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OBCGS Announces Open House Event in October

In honor of Family History Month in October, OBCGS will hold an Open House in their genealogy library located at 128 Bingham Rd., Suite 950, Asheville, NC 28806. Open to the public, the event will kick off at 10:00 am and close at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Click here for the flyer: Oct Open House Flyer

The schedule will include snacks, books for sale and onsite research help in specific areas of interest including but not limited to the Military, Cherokee Research, DNA Testing, Online Research and Local Western NC Families. Bring what you know about your family tree and look for help from our many research volunteers who will be present.

No challenge will be too hard for our volunteers! They look forward to helping you discover your ancestors and how they fit into the Western North Carolina communities. Take this opportunity to research for free and meet some of the best prepared research volunteers in the Carolinas!



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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. These books are available along with our other regular priced new books in our eBay store: click here for our eBay bookstore Here is the list of the latest books for sale: “Buncombe County Court Records, Volume …

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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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