Category Archive: Featured Article

OBCGS Featured in the News in 2016

OBCGS Featured in the News in 2016 June 1, 2016 – The Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS) has been featured in several stories about local history this year. We were contacted on several different stories and were able to help the reporters get facts, pictures and documents as resources on each subject. WLOS has …

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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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