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Genealogy & Local History

About the Collection

Our Heritage Room has an unparalleled collection of local history and genealogy information about Ashe County, North Carolina. A brief sample of resources follows.
  • Name files for hundreds of local families
  • Local and regional history books
  • The Absher, Lassen, and Reeves special collections of unpublished family history files
  • Cemetery and Census records for Ashe County and some surrounding counties
  • Access to Ancestry.com Library Edition within the library building
  • Access to HeritageQuest
  • Click here for digital images of more than 500 photographs, postcards, and scrapbooks from the Ashe County Public Library's collection, online at DigitalNC.


About Genealogy Research

The library receives many requests for genealogy research by phone, e-mail, and postal mail. Our staff is not able to fulfill these requests due to the time-consuming nature of the research.



About Visiting the Heritage Room

Out-of-town visitors and local residents alike are welcome to visit the Heritage Room to conduct their own research. Use of the collection is free, and a Heritage Room orientation is available during regular library hours. Anyone with an interest in Ashe County’s history will find the Heritage Room worth a visit!

For general genealogy questions or questions about the Heritage Room collection,click here to e-mail us.
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