This section lists county associations from Old Buncombe to Olde Mecklenburg providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
The Society was established in 1980. Their aim is to promote and encourage the study of genealogy through workshops, publications and research support.
They have close links to the First Families of Old Buncombe Committee, and their aims are to honour the founding families of the Western North Carolina area, to identify the descendants of those families and to promote research into the genealogical, cultural and social history of the area.
Many volumes are accessible for in-house research, including:
Volumes also include:
These do not only relate to Buncombe County, but to the State of North Carolina, Countrywide and further afield.
Numerous databases are accessible, incorporating:
Publications available for sale appertaining to the area include:
Publications available for sale relating to Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Swain, Transylvania, Gaston, Cherokee, Old Tryon, Rutherford and Rowan Counties include:
In addition, volumes appertaining to Genealogy, Western NC's Revolutionary War Soldiers and other General Historical Resources can be purchased from the society. Back Issues of their publication A Lot of Bunkum are also available.
A list of surnames currently being researched by Society Members is also accessible.Website:
Many resources relating to Rutherford, Polk and Cleveland Counties can be accessed, incorporating:
Resources appertaining to other Counties can also be accessed.
Numerous publications are sold by the organisation, including:
The association was established in 1981. Many resources are accessible in their Library, which include Family Books and Charlotte/Mecklenburg Books.
Books relating to other counties can be accessed, including:
Books relating to North Carolina are also hold by the organisation, which include:
In addition, resources held include:
An online index to articles published in the MGS Quarterly publication is on the site. These articles include: