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Local History / Genealogy

The West Virginia Collection

The West Virginia Collection is a specialized reference collection devoted to all aspects of life in the "Mountain State." The collection contains census records, cemetery listings and area family histories as well as books and magazines about the history of the state. The collection is maintained with the generous assistance of the Harrison County Genealogical Society.

The West Virginia Collection is open during the hours listed to the left. If you need assistance with your research, we recommend making an appointment to work with our Special Collections Librarian, David Houchin.

Getting Started with Genealogy

Starting your Family's Genealogy? Not sure where to start? Try this websites to get started and then stop by Waldomore and talk with David Houchin to see what you can discover.

Genealogical Databases Now Available




Available for use at home!         Available for use at the library!

HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy and Local History collection and other valuable content.


Available for use only at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library!

ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collection available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.


Available for use at home!         Available for use at the library!

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  It covers all of the wars the United States has participated in, from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.