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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.  
 
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==
 
==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 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>
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West Virginia is a state in the eastern part of the United States.  It is divided into 55 counties and 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 ==
 
==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with West Virginia Research</h3>
 
<h3>Getting Started with West Virginia Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with West Virginia research.
 
Links to articles on getting started with West Virginia research.
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*[[GuidedResearch:West Virginia|Guided Research]]
 
*[[Step-by-Step West Virginia Research, 1880-Present]]
 
*[[Step-by-Step West Virginia Research, 1880-Present]]
 
*[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
 
*[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/ WVGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/ WVGenWeb]  
*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::: Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in West Virginia.  
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*[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==
 
== West Virginia Clickable Map==
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*[[Barbour County, West Virginia|Barbour]]  
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    <li>[[Barbour County, West Virginia Genealogy|Barbour]]</li>
*[[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]]  
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    <li>[[Berkeley County, West Virginia Genealogy|Berkeley]]</li>
*[[Boone County, West Virginia|Boone]]  
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    <li>[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy|Boone]]</li>
*[[Braxton County, West Virginia|Braxton]]  
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    <li>[[Braxton County, West Virginia Genealogy|Braxton]]</li>
*[[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]]  
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    <li>[[Brooke County, West Virginia Genealogy|Brooke]]</li>
*[[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]  
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    <li>[[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]]</li>
*[[Calhoun County, West Virginia|Calhoun]]  
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    <li>[[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy|Calhoun]]</li>
*[[Clay County, West Virginia|Clay]]  
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    <li>[[Clay County, West Virginia Genealogy|Clay]]</li>
*[[Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]]  
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    <li>[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy|Doddridge]]</li>
*[[Fayette County, West Virginia|Fayette]]  
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    <li>[[Fayette County, West Virginia Genealogy|Fayette]]</li>
*[[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]]  
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    <li>[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy|Gilmer]]</li>
*[[Grant County, West Virginia|Grant]]  
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    <li>[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy|Grant]]</li>
*[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia|Greenbrier]]  
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    <li>[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy|Greenbrier]]</li>
*[[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]
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    <li>[[Hampshire County, West Virginia Genealogy|Hampshire]]</li>
 
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    <li>[[Hancock County, West Virginia Genealogy|Hancock]]</li>
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    <li>[[Hardy County, West Virginia Genealogy|Hardy]]</li>
*[[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock]]  
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    <li>[[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]]</li>
*[[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]]  
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    <li>[[Jackson County, West Virginia Genealogy|Jackson]]</li>
*[[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]  
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    <li>[[Jefferson County, West Virginia Genealogy|Jefferson]]</li>
*[[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]]  
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    <li>[[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]]</li>
*[[Jefferson County, West Virginia|Jefferson]]  
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    <li>[[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]]</li>
*[[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]]  
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    <li>[[Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lincoln]]</li>
*[[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]]  
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    <li>[[Logan County, West Virginia Genealogy|Logan]]</li>
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]  
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    <li>[[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy|Marion]]</li>
*[[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]  
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    <li>[[Marshall County, West Virginia Genealogy|Marshall]]</li>
*[[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]]  
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    <li>[[Mason County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mason]]</li>
*[[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall]]  
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    <li>[[McDowell County, West Virginia Genealogy|McDowell]]</li>
*[[Mason County, West Virginia|Mason]]  
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    <li>[[Mercer County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mercer]]</li>
*[[McDowell County, West Virginia|McDowell]]  
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    <li>[[Mineral County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mineral]]</li>
*[[Mercer County, West Virginia|Mercer]]
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    <li>[[Mingo County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mingo]]</li>
 
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    <li>[[Monongalia County, West Virginia Genealogy|Monongalia]]</li>
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    <li>[[Monroe County, West Virginia Genealogy|Monroe]]</li>
*[[Mineral County, West Virginia|Mineral]]  
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    <li>[[Morgan County, West Virginia Genealogy|Morgan]]</li>
*[[Mingo County, West Virginia|Mingo]]  
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    <li>[[Nicholas County, West Virginia Genealogy|Nicholas]]</li>
*[[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]]  
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    <li>[[Ohio County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ohio]]</li>
*[[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]]  
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    <li>[[Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy|Pendleton]]</li>
*[[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]]  
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    <li>[[Pleasants County, West Virginia Genealogy|Pleasants]]</li>
*[[Nicholas County, West Virginia|Nicholas]]  
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    <li>[[Pocahontas County, West Virginia Genealogy|Pocahontas]]</li>
*[[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]]  
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    <li>[[Preston County, West Virginia Genealogy|Preston]]</li>
*[[Pendleton County, West Virginia|Pendleton]]  
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    <li>[[Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy|Putnam]]</li>
*[[Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants]]  
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    <li>[[Raleigh County, West Virginia Genealogy|Raleigh]]</li>
*[[Pocahontas County, West Virginia|Pocahontas]]  
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    <li>[[Randolph County, West Virginia Genealogy|Randolph]]</li>
*[[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]]  
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    <li>[[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]]</li>
*[[Putnam County, West Virginia|Putnam]]  
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    <li>[[Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy|Roane]]</li>
*[[Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh]]  
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    <li>[[Summers County, West Virginia Genealogy|Summers]]</li>
*[[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]]
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    <li>[[Taylor County, West Virginia Genealogy|Taylor]]</li>
 
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    <li>[[Tucker County, West Virginia Genealogy|Tucker]]</li>
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    <li>[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy|Tyler]]</li>
*[[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]]  
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    <li>[[Upshur County, West Virginia Genealogy|Upshur]]</li>
*[[Roane County, West Virginia|Roane]]  
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    <li>[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wayne]]</li>
*[[Summers County, West Virginia|Summers]]  
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    <li>[[Webster County, West Virginia Genealogy|Webster]]</li>
*[[Taylor County, West Virginia|Taylor]]  
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    <li>[[Wetzel County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wetzel]]</li>
*[[Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]]  
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    <li>[[Wirt County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wirt]]</li>
*[[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]]  
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    <li>[[Wood County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wood]]</li>
*[[Upshur County, West Virginia|Upshur]]  
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    <li>[[Wyoming County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wyoming]]</li>
*[[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne]]  
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*[[Webster County, West Virginia|Webster]]  
 
*[[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]]  
 
*[[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]]  
 
*[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]]  
 
*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
 
  
 
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== West Virginia Migration Routes  ==
 
== West Virginia Migration Routes  ==
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
==FamilySearch Resources==
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[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://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/location/28?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]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=WestVirginia Family History Center locator map]
  
 
== Additional Resources ==
 
== Additional Resources ==
*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv/ Cyndi's List] - West Virginia genealogy sites on the internet
 
*[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 of transcribed data for the state of West Virginia
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/ West Virginia Genealogy Trails] - 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.accessgenealogy.com/west-virginia-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for West Virginia
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/west-virginia-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Wyoming genealogy research
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*[http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/west-virginia-birth-marriage-and-death-bmd-record-links The Ancestor Hunt] - Resources for West Virginia genealogy research
*[http://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Wyoming
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*[http://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for West 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://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
 
*[http://blacksheepancestors.com/usa/west_virginia.shtml Black Sheep Ancestors]- West Virginia prisons, convicts and insane asylums

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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[edit | edit source]

West Virginia is a state in the eastern part of the United States. It is divided into 55 counties and 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. [1]

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.

Ask the
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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 researching your family.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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.