Wheeling Area Genealogical Society

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.

Upcoming History and Genealogy Events Calendar (New)

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”!

Scott Owen,

President, W.A.G.S.

WAGS 2020 Speaker Series

March 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.

Ohio County Public Library Genealogy Database Resources (New)

Ohio County Public Library Genealogy Newspaper Resources (New)

Wheeling Area Genealogical Society Coming Events

Friends of Wheeling Coming Events

Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society Coming Events

Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable Coming Events

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.

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