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Historical, Genealogical, and Preservation Societies

Allegheny Regional Family History Society, The
P. O. Box 1804
Elkins, WV 26241
President: Marvin Hill
c/o The Society
Secretary: Ella Montony
c/o The Society

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.
P. O. Box 850
Arthurdale, WV 26520
President: Sarah R. Barnes
Secretary: Amanda Griffith
Executive Director: Jeanne Goodman

Aurora Area Historical Society
P. O. Box 100
Aurora, WV 26705
Aurorawv58@aol.com
(304) 735-3819 President: John Adams
Secretary: Virginia Martin

Barbour County Historical Society
200 North Main Street
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-4846 (museum)
President: Lars Byrne
c/o The Society
Secretary: Amelia Mouser
c/o The Society

Belle Historical Restoration Society
Jeanine Adkins
179 W. Dupont Avenue
Belle, WV 25015

Berkeley County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1624
Martinsburg, WV 25402-1624
President: Todd Funkhouser
c/o The Society
Secretary: Dorrene Hale
c/o The Society
bchs@bchs.org

Boone County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 306
Madison, WV 25130
President: Robert Plants
c/o The Society
Secretary: Mary Whitmore
c/o The Society

Braxton County, Family Research Library and Archives of
536 Elk Street
Gassaway, WV 26624
President: Brenda Hickman
228 Braxton Street
Gassaway, WV 26624
Secretary: Elizabeth Stewart
418 Parkway
Sutton, WV 26601

Braxton Historical Society
226 Birch Street
Gassaway, WV 26624-1104
President: Michael McCoy
2672 Gem Road
Burnsville, WV 26335
Secretary: Helen Ramsey
RR 1, Box 1-H
Frametown, WV 26623-9201

Brooke County Genealogy
581 Scenery Hill
Wellsburg, WV 26070
President: Jack Hoffman
c/o The Society
Secretary: Bobbie Elliott
BBE_99@frontier.com
c/o The Society

Buffalo Historical Society
P. O. Box 144
Buffalo, WV 25033
Chair: Leah Higginbotham
c/o The Society
Secretary: Elizabeth A. Martin
c/o The Society

Cabell-Wayne Historical Society
630 1/2 - 7th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
President: James W. St Clair
c/o The Society

Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The
P. O. Box 242
Grantsville, WV 26147-0242
President: Robert Bonar
c/o The Society
Secretary: Teresa Harris
c/o The Society

Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
P. O. Box 5483
Huntington, WV 25703
President: Newatha Myers
Corresponding Secretary: Loretta Hagler

Ceredo Historical Society Museum
501 Main Street
P.O. Box 691
Ceredo, WV 25507
(304) 453-3025
President: Jack Hardin
Director: Caroll Conner

Chancery Hill Historic Association
228 Wagner Road
Morgantown, WV 26501
President: Sam Loretta
c/o The Society
Secretary: Joni Roh

Clay County Landmarks Commission and Historical Society, The
P. O. Box 670
Clay, WV 25043
President: Jerry D. Stover
P.O. Box 523 Clay, WV 25043
Secretary: Kathy Fortner
c/o The Society

Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
1323 - 8th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 393
Huntington, WV 25708-0393
newrivertrain@aol.com
(304) 523-0364
President: Walt Cavender
c/o The Society
Secretary: Karol A. Cavender
c/o The Society

Daughters of the American Pioneers, Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter
P. O. Box 621
Elizabeth, WV 26143

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Catholic Archives
1300 Byron Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Doddridge County Historical Society
President: Patricia Richards Harris
Rt. 1, Box 38
West Union, WV 26456
Secretary: Sherri Harris
Rt. 1, Box 366
West Union, WV 26456

Eastern Regional Coal Archives
Craft Memorial Library
600 Commerce St.
Bluefield, WV 24701

Elk-Blue Creek Historical Society
P. O. Box 649
Elkview, WV 25071
President: Shelton Myers
c/o The Society
Secretary: Roberta Woods
c/o The Society

