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The Archives and History Library of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will present its guest speaker for the Genealogy Club meeting on Thursday, March 10, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Joetta McCallister Kuhn of Alum Creek will discuss the Boone County Genealogical Society. The club meets every Thursday from 6 – 7 p.m., in the library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, and presents a workshop or lecture on the second Thursday of the month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. All sessions are free and the public is invited to attend.

Kuhn will provide a general overview of the society and discuss projects members have completed and plans for the future. She also will focus on what the society offers researchers who have ancestors in Boone County, as well as publications on vital records, census and family histories.

Kuhn has always been interested in genealogical pursuits and was taking notes of what her grandfather told her before she was 11 years old. She has been a member of the Boone County Genealogical Society since 1976 and is its current vice president. Her primary focus is the Peytona District, including Brushton, Ashford, Ridgeview and Nellis. Kuhn also is a member of the Nellis Historical Church Group and is now serving as chapter regent of the Anne Bailey Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Advance registration for the program is not required, but is encouraged to help plan seating arrangements and ensure plenty of supplies and handouts, if provided, are available.

To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163, or by e-mail at [email protected]. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information about the discussion or the club, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

The Archives and History Library is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. The library is closed on Sunday.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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