West Virginia State Archives and Libraries

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West Virginia State Archives

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History maintains the West Virginia State Archives. It provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: bible records, military records, birth, marriage and death records, census records, naturalization records, old newspapers on microfilm, mortality schedules, and more ...

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
East Charleston West Virginia 25305-0300

Phone: (304) 558-0220

Website: http://www.wvculture.org/

West Virginia University Library

West Virginia University maintains a collection of historical materials in their library known as the West Virginia and Regional History Collection. Among the materials are census records records for Virginia (1810-1860) and West Virginia (1870-1920), the largest collection of West Virginia historical newspapers, public records from the 17th through 20th centuries, and photographic archives.

West Virginia University
Wise Library
1549 University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia, 26506

Phone: (304) 293-3536

Website: http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection/index.htm

Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in West Virginia offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Charleston West Virginia
2007 McClure Parkway
Charleston, West Virginia

(304) 984-9333

Huntington West Virginia
5640 Shawnee Drive
Huntington, West Virginia

(304) 736-0250


Parkersburg West Virginia
2515 Capitol Drive
Parkersburg, West Virginia

(304) 428-2857

Morgantown West Virginia
Imperial Wood Meadow Lane Rd
Morgantown, West Virginia

(304) 594-1176

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