The Marion County Genealogical Club maintains the genealogical reference department in the Marion County Public Library. Through the sale of publications, the club has been able to purchase many publications from throughout the state of West Virginia and surrounding states including census records and vital statistics including births, deaths, marriages, and cemetery records. Our shelves also contain county histories, general genealogical information and material from surrounding states. There are also many volumes of family histories which have been donated.

 We have available a microfilm reader and a computer for on-line research. For your convenience, there is a coin operated copy machine available.

We are happy to answer questions, but we do not have the personnel to do in-depth research. It is through the efforts of a small but dedicated group of volunteers that we are able to make information available for hands-on research. Please send email queries to

The Marion County Genealogical Club                                        Hours:
321 Monroe Street                                                                           Monday 10:00-1:00
Fairmont, WV 26554                                                                        Tuesday- Friday 10:00-2:00
304-366-1210 ext. 12
                                                                       Saturday 10:00-2:00                                                             


For genealogy questions in the Mannington area, contact Forks of the Buffalo Genealogical Society of Mannington.  Meetings are held at the Mannington Public Library on the 2nd Monday of every month.

Forks of the Buffalo Genealogical Society of Mannington
109 Clarksburg Street
Mannington, WV  26582

Genealogical assistance in the Fairview area can be found by contacting Darlene at the Fairview Public Library.

MCPLS also offers online resources to assist you with genealogical research:

America's Genealogy Bank Library Edition - In-library use only

HeritageQuest Online