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NOTICE: We will be closed all day Saturday, Sept. 24 because our volunteers will be attending our Fall Conference at the First Baptist Church. See below for more information:

FALL WORKSHOP Set for September 24!

“Music, Murder, Moonshine, Mayhem and Mighty Machines” is the title for the Fall Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 from 8:30 – 4:00 pm. The workshop will be held at the First Baptist Church at 5 Oak St., Asheville, NC 28801 that day and lunch is included. Click here for a 2016 Workshop Registration Form.

DONATE YOUR USED BOOKS! We are planning a BOOK SALE to be held on Saturday,  October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and we need your used books. The sale will be held at the OBCGS Library and all proceeds will go to the operating budget of the library. Bring your donated books to the library and we will process them for the sale. Thanks for helping the Society!

Our new Bookstore Catalog is available on the “Books for Sale” page.

Please call 828-253-1894 if you have any questions about our open hours, volunteer opportunities or events.

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Shook/Peek/Ramsey/Ray/West Reunion

Shook Family Reunion Scheduled All persons who have an interest in or are descendants of the Shook/Peek/Ramsey/Ray or West families of Western North Carolina are invited to attend our reunion on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Descendants are also encouraged to bring family histories, old photographs, and stories to share. The reunion will be held at …

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OBCGS Featured in the News in 2016

OBCGS Featured in the News in 2016 June 1, 2016 – The Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS) has been featured in several stories about local history this year. We were contacted on several different stories and were able to help the reporters get facts, pictures and documents as resources on each subject. WLOS has …

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OBCGS Honored with Gold Badge from volunteer service at the NGS 2015 Family History Conference.

OBCGS Honored for NGS Volunteer Service

OBCGS has been honored to receive a “Gold Badge as Superior Volunteer” from the National Genealogical Society (NGS) for the service performed by one of our members at their May 2016 Family History Conference: Connie Bradshaw, a long-time member of OBCGS and a professional genealogist, performed over 10 hours of volunteer service during the NGS …

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“The Mysterious Mountains: Music, Murder, Moonshine, Mayhem and Mighty Machines” – OBCGS 2016 Fall Workshop Schedule

Steve Greene, 1st Vice President of Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS), has announced the schedule for the Society’s Fall Workshop. The program is titled “The Mysterious Mountains: Music, Murder, Moonshine, Mayhem and Mighty Machines”. The Workshop is set for Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the First Baptist Church …

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OBCGS Featured in the News 2015

  OBCGS Featured in the News in 2015 Jan. 1, 2016 – 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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