The W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection is a comprehensive genealogical resource for Western North Carolina. Although its focus is on the Appalachian region, the Collection also holds genealogical resources from areas relevant to the migration patterns of Appalachian residents, such as non-Appalachian Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Staff cannot conduct research. Most genealogical materials do not circulate and must be used on-site.
Sometimes beginning genealogists are overwhelmed by names and dates and do not know where to begin. Below are links to a list of questions composed by a genealogist to help guide researchers and a brief bibliography of genealogy manuals.
Searching the Online Catalog
For the best results from the online catalog, use the Advanced Search. Type the county and state in the open fields at the top. Choose “ASU App Coll” for location. You may further restrict your selections by material type (book, video, microfilm) and date; however, that is often unnecessary.
Applachian Collection Resources Relevant to Genealogical Research
A List of Resources for Genealogical Research: This webpage lists commonly used resources for genealogical research.
Genealogy Manuals: A link to the Western North Carolina Library Network’s holdings of genealogical handbooks and manuals.
On-Campus Genealogical Databases: The University Libraries subscribe to databases that researchers may use to access census records, birth and death certificates, draft cards, social security registration forms, and other primary resources.