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“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.

Editor’s Message After the exploration of one more general store ledger (William Britton), it is now time to explore the extant small business ledgers for other types of local businesses. We’ll first consider “liquor” ledgers. Your editor’s love affair with ledgers started with Henry Reid’s surviving Burke County records. We’ll then examine the ledger of a … Read more . . .

Call For Presentations: NCGS Fall Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is seeking proposals from dynamic and engaging speakers for our 2024 Fall Conference, which will be a special event marking our 50th Anniversary! The conference is scheduled to take place at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, NC, on October 25-26.  Deadline for Submission: March 31st, 2024Speakers will … Read more . . .

You’re Invited to the 2024 NCGS Virtual Conference!

We are delighted to present the 2024 NCGS Virtual Conference to North Carolina family history researchers around the world on March 15-16. No matter where in the world you are, if you have a good internet connection, you can register and attend. This year’s roundup of speakers includes: During their classes you’ll learn: Following the … Read more . . .

NCGS Journal Vol. 49 No.3 (Part 4) is Available Online

The latest journal issue, “Let’s Get Lost In Ledgers: So Much Genealogically Relevant Information Waiting To Be Discovered (Part 4)” is now available online for all NCGS Members. Editor’s Message We continue to explore small business ledgers. As previously mentioned, general store and related ledgers are the most common surviving, genealogically relevant ledgers found. We … Read more . . .

Congratulations to the 2023 NCGS Award Winners

2023 NCGS Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s NCGS awards. Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a Journal Published by a LocalNorth Carolina Genealogical Society Journal of the Burke County Genealogical SocietyEditor: Phillip M. Heavner Award for Excellence in Publishing for a Book, or a Set of Books, of Abstracts orTranscriptions of an Original North … Read more . . .

NCGS Annual Meeting and Elections

NCGS members are invited to participate in the NCGS Annual Meeting on October 28th, 2023, at 11:45 a.m. at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, in conjunction with the 2023 Fall Conference. The Annual Financial Statement will be made available along with reports from the board. The meeting is … Read more . . .

Fall Conference Bonus Lectures

We are delighted to announce that all Fall Conference Attendees will have access to the following bonus lectures. Strengthening Roots and Revealing History: Empowering African Americans Through Genealogical Lineage Societies with Andre Kearns Lineage societies provide a unique opportunity to explore, safeguard, and highlight the impactful roles our ancestors played in history, and offer us a … Read more . . .

You’re invited to the 2023 Fall Conference!

Registration is now open for the 2023 NCGS Fall Conference held Saturday, October 28th in Raleigh or via online live-stream. Experienced in traditional research, and lacking confidence in the use of DNA? Been struggling to create an effective plan that combines paper records with DNA testing to expand that family tree? Shannon Combs-Bennett has just … Read more . . .

Genealogy Roundup | August 2023

Submit your NCGS Award Nominations by August 15th. Read “Peace in the Uwharries” in the August 2023 Our State Magazine. The article focuses on a longtime reunion of two African American families in Randolph County and the research of historian and genealogist Margo Lee Williams. A Charlotte man fell into an abandoned elevator shaft 40 … Read more . . .

Mark Your Calendars for August’s Free On-Demand Webinar!

Get FREE access to, “The Goodliest Soyle”: Finding, Reading, & Interpreting North Carolina Land Records” with Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS from Friday, August 4 –Sunday, August 6. About the Webinar: “The Goodliest Soyle” is the fifth in a series of webinars on North Carolina land, its beginnings as property available for settlement, geographic genealogy, … Read more . . .

3 Free Online Resources for North Carolina Genealogy

Are you on the lookout for some resources that will assist with your North Carolina genealogy research? Here are three FREE online resources that may help you make progress finding your Tar Heel ancestors. North Carolina Genealogical Society At the North Carolina Genealogical Society, we provide researchers with numerous resources. You’ll find some of our … Read more . . .

NCGS at the National Genealogical Conference

If you attended the National Genealogical Society Conference in Richmond, VA, from June 1-3, you may have seen the North Carolina Genealogical Society booth with Executive Director Michele Doyle and our booksellers Russ and Diane Barberio, plus many volunteers, in the vendor hall. Many of you stopped by to say hello and we enjoyed hearing … Read more . . .