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Welcome to the Swiger Run History Center & Museum, Inc.

Updated March 25, 2004

About Our Family Research


Who Are We? The Swiger Run Library is a non-profit public library, located on State Route No. 23 in Doddridge County West Virginia. Our goal is to preserve the history of this portion of the old Commonwealth of Virginia, now West Virginia and the surrounding areas of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

The Swiger Run Library strives to preserve the history of various families and communities by compiling oral and pictoral histories, as well as educating our children. The library has thousands of old black and white photos, several family histories compiled by Ann Mish and others, as well as maps, a wonderful museum and much much more.

Membership to the Swiger Run Library is open to the public. The annual membership dues are only $10.00. This membership provides an unlimited amount of history resources as well as newsletters. A form will be provided that can be completed and mailed to the library to get your membership to the past!

Please visit our listing of publications that we have for sale. Most of our family histories include copies of donated photos, census documents, wills, obituatires and the sort. Any donations of histories, stories, or photos and the sort to the library is greatly appreciated and welcomed. A listing of the surnames currently researched by the library are also listed on this site. Please come and visit us soon. We are open on Sunday's usually after 1:00 and by appointment. Thanks for checking us out. Take a look at a sample of our books! You will for sure enjoy them.

If you have requests or comments email: Anne at swigerrunlibrary@wmconnect.com or Kim at rossk909@aol.com or Christine at bsturt3007a@aol.com.

 
Family Photos
  • PHOTO OF THE SWIGER RUN HISTORY LIBRARY (140 KB)
    This is a picture of the wonderful Swiger Run Library which is located in Doddridge County West Virginia. It is amazing how much this library has to offer the community. Come see us some time. Contact Ann Mish, Director at (304)782-3926 for more information.
  • Photo of one of the Hotels in Center Point WV (259 KB)
    Now I am telling you what, this hotel doesnt look like the Marriot! Life was tough back then and these ladies sure looked like they were working hard. Invest in the Center Point book and you will see tons of photos like this one.
  • The Phillips and Bates Family Photos (229 KB)
    This is a small sample of the wonderful family photo collection that Ann Mish has compiled at the library. These families were from Doddridge Co. WV.
  • Last known horse drawn hearse in Doddridge Co. WV (145 KB)
    This is an example of the wonderful quality of information that can be found in the Center Point book compiled by Ann Mish. The photos in this book are absolutely wonderful. Take a look for yourself. Buy one now, while we still have some on the shelf.
 
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  • SURNAME LISTING FOR THE LIBRARY (5 KB)
    The surname listing provided is a sampling of the names that are documented in the Center Point book and others. This may only be a partial listing, so do not hesitate to email us for any additional information. Be sure and take a look at our listing of publications currently for sale. Each one is full of wonderful family tree information and such.
  • MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (7 KB)
    THIS IS A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION TO BECOME A PART OF THE SWIGER RUN HISTORY LIBRARY. THIS APPLICATION HAS AN ANNUAL FEE OF JUST $10.00 WHICH PROVIDES NEWSLETTERS AND OTHER VALUABLE INFORMATION THAT IS PRICELESS. DON'T MISS OUT ON LEARNING WHAT IS OUT THERE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY. JOIN NOW!
  • List of Books and Collections For Sale (2 KB)
    The following is a partial listing of books and collections for Sale at the library.
 
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