Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants
 
 
 
Who Are You???
 
HCPD Library hopes you will be swept along with us in our fascination with family history.  You now will have an opportunity to be introduced to the adventure and challenge of finding out “Who you are?”  Do you long to know about the people whose blood lines you share?  Is it possible you wonder how to find your roots?  Yes it is and it is an adventure.   One makes many discoveries along the way and not just genealogical discoveries.  Don’t be surprised if you find scandals and secrets or even medical history details that affect your family today.
 
The Central WV Genealogy and History Library is operated and maintained by Hacker’s Creek Pioneer Descendants Society.  We are located on Abbott’s Run Road in Horner, WV.  The library will be offering free classes on beginning genealogy on March 16, 23 and 30th starting at 6PM in the evenings and ending by 8PM.  The classes will teach you how to start your genealogy journey, tell the best free genealogy websites available and present a tour/ guide on how to research in the HCPD library.  The class will be geared toward the beginner, but seasoned genealogist may learn some new hacks.
 
The classes will be presented by, Carol White of Lewis County, who has been doing genealogical research for over 4 decades, Mary Glass of Upshur County who is an avid genealogist and has presented many workshops on family history for various organizations and Patty Lesondak the Executive Director of HCPD.
 
You can find more information about our organization on our website www.hackerscreek.com
Call us if you would like someone from HCPD to speak or share local genealogy/history to your organization or an event.
 
If you have any questions about the classes or the library, then please call 304-269-7091 between 10AM-3PM or email hcpd@hackerscreek.com 
 
 

 
 
The Don Norman Files have been updated effective today, January 30, 2017.  Enjoy!  If you find errors or something that might need corrected, please send corrections to hcpd@hackerscreek.com and we will forward them to Don for inclusion in his next update!!
 
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Memorial Bricks Order Date Extended
     HCPD is still taking orders for pavers to be placed in a family member's name. . . or, for that matter, in your own name, in our paver garden in front of the former Horner School, now called the Central West Virginia Genealogy & History Library & Museum, at the Abbotts Run Road intersection with old US 33 (aka Horner-Georgetown crossroads) in Horner.
     Over the years, the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants have commemorated our members, family members and various pioneers of Central West Virginia with wall plaques and the adoption of various parts of our facility. Funds generated by these projects have been used to improve and enhance our facility.
     Now we are continuing our work with another project with the same dual purpose: to memorialize our members, family members and others interested in our area and to generate funds to enhance our facility.
     We are giving our members and others the opportunity to purchase an engraved Memorial Paver in your own name or that of a loved one which will become a permanent part of our facility as a memorial garden (pictured on your right) in front of the libralry on our grounds.
     Each paver will be engraved by Kiddy Monument, Weston, WV, with information and/or wording provided by you. The engraved words may be one to three lines of 16 characters or spaces each. Each brick will be $50. 
     There is no cutoff date for orders. 
       Please print this this form to place your order.  You will need to mail the form together with your check or credit card information to HCPD, 45 Abbotts Run Rd., Horner, WV 26372.  Verbal orders WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
      If you have any questions, please contact the office at hcpd@hackerscreek.com.  Phone number is 304-269-7091
 
Harrison County Personal Property
Tax Lists 1785-1825 Now Available
 
  Thanks to the hard work of HCPD member Bob Sigley and technical work by Josh Pyle, son of our late list person, HCPD now has the Harrison County, now WV, Personal Property Tax lists 1785-1825  available to the public on our site.  The link on this page works for the present time. Eventually, these records will only be accessible from our Virtual Library page (see menu item on the left of this page).