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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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Welcome to West Virginia, Mountain State[edit | edit source]

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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.

   How to Find Information about West Virginia Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information


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Featured Content[edit | edit source]

Did You Know?[edit | edit source]

  • 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 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.   Did you know you can find your infamous West Virginia ancestors at West Virginia Blacksheep Ancestors?

Counties[edit | edit source]

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

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