Society’s Work a Boon to Genealogical Research

North Carolina Genealogical  Society LogoOn June 22, 1974, the North Carolina Genealogical Society was organized in Raleigh. The group grew out of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association when, in 1973, an exploratory committee met to discuss forming a genealogical section within their organization. Instead the group decided that interest and momentum was strong enough to launch a separate group dedicated to promoting and encouraging genealogical research in North Carolina.

The society regularly produces two publications, the quarterly North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, containing articles of genealogical value and abstracts of unpublished records and a bi-monthly newsletter, which includes information about local genealogical societies, genealogical events and workshops and a section for making family history inquiries.

A variety of educational and instructive conferences, workshops and webinars are also sponsored by the society. The organization has sponsored the publication of several key genealogical reference works over the years, including the landmark North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, edited by Helen F. M. Leary.

Members are proud to serve the community by volunteering to abstract and index original documents and to provide other helpful research to assist others in their genealogical quests.

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