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OBCGS Announces 2020 Annual Workshop Schedule

Bob Penland, First Vice President of Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (OBCGS), has announced the schedule for the Society’s 2020 Annual Workshop. The “Beyond the Barriers” Workshop is set for Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and will be held in the Manheimer Room in the Reuter Center at the University …

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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 listed below. They are now available in our eBay bookstore! You can find many genealogy and local history books in our eBay store: click here for our eBay bookstore You can search by name, author or subject by using the white search box …

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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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