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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

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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.

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NCGS Webinars – The North Carolina Series

                         Helen F. M. Leary 

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The North Carolina Series of webinars is produced by the North Carolina Genealogical Society for all interested
in the history and genealogy of this state and its people. North Carolina’s renowned genealogist, Helen
F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, begins the series with the question:
"Tarheels in Your Family Tree?".
 
Genealogists will find that many families came through North Carolina - some stayed, others moved on, and a few
returned. The information Ms. Leary and other speakers provide will be useful to all researchers of southern states
and their peoples.
 
The text for this series is North Carolina Research Genealogy and Local History, Helen F. M. Leary, CG, FASG, Editor.
It is available in the NCGS Store.
 
Click Herecyan buttonfor a clip of Helen’s introduction to the North Carolina Series
 
 
Scroll down the page for some sneak previews and a schedule of upcoming webinars.
(This page continually under construction - check back often for new content.)
 

NewBernMarkerThe German Settlement of North Carolina

Presented by Victor T. Jones, Jr.

The live webinar was presented on 15 January 2016.
This video was made available to the public for three days of free viewing on 5-7 Feb 2016.

The video is now only accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online store.

(Image source: "New Bern", licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain, via Wikimedia.)

About this webinar:
This webinar will discuss the Swiss and German colony of 1710 around New Bern and the Moravian and Pennsylvania Dutch settlements through the Piedmont (including Salem), while briefly touching on the resources to help discover your North Carolina-German ancestor.

About the presenter:
   Victor T. Jones Jr. began working at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library in December 1992 and was hired as their first fulltime Local History and Genealogy Librarian in September 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Mount Olive College and a Master of Library Science degree from East Carolina State University.
   Victor has self-published genealogies on the Toler Family (1992) and the Whitford family (2001). He has authored many articles that have been published in the Encyclopedia of North Carolina (edited by William Powell), the New Bern Historical Society Journal, the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, North Carolina Libraries, and the Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly. He is the current editor of Pamteco Tracings, the journal of the Beaufort County Genealogical Society. Victor is also a past president of the North Carolina Genealogical Society.


Friends Meeting House smallQuaker Records and Migration

Presented by Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

The live webinar was presented on 20 November 2015.
This video was made available to the public for three days of free viewing on 4-6 Dec 2015.

The video is now only accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online store.

(Image source: "Friends Meeting House" (Guilford Co. NC 1869) by John Collins, Public Domain (PD-US) via Wikimedia)

About this webinar:
This webinar will examine the creation of Quaker records and their meaning for the researcher. The reasons for migration and migration patterns before and after the Revolutionary War will also be explored. North Carolina, prior to the Revolution, was a destination. As slavery became more of an issue for Quakers, North Carolina was the major source of out migration.

About the presenter:
   Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). He has authored thirteen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Family Chronicle, and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 5,100 titles in print.
   A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty-nine years, Craig specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He was the Clan Scott Genealogist (1985–2000). He is a member of the Company of Military Historians, on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
   A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Samford University, and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and recently the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association, in 2014.


Nathaniel Batts Deed 1660-smallWhere They Walked: Working With Deeds

Presented by Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG

The live webinar scheduled for 18 September 2015 was unfortunately cancelled due to technical reasons. This webinar was subsequently recorded, and was made available to the public for three days of free viewing, over the weekend of 2-4 October 2015.
(Image source: "Nathaniel Batts Deed, 1660", licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain, via Wikimedia.) 

The video is now only accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online store.

About this webinar:
A one-hour PowerPoint presentation on researching deeds, discussing terminology, the variety of conveyances a researcher may encounter, analyzing details, and following clues to additional resources. Includes a handout. Suitable for all genealogists.

About the presenter:
   Kathy Gunter Sullivan, a North Carolina native, has been a Certified Genealogist since 1995. Kathy is experienced in county court dockets, civil and criminal action papers, estate probates, and historic law.
Kathy’s publications include histories of her German-descent Dellinger ancestors as well as transcripts of original records for the counties of Burke, Catawba, Lincoln, and Tryon. In 1990 and again in 2003 she received the North Carolina Genealogical Society's Award for Excellence in Publishing. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Magazine, the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, and numerous regional genealogical society bulletins.
   Kathy is a Trustee of the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust for educational outreach. The Education Fund sponsors the Helen F. M. Leary Distinguished Lecture Series and annual full-day workshops for intermediate and advanced genealogists.
Kathy is an Assistant Editor of OnBoard, the in-house publication for BCG associates. She spearheaded and coordinated the Lincoln County Tax Records database (http://www.ncgenweb.us/lincoln/tax/taxrec.htm). She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a Daughter of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall Chapter.

  

Sneak Previews!

These short clips give insight into the content of some of our recorded webinars. (Click the green button next to the name.) The full webinar recordings are always available to NCGS members. (More to come - check back often!)

cyan buttonFinding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor with Craig R. Scott

cyan buttonFreedmen's Bureau Records with Diane L. Richard

cyan buttonHow Old Did He Have To Be...? with Judy G. Russell

cyan buttonMapping Your Ancestors' Land: How to Do It - And Why Bother with Helen F. M. Leary

cyan buttonMissing Mothers with Helen F. M. Leary

cyan buttonNorth Carolina Taxes: People, Places, Time & Delinquency with J. Mark Lowe

cyan buttonPre-1913 Vital Records - Challenging & Elusive & Not Necessarily Impossible to Find with Diane L. Richard

cyan buttonProving Parentage with Probate Records: North Carolina Inheritance Laws with Helen F. M. Leary

cyan buttonTarheels in Your Family Tree?, Part 1 with Helen F. M. Leary

cyan buttonTarheels in Your Family Tree?, Part 2 with Helen F. M. Leary

cyan button"The Goodliest Soyle" - Finding, Reading, & Interpreting North Carolina Land Records with Helen F. M. Leary


 cyan button Click here for a schedule of upcoming NCGS webinars!

           Also consider taking a look at our Webinars CD Brochure, May 2015 for recorded offerings found in the NCGS Store.

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