DISCOVER new stories and find family connections in our Archives and Library, the premiere collection of Greenbrier Valley history in the region. Located in the North House, the archives and library are home to our genealogical records, former courthouse documents, and marriage bonds, as well as information on a wide variety of topics. Whether you are interested in researching a particular person or would like to browse through some local Greenbrier Valley history, a volunteer researcher would be more than happy to help you. The GHS Archives and Library is open to the public free of charge. As a volunteer-run component of the Greenbrier Historical Society, the Archives and Library appreciates donations for research assistance.
Inquiries can be made over the phone or via email, but we do encourage researchers to visit our facility when possible. If you are planning a research trip, feel free to call ahead of time with your topic or the types of records you are interested in seeing. This allows an archivist to search for what is available before you arrive if time permits.
Free research assistance is available Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm or by appointment. For more information, contact us at 304.645.3398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies & Fees
Copies of archival materials can be made for a cost of 15 cents per copy. If an archivist is mailing copies to you, he or she may ask you to contribute the cost of postage in addition to the copy fees.
Marriage Bonds have a special fee for copies because of the labor and material intensive process of preserving them and making them accessible to the public. Marriage Bonds are $5.00 per bond and are printed in color on heavy cardstock
Policy on Photographs and Scans
The Greenbrier Historical Society understands that many researchers prefer digital files and images. We allow researchers to photograph documents without flash and are willing to provide a limited number of high-resolution scans to each researcher. We do request that all digital and copied records be used for personal research only and not be reproduced in any commercial or scholarly publication without permission of the Greenbrier Historical Society.