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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In addition to genealogy homepages, hundreds of researchers are sharing information on several e-mail lists connected to Transylvania County Genealogy.  Join in the discussion and meet new cousins and friends.   Additions and updates should be sent to Community Coordinator at

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We are a dedicated group of family researchers and mountain lore historians. Our primary goal is to trace and record our ancestors who lived and died in the foothills and mountains of the Blue Ridge, Balsams and the Great Smokies. Many of these sturdy pioneer ancestors spent their entire lives in these mountains, while others removed to many other areas. In support of our primary goal we are dedicated to reuniting the descendents of these good mountain folks, through online group discussion and annual MountainKin reunions. We are also committed as a group to work together to protect and preserve the mountains which we love so dearly. We would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who has mountain heritage, a desire to know their ancestors, and a deep love for the mountains to apply for membership in MountainKin.

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A Yahoo group used for the recording and discussion of our mountain ancestry through postings, files, pictures, etc.   Created by Patricia Cantrell on Mar 1, 2006.

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MountainBlessings Groups:

Membership sites created by Phyllis Cash,, for storage of documents such as birth and death certificates, pictures and other items that pertain to the settlement of Western North Carolina, Upper South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee or Northern GA. Out of courtesy to others please remember to give credit where it is due to other members' research. These sites are not for communicating with other researchers. Most of the "talking" is done on our sister site, MountainKin .

Over the passage of time we lose knowledge of the way our ancestors lived their lives and the tools they used to survive with, the homes that they lived in, the mountains where they lived and the food that they ate. MountainBlessings was created to help us hold on to the knowledge that we do have of our heritage. This site is intended to help record the way that our ancestors lived. We hope to fill this site full of photos of home places, flowers, old toys, food, tools of trade and tools from the home, all from the time that our ancestors lived and in honor of our ancestors who were those sturdy pioneers from the mountains and foothills of North Carolina. Some of those ancestors had descendants that soon moved to the foothills of South Carolina and into Georgia and Texas as well as other states.

Sites which pertain to specific families:



McCallMountainBlessings  and McCallMountainBlessings2


PattersonMountainBlessings  - There are now two Patterson groups and they have been turned over to Patricia Cantrell,

For any family who is not represented in the above groups:


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Transylvania County Genealogy Discussion:

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Transylvania County Internet Research Group:

TransylvanCoGenList is a large and active group of genealogists researching all families of Transylvania County, North Carolina. Our unique approach to e-mail list communication has created a warm, friendly, nurturing atmosphere for both newcomers and seasoned pros. We strive to be a group of very active participants and not mere observers and welcome you to our group with one important requirment for membership. ALL new members are required to introduce themselves to the group and post a brief summary of family lines and ancestry and complete a membership profile. Three active list managers are here to assist you.

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Transylvania County Historic Photos:

Presented by "The Transylvania Genealogy Group - - TransylvanCoGenList

This free service is provided to the readers of The Transylvania Times to share historic photographs presented in the group's weekly newspaper column, "Our People, Our Past".

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Transylvania County Genealogical Society:

Transylvania County Genealogical Society is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The Transylvania Genealogical Society shall research, cultivate, and preserve the family lineages and history of Transylvania County, NC.  TGS is located at 189 West Main St., Brevard, NC 28712. Two driveways past the Brevard Post Offfice in a white two story farm house on the left. TGS's research room is open to the public on Wednesday's from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Visit TGS at