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Upcoming Events

2017 NCGS Fall Conference

Register now for this year’s expanded fall event, offering a keynote lecture followed by four additional sessions, with two lectures to choose from each session. Learn research techniques to use in North Carolina’s “burned” counties, how to find records that breathe life into family history, methods and resources to successfully identify African American ancestors in … Read more . . .

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Live Webinar: “Orphans & Scholars: Genealogical Records Concerning Children”, with Victor Jones, Jr.

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present: Victor T. Jones, Jr, with discussion on the four major categories of North Carolina records that focus on children.

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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…