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Resources for Researchers - 

Buncombe County Public Libraries provides card-holders a number of digital resources available through NCLive. Some resources are especially useful to those researching the history and culture of WNC, including:


ArchiveGrid includes over 7 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more.


Buncombe County Special Collections offers additional digital resources only available for in- library use

  • AncestryLibrary Edition
  • Fold3.com
  • Newspapers.com

Research Guides and Indexes to help you on your search



Hitting a roadblock in your research? There’s always more to discover! Our archive is one of many who collect material related to Asheville and Buncombe County. Other local, regional, and national intuitions have extensive collections that will prove useful to researchers of Western North Carolina.



Not sure where to begin? Ask an Archivist!

Please email us at packnc@buncombecounty.org