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 Welcome to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society


Our next program is “The 1916 Flood” by Dr. Milton Ready, Professor Emeritus, UNC Asheville scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the OBCGS Library.

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.



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Fort Watauga Tour Set for July

The Western Waters chapter of NCSSAR of Waynesville, NC is hosting a bus tour to Ft. Watauga at Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, TN on July 16, 2016. The Fort is described in more details here. The bus leaves Waynesville at 11;00 am and will pick up passengers in Weaverville as well. Tickets are $60.00 each. …

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OBCGS Featured in the News

  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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