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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from [[West_Virginia|West Virginia]]. As you read this guide, study the [[United_States|United States]] Wiki pages which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records. Also use the Virginia Wiki pages to learn about many pre-1863 Virginia records that apply to West Virginia families.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[West_Virginia_Introduction|Introduction]]''
  
===Records of the Family History Library===<br>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from [[West Virginia]]. As you read these West Virginia Wiki pages, study the [[United States]] set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.
  
The Family History Library has most of the records listed in this outline. The major holdings include 12,000 microfilms of vital records, court records, newspapers, deeds, surveys, and wills. The library has excellent records for most counties for the 1800s and many vital records to about 1970. There are few records for Lincoln County (whose records were destroyed by fire) and Mingo County (which was created in 1895 from Logan county).
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=== Records of the Family History Library ===
  
Some of the sources described in this&nbsp;guide list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche numbers. These are preceded by''FHL'', the abbreviation for Family History Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the Family History Library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.
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The [[Family History Library]] has many of the records described in these West Virginia Wiki pages. The library's major holdings include 12,000 microfilms of vital records, court records, newspapers, deeds, surveys, and wills. The library has excellent records for most counties for the 1800s and many vital records to about 1970. There are few records for Lincoln County (whose records were destroyed by fire) and Mingo County (which was created in 1895 from Logan county).  
  
===Family History Library Catalog===
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Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by '''FHL''', the abbreviation for [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]].
  
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=== Family History Library Catalog  ===
  
The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the Family History Library and at each local Family History Center. To find a record, look in the&nbsp;Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog for:  
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The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog online] or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the ''Place Search'' of the catalog for:  
  
<br>The place where your ancestor lived, such as:<br>:'''UNITED STATES''' - CENSUS<br>:'''WEST VIRGINIA''' - GENEALOGY<br>:'''WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA''' - VITAL RECORDS<br>:'''WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA, CHARLESTON''' - NEWSPAPERS  
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:*The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:  
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::'''''UNITED STATES''''' - CENSUS  
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::'''''WEST VIRGINIA''''' - GENEALOGY  
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::'''''WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA''''' - VITAL RECORDS  
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::'''''WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA, CHARLESTON''''' - NEWSPAPERS<br><br>
  
The record type you want to search, such as:<br>UNITED STATES - CENSUS<br>WEST VIRGINIA - GENEALOGY<br>WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWA - VITAL RECORDS<br>WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWA, CHARLESTON - NEWSPAPERS <br>The section headings in this outline match the names of record types used in the [[Introduction Family History Library Catalog.
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:*The ''record type'' you want to search, such as:  
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::UNITED STATES - '''''CENSUS'''''
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::WEST VIRGINIA - '''''GENEALOGY'''''
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::WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA - '''''VITAL RECORDS'''''
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::WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA, CHARLESTON - '''''NEWSPAPERS'''''<br><br>
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The page titles in the West Virginia Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.
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{{West Virginia|West Virginia}}
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[[Category:West_Virginia|Introduction]]

Revision as of 13:35, 23 September 2011

United States  Gotoarrow.png  West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Introduction

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from West Virginia. As you read these West Virginia Wiki pages, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these West Virginia Wiki pages. The library's major holdings include 12,000 microfilms of vital records, court records, newspapers, deeds, surveys, and wills. The library has excellent records for most counties for the 1800s and many vital records to about 1970. There are few records for Lincoln County (whose records were destroyed by fire) and Mingo County (which was created in 1895 from Logan county).

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

Family History Library Catalog

The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
WEST VIRGINIA - GENEALOGY
WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA - VITAL RECORDS
WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA, CHARLESTON - NEWSPAPERS

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
WEST VIRGINIA - GENEALOGY
WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA - VITAL RECORDS
WEST VIRGINIA, KANAWHA, CHARLESTON - NEWSPAPERS

The page titles in the West Virginia Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.