West Virginia Family History Societies (S-Z)

This section lists associations from Swiger Run to Webster giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Swiger Run History Centre and Museum

Swiger Run Library is located on State Route 23 in Doddridge County. Their goal is to preserve the history of this area of West Virginia and surrounding areas, which includes Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

A number of resources are available, which include Oral Histories, Pictorial Histories, Maps, Photographs and Family Histories.  A list of Surnames currently being researched in the Library is on the site.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Births 1853-1882
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Histories
  • Church Registers
  • Deaths 1853-1869 and 1901-1904
  • Doddridge Co. Census Returns
  • Early Marriages 1845-1937
  • Genealogies
  • Virginia Marriages 1700-1799
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvsrhcm/webpage?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Taylor County Historical and Genealogical Society

The association has an extensive collection of archives which are located at Taylor County Public Library.  These archives incorporate:

  • Births, Deaths and Marriages 1854-1980
  • Bluemont Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • City Histories
  • Family Group Sheets
  • Pedigree Charts
  • State Histories

A number of publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • A History of Taylor Co. Wars
  • Brinkman's History of the American War
  • Grafton and Taylor County During the Civil War
  • Historical Anecdotes of Early Taylor County
  • History of Taylor County
  • Images of America Taylor Co.
  • Taylor Co. Land Book 1844-1847
  • Taylor Co. Marriages 1853-1878
Websites:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvtaylor/tchgs.htm
http://www.taylorcountyhistorical.com


Upshur County Historical Society

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Burials
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns 1860-1920(Excludes 1890)
  • Church Histories
  • Maps
  • Obituaries
  • UCHS Newsletters
  • Upshur Co. Births 1897-1916
  • Upshur Co. Calendar of Wills 1851-1884
  • Upshur Co. Marriages 1851-1932
Website:
http://www.upshurcountyhistoricalsociety.com


Wayne County Genealogical and Historical Society

Many databases are accessible, which include:

  • Frazier and Hatton Slideshow
  • Hardesty's History of Wayne and Lincoln Counties
  • List of Cemeteries in Wayne Co.
  • Obituaries
  • Revolutionary War Soldiers

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1850-1870 and 1900 Wayne Co. Census Returns
  • Napier Family Book
  • Wayne Co. Births 1853-1900
Website:
http://wcghs.com


Webster County Historical Society

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Listings
  • Photographs of Prominent Residents
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Webster Springs High School Photographs and Images from the Yearbook of 1916-17
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwchs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External