30 Aug 2014 - Four new counties have been added to the Index - Ashe, Cumberland, Macon, and Forsyth.
22,921 new names were added to the Surname Decedent Index, with 17,232 names from Forsyth County, alone. This brings the total number of names in the Index to 110,809. All name groups have more names added to them (some more than others, of course).
Who will you find today?
Update: 23 Sep 2014 - Added listing of defunct counties, indicated by an asterisk: *. Added notes to each county regarding county formation date, parent county or counties and, if defunct, the child counties. Some counties have notes about missing records. The index table has been broken down into two separate tables. Links to the tables appear on the main page, rather than the tables themselves. Not all counties have been indexed, but all are now linked to from the main County Index Table, and have the county name on each respective page, in turn, linked to the appropriate FamilySearch page.
Update: 24 Sep 2014 - The reconfiguration of the page apparently scrambled the Decedent Index links. Those have been fixed.
Interested in contributing content to the NCGS Journal?
Journal Editor Larry W. Cates has written an article providing insights and guidelines on doing just that. This article appeared in the September NCGS News, and is now available on its own page on the website. Look under Publications>NCGS Journal on the top menu bar, and click on "Contributing to the NCGS Journal".
If you would like to contribute, please visit our Volunteer! page to complete the form sent to our Volunteer Coordinator.
A new project is under way at NCGS! Volunteers are in the process of transcribing all the printed indexes from the NCGS Journal. From 1975 to 1993, these were added to the last Issue of the year, as an annual index. From 1994 onward, indexes were included at the end of each Issue. This is a massive undertaking, and we are just getting started. You can see our results, so far, under "Publications" at the top menu. Look at the drop-down menu item "NCGS Journal", then "NCGS Journal Index". This is made freely available to the public as a research tool. Past issues of the NCGS Journal are available on CD in our online store, and are always available to members online.
The latest NCGS Journal, Vol. 40 No. 3, August 2014, is now available online. To access it, you must be logged in as a member. The hard-copy print version should be going out late July/early August.
We recently experienced an issue with DNS name servers pointing incorrectly, which in effect meant the addressing to our site was broken. The problem was identified and corrected, and we're back.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
This has also affected our email - it may take a few days before we are able to receive/respond to any email sent to the NCGS Administrator or the Webmaster.
UPDATE: 22 Jun 2014 - Our email appears to be functioning normally, once again.
NCGS's newest webinar, Freedmen's Bureau Records by Diane L. Richard, is now available to all NCGS members by logging in, then clicking on the video offerings under the Webinar tab.
Members and non-members may purchase a Webinar CD of the presentation, which includes the syllabus (coming soon!).
Also available in the NCGS online bookstore is North Carolina Research - Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series and Webinar CDs for all released webinars.
A sneak preview is available on the Webinars page.