West Virginia Genealogists

Our West Virginia genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in West Virginia, including:

  • West Virginia Genealogical Society
    Marriages since 1788, deaths since 1853, county histories
  • West Virginia University Library
    Holds the largest collection of historical West Virginia newspapers in existence from 1791 to present. Also houses the most comprehensive forensics resource library in existence, consisting of manuscripts, books, and periodicals all dating from late 1800s

Our genealogist can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in West Virginia include:

  • Birth and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1853
  • Marriages were kept by some towns as early as 1781
  • Birth and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1917 to the present
  • Marriages have been recorded by the state from 1853 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years beginning in 1810
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded every 10 years from 1840 through 1890
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1750s to the present
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since early 1800s
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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