About the North Carolina Genealogical Society
(Latest update 29 April 2014)
To renew your membership, log in and select the Account Profile drop-down from the Membership menu item. When that page opens, click on the Subscription tab at the lower left of the page. Within that section, you can renew or upgrade your membership.
All members are encouraged to check their profile to make sure their contact information is correct. The email address is especially important to ensure proper delivery of the NCGS News newsletter.
How to Become a Member
To become a member of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, you can do one of the following:
- Order a membership in Your Subscriptions or at one of the specific links below.
- Print out the NCGS membership form (PDF file), fill it in, and return it to the address at the end of the form with your annual dues payment.
All annual memberships for 2011 expired on 31 December 2011. In January 2012, NCGS begins a new membership system based on the date new members join the society or current members renew. New memberships and renewals will expire one year (12 months) from the date payment is received.
North Carolina Genealogical Society membership dues are:
- Individual Membership — $40 — Join Now!
- Family Membership — $45 — Join Now!
- Patron Membership — $100 — Join Now!
- Institutional or Society Membership — $40 — Join Now!
To Renew Your Membership
1. Visit Your Subscriptions. From that page, you can renew or upgrade your membership.
2. Visit the Account Profile page, and click on the Subscription tab found there. You can view your current membership subscription, and renew or upgrade your membership here, as well.
If you wish to renew by mail, please print and fill out the Membership Form (link above under "How to Become a Member"), and mail it with your remittance to NCGS. The address is on the form. If you do not have a printer, please contact the NCGS Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for one to be mailed to you.
You may request a free membership brochure from the North Carolina Genealogical Society. Simply e-mail us your mailing address along with a request for the NCGS membership brochure, and we will send one out to you.
When you join the North Carolina Genealogical Society you join a group of people who share a common interest in the genealogy and history of the "Old North State." You will receive two award winning publications. The quarterly publication North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal contains well-researched articles of genealogical value and numerous abstracts of unpublished records relating to North Carolina. The NCGS News will introduce you to local societies across the state, and provide you with upcoming genealogical events in North Carolina and across the nation. Members of the Society may submit two free queries per year (four with family memberships) to be published in the Newsletter. You will be invited to attend, at a discount, the NCGS annual meeting and workshop, as well as any other NCGS sponsored programs.
The NCGS News is offered bi-monthly (6 issues annually) in electronic format, via email. This method not only reduces cost to NCGS and its members, but is a more eco-friendly way to provide this service. Recognizing that some may still prefer a paper copy of the NCGS News be mailed to them, NCGS does allow individuals to elect to receive paper copies, at additional cost.
An annual subscription to paper copies of the NCGS News is available for $15, in addition to membership dues. When requesting paper copy delivery, please remit this amount.
NCGS has partnered with other organizations to provide member discounts. Both Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy magazines offer discounted rates to our members. Findmypast.com now offers NCGS members a reduced rate (50%) on subscriptions. (If you are currently logged in as a member, see the NCGS Members Magazine Discount page, or the Find My Past Discount page.)
Meetings and Programs
NCGS sponsors an annual meeting and workshop in the Raleigh area each year. Throughout the year the Society co-sponsors, with local societies, special workshops across the state. Local Societies should contact the Program Committee if interested in a joint program.
NCGS sponsors a number of video webinars throughout the year. All are made available to the public for three days of free viewing. After the free viewing period, all videos are available only to NCGS members who are signed in to the NCGS website, or by purchase of the audio/video CD from the NCGS online bookstore. The NCGS plans to introduce live webinars late in 2014.
Since 2006, NCGS has sponsored two or three workshops a year. This includes "The Speaker's Forum," where researchers and archivists from North Carolina to have a forum, allow new local speakers a venue to share their experience and knowledge.
Publications & Sales
Besides the NCGS Journal and NCGS News, the Society is involved in an active publication program. To request a complete listing of the NCGS publications, write to North Carolina Genealogical Society Book Sales, c/o Vickie Young, PO Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-08150. Current issues of the NCGS Journal are available to members only. Current and back issues of the NCGS News are freely available on the website.
"Members Only" Web Site
The Society has established this website as a benefit of membership.The site includes the ability to create your user profile and enter your own queries. The NCGS Journal, 1975-2010 is placed here for viewing. We encourage members to add their own genealogical publications, which must be approved by the NCGS Board of Directors. Additionally, non-institutional members can publish their research and findings for the benefit of other members and can publicize events and news by submitting articles directly to the website. Members can access members-only content and features on the site using the login form. If you are a member, but do not have website login information, contact the Webmaster.
The North Carolina Genealogical Society, chartered in 1974, is open to all who are interested in genealogical or historical research and in these goals:
- to increase interest in and raise the standards of research and compilation by means of educational programs and publications;
- to acquaint members with research sources and materials in North Carolina and elsewhere;
- to serve as a medium of exchange of genealogical information; and
- to promote the collection, preservation, and utilization of manuscripts, documents, and other materials of genealogical and historical value.
While not maintaining a library of its own, the Society promotes and encourages the development of the many fine research centers across the state. Books given to the Society for review purposes in the Journal are donated to the Genealogical Branch of the State Library of North Carolina located in Raleigh, NC.
Correspondence with NCGS
Please include your email address on each correspondence sent to NCGS. The Society is cutting expenses by answering letters, emails, workshop confirmations, etc. by email. Also include your member number on NCGS forms, applications, and correspondence. The member number should be on the label of the NCGS News and NCGS Journal. NCGS appreciates the help and support of our members. We are actively recruiting new members.
For general information, including memberships, and workshop registrations you may write us at:
North Carolina Genealogical Society
PO Box 30815
Raleigh, NC 27622-0815
For book orders, you may contact us at:
North Carolina Genealogical Society Book Sales
c/o Vickie Young
PO Box 30815
Raleigh, NC 27622-0815
For submission of publications for review in the NCGS Journal, please see our Submit Publications for Review page.