West Virginia Family History Societies(A-L)

This section lists the state-wide association of West Virginia. It then lists associations from Boone to Jefferson giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Boone County Genealogical Society

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Boone County - A Time Line and Source Book
  • Branches of Turtle Creek
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Returns
  • Jacob Miller and his Descendants
  • Kith and Kin of Boone Co. Volumes I-XXXI
  • Obituaries
  • Olive Branch Baptist Church Turtle and the People 1824-1975
  • Photographs
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvbcgs

Greenbrier Historical Society - North House Museum

The association was established in 1963, its aims being to preserve the history and culture of the Greenbrier Valley.  They serve the counties of Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers and Pochhontas.

Many archives can be accessed in their Library and Archives located in North House Museum, which include:

  • Civil War Letters
  • Family Histories
  • Manuscripts
  • Papers from some Local Families
  • Scholarly Journals
Website:
http://www.greenbrierhistorical.org

Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants

The aim of the association was to preserve the history and genealogy of Hacker's Creek watershed in Lewis and Upshur Counties.  They then expanded their efforts to include all Central West Virginia and the entire State of West Virginia.  The association now has over one thousand members who are based all over the country and overseas.

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Deeds
  • Diaries
  • Early Landowners
  • Emigration Records
  • Genealogies
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Land Records
  • Land Tax Books
  • Military Records
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs
  • Telephone Directories
  • Will Abstracts

Many databases are available, which incorporate:

  • Border Settlers 1768-1795
  • Cemetery Listing
  • Chronicles of Border Warfare
  • Civil War Articles
  • Don Norman Files Surname Index
  • Family Stories
  • Fort Hinkle Muster Rolls of 1775

Databases also incorporate:

  • Harrison Co. Court Minutes 1784-1792
  • History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars
  • Lewis Co. Chancery Records
  • Lewis Co. Schools and Teachers 1873-1934
  • Lewis Countians in World War II
  • Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania 1763-1783
  • Obituaries
  • Tombstone Inscriptions from Slab Camp Cemetery
  • Veterans Buried in the area
Website:
http://www.hackerscreek.com

Jefferson County Historical Society

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise: 

  • 1786-1986 Charles Town Bicentennial
  • 1852 and 1883 Jefferson Co. Maps
  • A Bicentennial History of Jefferson Co. 1801-2001
  • Burials 1978-1997
  • Index and Calendar to Recorded Plats 1801-1901
  • Prominent Men of Shepherdstown 1762-1962
  • Tombstone Inscriptions 1687-1980
  • Washington Homes of Jefferson Co.
Website:
http://jeffersonhistoricalwv.org