West Virginia Genealogy Resources

West Virginia became the 35th state on 20 June 1863 in the midst of the Civil War. Until that time, it was part of the state of Virginia. If you suspect that your ancestors were living in that area before West Virginia was granted statehood, be mindful of where records might be located today.

Here are some free online resources for family historians:

Cyndi’s List – West Virginia

FamilySearch – West Virginia

Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants, Inc.

Kanawha County Public Library – Genealogy Resources

Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy, History & Facts

Library of Virginia – West Virginia records (may only be in microfilm format, but you might find something not available in West Virginia)

Marshall University – Libraries

New Horizons Genealogy – West Virginia

Online West Virginia Death Records & Indexes

West Virginia Archives & History – Genealogy Corner

West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies –RAOGK

West Virginia Genealogy Trails

West Virginia Historical Society

West Virginia History & Genealogy

West Virginia Library Commission

West Virginia Marriage Records

West Virginia Memory Project

West Virginia University Collections

West Virginia Wesleyan College – Digital Collections



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