About NCGS

The North Carolina Genealogical Society, chartered in 1974, is open to all who are interested in genealogical or historical research. Our goals are to:

  • increase interest in and raise the standards of research and compilation by means of educational programs and publications;
  • acquaint members with research sources and materials in North Carolina and elsewhere;
  • serve as a medium of exchange of genealogical information;
  • promote the collection, preservation, and utilization of manuscripts, documents, and other materials of genealogical and historical value.

Here is a map showing all the places you will find our members around the world.

Fulfilling our Mission

In pursuit of these goals, NCGS maintains the following programs with the help of volunteers:

  • Workshops are held in various locations throughout the state featuring knowledgeable, nationally-recognized speakers. The Fall Workshop is held in conjunction with the Society‚Äôs Annual Meeting. Workshops in the spring and summer are co-sponsored with NCGS member societies. View our upcoming workshops.
  • Free live webinars are presented throughout the year. The information provided in these webinars will be useful to all researchers of southern states and their peoples. The recordings of these webinars are made available to the public for three days of free viewing. After the free viewing period, all recorded webinars are available to NCGS members. Non-members can purchase webinars on CD from the NCGS Bookstore. Learn more about our webinars.
  • Our quarterly publication, the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, contains well-researched articles of genealogical value and numerous abstracts of unpublished records relating to North Carolina. Find out more about NCGS Journal.
  • Our monthly electronic newsletter, the NCGS News, contains event updates, research tips and news of interest to genealogists researching North Carolina ancestors. This subscription is available to both members and non-members. View current and past editions of NCGS News
  • Members have access to all issues of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, from 1975 forward, the Delamar Revolutionary War Transcriptions, the index to the Secretary of State Revolutionary Military Papers, 1767-1855, and more. New content is continually being added. Check out all of our resources.
  • Each year, NCGS honors worthy individual and society endeavors in publishing and other contributions to North Carolina genealogy. Awards are presented at the NCGS Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting. View past award winners and find out how to make a nomination.
  • NCGS partners with other organizations to preserve and to make available records of genealogical importance, such as assisting the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ effort to raise funds to digitize the War of 1812 pension files.
  • While not maintaining a library of its own, the Society promotes and encourages the development of the many fine research centers across the state. Books given to the Society for the purpose of a Journal review are donated to the Genealogical Branch of the State Library of North Carolina. Find out how to submit a publication for review in the Journal.
  • Thanks to the generosity of former NCGS board member and well known North Carolina genealogist, the late Frances Holloway Wynne, NCGS partners with the State Archives of North Carolina to offer an internship for the purpose of cataloging and preparing materials previously unavailable for use by researchers. Learn more about the Wynne Intern Program.


We are incorporated in the State of North Carolina and are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3)corporation. Our By-Laws call for an Executive Committee comprised of the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Executive Committee members serve a two-year term. The Board of Directors is comprised of the Executive Committee, six Directors and the immediate past President.

Read the current NCGS Bylaws (pdf).

View our current Board of Directors and Committee Chairs.

The Board meets each quarter to conduct the Society’s business. In the fourth quarter of each year, NCGS holds an annual meeting for the purpose of electing Board members and hearing reports from the Officers and committees. All meetings and events can be found on our Events page.


Our Form 990s are available for viewing on Guidestar.org. You can view our most recent Form 990 Tax Return here.

Contact us

By Mail

NCGS 6300 Creedmoor Road, Suite 170 #323 Raleigh, North Carolina 27612

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