Ever wondered about what’s in a local genealogical library? Well, here’s your chance to explore one of the best collections of local and family history books, maps and papers in Western North Carolina. You can look up your ancestors, discover more information on a historic building in Asheville or buy an interesting book on local history while browsing through our Used Book Sale.
The event is open to the public and we welcome new friends to visit and explore the history of the area.
OBCGS sponsors a discussion group centered on using DNA to discover your ancestors and expand your genealogical research. Beginners and experienced researchers are welcome. The group meets the first Saturday of each month.
The OBCGS family picnic has been held for the past 13 years to honor the early pioneers who first settled in Buncombe County. Anyone can come, just bring a side dish or dessert to share. OBCGS will provide the meat, drinks, plates and utensils.
The location will be the Big Ivy Community Center at 550 Dillingham Rd., Barnardsville, NC
The annual picnic is sponsored by our First Families of Old Buncombe (FFOB) organization. Membership in FFOB is open to any descendant of the early settler’s families who would like to make a genealogical application. If you would like more information on this program to honor the early settlers of Buncombe County, NC and their descendants, click here.