About Us


The society was founded in 1980 as a non-profit cultural organization incorporated under Section 501(c)(3). Our purpose is to provide genealogical education through publications, workshops, a library and research support. OBCGS focuses mainly on the Western North Carolina (WNC) region and we operate with a completely volunteer staff. Our library contains many resources beyond the region including states where our ancestors came from and where they might have moved. Our website has been developed to offer some resources for free on our public pages and a lot of unique WNC resources for genealogy research on our member pages. 

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