The North Carolina Genealogical Society is proud to announce the release of two new titles in PDF format on computer CDs:
- North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, Editor, Second Edition. This is the revised second edition of the book that set the standard for state research guides with its award-winning 1980 first edition. It is useful for research in nearly every southeastern state that had its legal foundation in common law. This 1996 edition includes a completely revised chapter on research strategies that addresses the needs of both novice and advanced genealogists. The PDF is completely searchable.
- Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, N. C., Newspapers, 1799–1839. The abstracts been scanned and saved on a fully searchable CD (PC and Mac compatible). Lois Smathers Neal (1912-1986) was a founder and charter member of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. A native of Haywood County, North Carolina, she was a graduate of Duke University and received her formal library training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society needs volunteers for NCGS webinars coming up in 2012 and 2013. Volunteers will be trained to help facilitate these online events. The only requirement is that you need to have a good internet connection and headphones with a microphone. Because these events are virtual, you do not need to be in the Raleigh area to help. We would like to have 4-8 people on a list who can help with monitoring the meetings, helping with rehearsals, recordings, managing communications. If you have a curiosity about this delivery methodology, please contact Mary Gray (Mary_L_Gray@yahoo.com).
The Awards Committee offers the following guidelines for publications, websites, and individuals worthy of consideration for nomination for the annual NCGS Awards:
Comparing one publication with another in its category to consider which is more worthy of an award, NCGS Award judges take into account what is good and what needs improvement in each publication with a number of specific qualities being considered, as appropriate, for periodicals, books, and websites.
Detailed criteria are available in the following document: NCGS Awards Guidelines.
The January 2012 issue of the NCGS News is the last issue that will be printed and mailed.
Beginning with the March 2012 issue, the NCGS News will be conveniently delivered to your e-mail inbox.
NCGS News will be published bi-monthly instead of quarterly beginning in 2012. That means you will receive six issues per year instead of four. NCGS News will now be able to offer more timely news about the North Carolina genealogical community to help you with your research.
The January 2012 issue of NCGS News was mailed to all members and will also be e-mailed to all members for whom NCGS has a valid e-mail address. Did you receive this issue of NCGS News in your e-mail inbox? If it did not arrive in your inbox, did you check your junk/spam folder? (Be sure to set permission to receive e-mails from NCGS.)
If you do not receive an electronic copy of the January 2012 issue of NCGS News by mid-January, then we do not have your current e-mail address in our database. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “updated email address” as a subject line or use the online form at http://bit.ly/ncgs-email-form. We must have your e-mail address to ensure that you will receive future issues of NCGS News.
30 June 2012
The North Carolina Genealogical Society will present its annual Speakers Forum on Saturday, 30 June 2012, at the Wake County Commons Center, 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC.
Watch the NCGS News newsletter and the NCGS website for more information as it becomes available.
Your genealogy needs are important to NCGS. We have been busy creating new formats for our website, newsletter, and journal. The workshop offerings have become increasingly more versatile. We added the ability for members to submit articles and links of interest to North Carolina researchers to be published on the website. Now, we are asking for your input for future planning.
The NCGS survey of member preferences is here in an electronic format. Click on the “Survey” tab in the blue menu bar on the top of the home page, complete the survey, and click “submit” when done. You do not have to complete the survey again if you have mailed the survey form located in the fall NCGS newsletter. The online survey is identical to the one included with the newsletter.
We appreciate your membership in NCGS and this survey will help our committee chairpersons as they guide the Society into 2011 and beyond.
If you have any problems with this survey please e-mail our webmaster.