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 Welcome to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society

1.  During inclement winter weather, please call ahead 828-253-1894 to make sure our library will be open during the time you want to visit.

2. Our next program is ” Researching Your Family Through DNA” by Aileen Bourne scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Library.

3. We lost our dear friend and colleague, Teri Cogburn, on Thursday, January 28 and her obituary is here: Teri Cogburn Obituary, Jan 2016.

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OBCGS Featured in the News

  OBCGS Featured in the News in 2015 July 1, 2015 – The Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS) has been so happy to have been featured in several stories about local history on WLOS News, Channel 13. We were contacted on three different stories and were able to help the reporters get facts, pictures …

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Researching Your African American Family History in North Carolina

Early Buncombe County slave deeds and cohabitation records have become available to the public on the Buncombe County website. The Register of Deeds office is very progressive and has made all kinds of vital records available publicly. They set a fine example for other municipalities and are making a huge difference in helping descendants trace …

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