Since our founding in 1974, NCGS has served its members by acquainting them with North Carolina research materials and methods, and by promoting the collection and preservation of North Carolina genealogical information.

As an NCGS Member, in addition to the benefits listed below, you will become part of the North Carolina genealogical family, helping researchers across the country to learn about their North Carolina ancestors, now and long in to the future. Join today.

Includes all benefits noted below plus two queries per year in the NCGS News.
Includes all benefits noted below for two family members in the same household, plus four queries per year in the NCGS News
Includes all benefits noted below plus four queries per year in the NCGS News.
Includes a subscription to the NCGS News, and a hard-copy subscription to the NCGS Journal, but does not include queries or access to members-only content.

Join by Mail

Complete the membership form on our downloadable Membership Brochure, and return it, along with your dues to:

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


Renew your membership online or by mail here

Benefits of Membership

Full online access to past issues of the NCGS JOURNAL

Past issues of our quarterly journal, the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal are available in PDF format to members. You can access and download journal issues from 1975 to the present. That’s over 11,000 pages of genealogical goodness.

Subscription to quarterly NCGS JOURNAL

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Genealogical Society Journal, contains well-researched articles of genealogical value and numerous abstracts of unpublished records relating to North Carolina. Your Journal can be delivered electronically or by postal mail. (Note: Members whose mailing address is outside the United States will access the NCGS Journal electronically.)

Unlmited viewing of Recorded NCGS Webinars

NCGS presents free live webinars throughout the year. 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 only to NCGS members. In addition, the webinar handout is a member-only benefit.

Discounted Workshops

Members receive a discount on registration fees for NCGS workshops held in various locations throughout the state. The Fall Workshop is held in conjunction with the Society’s Annual Meeting in the fall. NCGS also co-sponsors workshops with member societies in the spring and summer.

Exclusive Website Content

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.

Subscription to NCGS News

Our bi-monthly electronic newsletter 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.

Partner and NCGS Bookstore Discounts

NCGS has partnered with other organizations to provide member discounts. Both Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy magazines offer discounted rates to our members. now offers NCGS members a reduced rate (50%) on subscriptions. Members also receive a 10% discount on all items in our bookstore. Members can view partner discount information here.

Download a printable Membership Brochure.