Anders Family
David Asbel Anders with
Jim and Tina Smith Anders

US GenWeb Project

Rufus and Florence Hall Owen Family in 1947
Rufus and Florence Hall Owen and children

US GenWeb Archives Project


Transylvania County, NC 

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What's New

"Transylvania Heritage Museum Walking Tours"
Go to Resources and select Research Places and Services. Then select Transylvania Heritage Museum Walking Tours.

"Video Interviews of Transylvania County Residents"
Just below the picture on the Home page is a link to the interviews.



Transylvania County was formed in 1861 from Henderson and Jackson Counties, but it had a long history before that date.  It was settled in the late 1700's as part of SC, became Walton County, GA in 1803, and was finally fought over and won by NC in 1811.

Transylvania (which means "across the woods") is known as the "Land of the Waterfalls" because of the 250 waterfalls in the county. Rivers and streams, mountains and woods all played a part in the settlement and development of the county.

For a video about beautiful Transylvania County, click here.

 Mt Rays
Photo courtesy of Steve Owen.

Great selection of video's about Transylvania County, click here
Video interviews of Transylvania County residents, click here 
Transylvania County, NC History and Genealogy Project 

Project Mission:

  • Foster an online community of researchers working together to make Transylvania County history available to everyone.

  • Provide online resources and information about additional references that will assist researchers.

  • Promote sound preservation and research methods to make family discovery experiences more successful, meaningful and enjoyable.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website. I am an experienced genealogist, doing research for over forty years. As soon as internet genealogy was available, I was using this new tool to share information. With an Associates degree in Business from Blue Ridge Community College, my career involved various marketing positions. Now retired, I am using my marketing experience to promote the Transylvania Heritage Museum as well as the Transylvania Genealogical Society. I also enjoy traveling with my husband, spoiling my grandchildren, and continuing my research. My families include: Bracken, Dunn, Galloway, Garren, Hall, Henderson, McCall, Owen, Wilson, and Wood.
                                                                                         Linda Owen Anders - County Coordinator