The Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society will meet on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. in the society library at 128 Bingham Road, Suite 700, in Asheville. The program will be presented by Kenneth Richards, Partnership Specialist for the United States Census. The presentation will provide vital information about the upcoming 2010 Census and explain how the data is handled and the purpose of collecting each piece of information, as well as stressing the importance of obtaining accurate information for our area.
Mr. Richards was a founding director of the Big Ivy Historical Society and is executive director emeritus of the BIHS. His most recently co-authored book is, "A Family Named Dillingham: 365 Years in America". He is also co-author of "Insiders guide: North Carolina Mountains including Asheville, Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherokee Nation". He and his co-author, his daughter, Constance Elizabeth Richards, are currently preparing the 10th edition. He served as director of education at Biltmore Estate.
As always, there is no charge and light refreshments will be served. The public will invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact OBCGS at 828-253-1894 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.