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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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Another WLOS News Story Featuring OBCGS on June 11

Well, the third one’s a charm as they say – and the third story featuring OBCGS on the “Tunnels Under Asheville” produced by WLOS was really intriguing. We are proud to say that we had some information for them on the question submitted to Ask 13 and were able to point the reporter toward one …

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OBCGS on WLOS NEWS On May 25th

  On Monday evening, May 25, WLOS aired a story on the Ingle House on Brevard Rd. at I-40 and they had previously visited the OBCGS Library for background information on Wednesday, May 13. When the reporter visited, we were pleased that Ann Broadbent was able to talk to them about the house. She visited …

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OBCGS Fall Workshop Announced

OBCGS has just announced the agenda for their popular Annual Fall Workshop. We will meet from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the First Baptist Church at 5 Oak St., Asheville, NC. We are very excited about our speakers – they are scholars in genealogy and you don’t want to miss …

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OBCGS Featured on WLOS News on March 3rd, 2015

On March 3, 2015, we were interviewed by WLOS about an upcoming auction of a portait of Elizabeth Patton, wife of Davy Crockett. Of local significance, the portrait came from an attic in a Patton family home here in Asheville, NC. She was born 22 May 1788 in Burke County, NC, daughter of Robert and …

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