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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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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 Member Publications

As a benefit of the NCGS, members may publish research, transcriptions, and other documents of genealogical interest on the website to share with other members of the Society.

Creative Commons LicenseMember-submitted contributions to the North Carolina Genealogical Sociery website by North Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and remain the copyrighted works of their authors.


Dr. Barnetta McGhee White / Somebody Knows My Name

Somebody Knows My NameSomebody Knows My Name: Marriages of Freed People in North Carolina, County by County by Barnetta McGhee White, Ph.D. Copyright ©1995. All rights reserved.
Dr. White has graciously permitted the NCGS to publish the Introduction to her book Somebody Knows My Name.

The Introduction outlines the history and the laws pertaining to the marriage of freed persons in North Carolina and other southern states. She includes references to sources used in the Introduction.
Please direct all correspondence to:

Dr. Barnetta McGhee White
415 Obie Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27713-8813

Leonard F. Dean / Hobgood Family

Hobgood Family of Granville County North Carolina Before 1850 by Leonard F. Dean. Copyright ©2000. All rights reserved.

Mr. Dean has been very generous in providing both volumes of his Hobgood Research to the Members of NCGS.

The table of contents and index for Vol 1 and Vol 2 are available here. To view the contents, please log in as a member first.

Please direct all correspondence to:

Mr. Leonard F. Dean
4600 Quail Hollow Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

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