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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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=== 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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'''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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== Featured Content  ==
 
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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-vital-records/ How to order West Virginia Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-government-records/ State of West Virginia County &amp; City Government Court links]
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*[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].  
 
*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.  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-counties/ History &amp; Facts of West Virginia Counties]
 
*[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://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://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/WestVirginia.pdf BYU Research Outline for for West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/WestVirginia.pdf BYU Research Outline for for West Virginia]  
 
*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]].
 
*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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*[[West Virginia Will Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|West Virginia Will Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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=== Obtain additional help  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize In West Virginia Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
 
== Things You Can Do  ==
 
== Things You Can Do  ==
  
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>  
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>  
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*[[West Virginia Vital Records|Vital Records]]
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*[[African-American Resources for West Virginia|African-Americans]]
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*[[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[West Virginia Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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*[[West Virginia Directories|Directories]]
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*[[West Virginia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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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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  • 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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