On February 18, 2012 The Smyth County News and Messenger published the first of a series of genealogy focused columns written by SCGS President Margaret Linford. The column will run in the newspaper every other Saturday, entitled String of Pearls.
In the March 3rd column, Margaret shares some of the history we learned about the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute at the February SCGS Meeting presented by Sharon Neitch. Additional information can be found at the following links:
1898 Annual Report
Historic photographs of SWVMHI.
The March 31 column features a description of SCGS’s efforts to preserve local documents including the Town of Marion Minute books. The photographs of Book Number 2, 1888 through 1890, can be viewed by following the link below.
Town of Marion Minutes, Book 2