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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[West_Virginia_Archives_and_History|West Virginia Archives &amp; History]]'' <br>
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=== Contact Information  ===
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==== Virginia ====
  
 
'''E-mail:'''&nbsp; <br>  
 
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*[http://www.vahistorical.org/ Virginia Historical Society home page]  
 
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/ Virginia Historical Society home page]  
 
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/publications/past_issues.htm Virginia Magazine of History and Biography], tables of contents, indexes, online access tips
 
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/publications/past_issues.htm Virginia Magazine of History and Biography], tables of contents, indexes, online access tips
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==== West Virginia  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvgs/ West Virginia Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 249<br>Elkview, WV 25071 <br>Telephone: 304-965-1179
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*[http://www.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html The Allegheny Regional Family History Society] <br>Post Office Box 1804<br>Elkins, West Virginia 26241<br>Email: arhfs@yahoo.com
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*[[West Virginia Archives and Libraries]]
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==== Internet Sites  ====
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvhssoc.html West Virginia Historical Society]
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/histsocs.html West Virginia Historical, Genealogical, and Preservation Societies]
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*[http://westernvahistory.org/ Historical Society of Western Virginia]
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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Good place to start researching West Virginia ancestors. Original manuscripts, biographies, county histories, and tax records,<ref name="DB117">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 117. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> family folders, birth, marriages, deaths, maps, naturalizations, newspapers, periodicals, photos, directories, and county court records.<ref>[http://www.wvculture.org/history/archivesindex.aspx West Virginia Archives and History] in ''West Virginia Division of Culture and History'' (accessed 21 December 2013).</ref>
 
 
[[Virginia Historical Society Papers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia Historical Society Papers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
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[[Category:West Virginia Archives and Libraries]]
 
 
See also [[A Checklist of Compiled Sources & Where to Find Them]]<br>  
 
 
 
[[Category:West_Virginia_Repositories]] [[Category:West Virginia]]
 

Latest revision as of 22:22, 16 February 2016

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West Virginia Archives and History

Contact Information

Virginia

E-mail: 

Address:

Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Telephone: 804-358-4901

Hours: Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to  5 p.m., closed federal holidays[1]

Public transportation, maps, and directions:

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Virginia Historical Society

Internet sites and databases:

West Virginia

Internet Sites

Collection Description

Good place to start researching West Virginia ancestors. Original manuscripts, biographies, county histories, and tax records,[2] family folders, birth, marriages, deaths, maps, naturalizations, newspapers, periodicals, photos, directories, and county court records.[3]

Tips

Admission to the research library and museum is free.[1]

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the West Virginia Archives and History, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.

Neighboring Collections

  • Library of Virginia, digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.
  • Maryland State Archives, census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Visit the VHS," Virginia Historical Society, http://www.vahistorical.org/visit/location.htm, accessed 10 February 2012.
  2. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 117. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  3. West Virginia Archives and History in West Virginia Division of Culture and History (accessed 21 December 2013).