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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!

Recent News

Hoot Owl 2016

The evening of March 25 and the morning of March 26, 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

Fall Conference: West Virginia: History, Records and Research Strategies - October 2-3, 2015

A Joint Fall Conference presented by Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS) and Mining Your History Foundation (MYHF), "West Virginia: History, Records and Research Strategies" will be held at the West Virginia Archives and History Library in Charleston, WV on October 2-3, 2015.

For more details and how to register see attached brocure.

Newsletter September 2015

The September issue of Mountain News is available.

To download, click here.

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