Board Members

The NCGenWeb Board welcomes you to the NCGenWeb website.  We began our tenure in July 2009 and hope you are able to find your way around the various county resources.  We, along with all the site coordinators, co-coordinators, & record contributors are all dedicated to doing our best in helping you locate available materials.  NCGenWeb would not be possible without all of your contributions and we look forward to continued partnerships!

If you have any questions, please let us or the individual county site coordinators know.

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Jo @ age 3

Jo Branch – Jo’s interest in genealogy began in the late 1980s when her husband’s family asked her to arrange a family reunion for them. That is when she became addicted to genealogy.In 1997 Jo joined the USGW Archives Project as a file manager in La. Since that time she has become the state file manager for Ct. and La. and maintains GenWeb counties in Fla., La., Tex. and now, happily, in N.C.
Asst. State Coordinator #1 Deloris,1969Deloris in 1969 Deloris Williams – Deloris became interested in genealogy when her maternal grandmother died in 1994 and she realized that most of the rest of the family didn’t know too much about who their grandmother’s parents had been. It became something that Deloris decided to pursue when a few years later she found she had time on her hands and genealogy has since become something she now wonders how she ever had missed out on it for so many years. Her research has connected to so many families in the North Carolina Counties of her ancestors that she has collected many records and genealogies for families in Warren, Halifax, Granville, Wake, Franklin and Wake Counties and has helped many of those families in their own research over the years.
Asst. State Coordinator #2  & WebMaster

Taneya @ age 3

Taneya Y. Koonce – Taneya has been part of NCGenWeb since October 2008 when she became site coordinator for Martin County.  Since then, Taneya has also become the coordinator for JonesMartinOnslowWakeWashington counties of the NCGenWeb.  Taneya also participates in the TNGenWeb project as the State Coordinator and site coordinator for Blount, Madison, & Shelby counties.  She coordinates Hillsborough County for the FLGenWeb and McLean County for KYGenWeb.  Her family roots lie primarily in Washington, Edgecombe, Lenoir & Craven counties.  Taneya has been doing family history research since 2006 and is an avid blogger.  Taneya’s Genealogy Blog can be found at
Coastal Counties Regional Coordinator Susan C. Griffin Susan C. Griffin  - information coming soon!
Eastern Piedmont Counties Coordinator Sue @ age 4 Sue Ashby —  Sue has been with with USGenWeb and NCGenWeb, since 1998 when she took the abandoned Chatham Co. page. She was CC for 4 counties in NC, at one time, and one county in TX. She has Montgomery, Moore and Chatham Counties, now. She’s been a genealogist most her life, and does genealogy nearly every day, whether her own or someone else’s.  She is the family historian for her maternal and paternal families.  She maintains several surname and county lists and maintains her local Kingsland Genealogy Society web site, where she is Secretary and Resource Chairman. She and her husband of 54 years, have done, and do travel, all over the U.S. doing research.  She lived in Salt Lake and received genealogy training there. Has been a genealogy volunteer in archives and libraries in several states.  She has 3 living children, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. They are the most important part of her life, even though they know she can work lots of family history in, while baby sitting. :-) All of them know that if they come see ‘grandma’ they are likely to have to look at old photos and hear stories of their ancestors.
Western Piedmont Counties Regional Coordinator

Katherine @ 9 mos.

Katherine Benbow – Katherine’s interest in genealogy began in the 1970’s. She joined NCGenWeb in 2004 when she became the County Coordinator for Guilford County. She currently serves as the County Coordinator for Guilford, Iredell & Surry counties with NCGenWeb, and for Charles City, Gloucester & Nansemond counties with VAGenWeb. Katherine administers seven surname projects with Family Tree DNA. In 1995 she was elected the historian for the Charles Benbow Family, and she maintains their records and website (  Katherine grew up in North Carolina, graduated from Hollins College, earned her MSW from the University of Denver, and now works as a licensed clinical social worker.
Mountain Counties Regional Coordinator LaRae Halsey-Brooks LaRae Halsey-Brooks - info coming soon
Board Advisor dsh1943 Derick @ age 5 Derick S. Hartshorn – Derick erected the Catawba County Genealogical Site in 1996, three months before the NCGenWeb came on line. He has since taken on Lincoln, Burke, Cleveland and Gaston Counties as well as the City of Conover. His home site can be found at

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