Category: Announcements

OBCGS Announces 2019 Fall Workshop Schedule

Bob Penland, First Vice President of Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS), has announced the schedule for the Society’s 2019 Annual Fall Workshop. The Workshop is set for Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Unitarian Universal Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801. Penland has scheduled some excellent speakers …

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Abandoned and Neglected Cemeteries, Laws and Current Practices in Buncombe County, NC

Betsy Couzins, one of OBCGS’ library volunteers, has written a well-researched article on the local laws governing cemeteries in Buncombe County. She gave a professional presentation at the library’s Saturday program on March 23, 2019 covering the same information. You can retrieve a copy of her article here:

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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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