Friends of Wheeling

Friends of Wheeling Newsletter

February, 2021

Live Virtual Tour

10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 6

79-81 46th Street 

Live on the Friends of Wheeling Facebook page, or recorded for later viewing.

For more that 100 years, this duplex served as rental housing for South Wheeling factory workers, many of whom in the early years were recent immigrants. It is currently being rehabilitated by Kenny Sexton (Friends of Wheeling’s nominee for WV History Hero). We’ll see both “before” and “after” views as work is in progress. 

Last month’s virtual tour of the window restoration workshop in the Scottish Rite building can be seen at:

That tour and others can also be seen on the group’s Facebook page. Thanks go out to Joanne Sullivan for her videography skills!


Online Genealogy Series

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) will soon offer a series of live, online genealogy classes using Zoom (a free, downloadable program for participants). These classes will begin with a focus on Wheeling, but many of the methods shown will apply to other locations. The classes will be offered at the group’s regular meeting day and time (1:00 pm on the second Saturday of the month) beginning with Saturday, February 13, 2021. If you are interested in attending, send your email to You will then be sent log-in information prior to each session.

WAGS membership ($10/year) isn’t required to attend the classes. However, members have access to several valuable resources. To join, go to and click on Registration and scroll down to Membership Application.


Do you order items from Amazon?  If so, you can designate Friends of Wheeling as a charitable organization to support. The process is very easy:

·      Instead of, go to

·      Log-in as you normally would

·      Click on the Supporting button (upper left)

·      Select Friends of Wheeling

The price of the item that you’re ordering is exactly the same, there is absolutely no additional charge to you or to Friends of Wheeling, and Friends of Wheeling will receive 0.5% of the price of qualified purchases.