The digital collections and online resources of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source and educational materials related to the local history for this state.
The resources on this site are designed for elementary and middle school students.
Part of the digitized image collections, these architectural and engineering records can be useful in researching local history and genealogy.
These research guides provide additional digital and print state-specific resources.
City and telephone directories allow you to look for individuals, families, or businesses to view such details as: addresses, occupations, and household residents. Observed broadly, they will also provide a community perspective. The following resources provide an inventory of the city and telephone directories available at the Library of Congress.
For a convenient list of the digitized directories:
These research guides provide access to material in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.
The following online map collections include maps and views of West Virginia cities, battlefields, and geography. Explore each collection using the search box on the upper-right. Type in city or town names to view related items. Search all digitized map collections to find additional local and state geographical documentation of West Virginia communities from the colonial era to present day.
(Also see Veterans History Project below.)
Historic newspapers also provide important content for historical and genealogical research.
The Library of Congress has digitized a wealth of unique and historical visual materials important when researching local and family history.
The resources on this site are designed for teachers of elementary through high school teachers and students.
These web pages highlight important events connected to particular dates in history.
The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them.