|West Virginia Archives and History
- Virginia Historical Society
- 428 North Boulevard
- Richmond, Virginia 23220
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed federal holidays
Public transportation, maps, and directions:
Internet sites and databases:
Good place to start researching West Virginia ancestors. Original manuscripts, biographies, county histories, and tax records, family folders, birth, marriages, deaths, maps, naturalizations, newspapers, periodicals, photos, directories, and county court records.
Admission to the research library and museum is free.
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.
- Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.
- 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.