November 24, 2010
The Archives and History Library of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will hold its next meeting of the Genealogy Club on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Debbie Campbell, president of the KYOWVA Genealogical and Historical Society, a group dedicated to the collection and preservation of the genealogy and history of the tri-state region of eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio and western West Virginia, will discuss her organization. The club will meet in the library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. All sessions are free and the public is invited to attend.
KYOWVA has a library in Huntington, and Campbell will discuss what the society has to offer that is unique and the successes people have had using its resources. She will focus primarily on Cabell and Wayne counties and the surrounding area. Campbell also will talk about using courthouse records.
Advance registration for the program is not required, but is encouraged to help plan seating arrangements and ensure plenty of supplies and handouts are available.
To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163, or by e-mail at Bobby.L.Taylor@wv.gov. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information about the workshop, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
The Genealogy Club meets on the second Thursday of each month. It is not necessary to be a club member to attend the sessions.
The Archives and History Library is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. The library is closed on Sunday.
With the leadership of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, Kay Goodwin, cabinet secretary, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.