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NCGS Mission Statement

Our Mission is:
1. to increase interest in and raise the standards of research and compilation by means of educational programs and publications.
2. to acquaint members with research sources and materials in North Carolina and elsewhere.
3. to serve as a medium of exchange of genealogical information.
4. to promote the collection, preservation, and utilization of manuscripts, documents, and other materials of genealogical and historical value.
For more detailed information, please view our short slideshow about the North Carolina Genealogical Society.


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Save the Pensions!

preservethepensionsDonate Now! Join with the NCGS to support the FGS to raise funds to digitize the War of 1812 pension files and make them accessible online – free and forever!

For more information, see the FGS Preserve the Pensions page.

Member Benefit: Magazine Discounts

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a renewal of two great member benefits - discounts on two great genealogy publications - plus a discount on all purchases through the publisher's online store!

Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle) and Internet Genealogy are offering NCGS members a 20% discount on all purchases, including magazine subscription.

To receive this benefit, log as a Member into the NCGS website, then visit our NCGS Members Magazine Discount page.

Member Benefit: FindMyPast Discount


The North Carolina Genealogical Soceity has partnered with Findmypast to provide a members-only reduced rate on subscriptions. To receive this benefit, log into the NCGS website, then visit our Find My Past Discount page.

For questions about the North Carolina Genealogical Society, and it’s participation in the program, contact Lisa Lisson.

Contribution to NC Genealogy by an Individual

"The award for outstanding contribution to North Carolina genealogy for an individual whose outstanding genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the study of family history in North Carolina"

2013 Larry Cates
2012 Betsy Dodd Pittman
2011 Helen Bell Leverton
2009 Dr. A. Bruce Pruitt
2008 Herman W. Ferguson
2005 Doris Ward
2003 presented posthumously to John Henry Oden III
2002 Dr. Barnetta McGhee White
2001 Grace Williamson Turner for outstanding lifetime contribution to North Carolina genealogy
2000 Leonard F. Dean
          Lifetime Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy: Ransom McBride
1999 Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy by a society or institution: Genealogical Society of Rowan County
          Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy: Jo White Linn
1998 Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy: William Doub Bennett
1997 Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy by a local society: Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County
1997 Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy: Dr. William Dallas Herring
1996 Genealogical Services Branch, State Library of North Carolina
1995 Dr. Bruce Pruitt

     (1) Raymond Parker Fouts
     (2) North Carolina State Archives Search Room Staff
1993 James Hunter Chapter, NSDAR
1990 Award of Honor: Historical Publications Section, North Carolina Archives & History
1989 Award for Exceptional Service to the Field of Genealogy:
     (1) Hugh B. Johnston
     (2) Beverly Tetterton
     (3) William Doub Bennett
     (4) Elizabeth Bray Sherrill
1987 Award of Honor:
     (1) George Stevenson
     (2) Lee Albright
     (3) Officers & Directors of Samford University Genealogical & Historical Institute, Birmingham, AL

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