Genealogy & Local History

GENEALOGY newsletter

Offering tips for genealogists and in-depth information on library resources and programs.

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past genealogy newsletters

January 2024 | Winter Ancestry
April 2024 | Spring Ahead in your Genealogy Research

January 2023 | Exploring the History of Chiderley
April 2023 | New Sprouts New Genealogy Searchers
July 2023 | Join Us at the Table with Genealogy
October 2023 | The Halloween Ancestry

January 2022 | Tips/Tricks to Follow You Into The New Year
April 2022 | The Necessary Necessity of Newspapers
July 2022 | Oral History
October 2022 | Family History Month

January 2021 | New Year, New Service
April 2021 | Genealogy for Beginners
July 2021 | Think Local!
October 2021 | Family History Month

One-on-One Appointments

Interested in tracing your unique family history? Set up a one-on-one appointment with staff to get started on your family history or genealogy research.

Available at the Library

  • Genealogy Collection including reference materials and magazines
  • Dedicated genealogy/local history computer on the second floor
  • Digitized copies of Wheeling Independent newspapers (in-house use)
  • Digitized copies of plat maps and older phone books
  • Information about library’s holdings of high school yearbooks
  • Digitized access to in-house prepared index to Daily Herald
  • Check out a copy of the book Wheeling Through the Years, An Oral History from our Local History collection. Wheeling’s growth from its infancy in the late 1800s as farmland to suburbia is told through oral memories from residents who witnessed its transformation.


Online resources available to help with your research with your library card.