“Let’s Get Lost In Ledgers: So Much Genealogically Relevant Information Waiting To Be Discovered (Part 5)” is now available online for all NCGS Members.
Call For Presentations: NCGS Fall Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration
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2024 NCGS Fall Conference

The North Carolina Genealogical Society Fall Conference and Annual Meeting celebrates the 50th Anniversary of NCGS, October 2024.

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Live Webinar with Emily Richardson, May 2024

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present Emily Coffman Richardson’s “Lineage Societies – Choices, Applications and Requirements”. This live Webinar will be available to the public on Wednesday, 1 May 2024, at 7 pm ET.

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NCGS Featured Journal

“Joyner’s Jewels: African American Fraternal Organization Records”, “League of Women Voters NC (1926-28)”, “Charlotte Clubs (1894)”, “Private Collections, African American Organizations & Bibliography”, and more. Now available online, free to members, and in print.

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! And for the full range of volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer page

NCGS Featured Publication

This is the updated, revised second edition of the book that set the standard for state research guides with its award-winning 1st Edition published in 1980. It’s not just how to do North Carolina genealogy, it’s how to do genealogy period! (Hardback, 620 pages)

Tools of the Trade

Ansonville, which was the county seat of Anson County at the time, suffered a fire on 2 April 1868. While most of the probate records and deeds survived, many of the earliest records did not, so records before 1790 may be spotty.

2019 NCGS Award Winners

Award Winners

Each year, the North Carolina Genealogical Society honors worthy individual and society endeavors in publishing and other contributions to North Carolina genealogy. Visit our Award page to see categories and criteria, all past award winners, and access the nomination form.

New at the NC Archives

County records, state records, private collections, and much more…