NEW CEMETERY BOOK FROM WCGHS!!   The Society has completed work on Cemetery Book Vol. IV.  This is a great book, containing the Community Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  This is the cemetery created by the government when the East Lynn Lake was built. There are probably about 5000 graves in it. Also included in this book is the Wayne Cemetery, located in the town of Wayne, the Brumfield Cemetery at Shoals, The Patrick Cemetery near the mouth of Patrick Creek, and several others.  We will soon have a page for this cemetery with all the listings.  This volume is extremely well annotated and also contains an every name index. Price is $28 PP.

NEW Book !!!   A new book on the Aliff Family is being published by Doris Aliff.  The book "From Virginia to West Virginia and Beyond" contains 511 pages and is hard bound.  Doris says it will be available for Xmas 2004. The price is $50 PP.  She also is offering the book, along with a photo gallery (not included in the book) on CD Rom for an extra $10, if purchased with the book. You may order directly from Doris Aliff, 120 1/2  138th St., Chesapeake, WV 25315.  Payment by money order only.

BOOKS FOR SALE !!      Herb Dawson has two family history books for sale.  The first is a copy of the BARTRAM BRANCHES, by Vi Bartram.  This book is well used, most of the lettering is gone from the cover. The interior of the book is clean, no pencil marks,etc.  The binding is in good shape, except that it is separated from the back cover.  Price $60 plus mailing.

The second book is a copy of the PATRICK DYER Book by Paul Dyer.  this book is in good shape, very clean inside and very tight binding.   Price$35 plus mailing.

You may contact Herb via email at  or by phone at 304-393-3792.

There has been a new book published on the descendants of the Kirk family of the Big Sandy area.  The book may be ordered from Gene H. Shupe, 106 Redwood Road, Bristol, TN  37620-6037.  The price per copy is $35.00, including postage.  It is a limited edition, so orders need to be sent soon.

We have several additions to our library, which is open on Thursdays from noon until 5 p.m. I recently donated a microfilm reader to the library, and we have several rolls of microfilm which were donated by Harry Leon Sellards. These are mostly census and tax rolls. Mr. Renick D. Perry, a local accountant, has donated a very nice 400 MH H/P computer to our society. I added a new hard drive to the unit and it is now working and installed at the library. He has also donated two additional computers for our use. We have a family database program installed, along with word processing capabilities. If you desire to donate your family history to be added, please send by GEDCOM file if possible. If not, send by email to WCGHS, and we will enter the information. Will be nice to create a large database of Wayne County persons for research purposes. There are also available a large number of CD ROM research disks donated by one of our members, Jim Goode. Additional CD ROM disks and other material has been donated by another member, James S. Ferguson. We are making progress !There is a

Below is a picture of the Josiah Marcum roadside marker. It is quite large, and beautifully done. It is constructed of cast aluminum.