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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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Preserve the PensionsDonate 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!

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Member Benefit: Magazine Discounts

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a new member benefit: Discounts on two great genealogy publications.

Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy are offering NCGS members a $25 rate for one-year (six issue) subscriptions or renewals to either or both Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy. That's a $7.95 savings off the regular rate of $32.95 a year.

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Delamar Transcripts

A Little Known Source for Proving Revolutionary War Service: The Delamar Transcriptions

Marybelle Delamar identified petitions from 1778 to about 1833 concerning the Revolutionary War, which were found in the legislative files of the North Carolina General Assembly. These petitions may contain information about a soldier’s service, widow, orphans, or other heirs. She transcribed each document and created an index to her transcripts. The index and transcripts have not been microfilmed and are not available through the Family History Library. They are only available at the North Carolina State Archives. However, Jo White Linn and Ransom McBride abstracted the transcripts and published the abstracts in the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, volumes 1–6. The abstracts and Marybelle’s index are now available in the “Member’s Only” section of our website.

The original petitions can also be found at the North Carolina State Archives. To find an original petition at the NC State Archives, go to the General Assembly card catalog index, then the year and session that corresponds to the date on the petition. Request the file box that has Revolutionary War Petitions for the appropriate session. For more information about the transcripts refer to North Carolina Research, Genealogy, and Local History, Second Edition, pages 393 and 395.

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-- Introduction by Terry Moore, CG


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NCGS Journal (Members Only Content)

NCGS Journal The complete North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (more than 11,000 pages) is available online as a member benefit.

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After opening an issue of the NCGS News, it is permissable to print a copy for your own use. Re-use of this material requires adherence to the conditions of the Creative Commons license.

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