Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society

Helping You Find Your Family in the Valley

About Us

Frederick County Courthouse Photo

Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society, founded in 2003, serves all genealogists researching family records in the Shenandoah Valley. This area includes counties formed from Augusta and Frederick Counties that generally hold the watershed of the Shenandoah River. These counties are Augusta, Berkeley (now WV), Clarke, Jefferson (now WV), Frederick, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, and Warren Counties. We will sometimes include news from five West Virginia counties that were in old Frederick County, but not in the watershed area. They are Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Morgan Counties.

The Society is a nonprofit corporation authorized by the State Corporation Commission of Virginia and exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible as a public charity under Section 170 of the Code. Feel free to review our bylaws.

Our mission is to:

  1. Encourage affiliation & cooperation of persons interested in ancestral heritage
  2. Stimulate interest & provide instruction in genealogical research methodology
  3. Provide a forum for sharing knowledge
  4. Collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical & historical knowledge and information

SVGS Officers 2016

Board Members:

Susan McCabe 

Barbara Dickinson

MaryLou Crouch, Helene Richards, Kay Moffett, Joan Wood

Note: SVGS does not offer research services. Please refer to "Resources" for assistance with your inquiries.


       Press Releases: Joan Wood

       Membership: Helene Richards

 Beginiing 2017, SVGS will no longer be serving as a non-profit group.  We will be absorbed into the Friends of Handley Regional LIbrary with all programs and funding to be held under the guidelines of the Stweart Bell, Jr. Archives.  Please contact Stewart Bell Jr. Archives for informaiton at 540-662-9041.




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