Please Note:

Due to onsite patron demand our microfilm collection is not available via Interlibrary Loan. All other Local History & Genealogy materials are also non-circulating.


  • Histories of Huntington and Cabell County
  • Assorted state and county histories
  • Miscellaneous county vital and public records
  • Varied selection of family histories


Varied selection of local, state and traditional genealogical resources including:

Ancestry Jan 1996 - current
Foxfire Magazine Spr 1975 - current
Goldenseal July 1975 - current
Huntington Quarterly Fall 1989 - current
Virginia Genealogist Jan 1957 - current
West Virginia History Oct 1939 - current
Wonderful West Virginia Jan 1970 - current

Please consult our online catalog for a complete list of periodicals available at the Cabell County Public Library.

Census Schedules

  • West Virginia counties 1860 - 1930
  • Assorted Virginia counties 1790 - 1860
  • Various Ohio and Kentucky counties


The following newspapers are available on microfilm:

Huntington Newspapers
Advertiser 1895 -1979
Daily News Digest 1952 - 1954
Herald 1903 - 1908
Herald-Dispatch 1909 - present
Independent & Advertiser 1873 - 1876
Socialist & Labor Star 1912 - 1914

Other Area Newspapers

Charleston Gazette 1995 - present
Wayne County News 1911 - 1989
National Newspapers
New York Times 1929 - present
Wall Street Journal 1959 - 1999

Obituary Indexes

At this time, compiled obituary indexes are available for the
Huntington Advertiser & Herald-Dispatch for the following

1895 -1962          1998 - present

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist our staff in compiling future Indexes. If you would like to donate your time and become a volunteer, contact the Reference Department for more information.


We currently have a limited number of yearbooks available
for the following institutions. Please contact the Reference
Department for more information on a particular institution.

Cabell County

Barboursville High School
Cabell County Vocational Technical Center
Douglass High School
Huntington High School
Huntington East High School
Marshall College
Marshall University
Milton High School
Morris Harvey College
Oley Jr. High School
St. Joseph's High School

Wayne County

Ceredo-Kenova High School
Vinson High School

Logan County

Logan Jr. High School
Logan High School

Putnam County

Winfield High School

Accepting Donations

If you would like to donate a yearbook to our collection, please send it to the attention of the Reference Department at:

Cabell County Public Library
455 Ninth Street Plaza
Huntington, WV 25701

City Directories

We have the following directories available for the
Huntington metro area:

Huntington, WV 1902 - present **
Charleston, WV 1971 - present **
Charleston (Suburban) 1987 - present
Ashland, KY 1970 - 1998
Ironton, OH 1968 - 2002

** Some years are missing or were not published


Events | Catalog | Read Forum | Contact Us | Our History | Administration | Neighboring Libraries | Board of Directors | Local History & Genealogy | Electronic Resources Access Policy | Resources | Your Online Toolbelt | Search Engines | Other Libraries | Friends of the Library | Hours & Locations | Local Links & Community Resources | Information & Referral | Tri-State Literacy Council | Resources for Blind/Physically Handicapped | Local Clubs & Organizations

The Cabell County Public Library promptly and courteously provides library materials and information to the area's residents to meet their personal, professional, and educational needs.

Cabell County Public Library
455 9th Street Plaza, Huntington, WV 25701
(304) 528-5700