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 Welcome to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society

Join us for the Annual OBCGS/FFOB Picnic at the Vance Birthplace at 911 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787 on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our next program “Fading Footprints of the Past: From Shiloh to Inanda” by Bill Alexander, Landscape and Forest Historian at Biltmore is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the OBCGS Library.

DONATE YOUR USED BOOKS! We are planning a BOOK SALE in October, 2016 and we need your used books. The sale will be held at the OBCGS Library and all proceeds will go to the operating budget of the library. Bring your donated books to the library and we will process them for the sale. Thanks for helping the Society!

Please call 828-253-1894 if you have any questions about our programs or events.

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OBCGS Honored with Gold Badge from volunteer service at the NGS 2015 Family History Conference.

OBCGS Honored for NGS Volunteer Service

OBCGS has been honored to receive a “Gold Badge as Superior Volunteer” from the National Genealogical Society (NGS) for the service performed by one of our members at their May 2016 Family History Conference: Connie Bradshaw, a long-time member of OBCGS and a professional genealogist, performed over 10 hours of volunteer service during the NGS …

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“Murder, Mountains, Moonshine and Music” – OBCGS 2016 Fall Workshop Schedule

Steve Greene, 1st Vice President of Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS), has announced the schedule for the Society’s Fall Workshop. The program is titled “What Makes Western North Carolina Special: Murder, Mountains, Moonshine and Music”. The Workshop is set for Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the First Baptist …

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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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