preview to Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 1, with Helen Leary. The free public viewing of the entire webinar will be available 18-20 July 2014.

You may register for this webinar at any time prior to the webinar weekend, or any day during the free viewing period. (Registration link on the main Webinars page.)

 

Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 1 Preview

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Newest Webinar - Freedmen's Bureau Records

DRichard-Photo2NCGS's newest webinar, Freedmen's Bureau Records by Diane L. Richard, is now available to all NCGS members by logging in, then clicking on the video offerings under the Webinar tab.
Members and non-members may purchase a Webinar CD of the presentation, which includes the syllabus (coming soon!).
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.

A sneak preview is available on the Webinars page.

Freedmen's Bureau Records Webinar

Freedmen's Bureau Records

Diane L. Richard

Freedmen Application

Are you seeking records for your southern ancestors in the immediate post Civil War time period (1865-1868)? Learn about this little known and used Federal record collection that is full of invaluable records for many ancestors, regardless of skin color or circumstances, who lived in North Carolina (or elsewhere from DE to TX). After the war many needed assistance, from maimed soldiers, to widows with children, to the aged and feeble, to ex-slaves and their former owners. Examples of records relating to rations, contracts and indentures, courts, abandoned land, schools, hospitals, and more are presented. 

 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.

You may download the PDF handout now by clicking on the link below.

Freedmen's Bureau Records Syllabus

(Image source: "Certificate of Applicant, Elizabeth Gardiner, 1867", scanned photocopy from microfilm, National Archives, Public Domain)

 

 

Freedmen's Bureau Records
(click on the Play icon to start the webinar)

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