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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 [[Portal: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.&nbsp;&nbsp;(Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=10619&disp=The+West+Virginia+heritage+encyclopedia%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 975.4 H26w], volumes 1-25;&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=10607&disp=The+West+Virginia+heritage+encyclopedia++ fiche&nbsp;6051350].)
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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. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=510207&disp=Timesaving+aid+to+Virginia%2DWest+Virgin%20%20&columns=*,0,0 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. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=47824&disp=Prominent+men+of+West+Virginia++ 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. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47901&disp=History+of+West+Virginia%2C+old+and+new%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 975.4 H2c]; Volume 1 on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=47901&disp=History+of+West+Virginia%2C+old+and+new++ film 1425634 item 4];&nbsp;Volumes 2-3 on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=47901&disp=History+of+West+Virginia%2C+old+and+new++ 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. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=49727&disp=Men+of+West+Virginia%20%20&columns=*,0,0 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. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=49947&disp=West+Virginia+and+its+people%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 975.4 H2mw; film 1000646].) Volumes two and three include family and personal histories.  
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== 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  
  
 
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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.  (Family History Library book 975.4 H26w, volumes 1-25; fiche 6051350.)

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. (Family History Library 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. (Family History Library film 1000648 item 3.)

Callahan, 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; Volumes 2-3 on 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.)

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.

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