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Saturday, June 20
Beyond The Barriers, Sponsored by Olde Buncombe County Genealogical Society  (Workshops)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Reuter Center, UNC Asheville Campus
Presenter Dr. Thomas W. Jones, a board-certified genealogist, award-winning writer & recipient of awards from genealogical organizations, will offer 4 sessions designed to help both beginning & experienced researchers find paths around research barriers.
Topics include   1) “Building a Credible Lineage, Despite Missing information, Conflicting and Incorrect Records and Undocumented Publication,”  2) ”Finding ‘Unfindable’ Ancestors,” 3) “The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames,” and 4) “Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls.”
Registration information will be available in late March on Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society website,

Wednesday, October 14 through Monday, October 17, 2929
AAHGS Annual Conference  (Conferences)
Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA
The AAHGS Annual Conference is the largest international African American conference that promotes African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by bringing together subject matter experts who promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.
In addition to attending sessions on many relevant topics, you may also explore intergenerational learning experiences on Family Day, take tours of local historical sites, and join in special dinners, recognition ceremonies, and other special events. Go to for more information and registration.