Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Upcoming Online Meeting
Using the State Archives of NC Discover Online Catalog (DOC)
by Lauren Murphree, Reference Archivist
Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM
The State Archives of North Carolina is a critical resource for finding original source documents needed for genealogical research: wills, estate files, land records, court records, tax records, state government records, and much more.   Please join us ONLINE on Wednesday,  October 7 at 7:00 PM to hear Lauren Murphree from the State Archives present Using the State Archives of NC Discover Online Catalog (DOC), along with a live demo.
The State Archives has provided a free public online catalog for many years.   The MARS website which many of you have used was replaced last year by a new modern website called the Discover Online Catalog (DOC) https://archives.ncdcr.gov/doc .   DOC allows you to search holdings at the State Archives using various techniques, including surnames if indexed.   Although you typically won’t find specific documents or images, you can use this information to know what's available.   The search room is currently closed due to Covid, but you can still request document copies for a small fee, or simply gather information for a visit when they reopen.
This presentation will cover the differences between MARS and DOC, what to expect, how to use DOC, interpreting your results, and various specialized searches.  It will be followed by a live demo and a question and answer session.


The Trading Path wins Award for Excellence in Publishing from NCGS

At the NCGS Annual Meeting held on October 3rd, 2015, D-OGS received the "award for excellence in periodical publishing for a journal published by a North Carolina genealogical society" for the Trading Path journal. Journal editor Ginger R. Smith received the award. Read more...