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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.

West Virginia Information

West Virginia is a state in the eastern part of the United States. It is divided into 55 counties and it's capital is Charleston. West Virginia was admitted to the union as the 35th state on 20 June 1863. It was created from the state of Virginia. [1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with West Virginia Research

Links to articles on getting started with West Virginia research.

West Virginia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in West Virginia research.

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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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West Virginia Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

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References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.