Jackson County Historical Society
 

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

 
 
 
GENEALOGY EVENT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH 
 
Greg Carroll, retired from the WV Archives and History, will be the guest speaker at the Ripley Library, Saturday, March 16th at 2 P.M.  He will discuss how to research your Native American and Civil War roots.  Refreshments will be served.
 
 
The Jackson County Historical Society has been collecting information about Jackson County's past since the Society was established in 1969.   Our plan is to include much of the information we have gathered on this website. 
 
Browse our collection:
 
 
Museum
Obituaries (over 9,600 on site)
 
 
Interest in genealogy has taken a new insurgence with the popularity of DNA testing and the easy accessibility to information available on the internet.  Here in the county we have access to some local sources not available elsewhere.  Our genealogy group  answers queries received through this website, by mail or through the local library.

 

To email us with a query:   genealogy@jchswv.org

 

Mike McGrew, Jackson County History Hero 2019

Mike McGrew of Ripley was recognized as a West Virginia History Hero during the 23rd West Virginia History Day at the Legislature on February 21st. McGrew is a local historian who has worked for many years on Jackson County Historical Society's projects.  The purpose of the awards is to give state-level recognition to individuals chosen for dedicated service on behalf of an organization, etc.