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West Virginia: Local History & Genealogy Resource Guide

Print Resources

To find additional library materials on this topic, use authorized subject headings to browse in in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Suggested linked subject browses are listed below:

Also try searching by town or county name to see a list of subject headings for matching communities, such as:

The following selected titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

African American History

Architecture and Historic Buildings

Coal Mining

Economic and Social Change

Guides and Handbooks for State Research

Hatfields and McCoys


Land Records

Statewide guidebooks explain the variety and importance of land records to local history and genealogical research.

Native American History