The Jackson County Genealogy Society meets regularly to work on family genealogy with one another, share resources, plan trips and special events. The genealogy society was the catalyst for the publication of Jackson County Past & Present Volume II (available at the Ripley library) and the formation of the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in 2011. The genealogy society is also an integral part of the Jackson County Historical Society.
Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays at 10 a.m., in our meeting room, downstairs of the Harrison Building (beside the new City Building in Ripley). We are working on entering obituaries onto our website. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us in this endeavor. Any questions may be directed to Brenda Elliott at the phone number listed below. We plan to take several trips to libraries in Mason, Kanawha, Wood and Roane counties and other locations, in order to obtain information to expand our family histories. If you have questions about particular families or persons, you may contact us at the address below.
We are also working on scanning books and family information, gathered by the Historical Society, to be published on this website. Valuable information has been donated to the Historical Society over many years and we hope to upload it in the near future. Exciting things are happening for family tree makers whose roots begin in Jackson County, West Virginia.