CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK - The Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park will present a Civil War Genealogy program Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1-6 p.m.
The program is timed to coincide with the Civil War Heritage Weekend being held in the park.
The program is free and the public is invited to attend.
Local historian and genealogist Eldean Wellman will be featured in the program to help people discover if they are descended from a member of the Confederate Army's Company D, 36th Virginia Infantry, formed in 1861, and later known as the Logan County Wildcats.
She will help visitors research their genealogy and fill out a five-generation lineage chart of their family at the Museum on both days.
A longtime resident of Logan County and graduate of Marshall University, Wellman has researched and written Logan County Wildcats, a history of the group. Other recent publications include Thomas Moore and Descendants, an account of the Moore family lineage through 2001 and six states; History of Maryetta United Baptist Church 1899-2000; Our Pioneer Heritage, 45 sketches of the earliest pioneers of Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia; and An American Vendetta: Hatfields and McCoys, an edited volume of T.C. Crawford's definitive 1888 recounting of the world-famous feud.
In addition, Wellman has compiled numerous volumes of birth, marriage and death records from public records in several southern West Virginia counties.
She is a member of the Westmoreland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Logan County Genealogical Society and a past Logan County Belle.
Wellman is bringing three volumes of The Virginia Regimental History Series and the Logan County Federal Census from 1850 through 1920 to aid people in their explorations.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m.