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Upcoming Events

2017 Fall Conference

Announcing New Format for NCGS Fall Workshop – The event held annually by NCGS in the fall transforms into a conference format this year with the addition of multiple speakers and concurrent sessions. Please join us on 28 October 2017 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, North Carolina for a full day … Read more . . .


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Recorded Webinar Encore: “Freedman’s Bureau Records”, with Diane L. Richard

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present: Diane L. Richard – 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.


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The NCGS is among the most active and useful societies I have ever been associated with over 40 years of research. Anyone with North Carolina or other East Coast roots should take advantage of their resources, both archival and human.Jim Seagraves
What’s New with NCGS
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NCGS Featured Journal

Articles include Sampson Co. Poorhouse Records, Orange County Bastardy Bonds, Salisbury Dist Court Records. Now available online, free to members, and in print.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Aside from transcription, there are a host of activitites you can participate in that will benefit researchers everywhere, now and in the future. You do not have to be a resident of NC! For the full range of opportunities, please visit our Volunteeer page.

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NCGS Featured Publication

A must-have for anyone doing genealogy in North Carolina. Trace the development of the state, county by county, from northeast to southeast and then westward.

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Tools of the Trade

All is not lost if your ancestor is from a burned County. Learn what records exist and how to access them in the burned County of Mongtomery.

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Award Winners

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy for an individual whose longtime genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the study of family history in North Carolina is given to John Anderson Brayton.

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New at the NC Archives

Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Records, Hopkins Family Papers, County record updates for McDowell, New Hanover, and Richmond, and much more…