Membership Application

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 Application OBCGS March 2023

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

Go to the Members Electronic Resource Page

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