Ward, West Virginia is a coal mining community that was thriving from the early 1900’s until the mid 1970’s. My mother grew up there and both sets of my grandparents lived there when they were children. I write about Ward here in my blog and I also write about all of my genealogy research.
Genealogy I have the blog posts arranged in a primary category named Genealogy, with sub-categories by surnames, location names and others that will develop as the need arises. There is a menu visible from any blog article in the right margin, just click the black arrows to expand the categories and explore subcategories.
FREE File Downloads -Below is a collection of shared files for you to view and download. Old photos of Ward, WV, family photos, and other documents associated with genealogy research. The files are stored on the Internet at a free file sharing site and the tool below provides access to them (be patient, sometimes it takes a moment to load).
Reminisce or learn about Ward, West Virginia. Ward was a small, once-thriving, unincorporated, community in Kanawha County. My parents and grandparents were born and raised there and I’ve accumulated a lot of material about the area that I share here in my blog. This link will take you to a directory of all available articles that feature Ward as the main topic.
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The image featured above is located on USGen Web and is identified as Kemp, Z Willis As I did some exploring on this name, I found quite a lot of information and it reaffirmed the identity of the man whose name I found on the back of a cabinet photo in an album I...read more
After a long time away from my blog, my genealogy projects and my other hobbies I finally had the opportunity to work them back into my routine. I decided to do a little exploring at some area shops and spend some time with two of my favorite people, my daughter...read more
Ward, West Virginia was a coal mining town in existence soley because of the Kelly’s Creek mining operation. At it’s heart, just like many other similar communities in coal mining areas, was a company store. Read about it here.read more