Newspapers, Records & Histories
WV Newspaper Microfilm at The WV Archives
This is a list of the cities collected by the Archives. Clicking on the county will display their holdings for that paper.
WV Archive Vital Records Project
The Archives is digitizing historic birth, death & marriage records. This is a work in progress & more is being added.
Harden & Harden Funeral Home
The Archive is home to the Harden & Harden Funeral Home records. This is an alphabetic name listing.
Central WV Genealogy & History Library
Focus on Lewis, Harrison, Monongalia, Barbour, Randolph, Upshur, Gilmer, Ritchie, Braxton, Marion, Doddridge, Nicholas & Webster.
Charleston Newspaper Library
The two newspapers have an index 1985 to date. Searching is free. "Library Card" is not your KCPL card. It is $4.95 to open each article.
Library of Congress Newspapers
The Library of Congress has scanned some newspapers, which can be searched for free.
Family Search's Kanawha Page
The Family Search genealogy site has a page for Kanawha County.
Archived history information for the state of West Virginia with special sections for Civil War history and county-specific information.
Genealogy Groups in Kanawha County
Family History Center of the LDS
Offering access to some of their genealogy databases at the Family History Center on McClure Parkway. Directions at website.
Online Genealogy Resources
West Virginia GenWeb Project
Volunteer-driven project that began in 1996. Users share their family and cemetery research.
The Tombstone Project
Links to county cemetery indexes. Does overlap with information listed WVGenWeb, but includes unique records as well.
Free genealogy resources outside of Ancestry.com from the Latter Day Saints.
Cyndi's List (West Virginia)
Cyndi’s List is one of the earliest online internet genealogy resources. In addition to records for each state, the site also has wealth of help starting family history research.