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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.)
 

North Carolina. Rand McNally and Company, 1897Born NC & Living Elsewhere: Making the Connection Back

Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA

The live webinar was presented on 16 September 2016.
This video was made available to the public for three days of free viewing on 7-9 Oct 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 (coming soon!)

(Image source: "North Carolina. Rand McNally and Company, 1897", David Rumsey Map Collection, Cartography Associates, licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

About this webinar:
   What if you only know born NC from a census, military record, or a child’s death record? Is it possible to figure out where in NC? With the 1850 census as the first census that provided the names of all individuals in a household as well as age and birthplace, this is often the first clue to where one’s ancestors were born! Given that most state records are organized and often retained on a county level in NC, it is often not feasible to search through the records of all the however many counties existed during the time period of interest to find someone when there are no specific clues as to what county to search. Does this mean that it’s hopeless to try to learn where in NC someone came from? No! It is possible; however, it often requires perseverance with a pinch of serendipity thrown in.
   This webinar will present some rules of thumb and strategies for research into those born NC individuals to determine where in NC they came from. Also shared will be a select list of records that are key to this type of NC research with a discussion on what makes them so invaluable.

About the presenter:
   Diane L. Richard is a professional genealogist and owner of Mosaic Research and Project Management. She has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 has focused more on the records of North Carolina, including African American (and slave) research and into those who migrated into, through, or out of North Carolina. Diane is a member of the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is the editor of Upfront with NGS, the blog of the National Genealogical Society, and Wake Treasures, the journal of the Wake County Genealogical Society. She is a regular author for Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle. Diane can be found online at www.mosaicrpm.com.


Nancy Hanks LincolnFinding Women: Maiden Name Not Known

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA.

The live webinar was presented on 20 May 2016, and again on 8 July 2016.
This video was made available to the public for three days of free viewing on 5-7 Aug 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: "Depiction of Nancy Hanks Lincoln", by Lloyd Ostendorf, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

About this webinar:
Learning the maiden name of a wife can be one of the more difficult tasks in genealogical research. It is clear that women can be hard to find. At least more difficult than finding the husbands. When a maiden name is hard to find you may have to learn it through the records of the men in her life. The males in a woman’s life may be her father, her grandfather, her husband, her brother, her son, and her son-in-law. They could be her ex-husband, her father-in-law, her brother-in-law, and so many others.

About the presenter:
   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. 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.


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.


  

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 buttonBorn in NC & Living Elsewhere: Making the Connection Back with Diane L. Richard

cyan buttonDNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research with Katherine D. Benbow

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

cyan buttonFinding Women: Maiden Name Not Known with Craig R. Scott

cyan buttonFreedmen's Bureau Records with Diane L. Richard

cyan buttonThe German Settlement of North Carolina with Victor T. Jones, Jr.

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 buttonQuaker Records and Migration with Craig R. Scott

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 buttonWhere They Walked: Working With Deeds with Kathy Gunter Sullivan


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

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