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Hoot Owl At the Archives
07 Jan 2008
Our friend and researcher, Margureitte Ratcliff sent in this announcement
about the Hoot Owl Night at the Charleston Archives. This event will
take place April 4 to 5, 2008
. Last year's event was a
blast, says Margureitte. You'll need to register in advance, so don't
let the date slip up on you. I plan to attend and hope to see all
of you there.
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KYOWVA Has Moved!
Kyowva Genealogical Society is now located in the Second Presbyterian
Church Building, 901 Jefferson Avenue in Huntington, West Virginia. Our
spacious Library and Research Rooms are now located with rest room
facilities nearby on the same floor. We now have wireless Internet
access for those with laptops. Ample parking is available along West 9th
Street as well as along the Jefferson Avenue side of the building. Entry
to the Library is through the double doors nearest the alley corner on
West 9th Street
By E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author Lochlainn Seabrook
16 Oct 2005
My Mom was born in Cabell County, and I still have lots of kin all over
western WV. My WV family names include: Nelson, Sansom, Adkins, Bradshaw,
Gilkerson, Davis, White, Elkins, Goodwin, Leslie, Harrison, Bond, Price,
Conte, Allen, Spencer, Shannon, Rucker, McDonald, Stephens, Ogle, Smith,
I'm an author of educational, fun, and wholesome adult and children's
books on: the War for Southern Independence (Civil War), ghost stories,
the UFO phenomenon, genealogy, family history, the Confederacy, etymology,
Celtic and Victorian culture, religion, science, feminine spirituality,
and European mythology.
Please visit my Website for more information:
Or e-mail me at:
"We Take This Opportunity To Write"
09 May 2005
Heritage Books has just published a book I've written called "We Take
This Opportunity To Write: Sexton, Coon, and Porter Letters to the Jordans
of White County, Indiana, 1844-1862." My Great-great Grandparents,
William and Catherine Jordan, left Cabell County in 1827 with their family
and moved to Indiana. The book includes letters from Catherine's
brothers, Adam, John and Andrew Sexton, who remained behind in Cabell
County. Besides family matters, the letters contain interesting items on
the destruction wrought to the area from the storms of 1844, the split
that took place in the local church before the Civil War, and news items
on neighbors. Cabell County surnames mentioned include Black, Templeton,
Reynolds, Carroll, Malcolm, and Erwin. The book can be ordered on the
. Please contact me if you have any
questions. Thanks for your help.
McCallister's Then and Now 1730-1995 Book
31 Aug 2004
Reprinting the "McCallister's Then and Now 1730-1995" Book, 190
pages. Includes families such as James McCallister, Richard
McCallister, Patrick Morrison, Andrew J. Smith, Benjamin Walter Morris, Alfreso
Daniel Bledsoe and many others, also includes pictures. $40.00 + $3.00
postage Email me with your order Tammy Ramon -
ALIFF Book Available Soon
29 Jan 2004
Hello Aliff tree branches!
As most of you know my name is Doris J. Aliff of Chesapeake, WV and I am
writing a book on the Aliff Genealogy.
At this time it includes some 16,402 individuals and 5575 marriages and 2041
surnames. With at least one line having 12 generations. Due to the weather I
have hibernated for the winter and stopped visitations. But before that I
have copied 25 different counties records of birth, death and marriage,
along with several visits to KY, OH, FL, OK, TX, NC and far to many
families to count. I want to take this time to thank all those who have
returned their family sheets, and want to invite anyone that I have missed
to contact me and I will gladly sent out some printed samples of their
family line so they can correct or add to the publication. Thank you again
1967 Class Ring Wanted
28 Nov 2003
Class Ring Wanted:
I am looking for a 1967 Huntington High School class ring.
Please contact me at Skw1995@aol.com. Thank You.
22 Jun 2003
I am looking to purchase a 1945 Edition of the HUNTINGTON EAST HIGH SCHOOL
Please contact me at
email@example.com. Thank You.
