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You can usually find biographical information in state, regional, and county histories. An excellent source of biographical information on past and present West Virginians is:
An index to biographical sketches in several hundred local histories and genealogies is:
Wardell, Patrick G. Timesaving Aid to Virginia-West Virginia Ancestors: A Genealogical Index of Surnames from Published Sources. Four Volumes. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company, 1990. FHL book 975 D22w
Representative biographical sources at the Family History Library are:
Atkinson, George Wesley. Prominent Men of West Virginia. Wheeling, West Virginia: W. L. Callin, 1890. FHL film 1000648 item 3
Callahan, James Morton. History of West Virginia, Old and New. Three Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1923.FHL book 975.4 H2c; Volume 1 on FHL film 1425634 item 4 Volumes 2-3 on FHL film 1698201 items 1-2 Volumes two and three are biographical.
Men of West Virginia. Two Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Company, 1903. FHL book 975.4 D3; film 874390 items 1-2
Miller, Thomas Condit, and Hu Maxwell. West Virginia and Its People. Three Volumes. New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913. FHL film 1000646; book 975.4 H2mw Volumes two and three include family and personal histories.
- West Virginia, Order Sons of Italy in America, Lodge Records, 1921-1969 at Ancestry.com ($)
- West Virginia Prominent Men at Ancestry.com ($)
- Branches of the John Carey family to Virginia, N. Carolina, Ohio and on west at Ancestry.com ($)
- The Barnes family in West Virginia : being a brief account of this branch of the family in West Virginia at Ancestry.com ($)
- Greek letter men of Pittsburg : including also Wheeling, West Virginia, and cities of western Pennsylvania at Ancestry.com ($)
- The Barrackman-Barrickman families of West Virginia at Ancestry.com ($)
- The Washingtons and their colonial homes in West Virginia at Ancestry.com ($)
- The story of the Robert P. Nixon family of Boothsville, West Virginia at Ancestry.com ($)
- The Baxter family : descendants of George and Thomas Baxter of Westchester County, New York, as well as some West Virginia and at Ancestry.com ($)
West Virginia Biographies Project: http://www.wileygenealogy.com/~usbios/wv.htmlA History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory
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