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 Welcome to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society

1.  During inclement weather, please call ahead 828-253-1894 to make sure our library will be open during the time you want to visit. Our website will have the most up-to-date information on closings so check back often.

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 in 2015

  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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Buncombe County Slave Records Easily Searchable

We are pleased to tell you that early Buncombe County slave deeds and co-habitation 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 should serve as a great role model for other county …

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