Historians and genealogists researching West Virginia ancestry have another tool available at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library. City Clerk Connie Shaffer presented library Director Brian Raitz Tuesday with microfilm records of the city council minutes dating back to 1851, as well as ordinance books from throughout Parkersburg's history. "It's another valuable resource for local history and research," Raitz said.
Shaffer said the process of copying the city's records from book to microfilm began about three years ago when Parkersburg City Council appropriated the first money for it. So far, the project has cost less than $10,000, but Shaffer said there are two books left to copy and an index system may be added.
You can read more about this new resource on the Parkersburg News and Sentinal web site at http://newsandsentinel.com/news/story/054202005_new05_microfilm.asp