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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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18th Annual Hoot Owl

18th Annual Hoot Owl: West Virginia State Archives

For all "Night Owls" willing to "Burn the Midnight Oil" at the West Virginia State Archives

6:00 p.m. April 7, 2017 to 8:00 a.m. April 8, 2017

Sponsored by Mining Your History Foundation and Archives & History

Always Dreamed of Spending The Night In A Research Library?

As a genealogist, one of your favorite places is a library. If you’re researching West Virginia ancestors, there’s no better place to conduct research than in the Archives & History Library in Charleston. West Virginia’s statewide genealogy and history organization, the Mining Your History Foundation, is working with the library to bring you another night of unlimited research in the library’s collections, microfilm, books, newspapers, maps, manuscripts, and more: Read On

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