Genealogy in West Virginia (WV)

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Search for ancestors in these free West Virginia genealogy searches.  We have scoured the web to bring you some of the largest and best places to find West Virginia genealogy records online.  One proven method of learning more about your ancestry is to locate cousins who share a common ancestor with you and exchange genealogy information.  You will find several searches here to help you with this plus access to many other free genealogy sites where you can find genealogy data for the state of West Virginia.




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Search the West Virginia RootsWeb Surname List

The RSL database contains over a million surnames submitted by other genealogical researchers.  Try a surname search.  The results will provide you with the submitters' names, dates and locations, along with contact information.  This will allow you to contact other people researching your surnames and sometimes even the same ancestor.  This is a great way to add missing branches to your family tree.  We have set this form for a West Virginia search but you may change it to search in other states.

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Search West Virginia Cemetery Records

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Search West Virginia Message Boards

Try your surnames in this free ancestry search of West Virginia genealogy message boards.  Read genealogy queries posted by other folks who are conducting West Virginia genealogy research.  Post your own queries for West Virginia ancestors.  When posting genealogy queries, be specific and include full names, dates and places for your ancestors.  Be sure to use an e-mail address which will be valid for years to come so people will be able to contact you in the future with responses to your queries.

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Search USGenWeb West Virginia Archives

Search one of the largest collections of free West Virginia genealogy records available online.  Try your surname search for West Virginia ancestors in the USGenWeb archives.  These genealogical records have been submitted by other researchers and may contain family Bibles, biographies, census records, wills, tax records, probate records, church records, obituaries, vital records, newspapers, military records, histories, old maps, school records, land records other general genealogy records.  If you have records which might be of help to others who are tracking their roots, I would like to urge you to submit them to this free genealogy project.
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Search the West Virginia Family Group Sheet Project

Try your surname search in this free genealogy project.  This collection of family group sheets was submitted by people who are searching for ancestors in West Virginia.  Be sure to submit your own family group sheets containing WV ancestors and perhaps you will connect with someone else's family tree.

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