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The Fred Lambert Collection consists primarily of notebooks containing information on families and local history of Cabell and Wayne Counties, West Virginia. Included are cemetery readings, copies of deeds, wills, indentures, newspaper articles, research notes and notes of interviews conducted by Mr. Lambert of Cabell County residents. Material on Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Kanawha, and Boone Counties is also included.

The index is by no means comprehensive; it is primarily a guide to family names where there is a significant amount of information.

The notebooks were arranged and described by Kim Wilson; the index was prepared by Cora P. Teel and Linda Nance. The word-processed document was typed by Crystal Rice in 1995.


Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.

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A portion of this collection has been digitized and is available online. For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Mr. Lambert's papers were received as three separate collections and were processed accordingly.

The first collection, Ms 76, consists of notebooks of West Virginia history and genealogy relating especially to Cabell, Wayne, and Lincoln Counties.

The second group of papers, Ms 76-A, contain notebooks of Mr. Lambert's research notes concerning his own family genealogy.

The final set of papers, Ms 76-B, consist of personal papers, miscellaneous research notes, and photographs.

Each collection has its own index or guide.