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West Virginia Archives and History Library

Genealogy and the Revolutionary War
September 26, 2013

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Joetta Kuhn and Patsy Adkins of the Anne Bailey Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will conduct a “Genealogy and the Revolutionary War” workshop in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The workshop will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The workshop will cover how to get started researching your family's history, common problems and solutions in research, and free resources. Kuhn and Adkins also will discuss how to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. The workshop will include time for one-on-one attention to attendees, who are encouraged to bring questions about their own family research.

Kuhn and Adkins are qualified genealogists. Joetta Kuhn has more than 30 years of experience. She is a member of Mining Your History Foundation and is the current vice president of the genealogical societies in both Boone and Lincoln counties. Among the records she has compiled or help collect are divorces, 1865-1905, in Boone County; cemetery data in Boone, Kanawha, and Lincoln; and Curry Funeral Home, 1949-2008; and she has written on the Abshires and the Kinders for Kith and Kin. Kuhn served as regent of Anne Bailey Chapter, 2010-2013, and has assisted the registrar with member applications. Patsy Adkins has spent 20 years working on genealogy. A former volunteer at West Virginia Archives and History, she has been a member of the DAR since 2005 and is the current registrar of Anne Bailey Chapter. Adkins received a national lineage research award from the DAR in 2009 and has received several at the state level as well.

Participants are requested to register in advance for the workshop so that Joetta Kuhn and Patsy Adkins will be able to prepare for the number planning to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

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