|D. G. Keener (#46963989)|
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I am Donna Keener from Preston County, WV. I have been researching my family for about 15 years now. I have over 34,000 names in my database. I am researching Keener's, Ayersman's, Shay's, Wright's, Sidwell's, Squire's, Comb's, Trickett's, Mitter's, Street's, Benson's,
and many others. I have published two cemetery books on Preston County. I have added the material from volume I, which is no longer in print.
I will be happy to enter any links that you are willing to provide to me, or will attach any obituaries that you wish to send to me.
Per Find-a-grave guidelines, "Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Be sure to explain your relationship in the request! Any relatives who are more distantly related to you are not required to be transferred."
When requesting updates or transfers, please use the EDIT TAB on the right hand side of the memorial page so that a direct link to that individual is priovided for the update.
I would encourage anyone researching family members in Preston County to visit the Terra Alta Library. I've been working with them for the last 15 years trying to build their genealogy materials. They have a nice microfilm reader. They have a complete set of film from Preston County's newspapers. They also have partial collections for Taylor County, Barbour County, and Marion County. They have collected obituaries from the Dominion Post and have them indexed and in binders. They also have collected and bound the civil war series that is printed in the Preston County newspapers.
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Donna, my mothers family is from Terra Alta. My grandfather was Willis O Shay. At one time he owned the Chevrolet dealership in Terra Alta. I was born in Cumberland, but my mother brought over to Terra Alta, my dad was in the service. My grandmother on my fathers side also lived in Terra Alta, they were the Smiths. My Shay family is buried there in the cemetery up on the hill. In my mind I can picture the whole town as is was the last time I was there in 1997. So are you then any relation? Thank You, Marion Harris