Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy
Guide to Buncombe County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Buncombe County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
1830, 1865--The courthouse fires destroyed many court records.
For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses
BillionGraves (Headstone photos, Google maps, searchable database both by cemetery and sitewide):
- Patton Cemetery, Swannatoa
- Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain
- Woodlawn Cemetery, Ashville
For tips on accessing Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.
- French Broad River, near Mills River, N.C. Organized before 1792. Later located in Henderson County.
Civil action papers, 1808-1889. (Free) Browse online at FamilySearch Historical Collections.
- Black Mountain College collection - repository of publications and records of the college. Available via the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
- Montreat College Yearbooks: 1925-1959 -- free at the Internet Archive
- Buncombe County students at NC colleges - list via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
- [Gash] Rising, Marsha Hoffman. "The Gash Family of Buncombe County, North Carolina: Who Was Ebenezer Gash of St. Clair County, Missouri?," The American Genealogist, Vol. 73, No. 2 (Apr. 1998):105-116. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
Land records in Buncombe County are searchable and the deeds are available online at http://registerofdeeds.buncombecounty.org/external/LandRecords/protected/v4/SrchName.aspx
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
- -1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
- -11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- - 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
:- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company F
:- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
:- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company G
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment, Company E
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
:- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company B
:- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company C
:- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company F
:- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company I
:- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company K
- 1831-1961 - Will Books A to GGG (1831-1961) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
- 1892-1909 - Asheville, Buncombe County Birth Index 1892-1909. Batch C737348 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1851-1961 - Buncombe County Marriage Index 1851-1961 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- 1898-1909 - Asheville, Buncombe County Death Index 1898-1909. Batch C737348 at FamilySearch - free.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Buncombe County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Genealogy Inc)
- Asheville and Buncombe County Weblog
- Buncombe County NC GenWeb
- Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Buncombe County, North Carolina p. 507. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- "French Broad Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.