Home About Events Contact Officers Join Index Search

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:

  • Discuss your research with other genealogists in a friendly atmosphere

  • Get help from “experts,” like Wes Cochran, Esther Warner, and other well-known West Virginia genealogists, who will be on hand to offer help and guidance

  • Tour and explore the “upper levels” where who-knows what can be found


  • To the researcher that has traveled the farthest to spend some quality time with us!


As eating is not allowed in the library, refreshments (coffee, soft drinks and pizza) will be available in the “Back Room!”


Your registration form, along with a $25 check or money order, must be postmarked by March 18, 2011. Late registration, if space is available, will be $35.

Contact: Joe Geiger (304) 558-0230 Ext. 165 joe.n.geiger@wv.gov or

Wes Cochran (304) 422-1774 wescochran@juno.com


Ample parking will be available in the lot beside the Culture Center (information will be included with registration confirmation).

Don’t Think You Can Make It All Night?

Bring your toothpicks (to prop your eyes open), your sleeping bag (for when all else fails), and a pillow. Then, find a convenient spot under a table, in a corner, wherever...to catch some shut-eye in the “wee hours.”

Limited Number of Participants

This event is limited to 50 participants. To ensure that you are included, submit your reservation today. Confirmation with guidelines and instructions will be sent to you by email when the registration is processed, if address is provided.

Join in the fun at “Hoot Owl” and become a Join in the fun at “Hoot Owl” and become a member of MYHF all at one time. Just complete the form on the reverse side and send with your check or money order to:

Mining Your History Foundation PO Box 6923 Charleston, WV 25362-0923 - - - - - - - -



  1. Networking among genealogical societies in West Virginia
  2. Support WV Archives & History Library with money, volunteers and collections
  3. Dissemination of information pertaining to research in & about West Virginia


  1. Receive 4 issues of Mountain News
  2. Submit 3 queries per issue
  3. Receive notice of workshops & programs in West Virginia
  4. Publication of member societies’ announcements
  5. Distribute member societies’ publication flyers and brochures at State and National conferences


  1. $15.00

 NameSizeUpload Date
pdf 2017.04.07-hootowl.pdf 1,460,951 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:41:05 +0000

Page: News:HootOwl2017 - Last modified: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:41:12 +0000 by rick

Share With Your Friends

Editor Login
Copyright © 2001-2013 Mining Your History Foundation