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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 . . .

Fall Conference is Around the Corner

Are you looking to improve your genealogy research skills?Have you dabbled with DNA, but don’t know where to go next?Do you need help with North Carolina resources? The 2019 NCGS Fall Conference may be just for you! Join us on Friday and Saturday, 1-2 November 2019 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman … Read more . . .

“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 . . .

North Carolina Loose Estates, County Index

Counties marked with an asterisk no longer exist, but the notes may be helpful in determining if any records survive, and where they might be found.  Alamance  Carteret  Edgecombe  Johnston  Pamlico  Swain  Albemarle*  Caswell  Forsyth  Jones  Pasquotank  Transylvania  Alexander  Catawba  Franklin  Lee  Pender  Tryon*  Alleghany  Chatham  Gaston  Lenoir  Perquimans  Tyrrell  Anson  Cherokee  Gates  Lincoln  Person … 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 . . .

North Carolina Estate Files, Alamance County Index

Alamance County (link to FamilySearch page)Established in 1849 from Orange County. (To do a quick search, use your browser’s search function. Press. Ctrl + F (Windows) or ⌘ Command + F (Mac).) Adams, Bettie & Walter G (1895) Adams, Boaz (1884) Albright, Ardelia (1941) Albright, Catherine (1896) Albright, D H (1913) Albright, Emily (1934) Albright, … Read more . . .

North Carolina Estate Files, Albemarle County Index

Albemarle CountyEstablished in 1663; abolished in 1738. Not available on Family Search.No paper records.Microfilm records available at the State Archives of North Carolina:Miscellaneous Records, 1678-1737; 1 reel

North Carolina Estate Files, Alexander County Index

Alexander County (link to FamilySearch page)Established in 1847 from Caldwell, Iredell, and Wilkes counties. Many court records burned by Federal troops in 1865. (To do a quick search, use your browser’s search function. Press. Ctrl + F (Windows) or ⌘ Command + F (Mac).) List of decedents and wards – 4 images (1867) (look under … Read more . . .

North Carolina Estate Files, Alleghany County Index

Alleghany County (link to FamilySearch page)Established in 1859 from Ashe County. Courthouse fire in 1932 destroyed a few permanently valuable records. (To do a quick search, use your browser’s search function. Press. Ctrl + F (Windows) or ⌘ Command + F (Mac).) Abbiati, Frank (1908) Alexander, A B (1875) Alexander, Polly (1895) Anders, Calvin (1862) … Read more . . .