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Guide to '''West Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''West Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
==West Virginia Information==
West Virginia is a state in the eastern part of the United States. It is divided into 55 counties and it's its capital is Charleston. West Virginia was admitted to the union as the 35th state on 20 June 1863. It was created from the state of Virginia. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.</ref>
==Getting Started ==
<h3>Getting Started with West Virginia Research</h3>
Links to articles on getting started with West Virginia research.
*[[GuidedResearch:West Virginia|Guided Research]]
*[[Step-by-Step West Virginia Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/ WVGenWeb]
*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in West Virginia.
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== West Virginia Clickable Map==
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| valign<ul class="column-spacing-fullscreen" style="toppadding-right:5px;" | >* <li>[[Barbour County, West Virginia Genealogy|Barbour]] </li> * <li>[[Berkeley County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Berkeley]] </li> * <li>[[Boone County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Boone]] </li> * <li>[[Braxton County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Braxton]] </li> * <li>[[Brooke County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Brooke]] </li> * <li>[[Cabell County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Cabell]] </li> * <li>[[Calhoun County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Calhoun]] </li> * <li>[[Clay County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Clay]] </li> * <li>[[Doddridge County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Doddridge]] </li> * <li>[[Fayette County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Fayette]] </li> * <li>[[Gilmer County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Gilmer]] </li> * <li>[[Grant County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Grant]] </li> * <li>[[Greenbrier County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Greenbrier]] </li> * <li>[[Hampshire County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Hampshire]]</li> | valign="top" | * <li>[[Hancock County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Hancock]] </li> * <li>[[Hardy County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Hardy]] </li> * <li>[[Harrison County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Harrison]] </li> * <li>[[Jackson County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Jackson]] </li> * <li>[[Jefferson County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Jefferson]] </li> * <li>[[Kanawha County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Kanawha]] </li> * <li>[[Lewis County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Lewis]] </li> * <li>[[Lincoln County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Lincoln]] </li> * <li>[[Logan County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Logan]] </li> * <li>[[Marion County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Marion]] </li> * <li>[[Marshall County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Marshall]] </li> * <li>[[Mason County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Mason]] </li> * <li>[[McDowell County, West VirginiaGenealogy|McDowell]] </li> * <li>[[Mercer County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Mercer]]</li> | valign="top" | * <li>[[Mineral County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Mineral]] </li> * <li>[[Mingo County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Mingo]] </li> * <li>[[Monongalia County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Monongalia]] </li> * <li>[[Monroe County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Monroe]] </li> * <li>[[Morgan County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Morgan]] </li> * <li>[[Nicholas County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Nicholas]] </li> * <li>[[Ohio County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Ohio]] </li> * <li>[[Pendleton County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Pendleton]] </li> * <li>[[Pleasants County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Pleasants]] </li> * <li>[[Pocahontas County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Pocahontas]] </li> * <li>[[Preston County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Preston]] </li> * <li>[[Putnam County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Putnam]] </li> * <li>[[Raleigh County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Raleigh]] </li> * <li>[[Randolph County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Randolph]]</li> | valign="top" | * <li>[[Ritchie County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Ritchie]] </li> * <li>[[Roane County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Roane]] </li> * <li>[[Summers County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Summers]] </li> * <li>[[Taylor County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Taylor]] </li> * <li>[[Tucker County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Tucker]] </li> * <li>[[Tyler County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Tyler]] </li> * <li>[[Upshur County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Upshur]] </li> * <li>[[Wayne County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Wayne]] </li> * <li>[[Webster County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Webster]] </li> * <li>[[Wetzel County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Wetzel]] </li> * <li>[[Wirt County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Wirt]] </li> * <li>[[Wood County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Wood]] </li> * <li>[[Wyoming County, West VirginiaGenealogy|Wyoming]]</li></ul>
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==FamilySearch Resources==
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing researching your family.<br>
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenterask/home.html landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/location/3328?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=WestVirginia Family History Center locator map]
== Additional Resources ==
*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv/ Cyndi's List] - West Virginia genealogy sites on the internet
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/ West Virginia Genealogy Trails] - collection Collection of transcribed data for the state of West Virginia
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/west-virginia-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for West Virginia
*[http://www.ancestorhunttheancestorhunt.com/blog/west-virginia-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.combirth-marriage-and-death-bmd-record-links The Ancestor Hunt] - resources Resources for Wyoming West Virginia genealogy research*[http://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for WyomingWest Virginia
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/WestVirginia.pdf West Virginia Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
*[http://blacksheepancestors.com/usa/west_virginia.shtml Black Sheep Ancestors]- West Virginia prisons, convicts and insane asylums
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