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=== Welcome to West Virginia, Mountain State  ===
 
=== 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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<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]]
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*[[Compiled Records for Mid-South Research]]
 
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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>
 
*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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*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
 
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== Research Tools  ==
 
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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].
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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].  
 
*[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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*If you are interested in being the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for West Virginia, please contact a [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Emailuser/JensenFA Sysop].
 
*If you are interested in being the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for West Virginia, please contact a [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Emailuser/JensenFA Sysop].
  
 
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African-American_Resources_for_West_Virginia#Online_Resources African-Americans]
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*[[Indians of West Virginia|American Indians]]  
 
*[[Indians of West Virginia|American Indians]]  
 
*[[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
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*[[West Virginia Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]
 
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Revision as of 16:34, 22 April 2010

United States > West Virginia

Welcome to West Virginia, Mountain State

West-virginia.png West Virginia flag.png


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.

Featured Content


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. (Family History Library 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?


Counties


Research Tools


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: