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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 Jim Comstock, ''West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia'' and the supplemental series.  FHL call number 975.4 H26w volumes 1-25 and FHL 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; FHL 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
  
Representative biographical sources at the Family History Library are:
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An index to biographical sketches in several hundred local histories and genealogies is:  
  
Atkinson, George Wesley. ''Prominent Men of West Virginia''. Wheeling, West Virginia: W. L. Callin, 1890. (FHL film 1000648 item 3).
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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}}
  
Callaham, 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 film 1425634 item 4 and Volumes 2-3 on film 1698201 items 1-2.) Volumes two and three are biographical.
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Representative biographical sources at the Family History Library are:  
  
''Men of West Virginia''. Two Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Company, 1903. (FHL book 975.4 D3; film 874390 items 1-2.)
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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}}
  
Miller, Thomas Condit, and Hu Maxwell. ''West Virginia and Its People''. Three Volumes. New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913. (FHL book 975.4 H2mw; film 1000646.) Volumes two and three include family and personal histories.
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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.  
  
=== Web Sites ===
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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}}
  
West Virginia Biographies Project:  http://www.wileygenealogy.com/~usbios/wv.html
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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.  
  
'''''A History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory'''''<br>http://www.kinyon.com/westvirginia/midnewriver/contents.htm
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
[[Category:West Virginia]]
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West Virginia Biographies Project:&nbsp; http://www.wileygenealogy.com/~usbios/wv.html
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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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[[Category:West_Virginia|Biography]]

Revision as of 19:12, 12 June 2012

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