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2023 NCGS Virtual Conference

Initial registration is now open for the 2023 NCGS Virtual Conference. On the Home page, scroll down to the Upcoming Events section, and click on the title to open the event page for full details and tickets.

2024 Virtual Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the NCGS 2024 Virtual Conference, which will be held on March 15-16, 2024. Access the full event page in the Upcoming Events section of the home page for complete details and ticket purchase.

A “Hand-out” for Your Poor Ancestors: Local Parishes, and Counties Stepped Up

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— Presented by Diane L. Richard, MEng, MBA — Providing relief to those in need is not a modern concept. Throughout history, the records reflect the provision for assistance or relief to those in need. Whether one received food, a dispensation to not pay taxes, support money for a bastard child, was apprenticed, hospitalized in a sanitarium, or facing other struggles, they may have been the recipient of some form of relief for the poor.

Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records

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— Presented by Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA — In this webinar, Diane L. Richard, editor of the NCGS Journal, will provide a virtual training for transcribing historical materials that are used in genealogical research and to produce publishable materials.

Basics of African-Native American Genealogy

— Presented by Angela Walton-Raji — Many African-American families have a family story of an ancestor who was said to be of Native American ancestry. In most cases, there is little knowledge of how this can be studied. This lecture looks at the types of records in which many “blended families” can be examined.

Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics Webinar Replay

Anita Finger-Smith Many people from North Carolina with traditions of Native American ancestry often assume the ancestry was Cherokee. Identifying the tribal communities residing in North Carolina, their geographic location, and their recognition status will help in channeling possible tribal affiliations.If the indicators lean toward Cherokee ancestry, the webinar will demonstrate how Cherokee genealogical research … Read more . . .

Finding, Understanding, and Using Deeds in Your Research

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— Presented by David McCorkle — Deeds are extremely useful in genealogical research for determining time and place, relationships, neighbors, wealth, occupations, and more. They are also the most voluminous records you’ll encounter dating from before the founding of North Carolina up to right now, and deeds for a specific property can be scattered amongst multiple counties.

Get Lost in Ledgers – The Unique Looking Glass into Our Ancestors’ Lives

— Presented by Diane L. Richard, MEng, MBA — Business/organization ledgers document everyday business transactions that involved North Carolinian families. This webinar focuses on the many kinds of ledgers used by North Carolina businesses and highlights where we can locate these ledgers and what we can learn from them.

Identifying Robert Walker’s Ancestry

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— Presented by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG — Robert Walker of Rockingham County, North Carolina, and Orange County, Indiana, vanished without a trace in 1829. This webinar will discuss what the records (census, probate, land), etc. revealed … and how the evidence supports the conclusion.

Indentured Servitude in North Carolina

Indenture Certificate 1738

— Presented by Craig R. Scott — Indentured servitude was of immense value to colonial America. Through the headright system, it allowed for the transportation of men and women who were either unable to afford or were actually unwilling to travel to the colonies and settle in a land desperately in need of people