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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.
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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.

NCGS Journal Index - Ancestral Names1

Index of Ancestral Names from the NCGS Journal

This is an ongoing process. The individual documents will grow as more Journal indexes are transcribed, and the inclusive names on each document will certainly change.

We have changed the format of the Names list, so that all names beginning with "A" appear on one list, "B" on another, and so on.

It is important to note that although this is primarily an index of names of individuals, names of groups are also included. For example, reference to Quakers may be found in the "Q" list.

Each list will open in a new browser tab, without affecting the tab currently open to the NCGS website. There are some records in the Journal with no last name given, some are partial names, and some are uncertain (a "best guess" by the orginal transcribers). This list is found in the grid below, simply called "Uncertain".

At times, various numbered military units are indexed, e.g., 1st Regt (NC). These are found in the "Military" file in the grid below.

A note about the use of M'e as a title, which appears in some records: This is most likely an abbreviation for "Maître" ("Master"), a form of address sometimes given to members of the legal profession. Another possibility is use as an abbreviation for "Magistrate", also referring to the legal profession.

A note about the use of Esq. as a suffix. "An abbreviation for esquire, which is a title used by attorneys in the United States. The term esquire has a different meaning in English Law. It is used to signify a title of dignity, which ranks above gentleman and directly below knight. In the United States, Esq. is written after a lawyer's name, for example: John Smith, Esq." (Source: "The Free Dictionary", http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Esq.)

A note about the use of parentheses around middle names: in some indexes, a woman's maiden name was included, in parentheses, as a middle name. We have left these as they are, but in most cases, there will be two entries for that particular woman - once under her maiden name, and once under her married name.

If any broken or incorrect links are encountered, please bring it to the attention of the Webmaster.

Although the lists are alphabetical, you may wish to search within one of these pdf documents. In almost any browser, you can use keyboard shortcuts.

Ctrl+F (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) or ⌘+F (Mac) to quickly open the find bar.
Type your search term in the find bar that appears in the top-right corner of the page, and press enter to search the page. Pressing enter again will find the next occurrence of the search term, and so on.





STUVWX - no names




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