Everettville Historical Association
15 Edna Gas Road
Morgantown, WV 26501-9691
(304) 983-2561
President: Carol L. Thorn
Secretary: Terri DeMicco

Fayette & Raleigh Counties Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 68
Oak Hill, WV 25901-0068
President: Robert Gilkeson
c/o The Society
Secretary: Lee Estep
c/o The Society

Forks of the Buffalo Genealogical Society
109 Clarksburg Street
Mannington, WV 26582
President: Robert Swearingen
Secretary: Joan Hayes

Fort Edwards Foundation, The
P. O. Box 623
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Fort Mill Ridge Foundation, Inc., The
91 S. High Street
Romney, WV 26757-1811
(304) 822-4320
President: Dan Hileman
c/o The Foundation
Secretary: Eva Ansel
c/o The Foundation

Friends of Blennerhassett, The
137 Juliana Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 420-4800 (Blennerhassett Museum)
President: Mrs. Barbara Phillips
c/o FOB
Secretary: Mrs. Marilyn Horton
c/o FOB

Friends of Happy Retreat
P.O. Box 1427
Charles Town, WV 25414
(304) 724-7008
President: J. Randolph Hilton
c/o FOHR
Secretary: Paulette Sprinkle
c/o FOHR
www.happyretreat.org

Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
253 Prospect Avenue
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
President: Scot Faulkner
c/o FOHFNHP
smf53@aol.com
Tel/Fax: (304) 535-2757
Secretary: Vicki Hunter
c/o FOHFNHP
huntrgrp@aol.com

Friends of Wheeling, Inc.
P. O. Box 889
Wheeling, WV 26003
President: Jeanne Finstein
c/o The Society
Secretary: Judi Hendrickson
c/o The Society

Frontier Historical Association of Western Virginia/The Fort Lee Scouts
Dona Halad
3714 37th St.
Nitro, WV 25143

Gilmer County Historical Society
P.O. Box 235
Glenville, WV 26351
President: David Corcoran
c/o The Society
Secretary: Mary Bland Strickland
c/o The Society

Grant County Historical Society
President: Jeff Barger
Secretary/Treasurer: Deborah Hudson Kunkel
c/o The Society
HC 72 Box 7006
Scherr, WV 26726-9605

Greenbottom Society, Inc., The
P. O. Box 2556
Huntington, WV 25726
President: Ned Jones
c/o The Society
Secretary: Karen N. Nance
c/o The Society

Greenbrier Historical Society
301 W. Washington Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901-1324
President: Margaret Hambrick
c/o The Society
Secretary: Karen Lee McClung
c/o The Society

Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, Inc.
45 Abbott's Run Road
Horner, WV 26372
President: Mary Creamer
c/o The Society
Secretary: Elaine Allman Coulter
c/o The Society

Hampshire County Historical Society
P.O. Box 549
Augusta, WV 26704
President: Robert Smith
c/o The Society
Secretary: Alanna McGuinn
c/o The Society

Hardy County Historical Society
P. O. Box 4
Moorefield, WV 26836
President: David Jopling
c/o The Society
Secretary: Charlotte Bowman
c/o The Society

Harpers Ferry Historical Association
Harpers Ferry National Hist. Park
P. O. Box 197
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Executive Director: Deborah Piscitelli
c/o HFNHP

Harrison County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 387
Clarksburg, WV 26302-0387
President: Ted Wolfe
c/o The Society
Secretary: David Houchin
c/o The Society

Harrison County Historical Society
P. O. Box 4695
Bridgeport, WV 26330
President: Robert B. Davis
c/o The Society
Secretary: Carol Schweiker
c/o The Society

Helvetia Restoration & Development Organization, Inc.
Helvetia Historical Square
P. O. Box 34
Helvetia, WV 26224
President: Heidi Arnett
c/o The Society
Secretary: Nancy Krough
c/o The Society

Historic Beverly Preservation, Inc.
P.O. Box 277
Beverly, WV 26253
(304) 637-7424
Website: www.historicbeverly.org
E-mail: info@historicbeverly.org
Executive Director: Michelle Depp
c/o The Society
President: Phyllis Baxter
c/o The Society
Secretary: Richard Evans
c/o The Society

