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On Saturday, 22 Sept 2018 we will meet for our Annual Fall Workshop to be held at the Unitarian Universal Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC. Open to the public, this event allows you to visit with other history buffs who are researching their families and learning more about genealogy and local history associated with the Western North Carolina region. For more information and a registration form:  OBCGS Announces 2018 Fall Workshop Schedule

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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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