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 Welcome to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society

 Our next program is open to the public on Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 pm at the OBCGS Library

“Simplify the Mystery – Autosomal DNA”

Speaker: Connie Bradshaw, Professional Genealogist with I Dig Your Roots

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New Books for Sale!

We are excited about several new genealogy books focused on Western North Carolina now available in our bookstore. Here is the list of the latest books for sale: “Mountain Conflict – The Union Army Finally Reaches Asheville, NC” – by Jeffrey Lovelace, 2017.  Presenting a history of the “Battle of Asheville” in April 1865, this …

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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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