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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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Recent News

Hoot Owl - April 5-6, 2019

The evening of April 5 and the morning of April 6, 2019 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 Cathy Brubaker at cathy@miningyourhistory.org or call Mary Johnson (304-558-0230) to register. Registration fee is $25. View Registration Form

Mining Your History Foundation Quarterly Meeting - March 16, 2019

Members and Guests,

Please join us on Saturday, March 16, 2019 for the next quarterly meeting of Mining Your History Foundation. Our meeting will be held in the WV Archives and History Library, WV Culture Center on the State Capitol Complex at 1pm.

Mining Your History Foundation Meeting
Date: March 16, 2019
Time: 1pm
Where: WV Archives and History Library, WV Culture Center on the State Capitol Complex
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West Virginia History Day - February 21, 2019

West Virginia History Day

February 21, 2019 Announcement

Come celebrate the Twenty-third Annual West Virginia History Day on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The event will be held at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex during the 1st session of the 84th West Virginia Legislature. West Virginia History Day is officially designated by the West Virginia Archives and History Commission as a special day to recognize the state's rich and varied history. Other co-sponsors of the event are Mining Your History Foundation, Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, Inc., West Virginia Association of Museums, West Virginia Historical Society, West Virginia Humanities Council, and West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Read On

Mountain News - Spring 2018

Mountain News Volume XVIII, Issue 2 Spring 2018

The newsletter of the Mining Your History Foundation, West Virginia's statewide genealogy and history organizations.

West Virginia's Genealogical, Historical Societies and Associations may submit your news to our newletter committee for publication in the Mountain News.

Newsletter Committee Diana Schwab diana@miningyourhistory.org
  Heather Harrison heather@miningyourhistory.org
  Pat McClure pat@miningyourhistory.org

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