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July Program – “Writing a Book From Your Family Research” by Dr. Terry Roberts. Open to the public, this event allows you to visit with other history buffs who are researching their families and learning more about local history associated with the Western North Carolina region.

Scheduled for Saturday, July 21 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, the program will be held at the OBCGS Library located at 128 Bingham Rd., Ste. 950 in Asheville, NC 28806. 

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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 …

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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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