Swain Genealogy Society



Swain County Genealogical & Historical Society



Swain County Genealogical & Historical Society is a non-profit corporation that was founded in January 1984 to meet the needs of Swain County Heritage Researchers. Our goal is to provide and share genealogical information of interest to Swain County researchers, to encourage the collection and preservation of such records as family Bible records, photographs and other materials. Membership in the Society is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy and historical research.


Membership runs from January through December and the cost is $20.00 per year. This includes the quarterly publication of "The Bone Rattler" which consists of contributed information that is submitted to the Society. PLEASE notify us promptly of any change to your address. Two publications will be mailed at one time, twice a year.


You are invited to submit information for review and possible publication in an issue. We welcome any information that is related to families and local history.




Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month. Meetings are held at 6:00 pm for the months of November through March, then at 7:00 pm for the months of April through October. All members and visitors are invited to attend.  




The Society Office is housed in the Swain County Community Building, upstairs over the Bryson City Police Department, located at 200 Main Street. The Community Building is situated on the town square just across the street from the old courthouse. 



Mailing Address

P.O. Box 267

Bryson City, NC 28713


Library/Office Hours

Mon - Wed - Fri    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tues & Thurs       8:00 am - 12 Noon


Telephone  (828) 488-2932