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NCGS Webinars

NCGS presents live webinars on Webinar Wednesdays throughout the year. Each live webinar, post-webinar Q&A session, and handout is free for members. Watch the NCGS News newsletter and this website for the current schedule.

Recordings of the live webinars and the accompanying handouts are found in the members section of the website for viewing anytime by NCGS members. Public replays of select recorded webinars occur several times during year. Public replays do not include handouts.

Two full videos, “Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records” and “How a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of North Carolina,” are always available to the public, as are the preview clips of the recorded webinars.

Featured Webinar

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All webinar CDs are currently out-of-print and are no longer being offered in the online store.

Webinar Flyer – Upcoming webinars and a list of all recorded webinars, with brief descriptions of each, may be seen on this downloadable/printable pdf.

The North Carolina Series

Helen F. M. Leary displays NC Research
Helen F. M. Leary displays NC Research

The North Carolina Series of webinars is produced by the North Carolina Genealogical Society for all interested in the history and genealogy of this state and its people.  North Carolina’s renowned genealogist, Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, begins the series with the question: “Tarheels in Your Family Tree?”.

Genealogists will find that many families came through North Carolina – some stayed, others moved on, and a few returned.  The information that Ms. Leary and other speakers provide will be useful to all researchers of southern states and their peoples.  The text for this series is North Carolina Research Genealogy and Local History, Helen F. M. Leary, CG, FASG, Editor.  It is available in the NCGS Store for purchase.
Enjoy the following clip of Helen’s talk as an introduction to the North Carolina Series.  Full presentations of all webinars are available to NCGS members in the member section of this website.

Upcoming Webinars

Public Webinars

America250 and NCGS – Learn More About NC Research 2023

The break slides used for America250-NC event in Raleigh, NC, 20 May 2023, which have links in the slides for further research, as well as info about upcoming events.

Overview Recording of Researching in NC – Based on NGS Research in the States – North Carolina

Simplifying the unique geologic secrets and travel patterns of North Carolina that will lead us to new discoveries and records, focusing on the state’s exceptional records and the people who made it their home.

Webinar Previews

These short clips, available for public viewing, give insight into the content of some of our recorded webinars. The full webinar recordings are always available to NCGS members.

Recent Webinars

Plank Road Company share certificate

Infrastructure Records of North Carolina and Their Use in Genealogical Research

— Presented by Stewart Dunaway —
Infrastructure records consist of roads, bridges, ferry, ordinary and mill records which define the necessary infrastructure to migrate across North Carolina and surrounding states. This presentation will cover the record types and what genealogy information can be found within them.

Salisbury Prison 1864

A Salisbury Diary: Extracting Evidence for Context and Content

— Presented by Jill Morelli, CG — What is “context” and how can we use it to understand the lives of our ancestors? Learn how to conduct a search for manuscripts and integrate the experiences into the life events of another.

Vahalla Road

On the Road Again: Are Your Ancestors Hiding in Road Records?

— Presented by Diane L. Richard, MEng, MBA — Roads were built and maintained by the local community, thus the members of the road crews were appointed by the county court. The records provide incredible insight … at a time when few other records were being created.