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.

The goal of the Society is to preserve the heritage of this area of West Virginia and surrounding areas, which includes Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Many resources can be accessed, including Oral Histories, Pictorial Histories, Maps, Photographs and Family Histories. 

A list of Surnames currently being researched in the Library is also accessible on the site.

Publications sold by the society incorporate:

  • Births 1853-1882
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Histories
  • Church Registers
  • Deaths 1853-1869 and 1901-1904
  • Doddridge Co. Census Returns
  • Early Marriages 1845-1937
  • Family Histories
  • Virginia Marriages 1700-1799

Taylor County Historical and Genealogical Society

The association has an extensive collection of archives which are held in Taylor County Public Library, located on the corner of Beech and Walnut Streets in Grafton.  These archives incorporate:

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

Numerous publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • A History of Taylor Co. Wars
  • History of Taylor County - Charles Brinkman
  • Taylor Co. Land Book 1844-1847
  • Taylor Co. Marriages 1853-1878

Upshur County Historical Society

Their aim is to identify and preserve anything of historical significance to the county of Upshur.

Galleries accessible on their site include:

  • Biography of Wilton Ray Tenney, Upshur Native Son and Remembered Photographer
  • When Wesleyan Was a Military Base: The Air Cadet Training Program of WWII

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Burials
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns 1860-1920(Excludes 1890)
  • Church Histories
  • Maps
  • Obituaries
  • UCHS Newsletters
  • The Scout of the Buckongehannon - J. C. McWhorter (Fiction)
  • Upshur Co. Births 1897-1916
  • Upshur Co. Calendar of Wills 1851-1884
  • Upshur Co. Marriages 1851-1932

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

Numerous publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • 1850-1870 and 1900 Wayne Co. Census Returns
  • Napier Family Book
  • Wayne Co. Births 1853-1900

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

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