The NGS Conference is coming to Raleigh in 2017!
The NGS conference, which will be held in Raleigh in May 2017, is right around the corner. Although it’s over a year away, from a planning perspective it is right around the corner.
We are soliciting volunteers for the event. We have a rough idea of the tasks that are needed and would like to get your name on the list of volunteers. Contact Sharon Gable at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list.
Volunteers will be needed to pack bags before the conference starts, help with registration of the thousands of people who will be attending the conference, man the society booth in the exhibit hall, monitor lecture rooms, and serve as “Ask Me” people in the hospitality booth to help visitors locate restaurants, etc., in Raleigh as well as help those who have gotten turned around moving from one lecture to another in the convention center.
Some positions, such as room monitor (who ensures that all people who go into a lecture room are registered patrons and are wearing a name badge), should be those who plan to register for the conference. The idea here is that if you've planned to attend that particular lecture anyway, you can help NCGS by volunteering to be a room monitor for that lecture. Many other tasks can be done whether you plan to attend the conference or not. As with all volunteer positions, there is no compensation for these tasks except a hearty thank you from me, the NCGS board, and all the people you help.
More details and volunteer assignments will be available after the program for the NGS 2017 Family History Conference comes out.
Would you like to contribute to the NCGS Journal? The Journal Editor is providing various documents for transcription to volunteers interesting in contributing.
We have a new page listing the current documents available, with sample images. Under the Publications tab on the main menu, look under "NCGS Journal", then click on the "NCGS Journal Transcription Projects" menu item. Further information is on the page, with a link to the Volunteer Form.
This page will be constantly evolving as projects are assigned and new ones are added.
The latest issue of NCGS News, Nov 2015, is now available online under the Publications tab.
In addition, the latest installment of the "Tools of the Trade" series (as featured in NCGS News), Anson County, North Carolina, Created From Bladen County in 1750, is also now available under the Resources tab.
The latest issue of the NCGS Journal is now available on the website. You must be logged in as a member to access. (In the Member Menu, click on "NCGS Journal", then navigate to the "2015" folder.)
Hard copy should be mailed out by the second week of November.
Members, please make sure your mailing address is up-to-date! Just below the login area is a shortcut link to your "Account Profile".
The latest edition of the NCGS News, Sep 2015, is now available online. Click on "NCGS News" under "Publications" on the top menu bar. Scroll to the bottom of the page for this year's issues.
Recently, a member brought to our attention that the member benefit for magazine discounts no longer worked. (Thank you!)
We discovered that this past spring, Family Chronicle Magazine had changed its name to Your Genealogy Today. In doing so, this apparently also changed their website links, which in turn broke our links to the discounts offered in the past for both both it and Internet Genealogy magazine.
We are pleased to announce the publisher has not only provided us with updated links, but has also offered NCGS Members a 20% discount to all products in their online store, including magazine subscriptions.
See the Magazine Discounts section in the left-hand column to take advantage of this benefit. (You must be logged in as a Member to access the page.)