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=== Welcome to West Virginia, Mountain State  ===
 
=== Welcome to West Virginia, Mountain State  ===
  
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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.  
 
<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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*[[Index of Fatalities in West Virginia Coal Mines 1883-1925]]  
 
*[[Index of Fatalities in West Virginia Coal Mines 1883-1925]]  
 
*[[Compiled Records for Mid-South Research]]
 
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== Did You Know?  ==
 
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*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. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.5+R4s 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&nbsp;[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/west_virginia.shtml West Virginia Blacksheep Ancestors]?<br>
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*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>
 
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== Counties  ==
 
== Counties  ==
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*[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]]  
 
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*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].  
 
*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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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.
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*[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.
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/WestVirginia.pdf BYU Research Outline for for West Virginia]
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*Join a Community of Ohio 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]].
  
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Online collections containing these records are located in &nbsp;[[West_Virginia|FamilySearch.org]]
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*[[West Virginia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[West Virginia County Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia County Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[West Virginia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[West Virginia County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[West Virginia County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
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*[[West Virginia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[West Virginia Will Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Will Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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*[[African-American Resources for West Virginia|African-Americans]]  
 
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*[[Indians of West Virginia|American Indians]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Bible Records|Bible Records]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Biography|Biographies]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Census|Census]]
 
 
*[[West Virginia Church Records|Church Records]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia History|History]]  
 
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*[[Insane Asylums-United States|Insane Asylums]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Maps|Maps]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Taxation|Taxation]]  
 
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Welcome to West Virginia, Mountain State

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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.

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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 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?

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