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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. __NOTOC__
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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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==West Virginia Information==
=== Welcome to West Virginia, Mountain State ===
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West Virginia is a state in the eastern part of the United States. It is divided into 55 counties.
  
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==Getting Started ==
 
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<br>The settlement of present-day West Virginia began in the mid-1700s when Scotch-Irish and German settlers from Pennsylvania came to the area that is now Berkeley and Greenbriar counties. Heavy settlement began in the 1760s after Indian claims had been settled. These pioneers were generally from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and other northern states and not from Virginia or other areas east of the mountains.
 
 
 
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<h3>Getting Started with West Virginia Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with West Virginia research.
'''1. [[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find West Virginia Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find West Virginia Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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*[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
 
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*[[How to Find West Virginia Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find West Virginia Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
 
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*[[West Virginia Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
<br> {{Click|Image:WV_ORP.png|West Virginia Online Genealogy Records|right}}
 
 
 
== Featured Content  ==
 
 
 
*[[Index of Fatalities in West Virginia Coal Mines 1883-1925]]
 
*[[Compiled Records for Mid-South Research]]
 
 
 
== Did You Know?  ==
 
 
 
*For the missing portions of the 1810 census use Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for Which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. {{FHL|109831|disp=FHL book 975.5 R4s}} This includes information from Cabell, Greenbrier, Hardy, and Tazewell counties, and 15 Virginia counties that are missing from the 1810 census.&nbsp;&nbsp; Did you know you can find your infamous West Virginia ancestors at [http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/west_virginia.shtml West Virginia Blacksheep Ancestors]?<br>
 
  
== Counties ==
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<h3>West Virginia Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in West Virginia research.
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*[[West Virginia Record Selection Table|West Virginia Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/WestVirginia/ Boundary Changes for West Virginia Counties]
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*[[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/ WVGenWeb]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic 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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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
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== Research Tools  ==
 
  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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== West Virginia Migration Routes  ==
*[http://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/ West Virginia Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry] information on ordering vital records, city and government links, history and facts of counties, printable genealogy forms, list of archives and societies, and genealogical terms
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/West_Virginia/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org// The West Virginia GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/WestVirginia.pdf BYU Research Outline for for West Virginia]
 
*Join a Community of West Virginia researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-Genealogy-Research-Community/230624450282663#!/pages/West-Virginia-Genealogy-Research-Community/230624450282663?sk=wall Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community#Europe|Skype]].
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WV/ West Virginia Genealogy] extensive directory of West Virginia genealogy records
 
  
=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ===
 
  
Online collections containing these records are located in &nbsp;[[West Virginia|FamilySearch.org]]
 
  
Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=WestVirginia Family History Center locator map]
  
*[[West Virginia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Additional Resources ==
*[[West Virginia County Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia County Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv/ Cyndi's List] - West Virginia genealogy sites on the internet
*[[West Virginia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/ West Virginia Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of West Virginia
*[[West Virginia County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/west-virginia-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for West Virginia
*[[West Virginia County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/westvirginia-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Wyoming genealogy research
*[[West Virginia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[http://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Wyoming
*[[West Virginia Will Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Will Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[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
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*[http://blacksheepancestors.com/usa/west_virginia.shtml Black Sheep Ancestors]- West Virginia prisons, convicts and insane asylums
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=== References ===
  
=== Obtain additional help  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
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*[https://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaGenealogy?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize In West Virginia Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
  
== Things You Can Do  ==
 
 
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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[edit | edit source]

West Virginia is a state in the eastern part of the United States. It is divided into 55 counties.

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with West Virginia Research

Links to articles on getting started with West Virginia research.

West Virginia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in West Virginia research.

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West Virginia Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Greenbrier CountyPocahontas CountyPendleton CountyHardy CountyHampshire CountyMorgan CountyBerkeley CountyJefferson CountyGrant CountyMineral CountyTucker CountyPreston CountyMonongalia CountyMarion CountyTaylor CountyBarbour CountyRandolph CountyUpshur CountyHarrison CountyDoddridge CountyTyler CountyWetzel CountyMarshall CountyOhio CountyBrooke CountyHancock CountyPleasants CountyWood CountyJackson CountyMason CountyCabell CountyWayne CountyMingo CountyLogan CountyWyoming CountyMcDowell CountyMercer CountySummers CountyRaleigh CountyFayette CountyNicholas CountyClay CountyBraxton CountyKanawha CountyBoone CountyLincoln CountyPutnam CountyRoane CountyCalhoun CountyWirt CountyRitchie CountyGilmer CountyLewis CountyMonroe CountyWebster CountyWest-virginia-county-map.gif

Counties[edit | edit source]


West Virginia Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]