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OBCGS and the First Families of Old Buncombe County (FFOB) is sponsoring our Annual Family Picnic on Saturday, 18 May 2019 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The picnic will be held at the Roy Pope Memorial Park right behind the Woodfin Town Hall located at 90 Elk Mountain Rd, Woodfin, NC 28804.

Bring a side dish or dessert – OBCGS provides the meat, drinks and paper goods. Every year we invite the public to join our members at a family picnic to meet and share a lunch and family stories. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your roots and make new friends!

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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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