West Virginia Archives and History

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West Virginia Archives and History

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Virginia[edit | edit source]

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
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Internet sites and databases:

West Virginia[edit | edit source]

Internet Sites[edit | edit source]

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Guides[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

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

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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[edit | edit source]

  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).