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

 

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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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Online Resources - Live Webinar Registration

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Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA - “Online Resources are Key to Successful Research into North Carolina Ancestry”

Diane RichardSpace is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking on the  Register Now  button,

or go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/596659160763337729

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA

“Online Resources are Key to Successful Research into North Carolinian Ancestry”
A LIVE Webinar 17 February 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

The FREE viewing period of the recorded webinar will be 3-5 March 2017.

About the Webinar:
   Whether devising a research plan for an in-person visit or determining what records are extant and how you can access them, some Internet-based homework will prove valuable. Learn about the myriad online resources created by the State Archives of North Carolina, the State Library of North Carolina, and affiliate North Carolina institutions, which you will want to consult before you ever set foot in Raleigh to research your North Carolinian ancestors..

About the Speaker:
  Diane L. Richard is a professional genealogist and owner of Mosaic Research and Project Management. She has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 has focused more on the records of North Carolina, including African American (and slave) research and into those who migrated into, through, or out of North Carolina.
   Diane is a member of the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is the editor of Upfront with NGS, the blog of the National Genealogical Society, and Wake Treasures, the journal of the Wake County Genealogical Society. She is a regular author for Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle. Diane can be found online at www.mosaicrpm.com.

Title: Diane L. Richard - "Online Resources are Key to Successful Research into North Carolinian Ancestry"
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST 
This event is sponsored through Citrix GoToWebinar, and will be viewable via the link sent to you after registration. It will not be on the NCGS web site. 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).

View detailed system requirements

After the free 17 February 2017 live presentation, the recording of the webinar, “Online Resources are Key to Successful Research into North Carolinian Ancestry”, will be presented again on the NCGS website from 3–5 March 2017 and will be free for all to view. After 5 March the video will only be accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online bookstore (available April 2017).
The handout will be posted in the members only section of the NCGS website one week prior to the webinar.


State Archives - Live Webinar Registration

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Rescheduled!

Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA - “How a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of NC and the State Library of NC”

Diane RichardSpace is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking on the  Register Now  button,

or go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6205057967616697603

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA

“How a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of NC and the State Library of NC”
A LIVE Webinar 27 January 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Handout for this webinar, freely available to all: Use of Archives Handout (Click on the title). The handout is also available under the Webinars tab on the top menu bar.

About the Webinar:
   Preparation is key to making a successful visit to a research facility. Learn tips and tricks for what to do in advance of arriving in Raleigh. We’ll also walk through the nitty-gritty of an actual visit—everything from signing into the building through checking out at the security desk after an effective day of research.

About the Speaker:
  Diane L. Richard is a professional genealogist and owner of Mosaic Research and Project Management. She has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 has focused more on the records of North Carolina, including African American (and slave) research and into those who migrated into, through, or out of North Carolina.
   Diane is a member of the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is the editor of Upfront with NGS, the blog of the National Genealogical Society, and Wake Treasures, the journal of the Wake County Genealogical Society. She is a regular author for Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle. Diane can be found online at www.mosaicrpm.com.

Title: Diane L. Richard - "How a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of NC and the State Library of NC"
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST 
This event is sponsored through Citrix GoToWebinar, and will be viewable via the link sent to you after registration. It will not be on the NCGS web site. 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).

View detailed system requirements

After the free 27 January 2017 live presentation, the recording of the webinar, “How a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of NC and the State Library of NC", will be available on the NCGS website (by late February) for all to view, anytime. The handout will also available on the NCGS website, free for all to view.

Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records Webinar

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Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA

In this webinar, Diane L. Richard, editor of the NCGS Journal, will provide a virtual training for transcribing historical materials that are used in genealogical research and to produce publishable materials.
The key element for transcribing documents is ACCURACY. This means writing what you see in the actual document without interjecting personal inferences. This presentation will also provide examples, tips, tricks, and resources of best practices in document transcription.

Diane Richard is currently working on developing a handbook to go with this webinar. It should be available here by the end of 2016.

Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records
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Transcriptions Webinar

NCGS Presents Webinar on Accurate Record Transcribing

Do you want to learn how to transcribe historical documents correctly? Do you know how to indicate that a letter or word is undecipherable?
Diane L. Richard, editor of the NCGS Journal, has recorded a webinar “Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records”. It will provide virtual training for you to transcribe materials that are used in genealogical research and to produce publishable articles.

(Click on the title to open the webinar page.)

Born NC Preview

NC map-Rand McNally-smallEnjoy this preview to “Born NC and Living Elsewhere: Making the Connection Back” with Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA.

What if you only know born NC from a census, military record, or a child’s death record? Is it possible to figure out where in NC? With the 1850 census as the first census that provided the names of all individuals in a household as well as age and birthplace, this is often the first clue to where one’s ancestors were born!
A free public viewing of the entire webinar will be available 7-9 Oct 2016.

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. (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.

(Image source: "North Carolina. Rand McNally and Company, 1897", David Rumsey Map Collection, Cartography Associates, licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Born NC and Living Elsewhere: Making the Connection Back” Preview
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Quaker Records Preview

Friends Meeting House smallEnjoy this preview to Quaker Records and Migration, with Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA.

This webinar will examine the creation of Quaker records and their meaning for the researcher. The reasons for migration and migration patterns before and after the Revolutionary War will also be explored. North Carolina, prior to the Revolution, was a destination. As slavery became more of an issue for Quakers, North Carolina was the major source of out migration.

This webinar was presented live on 20 Nov 2015. A free public viewing of the entire webinar was available 4-6 Dec 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: "Friends Meeting House" (Guilford Co. NC 1869) by John Collins, Public Domain (PD-US) via Wikimedia)

Quaker Records and Migration Preview
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