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Our next program will be held at the OBCGS Library on Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 2:00 pm on “Using Deeds and Land Records in Your Historical Research” by Karon Korp. As a local real estate agent with Asheville Realty Group, Karon frequently researches property ownership and its history on behalf of her clients, and her focus for the talk will be to provide helpful tips for navigating the various searches to dig deeper into the past.
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In these winter months, the weather may be unpredictable and docents may be delayed or unable to come in to open the library. Please call the library at (828) 253-1894 to make sure someone is there for your visit.

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New Books for Sale!

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Researching Your African American Family History in North Carolina

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