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The Mining Your History Foundation was formed in April 1995 by a committee of West Virginians with three goals in mind:

  • networking among similar organizations throughout the state
  • dissemination of information about WV groups on a national level
  • support of the West Virginia State Archives with donations and volunteer hours

We want to connect all of West Virginia's Genealogical, Historical Societies and Associations. We need each other! We will co-sponsor events and keep you informed about projects around the state. Let us showcase your projects at national events!

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Hoot Owl 2016

The evening of April 1 and the morning of April 2, 2016 has been selected as the dates of the next Hoot Owl. This event is for 'night owls' willing to burn the midnight oil at the WV Archives and History Library. Spend the night doing research in the library's collections. This all-niter begins on Friday evening at 6:00 pm and ends on Saturday morning at 8:00 am. Contact Esther Warner at ebw104@suddenlink.net or call Elaine Gates (304-558-0230) to register. Registration fee is $25. View Registration Form

Mountain News: December 2015

Mountain News, our quarterly newsletter for December 2015 has been published and attached below.

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Mountain News: September 2015

The September issue of Mountain News is available.

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