The Appalachian Quarterly
Covering the Southern Appalachians
Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
A magazine of history, genealogy, culture, and folklore, published by The Wise County Historical Society, in March, June, September and December containing 112 pages per issue.
You’ll find: What records are available in each county; records, lists, genealogies and families of the Southern Appalachians; where the records are located; Historical Society Archives and offices; Public and College libraries - their hours and records; Courthouses - their hours and records; who to contact, etc.
How many times have you traveled to research and find that the libraries are closed, the courthouse is closed, no one knows if there is a local Historical Society or not? How many times have you written, only to have to write again and again and again because no one knows how to help you? The magazine will provide you will all this information and more.
If you are planning a trip to the Southern Appalachians or doing your family history/genealogy from the comfort of your own home, we can provide you with the information you need to avoid wasting time or effort.
The Appalachian Quarterly features:
Lost and Found: query section, free and unlimited to subscribers.
Special Focus: Historic towns, counties, families, etc.
The Bookshelf: Listings of the latest books available for the Southern Appalachians on history, genealogy, folklore, and culture.
The Southern Appalachian Ancestral Registry: for a 10.00 registration fee, send your ancestral charts and family information to be placed on file in the archives office and in a computerized database being established to help you contact other members of your family. Preserving and collecting the history and genealogy of The Southern Appalachians.
The Wise County Historical Society Bookstore has over 130 volumes in stock, please send a #10 business envelope along with 55 cents postage, self-addressed for a booklist.
Subscriptions are $10.00 per year. Make checks payable to: The Appalachian Quarterly, The Wise County Historical Society, P. O. Box 368, Wise, VA 24293. If you have additional questions, please write or e-mail: email@example.com
Southern Appalachian Ancestral Registry
A perpetual database of ancestral charts on file and available to researchers of families of the Southern Appalachians. For the $10.00 registration fee your ancestral chart will be maintained in a computerized database available to researchers. As researchers register their family ancestral charts with the Registry a surname search will be conducted and should there be a match they will receive your name, address, phone, fax or e-mail address. Your chart will also be available in the office for researchers visiting our archives.
For the one-time registration fee you will receive a search of the database for matches of the surnames you are researching. Free additions to the database of updates to your chart of new ancestral lines as you acquire additional information. Please remember to always keep your address updated.
Ancestral charts maintained for Southern West Virginia, Southwest Virginia, East Tennessee, East Kentucky and Western North Carolina.
Register your family ancestral charts with The Southern Appalachian Ancestral Registry, Attn: Rhonda Robertson, The Wise County Historical Society, P. O. Box 368, Wise, VA 24293. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org