Welcome to OBCGS

On Saturday, 20 October 2018 our program will be “How to Use Social Security Information in Genealogy Research” by Ruth Dilling. Using her career experience, Dilling will cover a valuable subject for research.

Open to the public, this event allows you to visit with other family history buffs who are researching their genealogy and local history associated with the Western North Carolina region. 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.obcgs.com/

New Books for Sale!

We are excited about our new genealogy books focused on Western North Carolina – now available in our bookstore! All proceeds of these book sales go to the support of our library and website so your purchases will benefit the Society for years to come. These books are available along with our other surplus books in …

Read more

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 …

Read more