News and Announcements
This is the website for the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society. It is a place for news, announcements, and coming events in the Wheeling area.
Due to the Covid19 pandemic, all WAGS and CTGS meetings are cancelled until further notice. Please watch this website for notices when they will start up again.
WAGS 2020 West Virginia History Hero
Lou Yurkovitch was honored in Charleston, W.V. at the annual “West Virginia History Heroes” event on February 20, 2020. He a former president of the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society and continues to serve as a member of the board of directors and as the organization’s webmaster and information technologist.
Lou continues to serve the local genealogical community by teaching genealogy classes. He also helps promote local and regional history, both in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Upper Ohio Valley in Ohio.
We congratulate him on his designation as this year’s local “West Virginia History Hero”!
WAGS 2020 Speaker SeriesMarch 14 – The Catholic Church in Wheeling (Jon-Erik Gilot)
2020 Civil War Roundtable Speaker Series
February 24 – The Experiences of two Ohio National Guard Regiments During the Summer of 1864 (Jon-Erik Gilot)
To see past videos – please become a WAGS member. To join WAGS please click HERE and fill out this application. Dues are only $10 per year. Membership includes access to past videos, past newsletters, and a current newsletter every 3 months.
Thanks to Erin Rothenbuehler of the Ohio County Public Library we now have direct links to the Library’s Genealogy Resources.
Thanks to the Generosity of Don Pickenpaugh and the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society, We now have Maps Showing Land Patents, Cemeteries, and Old Schools in Belmont County. You Can View Them Here.
WAGS New Website is Live!! Please Register Here.