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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 [[Portal:West Virginia|West Virginians]] is Jim Comstock, ''West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia'' and the supplemental series.&nbsp;&nbsp;Family History Library call number 975.4 H26w volumes 1-25 and Family History Library fiche number 6051350 (93 fiches).
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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 Virginia|West Virginians]] is:
  
An index to biographical sketches in several hundred local histories and genealogies is P. G. Wardell, ''Timesaving Aid to Virginia-West Virginia Ancestors: A Genealogical Index of Surnames from Published Sources'', Four Volumes. (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company, 1990; Family History Library book 975 D22w).
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Comstock, Jim F. ''West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia'' and the supplemental series. {{FHL|10607|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051350}} {{FHL|10619|item|disp=FHL book 975.4 H26w}}, volumes 1-25
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An index to biographical sketches in several hundred local histories and genealogies is:
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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|510207|item|disp=FHL book 975 D22w}}
  
 
Representative biographical sources at the Family History Library are:  
 
Representative biographical sources at the Family History Library are:  
  
Atkinson, George Wesley. ''Prominent Men of West Virginia''. Wheeling, West Virginia: W. L. Callin, 1890. (Family History Library film 1000648 item 3).
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Atkinson, George Wesley. ''Prominent Men of West Virginia''. Wheeling, West Virginia: W. L. Callin, 1890. {{FHL|47824|item|disp=FHL film 1000648 item 3}}
  
Callaham, James Morton. ''History of West Virginia, Old and New''. Three Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1923. (Family History Library book 975.4 H2c; Volume 1 on film 1425634 item 4 and Volumes 2-3 on film 1698201 items 1-2.) Volumes two and three are biographical.  
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Callahan, James Morton. ''History of West Virginia, Old and New''. Three Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1923.{{FHL|47901|item|disp=FHL book 975.4 H2c}}; Volume 1 on {{FHL|47901|item|disp=FHL film 1425634 item 4}} Volumes 2-3 on {{FHL|47901|item|disp=FHL film 1698201 items 1-2}} Volumes two and three are biographical.  
  
''Men of West Virginia''. Two Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Company, 1903. (Family History Library book 975.4 D3; film 874390 items 1-2.)
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''Men of West Virginia''. Two Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Company, 1903. {{FHL|49727|item|disp=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. (Family History Library book 975.4 H2mw; film 1000646.) Volumes two and three include family and personal histories.  
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Miller, Thomas Condit, and Hu Maxwell. ''West Virginia and Its People''. Three Volumes. New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913. {{FHL|49947|item|disp=FHL film 1000646; book 975.4 H2mw}} Volumes two and three include family and personal histories.  
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
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West Virginia Biographies Project:&nbsp; http://www.wileygenealogy.com/~usbios/wv.html  
 
West Virginia Biographies Project:&nbsp; http://www.wileygenealogy.com/~usbios/wv.html  
  
'''''A History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory'''''<br>http://www.kinyon.com/westvirginia/midnewriver/contents.htm
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'''''A History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory'''''<br>http://www.kinyon.com/westvirginia/midnewriver/contents.htm {{West Virginia|West Virginia}}
  
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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:

Comstock, Jim F. West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia and the supplemental series. FHL fiche 6051350 FHL book 975.4 H26w, volumes 1-25

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.

Web Sites

West Virginia Biographies Project:  http://www.wileygenealogy.com/~usbios/wv.html

A History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory
http://www.kinyon.com/westvirginia/midnewriver/contents.htm