Genealogy & Ward, West Virginia
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).
I finally got around to pursuing membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution over the course of the past couple of years. I am not really sure why I put it off for so long since it turned out I had most of the difficult work completed over 10 years ago. It...read more
The information I have about Edward (Edwin) Wills is very limited and comes primarily from census data. I have not been able to pinpoint his exact year of birth, his age varies from one census to another by just a couple of years. I am a descendant through his son...read more
John Harvey Wills, the father of my great grandmother Lottie Mae Wills, was born in Bedford County, Virginia according to his reporting in various census records. The 1900 census has him in the Cabin Creek District of Kanawha County WV. It gives his birth date as...read more