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[NC] Local Resources

Local resources

• Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society: Our local genealogy society has one of the largest international research libraries on the eastern seaboard. “It’s our best kept secret,” jokes founding president Doris Ward. The library contains reference materials from Buncombe and surrounding counties, North Carolina and surrounding states and Canadian, German, Scottish and European resources There is a $3 per day fee for nonmembers; yearly membership in the society is $30.

The library is at 85 Tunnel Road in Innsbruck Mall and is open 1 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays; by appointment Monday evening; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more details, call 253-1894 or visit

• The North Carolina Collection at Pack Memorial Library: It has books on North Carolina civil war regiments, local historical events, published family histories and census records. The collection is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 250-4740

• The LDS Family History Center in Skyland: This is a branch of the LDS (Mormon) Church’s massive genealogical library in Salt Lake City. According to volunteer RaeAnn Collier, the local center has about 1500 microfilms of census data, state and local records, parish records from churches of all denominations from all over the world, and can access data from the main library in Salt Lake. The center is free and open to the public.

“Most of the people who use the center are non-Mormons,” Collier says. The local center is at 3401 Sweeten Creek Road in Skyland and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information, call 684-6646.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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