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Image 5 of A preliminary bibliography relating to churches in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and southern Ohio

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INTRODUCTION IHE LIST OF TITLES PRESENTED HERE REPRESENTS PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO CHURCHES IN THIS AND ADJOINING STATES. NHILE THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST IT IS A LIST OF PUBLICATIONS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE TO NEST VIRGINIA WORKERS LITHER AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES LIBRARY IN CHARLESTON OR AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN MORGANTOWN. BECAUSE THE TRACING OF CHURCH HISTORY IS OFTEN LIKE THE TRACING OF FAMILY TREES, THE MATERIAL FOR ADJOINING STATES MUST BE CONSULTED IN ORDER TO UNDER- STAND THE EMIGRATION OF CERTAIN SECTS. IHAT ENTIRE CHURCHES CAN BE MOVED FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER IS EVIDENCED BY THE SEVENTH DAY BAPTIST CHURCH AT SALEM, WHEN AN ENTIRE CHURCH BODY MOVED AND BROUGHT THEIR RECORDS FROM THEIR ORIGINAL I NEW JERSEY SETTLEMENT, CARRYING ON THEIR ORGANIZATION IN THEIR NEW HOME WITHOUT A BREAK. VIRGINIA CHURCH HISTORY MUST BE CONSULTED FOR OUR STATE EXISTED FOR A LONGER PERIOD AS A PART OF VIRGINIA THAN SHE HAS EXISTED AS THE STATE OF NEST VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY AND OHIO MUST ALSO DE CONSIDERED FOR THE SAME MEN WHO ORGANIZED THE PIONEER CHURCHES IN THIS STATE PLAYED A LARGE PART IN THE ORGANI- ZATION OF KENTUCKY AND OHIO CHURCHES. IN TRACING CHURCH HISTORY THE FILES OF THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE NILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY} THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY AND THE~ACTS OF" ?RE'EKEEV`XsmnETEb AS ns5Arz av HcRTNE`TEE`VTEUTbEE'EEUEEE ron Mnrcnnnn. IHESE HAVE NOT BEEN INCLUDED IN THIS LIST BUT ARE AVAILABLE AT THE STATE LI- BRARY AND ARE THOROUGHLY INDEXED BY SWEMS INDEX Ig VIRGINIA HISTORY. ANOTHER VALUABLE SOURCE FOR CHURCH HISTORY IS THE VARIOUS COUNTY HISTORIES WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS LIST. PRACTICALLY EVERY COUNTY HISTORY HAS AT LEAST ONE CHAPTER DEVOTED TO INDIVIDUAL CHURCHES, AND WHILE THIS MATERIAL IS NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE, IT FORMS AN EXCELLENT CHECK LIST AND HELPS IN LOCATING OEFUNCT CHURCHES. A SERIES OF BULLETINS, WRITTEN BY THE FARM CLUB MEMBERS, AND PUBLISHED DY THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT OF NEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, IS ALSO A SOURCE FOR INFORMATION OF RURAL CHURCHES. IHESE BULLETINS EACH COVER A RURAL COMMUNITY AND ARE FILED AT THE STATE LIBRARY. IHERE ARE TWO COLLECTIONS AT THE STATE LIBRARY, ONE FOR THE BAPTIST CHURCH AND ONE FOR THE METHODIST CHURCH, THESE COLLECTIONS ARE STORED IN STEEL CABI- NETS AND ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, BEING THE PROPERTY OF THE DENOMINA- TION TO WHICH THEY DELONG. NO SHELF CARDS HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR THE MATERIAL WHICH CONSISTS OF CONFERENCE ANC ASSOCIATION MINUTES, BOOKS, PUBLICATION FILES, AND A FEW MINUTE BOOKS. HOWEVER, PERMISSION TO USE THIS MATERIAL CAN USUALLY DE OBTAINED FROM THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE COLLECTION. THIS LIST HAS BEEN BROKEN DOWN UNDER DENOMINATIONAL HEADINGS, TO EACH OF WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN A ROMAN NUMBERAL. IHESE HEADINGS ARE GENERAL. Inus THE HEADING "IHE METHODISTSH INCLUDE MATERIAL ON THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, THE PRDTESTANT METHODIST CHURCH, AND THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH. I IHE BAPTIST HEADING COVERS THE MISSIUNARY, PRIMITIVE, AND SEVENTH DAY BAPTIST Cnuncnss. {_ /'I -' /V1/Q /- W W,('/ "' (,7*/' NILLIAN FRED CORNER ASSISTANT PROJECT IECHNICIAN

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