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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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**Buncombe County Cemetery List**

The following is a list of known cemeteries in Buncombe County.   We are currently working to complete this list.   NAME OF CEMETERY ADDRESS CITY TOWNSHIP Academy (Old) Cemetery SEE: Henry Cem; Sulphur Springs Cem xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Lower Hominy Acton United Methodist Church Sand Hill School Rd # 128 Asheville Upper Hominy African Methodist Episcopal …

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Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery

View Larger Map     Name of Cemetery Sharon United Methodist Church  Address 291 Sharon Road, Fairview, NC 28730  Township Fairview  Directions South on US 74A (Charlotte Hwy); Right on Sharon Road  Ownership Fairview Sharon United Methodist Church c/o Helen B. Wright, 29 Sharon Rd, Fairview, NC  Legal Description Deed Bk 0917 Pg 267  1.34 …

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Yancey County North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979

The following is an index of Yancey County Estate files located at Family Search. Click on a name and a new tab will open taking you to the record on Family Search.

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Clay County North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979

The following is an index of Clay County Estate files located at Family Search. Click on a name and a new tab will open taking you to the record on Family Search.

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Cherokee County North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979

The following is an index of Cherokee County Estate files located at Family Search. Click on a name and a new tab will open taking you to the record on Family Search.

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Buncombe County North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979

The following is an index of Buncombe County Estate files located at Family Search. Click on a name and a new browser  tab will open taking you to the record on Family Search.  

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Genealogy Forms

The following forms may help you organize your research. Vertical Family Group Sheet Vertical Pedigree Chart Four Generation Ancestor Chart

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Dawes Commission

WELDING LINKS: THE DAWES COMMISSION by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG  “Convincing the federal government to adopt a policy of allotment of land became an ‘obsession of the later 19th-century Christian reformers’ because they were convinced that it would force the Indians to become just like the industrious white farmers who were rolling over them like …

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