Historic Shepherdstown Commission
Cheryl Gregory, Administrator
P. O. Box 1786
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
President: Vicki Smith
c/o The Commission
Secretary: Donna Pratt
c/o The Commission

Jackson County Historical Society
P. O. Box 22
Ripley, WV 25271
President: Bill Mullins
c/o The Society
Secretary: Maxine Landfried
c/o The Society

Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society
P. O. Box 569
Ranson, WV 25438
President: James L. Taylor
Secretary: James A. Tolbert
www.jeffctywvblackhistory.org

Jefferson County Historical Society
P. O. Box 485
Charles Town, WV 25414
President: Doug Perks
c/o The Society
Corresponding Secretary: Betsy Wells
c/o The Society
www.jeffersonhistoricalwv.org

Julia-Ann Square Association
P. O. Box 966
Parkersburg, WV 26101
President: David Chafin
c/o The Society
Secretary: Judy Smith
c/o The Society
www.juliannsquare.org

Kanawha Valley Civil War Round Table
c/o Beth White, President
317 - 18th Street
Dunbar, WV 25064

Kanawha Valley Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 2283
Charleston, WV 25328
304/342-7676
President: Henry Battle
c/o The Society
Secretary: John Wehrle
c/o The Society

KYOWVA Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 1254
Huntington, WV 25714-1254
President: Debbie Campbell
c/o The Society
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Chatterton
c/o The Society
Website: www.kyowva.org
E-Mail: kyowvagen@yahoo.com

Lincoln County Genealogical Society
7999 Lynn Avenue
Hamlin, WV 25523-1151
President: Patricia Butcher Tyler
c/o The Society
Secretary: Cheryl McCallister
c/o The Society

Logan County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1959
Logan, WV 25601
President: Anthony Kirk
c/o The Society
Corresponding Secretary: Hester Hodges

Madie Carroll House Preservation Society
234 Guyan Street
P. O. Box 3266
Huntington, WV 25702-0266
President: Johnny Nance
Corresponding Secretary: Sue Miller

Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.
Marion County Public Library
321 Monroe Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
President: David Rowand
c/o the Genealogical Club
Secretary: Leah King
c/o the Genealogical Club

Marion County Historical Society
P. O. Box 1636
Fairmont, WV 26555-1636
President: Dora Kay Grubb
c/o The Society
Secretary: Diana George
c/o The Society

Marshall County Historical Society
301 13th Street
P. O. Box 267
Moundsville, WV 26041
President: Bonnie Mueller
c/o The Society
Secretary: Nicki Melissinos
c/o The Society

McDowell County Historical Society
HC 61 Box 37-B
Paynesville, WV 24873
President: Jay Chatman
c/o The Society
Secretary: Rene Bolden
c/o The Society

Mercer County Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 5012
Princeton, WV 24740
President: Lois Miller
c/o The Society
Secretary: Barbara Wyrick
c/o The Society

Methodist Historical Society/Archives and History Commission
c/o Methodist Archives
Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26101

Mineral County Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 1325
Keyser, WV 26726
President: E. Frank Roleff
c/o The Society
Secretary: Beverly Chaney
c/o The Society

Mingo County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2581
Williamson, WV 25661-2581
President: P. L. Estep
c/o The Society
Secretary: Teresa Blankenship
c/o The Society

Mining Your History Foundation
P. O. Box 6923
Charleston, WV 25362-0923
President: Gerald Ratliff
Secretary: Rick Greathouse

Monongalia Historical Society
P. O. Box 127
Morgantown, WV 26507-0127
President: Ed Hawkins
c/o The Society
Secretary: Carol Pyles
c/o The Society

Monroe County Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 465
Union, WV 24983
President: Jill Fischer
c/o The Society
Corresponding Secretary: Addie Morgan
c/o The Society

Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 52
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
President: Fred Widmyer
c/o The Society
Secretary: Sue Parker
c/o The Society

Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association
90 Back Mountain Road
Cass, WV 24927
President: Paul Rujak
Secretary: Chip Rogers
c/o MSR&LHA

Nicholas County Historical and Genealogical Society
Box 443
Summersville, WV 26651
President: Tom King
c/o The Society
Corr. Sec.: Karen Dotson
c/o The Society

The Old Fields Society
P.O. Box 963
Old Fields, WV 26845
(304) 538-7848 (phone and fax)

Order of the Bonnie Blue, Phoebe Warner Chapter
P.O. Box 622
Franklin, WV 26807-0622
President: Koren-Fae Rawlings
Secretary: Arberta Sue Vance

Pendleton County Historical Society
P.O. Box 549
Franklin, WV 26807
President: David Swecker
Corr.: Paula Mitchell
178 Mitchell Mill Gap Drive
Sugar Grove, WV 26815
Note: All correspondence should be sent to the corresponding secretary.

Pleasants County Historical Society
P. O. Box 335
St. Marys, WV 26170
President: Walter Carpenter
c/o The Society
Secretary: Christine Hart
c/o The Society

Pocahontas County Historical Society
810 Second Avenue
Marlinton, WV 24954
President: Matt Tate
c/o The Society
Secretary: Denise K. McNeel
c/o The Society

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
P. O. Box 3371
Charleston, WV 25333-3371
President: Jeremy Morris
c/o PA of WV
Secretary: Phyllis Baxter
c/o PA of WV

Preston County Historical Society
P. O. Box 118
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525-0118
President: Edna Britton
Secretary: Catherine Burke

Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation
Route 3, Box 407
Pricketts Fort State Park
Fairmont, WV 26554-9470

Raleigh County Historical Society
P. O Box 2
Beckley, WV 25802
President: Tom Sopher
(304) 253-8441

Randolph County Historical Society
Box 1164
Elkins, WV 26241
President: Randy Allan
c/o The Society
Secretary: Donald L. Rice
c/o The Society
dlrice@citynet.net

Religious Archivists of the Greater Kanawha Valley
c/o St. Johnís Episcopal Church
1105 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation
P.O. Box 227
Beverly, WV 26253
(304) 637-7424
Website: www.richmountain.org
E-mail: richmt@richmountain.org
Executive Director: Michelle Depp
c/o The Foundation
President: Richard Wolfe
c/o The Foundation

Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc.
310 Myles Avenue
Pennsboro, WV 26415
President: David Scott
c/o The Society
Secretary: Susan Scott
c/o The Society

Ritchie County Historical Museum Assoc.
Vice President: Frances Wolfe
P.O. Box 163
Harrisville, WV 26362

Roane County Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 161
Spencer, WV 25276-0161
President: Rick Greathouse
c/o The Society
Corresponding Secretary: Linda Liss

Rowlesburg Area Historical Society
President: Robert Ayersman
P. O. Box 605
Rowlesburg, WV 26425
Corresponding Secretary: Maryellen Wiles
P. O. Box 113
Rowlesburg, WV 26425

Rumseian Society, Inc., The
Box 1787
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
President: Nick Blanton
c/o The Society
Secretary: Joel Garner
c/o The Society

Saint Albans Historical Society
404   4th Avenue
St. Albans, WV 25177
President: Bill Dean
c/o The Society
Secretary: Ellen Mills-Pauley
c/o The Society

Shinnston Historical Association
602 Highland
Shinnston, WV 26431-1026
President: Robert Bice III
Secretary: Wanda F. Ashcraft
602 Highland
Shinnston, WV 26431-1026

Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp No. 1694
P.O. Box 1846
Princeton, WV 24740
Adjutant: Richard D. Lockhart

Summers County Historical Society
P. O. Box 295
Hinton, WV 25951
President: Douglas Wayne Harvey
136 Southside Drive
Hinton, WV 25951
Secretary: Dorothy Turman
1623 Thomas Lane
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Taylor County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
107 West Main Street
Grafton, WV 26354
President: Darlene Ford
c/o The Society
Secretary: Olive Crow-Dadisman
c/o The Society

