Welcome to the Swiger Run History Center & Museum

 

Who are we?  

The Swiger Run Library is a non-profit public library, located on State Route No. 23 in Doddridge County West Virginia.  Our goal is to preserve the history of this portion of the old Commonwealth of Virginia, now West Virginia and the surrounding areas of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

What do we have to offer?

The Swiger Run library strives to preserve the history of various families and communities by compiling oral and pictorial histories, as well as educating our children.  The library has thousands of old black and white photos, several family histories compiled by Ann Mish and others, as well as old maps, a wonderful museum and much much more.   

Current Surnames Being Researched at the Library

ALLEN, ALSTON, AMERICA, ASH, ASHCRAFT, ASHNER, ASHLEY, ARNETT, BACKUS, BALL, BAKER, BAKER, BARKER, BARR, BARES, BATES, BEAN, BEVERLIN, BISSET, BOYCE, BRIDGE, BROKAW, BURKHAMMER, CAIN, CARDER, CARROLL, CAYTON, CHEDISTER, CHILDERS, CLUMP, COFFMAN, COLLINS, CORK, COTTRELL, CUNNINGHAM, CUTRIGHT, CURRY, DAVIS, DIGMAN, DILLY DOTSON, DOUBLE, DOWNS, DUNBAR, DYE, EDGELL, EVANS, FERRABEE, FLANNIGAN, FLEMING, FLESHER, FORD, FORRESTER, FOWLER, FOX, FRAMEMAN, FRUM, FORD, GAIN, GAINS, GAINER, GARRETT, GASTON, GEORGE, GIBSON, GLASPELL, GLOVER, GOLDEN, GORBY, GRAY, GRIBBLE, HARBERT, HAUGHT, HEADLY, HEARST, HELMICK, HAWKINS, HICKMAN,  HILL, HOLBERT, HUTSON, HYDE, HUTSON, HYDE, ICE, JAMES, JEWELL, JOHNSON, KELLAR, KELLY, KEYSLEY, KIGER, LAUGHTERY, LYONS, MARKS, MASON, MCDANIEL, MCCARTY, MCINTYRE, METHENY, MCKINNEY, MILES, MISH, MOORE, MORGAN, MULVAY, MURPHY, OXIER, PARKER, PATTON, PHILLIPS, PITTS, POPE, PRATT, PRUNTY, RANDOLPH, THINEHART, RICHARDS, RITTER, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, SANDY, SCHULTE, SCOTT, SECKMAN, SEESE, SHIELDS, SHINN, SHRADER, SHREVES, SHUMAN, SCHULTE, SMITH, SNIDER, SPROUSE, STACKPOLE, STARKEY, STAMM, STULLER, SWANEY, SWEENEY, SWIGER, TATE, TERRY, TRADER, TRAUGH, UNDERWOOD, YEATER, YOST, WANSTREET, WEBB, WILCOS, WHITEING, WHITING, WHITEMAN, WILLIAMS, WOODSON, WRIGHT, VARNER, VANPELT

 

 

 Membership data

Membership to the Swiger Run Library is open to the public.  The annual membership dues are only $10.00.  This membership provides an unlimited amount of history resources as well as newsletters.  A form will be provided that can be completed and mailed to the library to get your membership to the past!  

Items offered for sale

Please visit our listing of publications that we have for sale.  Most of our family histories include copies of donated photos, census documents, wills, obituaries and the sort.  Any donations of histories, stories, or photos are greatly appreciated.

Description Pages Price
Deaths 1853-1869 155 25.00
Deaths 1901-1904   10.00
West Union Cemeteries   10.00
Arnolds Creek Cemeteries   3.00
Christian Church Cemeteries Vol. 1 20.00
Christian Church Cemeteries Vol. 2 20.00
Doddridge County Cemeteries Vol 1 & 2 40.00
Mt. Zion Church   3.00
Piggot Church   3.00
Early Marriages 1845-1937 60 35.00
Early Marriages 50 10.00
VA Marriages 1700-1799   10.00
Marriages By Rev. Simon Harris   3.00
Births 1853-1882 12 3.00
Doddridge Co. Census 1850 81 12.00
Doddridge Co Census 1860 65 12.00
Doddridge Co. Census 1870 92 12.00
Doddridge Co Census 1880   15.00
Doddridge Co Census 1900 338 35.00
Doddridge Co. Census 1910 146 20.00
Broad Run Book Vol 1 & 2 278 55.00
Franks Run Rd. Book 161 30.00
West Union Pictorial 222 35.00
Center Point Revised   30.00
St. Clare   20.00
Big Issac   20.00
History of Tollgate   20.00
History of Smithburg   20.00
History of Center Point Covered Bridge 24 12.00
Center Point Photo Shoot   15.00
Krenn Photo Shoot   15.00
Allen Store   15.00
Salem Pictorial   30.00
Ash Family 122 25.00
Allen Family   25.00
Ashcraft Family 143 25.00
Bates Family 120 25.00
Burkhammer Family 100 30.00
Bogard Family Vol. 1 30.00
Bogard Family Vol. 2 20.00
Beaver Family   25.00
Cain Family 104 25.00
Curry Family   20.00
Coffman Family 141 30.00
Davis Family 72 15.00
Davis Family Vol 1 & 2 700 pgs 65.00
Dye, Walt   12.00
Dotson Family 377 40.00
Dotson, James Family 271 20.00
Ford Family 66 20.00
Flannigan Family 31 20.00
Flemming Family Vol 1 20.00
Flemming Family Vol 2 20.00
Indian Billy Ice   12.00
Hutson Family   30.00
Harbert Family   25.00
Marks Family   20.00
Pratt Family   20.00
Richards Family   20.00
Swiger, Ira 1915   40.00
Stackpole Family 148 30.00
Schmidt/Smith Family   30.00
Starkey Family   30.00
Underwood Family 112 30.00
Weekley Family   20.00
Yeater Family 138 30.00

Keep in mind, that as these collections grow additional pages will be added.  We are always asking for copies of old photos, stories, etc to add to our books.  No  refunds or exchanges after 3 days.  Please include $3.50 for Shipping and Handling as most books are rather large. 

   How to purchase a book:

Payment can be made by check or money order to:

     Swiger Run Library 

Attn Ann Mish, Director

Rt. 2 Box 206

Salem, WV 26426

 

How to Contact us:

Ann Mish, Director can be reached by phone at 304-782-3926 or by email at swigerrunlibrary@wmconnect.com.  Kim Ross can also be reached at Rossk909@aol.com.  Please contact us with any questions.  

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