The latest issue of the NCGS Journal is now available online to members. On the top menu bar, go to Publications>NCGS Journal, then choose NCGS Journal, 2015-2019 on that page.
The printed copy should be mailed out within a few weeks.
The latest issue of NCGS News, Jan 2016, 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), Burke County, North Carolina, Research, is also now available under the Resources tab.
2016 NCGS Awards – Call for Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 NCGS Awards. Among the most rewarding of NCGS programs, the awards promote continued excellence in North Carolina genealogy and also inspire others to publish abstracts and transcriptions of North Carolina county and state records, cemetery and Bible records, family histories, and society journals and newsletters and to develop informative genealogical websites. The Awards Committee urges you to join the society in recognizing the labors of deserving individuals and societies by submitting a nomination for a 2016 NCGS Award in one of several categories.
The NCGS Awards nominations are open from January until 15 August 2016.
The categories for the 2016 NCGS Awards are as follows:
1. The Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a periodical (newsletter) published by a local North Carolina genealogical society.
2. The Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a periodical (journal) published by a local North Carolina genealogical society.
3. The Award for Excellence in Web Presence for a freely accessible website promoting North Carolina genealogy.
4. The Award for Excellence in Publishing for a book, or a set of books, of abstracts or transcriptions of an original North Carolina record and published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
5. The Award for Excellence in a Publication Relevant to North Carolina Genealogy, published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
6. The Award for Excellence in Publishing for a book of family history relevant to North Carolina and published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
7. The Award for Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy for an individual whose longtime genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the study of family history in North Carolina. The genealogical contributions may be regional.
8. The Award for Outstanding Contribution to NCGS by a Member for an individual whose work within the NCGS has been outstanding.
Each submission requires a Nomination Form, which should be mailed to NCGS Awards, PO Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815. A copy of any publication being nominated must accompany the submission, as well as complete contact information and any relevant supporting material, data, or additional written endorsement. Please include the latest 4 issues of a nominated newsletter or journal. Closing date for submissions is 15 August 2016.
Guidelines for NCGS Awards for genealogical publications, websites, and individuals worthy of consideration for nomination are posted on the Awards page of the NCGS website. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges, and awards will be presented during the NCGS Annual Meeting to be held in the fall of 2016. Printed materials should properly cite their sources. Submissions of printed material are donated to Genealogy Services collection of the State Library of North Carolina in Raleigh after the judging process. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Please help NCGS acknowledge and honor worthy individual and society endeavors in publishing and other contributions to North Carolina genealogy by nominating their work for the NCGS Awards Program this year.
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.