West Virginia Genealogy

My genealogy research starts in West Virginia since both of my parents were born and raised there. In addition to my parents, a few more¬†generations back from me also involve this area of the country. I’m accumulating a lot of detailed information about it. Libraries and other places to look only carry each of us so far in our hunt for family connections, so I share what I find here in case someone else can use it. Explore the resources on this page and throughout my website:


  • Free files to explore and download
  • A blog category devoted to West Virginia Genealogy and further sorted into cities, counties, old coal mining towns and communities.
  • A robust group of fellow researchers on Facebook in my West Virginia Genealogy Group. Over 4,000 members!

Stephens, Kelley & Hart Surnames of Ward, WV

Today, I have added photos and records shared by Scott Stephens to the FREE file download box on this site. You will find photos of various Stephens family members with ties to Ward, West Virginia as well as commencement announcements of Ward Jr. High from 1940. There are documents – for Hart and Stephens surnames. Plus a headstone image of William Stephens taken at Ward Cemetery.

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West Virginia Genealogy Group

Join the discussion in my West Virginia Genealogy Group on Facebook. Over 4,000 members! Be sure to check out the files there too, members of the group are posting their photos, documents and information for the community to see. Just visit the group and request to join. Approval usually takes place with 24 – 36 hours.

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