Welcome to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society

March Program – “How to do Research in the OBCGS Library” by Sandy Samz and Nancy Manning. Join us  to learn more about the tools, rare books, accumulated family history files, maps and other hard to find genealogy resources. Scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 2:00-3:00 pm, the program will be held at the OBCGS Library.

The public is invited!

If there is inclement weather, please call the library 828-253-1894 before coming to make sure we are open.

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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: “The Biddix Family – A …

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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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