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Gigantic Online BOOK SALE!
Jun 1 – Jun 10 all-day

Gigantic ONLINE Book Sale!

Date: June 1-10, 2016
Place: OBCGS Online Bookstore on eBay

The 2017 Online Book Sale will be held in the OBCGS eBay store online from June 1-10. The books will be listed in auction style. Plan to buy some good books at low prices – all proceeds will benefit the library operations. We’ve been collecting donated used books and books retiring from our library shelves all year and have many great titles from many different categories.

DNA Meeting @ OBCGS Library
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

June Program – “Isaiah Rice: Middle 20th Century African-American Photographer” by Gene Hyde, UNC Asheville @ OBCGS Library
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Isaiah Rice collection of photographs was officially unveiled in the UNC Asheville’s Special Collection in October 2015. Containing over 1,000 images taken by Isaiah Rice, the collection documents Asheville’s African American community from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Asheville native Isaiah Rice (1917-80), a World War II veteran, was active in community and civic affairs. He was a recreation supervisor at the Burton Street Community Center in his neighborhood, and served on the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council. He was employed as a warehouseman and beverage salesman for 40 years. He often carried one of his many cameras, seizing countless opportunities to capture his family, neighbors, and community members on film. He photographed people at church, his neighbors and friends as they gathered for social events, folks attending parades and football games, as well as many scenes of people working and going about their business in downtown Asheville. His photos document a thriving African American community in urban Asheville during the mid 20th century.

The speaker for the program, Gene Hyde, is the head of the Special Collections Archives of the UNC Asheville Library.

ALOB Articles Due for Aug 2017 Issue
Jul 1 all-day

“A Lot of Bunkum” (ALOB) is the quarterly journal for the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society. We accept the following to be published in the journal:

  1. ARTICLES – members and non-members are invited to submit genealogical material for publication. The Society reserves the right to accept or reject any material submitted and to edit as deemed necessary. The Society disclaims any responsibility for errors of fact or opinion made by contributors. We accept articles, pictures and other genealogical material suitable for publication. Use our Contact Page for information on technical standards for electronic files.
  2. ADVERTISING – 1/4 page $15.00; 1/2 page $$25.00; 1 page $45.00; 1/2 page inside rear cover $45.00; 1 page inside rear cover $65.00;. Yearly ads discounted 10%. Ad content requires approval.
  3. QUERIES – Free for members and $3.00 each (sent with query) for non-members.
July Program – “Simplify the Mystery – Autosomal DNA Testing” by Connie Bradshaw @ OBCGS Library
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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