Trans-Allegheny Chapter, DAR
516 Center Avenue
Weston, WV 26452-2121
Regent: Theresa Blake
P.O. Box 400
Lost Creek, WV 26385-0400
Secretary: Patricia Goodwin

Tri-State Genealogical & Historical Society
P. O. Box 454
Newell, WV 26050
President: Karen Stewart
c/o The Society
Corresponding Secretary: Bonnie Ryan
c/o The Society

Tucker County Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 13
Hambleton, WV 26269-0013
President: Rosemarie Davis
c/o The Society
Secretary: Barbara Alford
c/o The Society

Tunnelton Historical Society
P. O. Box 137
Tunnelton, WV 26444-0291

Tyler County Heritage and Historical Society
P. O. Box 317
Middlebourne, WV 26149
President: Ruth Moore
c/o The Society
Secretary: Becky Ferrebee
c/o The Society

Upper Vandalia Historical Society, The
President: Cheryl Wintz Withrow
224 Beechwood Estates
Scott Depot, WV 25560-9724
Secretary: Joyce Hanna

Upshur County Historical Society, The
P. O. Box 2082
Buckhannon, WV 26201
President: Amy Williams Tenney
c/o The Society
Secretary: Noel W. Tenney
c/o The Society

Wayne County Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 787
Wayne, WV 25570-0787
President: John Jarrett Peters
c/o The Society
Corresponding Secretary: James Goode

West Augusta Historical & Genealogical Society
President: Jim Miracle
303 36th Street
Vienna, WV 26105
Secretary: Sylvia Bargeloh

West Augusta Historical Society
P. O. Box 414
Mannington, WV 26582
President: Sallyanne Gorbey
c/o The Society
Secretary: Olive Marie Utt
c/o The Society

West Virginia Archeological Society
1526 Autumn Road
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 562-7233
President: C. Michael Anslinger
c/o The Society
E-mail: manslinger@crai-ky.com
Secretary-Treasurer: Darla Spencer
c/o The Society
E-mail: dspencer@crai-ky.com

West Virginia Association of Museums
P. O. Box 11527
Charleston, WV 25339
President: Jane Gilchrist
c/o The Association
Secretary: Dean Hardman
c/o The Association

West Virginia Baptist Historical Society
1715 Lower Parchment Valley Road
Ripley, WV 25271

West Virginia Genealogical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 249
Elkview, WV 25071
President: Larry Parsons
c/o The Society
Secretary: Kay Amole
c/o The Society

West Virginia Historical Association
President: Dr. William Arnett
171 Tibbs Road
Morgantown, WV 26508

West Virginia Historical Society
P. O. Box 5220
Charleston, WV 25361-0220
President: Fredrick Armstrong
c/o The Society

West Virginia Labor History Association
P. O. Box 5156
Charleston, WV 25361
President: Gordon Simmons
1532 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Secretary: Tim Dent
c/o WVLHA

West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Ltd.
P. O. Box 574
Weston, WV 26452

Wheeling Area Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 6450
Wheeling, WV 26003-6450
President: Lou Yurkovitch
c/o The Society
Secretary: Marjorie Richey
c/o The Society

Windy Run Historical Association
President: Billie Hamil
175 Little Birch Road
Sutton, WV 26601
wrs@citynet.net
Secretary: Nancy Mulhare
111 Little Birch Road
Sutton, WV 26601

Wirt County Historical Society
P. O. Box 339
Elizabeth, WV 26143
President: Rose Ann Adams
1350 Somerville Fork Rd
Palestine, WV 26160
Secretary: Angela Brannon
c/o The Society

Wood County Historical and Preservation Society
P.O. Box 565
Parkersburg, WV 26102
President: Bob Enoch
c/o The Society
Secretary: Mary Jo Blythe
c/o The Society

Wyoming County Genealogical Society
Box 1186
Pineville, WV 24874
President: Pat Adams
c/o The Society
Secretary: Juanita Barnett
c/o The Society

Updated 13 August 2014


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