The North Carolina Archives has announced the launch of two online digital collections.
See the latest NC Archives blog article for details, North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project. An excerpt of the article follows:
The North Carolina State Archives is very proud to announce a new online collection, the North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, and the North Carolina State Archives Digital Collections website, which will combine all of our digital collections housed in CONTENTdm. Begun in 2007, the purpose of the newspaper project was to digitize newspapers from our collections that were, up until that time, only available on microfilm. These materials are now available online and include papers dating from 1752-1890s from cities like Edenton (1787-1801), Fayetteville (1798-1795), Hillsboro (1786), New Bern (1751-1804), Salisbury (1799-1898), and Wilmington (1765-1816) - a total of 23,483 digital images that are keyword searchable. The project was made possible by a LSTA grant provided by the State Library of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society is expanding its members-only offering of North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal issues on its website.
Until now, members have been able to access PDFs of Journal issues released between the first issue of February 1975 and the November 2000 issue. The Journal will now be available up to and including two years prior to the current membership year. This means that by January 1st, 2010, the issues from 2001 through 2007 will be posted to the website. Every January, another year's worth of issues of the Journal will be posted.
The Journal issues on the web are full-text searchable on a per-issue basis.
The NCGS Website allows registered members of the site to submit listings for societies, libraries, and archives of interest to North Carolina researchers. One does not have to be a member of the Society to submit these listings. This is an excellent way to let other researchers know about your local society or a library or repository you found. The initial creators of listings can update them. (For listings that already exist, you can e-mail the webmaster to claim and maintain a listing.)
The submissions will be subject to editing and approval by members of the publications committee. Listings should be of interest for genealogical researchers living in or working on research in North Carolina.
The BCG Education Fund, a Massachusetts charitable trust, is accepting applications for the annual Donald Mosher Memorial Award. Application deadline each year is 20 February. The annual $500 grant, established in 2001 by Merrill Hill Mosher, CG, of Coos Bay, Oregon, in memory of her late husband, funds scholarly research on Colonial Virginia topics in the following categories: family genealogy, study of immigrant origins, or projects focused on obscure or difficult unpublished Virginia resources. Announcement of the winning entry and presentation of the Award occur at the National Genealogical Society Conference. Additional information is online at http://www.bcgcertification.org/educationfund/. Interested applicants may also contact the Donald Mosher Memorial Award Administrator, Beverly Rice, CG, at MosherAward@bcgcertification.org.
The NCGS Website allows members of the North Carolina Genealogical Society to submit links. (This does not apply to library, society, and other institutional memberships.)
These links can be published immediately, but are reviewed on a periodic basis by the technology committee. Links should be of general interest for genealogical researchers in North Carolina. Links can be resources, including websites containing personal research.
To submit a link:
- Go to the website.
- Log in.
- Click "Submit a Link."
- Add a name for the link. This will be the "clickable" text in the link.
- Select a category in the pull-down list of categories.
- Type or paste in the URL.
- We request that you leave the Published option set to "No."
- (Optional): Add a short description of the link.
- Scroll back to the top and click "Save."
Once you have done this, your link has been submitted. On a periodic basis, members of the technology committee go through the submitted links and decide which links should be posted, and edit the text of the link names and descriptions for consistency and clarity.