NCGS Webinars

NCGS Webinars

NCGS sponsors a number of video webinars throughout the year. All are made available to the public for three days of free viewing.  After the free viewing period, videos are always available to NCGS members who are signed in to the NCGS website.  Two  full videos are always available to the public, as well as the preview clips.  All webinar CDs are currently out-of-print, and are no longer being offered in the online store.

All Webinar Handouts (Member resource. Each individual webinar page also has a link to the associated handout.)

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.

Featured Webinar

Live Webinar: “Learning More About the Families and Records of the Moravian Church of North Carolina”, with J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA with discussion on the detailed and carefully-kept records of these religious Moravian people.

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Upcoming Webinars

Public Webinars

Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records Webinar

Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records 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. The key element for transcribing documents is ACCURACY. This means writing what you see … Read more . . .

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Use the State Archives of NC Webinar

How a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of NC and the State Library of NC Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA About the Webinar: Preparation is key to making a successful visit to a research facility. Learn tips and tricks for what to do in advance of arriving in Raleigh. We’ll also walk through the nitty-gritty … Read more . . .

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Recent Webinars

Orphans and Scholars: Genealogical Records Concerning Children Webinar

Victor T. Jones, Jr. This webinar discusses the four major categories of North Carolina records that focus on children: apprenticeships, guardianships, school records, and bastardy records. (Image source: “Apprentice”, repro. of painting by Emile Adan, Library of Congress, Public Domain) Available in the NCGS online store is North Carolina Research – Genealogy and Local History, … Read more . . .

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Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics Webinar

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 … Read more . . .

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Online Resources are Key to Successful Research into North Carolinian Ancestry Webinar

Online Resources are Key to Successful Research into North Carolinian Ancestry Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA Whether devising a research plan for an in-person visit or determining what records are extant and how you can access them, some Internet-based homework will prove valuable. Learn about the myriad online resources created by the State Archives of … Read more . . .

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Public 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.