3 Jun 2003
I am looking to purchase a 1934 Edition of the HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You Dave Rose
MOORE Family Book For Sale
27 Apr 2003
"Thomas Moore and Descendants" book now
available! Easy to follow family line from Thomas Moore Sr., up to 2001 in
most families, pictures, and sketches of many older members. Over 500
pages! Includes Moore's of KY, VA, FL, OH, WV, SC and other states in this
family. Soft back spiral binding. Price $50.00 + $3.00 mailing fee.
For more information email
Verdunville, WV 25649
Update: Duvall Book
1 Jan 2003
"John P. Duvall And His Descendants" in three
volumes. Each volume: $45.00. Volume 3 contains
all known descendants of Nancy Duvall Drown Howe,
mentioned in Cabell Co., WV, Deed Book 1, page 1. She was the
mother of Benjamin Drown, a sheriff of Wayne County.
All the Drown family members in Cabell and Wayne counties
descend from her.
Diane Dieterle, 141 Second Ave., #601, Salt Lake City, UT
28 Feb 2002
Well finally its ready! The WICKLINE BOOKS are ready to
be pre-ordered. The Pre-Publication cost is $128.00 until
April 30th and then the cost will be $160.00 for both books.
So don't forget to order yours now. The books are 1580 pages,
2 vols, 8.5x11 hard back, full name index, and 30 pages of
pictures. Name: Descendants of Jacob George Wickline and
Maria Catherine Spahr, Order # V2056, researched, compiled
and edited by Margureitte Flack Ratliff and Jane Green
Volckmann. There is a shipping fee of $5.00 for the 2 volume
set. You may order by calling Heritage Books, Inc. at
1-800-398-7709 Monday - Friday 8:30 am--5 pm. with VISA -
MASTERCARD- OR DISCOVER. Please refer to the Order # V2056.
of Jacob George Wickline and Maria Catherine Spahr if you
would like to place your order online.
If you have questions regarding the books you may e-mail
Heritage Books, Inc. at email@example.com.
3 Jun 2002 Update! You can still get the
pre-publication discount price of $128.00 for the Wickline
books by writing
of them have several sets of the books and the offer is good
until their supply is gone. Please put Wickline Books
in the subject line of your e-mail.
30 Mar 2000
I am wanting to buy a 1956 yearbook for Huntington High
School (Huntingtonian). Please contact me via e-mail if you
have this item for sale. Linda
Upcoming Duvall Book
29 Mar 2000
I am preparing a book for publication in Sep 2000 titled
"John P. Duvall And His Descendants". One of
his descendants was Nancy Duvall Drown Howe, mentioned in
Cabell Co., WV, Deed Book 1, page 1. She was the mother of
Benjamin Drown, a sheriff of Wayne County. If you are a part
of this family please contact me as I am interested in
sharing information and adding you to the book if you have
Diane Dieterle, Box
18736, Kearns, UT 84118-0736
Reprint of Cabell
County Heritage Book UPDATED
1 Mar 2000
Announcing the reprint of the Cabell County Heritage Book,
1809-1996. How can you get a copy of the book? Reserve your
order with a check or money order of $70.00 now!
For more information, see the announcement
on KYOWVA's home page!
UPDATE 29 April 2006: The Cabell County Heritage Book is now on SALE and will remain until
all inventory is gone! The original price of $70.00 per book has been
decreased to $50.00 shipped, or $45.00 picked up at the society. Also
recently available are marriage bonds copied from the WPA for $10.00. This
booklet covers 1818 - 1840 as they were entered (typed by the WPA) and shows
witness. It is also indexed.
Contact KYOWVA for more information.
Document for sale
18 Nov 1997
At an auction this summer, I "rescued" a framed
marriage certificate for Josiah ADAMS, of Virgil, KS and
Minnie HINCHMAN of Barboursville, WV dated 1909. Now this was
not a family auction, it was the auction of an antiques
dealers estate so I was not bidding against family...I would
never do that...but it seems like there should be someone out
there who is looking for this information. Please feel free
to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.