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Our history is preserved

July 22, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

To the editor:

There is good news for everyone who has family ties to Jefferson County. Volunteers at our genealogy society have already preserved thousands of documents that will for generations to come make our history and heritage available to our families. Not only will our great grandchildren a hundred years from now be able to walk into a facility and see the lives of their ancestors through original documents, but they will also be able to view them on the Internet. Because, not only have our volunteers preserved the original records, they have also photographed them. That will allow anyone, in any part of the world, to access these records free of charge on

Now the genealogy society is asking for help from the public. We want to continue to make any document with historical or genealogical value available to all. For this purpose, we are asking anyone who has anything along this line to donate it to the society. We would be happy to have your old high school yearbooks, your family research information, brochures of events gone by, news articles and many other items. Contact us if you think you have anything along this line to donate and we will make arrangements to obtain it from you. This would include a trip to your home if transportation to our office is not available to you. Simply call us at (740) 424-3835.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Sept. 10 for our next meeting at the LDS church on Powells Lane in Wintersville. Flora VerStraten-Merrin will speak about the immigration of our ancestors into Jefferson County. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. It is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

Judy Schmidt


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