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West Virginia Genealogy

The WVGenWeb Project

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The WVGenWeb Project went online on June 22, 1996 and has come a long way since then. This is not a commercial project, but the work of many volunteers who have and are devoting their free time to helping put genealogical information on the web. You may think that once all the counties are adopted that we will no longer need volunteers, but we need help more now than ever. Now that the framework is laid, we need to add more substance to our project. If you can help by providing genealogical information or would like to work on a particular project, please contact the appropriate county coordinator or the State Coordinator.

Thanks to Rootsweb Cooperative and the efforts of Brian Leverich and Karen Isaacson for providing free web space for the WVGenWeb Project and the related county pages. Recent changes in ownership and changes in the policies of TGN have resulted in our decision to find a new location.

The WVGenWeb Project and USGenWeb Project have never been owned by Rootsweb or its parent companies and we prefer not to have banner ads on every page that indicate that we are owned by them.

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State Coordinator - Lesley Shockey

Assistant State Coordinator - Connie Burkett

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West Virginia Counties Selection List

County - Date Formed - Parent County - County Seat - Contact

Barbour - 1843 - Harrison, Lewis, Randolph - Philippi - Margaret C Lew
Berkeley - 1772 - Frederick - Martinsburg - Marilyn Gouge
Boone - 1847 - Kanawha, Cabell, Logan - Madison - Meg Fuller
Braxton - 1836 - Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Randolph - Sutton - - Herschel Shamblin
Brooke - 1796 - Ohio - Wellsburg - Barbara Campbell
Cabell - 1809 - Kanawha - Huntington - Candie Freeman
Calhoun - 1856 - Gilmer - Grantsville - Linda Fluharty
Clay - 1858 - Braxton, Kanawha, Nicholas - Clay - Herschel Shamblin
Doddridge - 1845 - Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, Lewis - West Union - VOLUNTEER CC NEEDED
Fayette - 1831 - Kanawha, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Logan - Fayetteville - Norman Adkins and Anita McClung
Gilmer - 1845 - Lewis, Kanawha - Glenville - Becky Oppe
Grant - 1866 - Hardy - Petersburg - Janet Cooper
Greenbrier - 1778 - Montgomery, Botetourt - Lewisburg - Patricia G. Viellenave
Hampshire - 1754 - Frederick, Augusta - Romney - Cheryl Singhal
Hancock - 1848 - Brooke - New Cumberland - Barbara Campbell
Hardy - 1786 - Hampshire - Moorefield - Margaret C Lew
Harrison - 1784 - Monongalia, Randolph, Ohio - Clarksburg - Cathy Friedl
Jackson - 1831 - Kanawha, Mason, Wood - Ripley - Lesley Shockey and Betty Briggs
Jefferson 1801 - Berkeley - Charles Town - Marilyn Gouge
Kanawha - 1789 - Greenbrier, Montgomery - Charleston - Tammy Barber
Lewis - 1816 - Harrison, Randolph - Weston - Patricia G. Viellenave
Lincoln - 1867 - Boone, Cabell, Kanawha - Hamlin - Marilyn Gouge
Logan - 1824 - Cabell, Kanawha, Giles, Tazewell - Logan - Adam Grimmett
Marion - 1842 - Harrison, Monongalia - Fairmont - Connie Burkett

Marshall - 1835 - Ohio - Moundsville - Linda Fluharty
Mason - 1804 - Kanawha - Point Pleasant - Judy Ebert and Suzie Crump
McDowell - 1858 - Tazewell - Welch - Cherryl Crouch and Reggie Mitchem
Mercer - 1837 - Giles, Tazewell - Princeton - Freddie Spradlin
Mineral - 1866 - Hampshire - Keyser - Patti McDonald
Mingo - 1895 - Logan - Williamson - VOLUNTEER CC NEEDED
Monongalia - 1776 - District of West Augusta - Morgantown - Paul Pettit
Monroe - 1799 - Greenbrier, Botetourt - Union - Herschel Shamblin
Morgan - 1820 - Berkeley, Hampshire - Berkeley Springs - Marilyn Gouge
Nicholas - 1818 - Greenbrier, Kanawha, Randolph - Summersville - Rick Greathouse
Ohio - 1776 - Augusta - Wheeling - Linda Fluharty
Pendleton - 1788 - Hardy, Augusta, Rockingham - Franklin - Janet Cooper
Pleasants - 1851 - Ritchie, Tyler, Wood - Saint Marys - Linda Fluharty
Pocahontas - 1821 - Pendleton, Randolph, Greenbrier, Bath - Marlinton - Barbara (Tallman) Gramp
Preston - 1818 - Monongalia, Randolph - Kingwood - Meg Fuller
Putnam - 1848 - Kanawha, Mason, Cabell - Winfield - Herschel Shamblin
Raleigh - 1850 - Fayette - Beckley - Norman Adkins
Randolph - 1787 - Harrison - Elkins - Janet Cooper
Ritchie - 1843 - Harrison, Lewis, Wood - Harrisville - VOLUNTEER CC NEEDED
Roane - 1856 - Kanawha, Jackson, Gilmer - Spencer - Rick Greathouse and Richard Griffith
Summers< /B> - 1871 - Greenbrier, Monroe, Mercer - Hinton - Amber Dalakas
Taylor - 1844 - Harrison, Barbour, Marion - Grafton - Connie Burkett
Tucker - 1856 - Randolph - Parsons - Janet Cooper
Tyler - 1814 - Ohio - Middlebourne - Roy Weekley
Upshur - 1851 - Randolph, Barbour, Lewis - Buckhannon - Patricia G. Viellenave
Wayne - 1842 - Cabell - Wayne - Marilyn Gouge
Webster- - 1860 - Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph - Webster - Springs - Billie Jo Hillier
Wetzel - 1846 - Tyler - New Martinsville - Joyce Yowler

Wirt - 1848 - Wood, Jackson - Elizabeth - VOLUNTEER CC NEEDED
Wood - 1798 - Harrison, Kanawha - Parkersburg - VOLUNTEER CC NEEDED
Wyoming - 1850 - Logan - Pineville - Ron Dailey

West Virginia Volunteer guidelines and help - Check here for rules and guidelines for WVGenWeb volunteers,how to volunteer, set up pages and other useful information.
WDC GenWeb-a place for your WV Descendant Charts
West Virginia Genealogical Societies Online Check here for links to local society pages
Surname Researchers - Candie Freeman-find others researching your surnames and post your own
Queries - Candie Freeman-Unknown county West Virginia queries submit and view
Bull etin Board-announce your reunion, meeting, project ...
In the Military-information on military records and soldiers will be added here
West Virginia Civil War Message Board     Queries and stories related to West Virginia and the Civil War may be posted on this page coordinated by    Peggy Tebbetts.   All WVGenWeb Counties are welcome to link to this page.
Address Book - addresses for doing snail mail research
Guestbook-sign and view our guestbook
West Virginia Coal Mines New Coordinator, Gracie Stover, ggracie@cox.net
WV Coal Miners Query Board New Message Board for your coal mining questions.
WVGenWeb Archives - Alice Warner ---FTP text file access to records
submit and download

History-general historical information will be added here
Web Links-links to genealogy and general West Virginia sites
Populated Places in West Virginia         
Populated places, primary county divisions and other location entities in West Virginia. This will help determine the county for most populated places in West Virginia. (Use browser back button to return to this page.)

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