Welcome to our Member Access page!
Not a member? Sign up now to join OBCGS with your credit card or PayPal account.
If you want to mail a check, download and print out the application:
Membership benefits include:
- Electronic access to ALOB Archive on the website
- Members Only E-Books on the website
- “A Lot of Bunkum (ALOB)” quarterly journal
- Monthly newsletter
- Reduced rates on assisted research and copies made in the library
- Monthly meetings
- Voting member privileges
“Full Access” Membership benefits include all Membership benefits, plus Electronic Records access:
Here’s a partial list of Western North Carolina resources in our Electronic Records section:
- County Home Cemetery – records from the Buncombe County home for the poor
- E-Books – cemetery books, church histories, family genealogies, government records, etc.
- Family History Files – scanned copies of our paper files by surname
- First Families of Old Buncombe County – scanned copies of our paper files by surname
- Library Collections – scanned copies of papers from specific personal collections
- Military Records – scanned copies of books, lists of servicemen, etc.
- Obituary Collection – scanned copies of newspaper obituaries you can search by name