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West Virginia

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(Mountaineers are always free)

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DEDICATED TO WEST VIRGINIA HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

Became a State: 20 June 1863


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Welcome to West Virginia, Trails To The Past, a member of TrailsToThePast.org.

My name is Charlie  and I am the State Administrator for this site.

Our purpose is to provide a site dedicated to West Virginia history and genealogy (this includes Virginia before statehood) by focusing on West Virginia  families. Similar sites seem to focus on collecting data like census, cemeteries, wills, military records, etc. This is excellant, but with this approach the site could have information on the same person in multiple places. Our goal is to provide family group pages (FGP) that will link all of these pages in one location. For example, John Doe has a family group page which contains information from census data, his tombstone, his will, and a biography. With our approach, the FGP would contain links to each of these sources. Plus each source (if part of this site) will have a link to the FGP. Our hope is that this will make researching our site easier for our visitors.

This site is dedicated to those who have been part of West Virginia (and Virginia) History and Genealogy. This will include people who have never lived in West Virginia, but their ancestors or descendants lived / married / died here.

There is no limits on the number of generations of "Non-West Virginians" that can be listed on the website because they all have ties to the state. Again, our hope is to make researching our site easier for our visitors.

With this site, there  may not be specific sites for each county. There will be data that is county specific such as census data and cemetery listings. That data will be listed  under a county sub-folder, but will only be accessable from the state page.

Please bookmark this site and come back for visits. Hopefully, we will be able to assist your research.


MEMORIALS

Donald LeRoy Kelly


Last Modified - 22 Nov 2015
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