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).


Edward (Edwin) Wills b. 1826-1829

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...

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