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Send Email - Click Here!Please feel free to contact me regarding contributions, questions, problems, suggestions, remarks, etc. ~ County Coordinator

links Link to How to order West Virginia Vital Records and specifically Pocahontas County.

The following is a Soundex Converter that will help to identify spelling variations for a given surname...


Link to United States Town/County Database -- Interactive Search. If you need help finding what county a town is/was located in, try this Town / County Database Search feature at RootsWeb.

Link to RootsWeb Index of All Search Engines and Databases

Link to how to use the SSDI (Social Security Death Index) and Railroad Retirement Board Records

Link to West Virginia Executions 1769 - 1959

Check your own local Public Library system. Many of them provide internet access from your home computer to FREE Federal Census Records and much more. All you need is a Library card (and an ID/Password they will give you)!

The HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries. Check with your local Public Library system to see if/how you can access this valuable FREE Genealogy research tool.

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Search Pocahontas County WVGenWeb Archive Records. Contains contributed records: Bio's, Births, Bibles, Deaths, Cemeteries, Marriages, Wills, etc.

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This search will allow you to search the contents of all publicly available documents and pages on this site.

Please note that this search does not include the county Archive records, which has it's own search engine.


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Search Engines

• AltaVista.com - general internet search engine
• Ancestor Search - Global Genealogy Search Engines
• Ancestry.com - Genealogy search engine and services (Large record collection - some free, most are not. Occasionally has free-trial period for various paid areas.)
• Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive
• DistantCousin.com - West Virginia
• FamilySearch.org by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Large  free record collection).

The 1880 Census info now available online! (In addition to a First or Last Name, make sure you enter Census State = West Virginia , then select County as Pocahontas)

Access to their valuable Family History Library system. Also see "What is the Family History Center?".
• GenCircles (Large free record collection)
• GeneaNet Genealogical Database Network
• GenForum genealogy.org
• Gensite genealogy.org
• Google.com - general internet search engine
• Libraries in Pocahontas County, Online Catalogs - Raleigh and Parkersburg Sub Hub Libraries
• ObitCentral.com - search The Pocahontas Times Obituary Archive
• National Archives and Records Administration - Access to Archival Databases
• ProGenealogist - Records Retrieval and Ancestry Research
• RootsWeb/Ancestry Message Boards (all) - locations, surnames, topics
• RootsWeb - World Connect (Large free record collection)
• USGenWeb Archives - search by state
• USGenWeb Archives - search West Virginia (Large free record collection)
• Virginia Military Institute Archives, Online Rosters Database
• WorldConnect Project Global Search - RootsWeb (Large free record collection)
• WebWide Surname Locator

Additional Resources and Tools and Aids

• Ancestry Corner - forms for genealogists (group sheets, ancestor charts, census abstracts, etc.)
• Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records
• Census Forms for Each Census Year and more - Ancestry.com (this section of the site is FREE). With these forms you will see the format and column headings for various census years - the old originals can be difficult to read.
• Charts For Reference In Genealogy Research (glossary of terms, occupations, wars, disease, etc.)
• Family Bibles Website
• How Much Is That Worth? Comparing the purchasing power of money in the United States (or colonies) from 1665 to any other year including the present.
• How to order West Virginia Vital Records. How and where to order birth, death, marriage, deed, records, etc. — including Pocahontas Co.
• Occupational Info, Dictionary of Occupataional Titles
• RootsWeb Soundex Code Converter. The Soundex system is a method of indexing names in the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Census. Soundex can also aid genealogists by identifying spelling variations for a given surname.
• The Calendar Home Page. With this calendar you can view a month or year calendar for any year 1 to 10000 A.D.
• Vital Records Information for the United States (contact info for birth/death certificates)
• VitalChek Network - service for remote ordering of vital records
• What Is a First Cousin, Twice Removed? genealogy.com
• What was the Exchange Rate Then? - Find the exchange rate between the the United States dollar and the British pound, for any year between 1791 and 1999

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