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Upcoming Events

2018 Spring Workshop: Advancing Your Research with DNA

  What could be better than advancing your genealogy skills and enjoying a spring weekend near the beach at the same time? Join us for the NCGS Spring Workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina, on 10 March 2018, and discover ways to apply DNA to your genealogy. Spend your free time that day, or make plans … Read more . . .

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Recorded Webinar: “Pre-1913 Vital Records”, with Diane L. Richard

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present: Diane L. Richard “Pre-1913 Vital Records – Challenging and Elusive and Not Necessarily Impossible to Find” This recorded Webinar will be freely available to the public from 2-4 February 2018 (12 am Friday to 12 pm Sunday, EST). (The live webinar was originally presented on 21 Nov … Read more . . .

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What’s New with NCGS
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NCGS Featured Journal

Articles include Claims of British Merchants After The Rev. War, Rev. War Service Records and Settlements, and Some Colonial Tax Lists of Rowan Co., 1768-1775. 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

Abstracts of approximately 1,175 letters of resignation of militia officers in North Carolina from 1779 to 1840, taken from the North Carolina General Assembly Session Records and other sources.

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Tools of the Trade

Most of us would be proud to know that one of our ancestors was a soldier or patriot in the Revolutionary War, and there lies the challenge … knowing.

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Award Winners

The Awards Committee is pleased to present the winners of its 2017 NCGS Awards that honor outstanding contributions to the North Carolina genealogical community.

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New at the NC Archives

Mecklenburg, Moore, and Northampton county records; Robinson, Ward, Windley, and Woodard Bible records; several family papers collections, and much more…