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About NCGS About NCGS Presentation Transcript

  • North Carolina Genealogical Society Established 1974 Photos © Traci Highsmith © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Our Mission is 1. to increase interest in and raise the standards of research and compilation by means of educational programs and publications. © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Our Mission is 2. to acquaint members with research sources and materials in North Carolina and elsewhere. © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Our Mission is 3. to serve as a medium of exchange of genealogical information. © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Our Mission is 4. to promote the collection, preservation, and utilization of manuscripts, documents, and other materials of genealogical and historical value. © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • na North Carolina Genealogical Society Workshops 2007 Elizabeth City 2003 Goldsboro 2006 Winston-Salem Camden County Wayne County Forsyth County 2010 North Wilkesboro Wilkes County 2009 New Bern 2004 Asheville 2008 Charlotte Craven County Buncombe County Mecklenburg County 2005 Wilmington 2002 Salisbury New Hanover County Rowan County 2002-2010 Raleigh, North Carolina © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • J. Mark Lowe George G. Morgan Our workshops have Thomas W. Jones Helen F. M. Leary featured nationally known speakers Barbara Vines Little David E. Rencher © North Carolina Genealogical Society Pamela K. and Rick Sayre John T. Humphrey www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Who are our members? 21% Libraries and Societies Individuals 79% © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Who are our members? Family 9% Male 32% 59% Female © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Where do our members live? 59% of our members live outside the state of North Carolina Rocky Mtn. Central Plains Northeast Great Lakes West Southwest Mid-Atlantic Southeast * * excludes NC 0 5 10 15 20 Percentage of members © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Member Benefits ‣NCGS Journal, published quarterly ‣NCGS News newsletter, published quarterly ‣Member discount at NCGS-sponsored workshops ‣Member discount on NCGS publications ‣Access to the members-only section of the NCGS website ‣Two queries per year in the newsletter ‣Periodic members-only discounts on subscriptions to genealogical websites and magazines © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • NCGS Journal ‣Members receive four issues per calendar year. ‣Members have access to back issues (dating back to 1975) in the members-only section of the NCGS website. © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • NCGS News newsletter ‣Members receive four issues per calendar year. ‣Members can place two queries per year in the newsletter. ‣Members stay current with North Carolina genealogical news. © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • NCGS Website ‣Dynamic website with the latest information about NCGS and other North Carolina genealogical societies. ‣A special section for members only. © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Members-Only Website ‣Access to the NCGS Journal (in PDF format) for the years 1975-2007 ‣Submit a North Carolina genealogy-related news item to be published on the website ‣Submit a website link of general interest for genealogical researchers in North Carolina ‣Members can keep web and physical contact information for local societies and libraries up to date © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • NCGS Publications © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Our current project Loose Estates Records of North Carolina To index and publish an alphabetical listing of all extant loose estates found within various records series at the North Carolina Archives. © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Volunteer Opportunities with the Loose Estates Project ‣Individuals to abstract from microfilm the name of the individual and the year of probate ‣Individuals to key in handwritten abstracts ‣Individuals to work onsite at the NC State Archives in Raleigh to manually verify the records abstracted from microfilm Genealogy is a life-giving activity. Be a “do-er” and join NCGS today.
  • Why should you join? ? ‣To support a society that strives to benefit and improve the genealogical community researching North Carolina heritage. ‣To take advantage of, at a reduced fee, educational programs and workshops to improve your research skills ‣To join with other genealogy researchers who are contributing their time and abilities to various projects undertaken by the society ‣To become a part of a genealogical community that shares your research goals © North Carolina Genealogical Society www.NCGenealogy.org
  • Join NCGS Today www.NCGenealogy.org