Archives

The Place To Research Your Family History

Attention: wise County Historical Society has moved their Archives to the Wampler Library at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, VA

Wampler Library- Call 276-523-7468 for information.  They are in the process of shelving the Archives now. 

Wise County Historical Society has more than 5000 items in its archives
consisting of books, manuscripts,  old marriage record ledgers from the court, pictures, and numerous other sources of help to the researcher.  We have researchers from all over the United States visiting  throughout the year.  You will find a friendly volunteer to help you get started in your family research.  Some of the of the items we have are listed in the categories below.

African American books
Area History books and manuscripts Files of area towns and communities
Genealogy books and manuscripts Books on Presidents and Generals
Melungeon books Virginia Courthouses
Native American books Area Fiction
Books to aid you in your research Books by local authors
Birth Records-Wise and other Counties Folklore and Legends
Census Records-Wise,Scott, Russell and other counties Railroad Books
Marriage Records-Wise,Scott and other Books by Napoleon Hill
Death Records-Wise,Scott, and other Books by John Fox, Jr.
Quarterlies of Wise County Historical Society Books on Apple Orchards of Wise county
Quarterlies of other Historical Societies Vital Records Application Forms
Magazines of history and genealogy Family History Charts
American Revolution books
Civil War books
World War II books
Heritage Books of Wise and other counties
Cemetery books
Photo albums
CD’s & Records
Pamphlets (various)
Collection of Emery Hamilton papers
Family History files
General Files
Melungeon files