Genealogy: Putnam County West Virginia
Phalen, McGrew, McClanahan, Harmon
Genealogy, ancestry, roots and family history
Putnam County West Virginia
Welcome to genealogy in Putnam County, West Virginia! Start the search for your ancestors here! This site is one of the West Virginia Genealogy (WVGenWeb) Project and the USGenWeb Project.


  • FAQs: Where and how to find birth, death, marriage records, more.
  • Query Archive: Read queries posted on this site.
  • Surnames: Index of surnames being researched.
  • Lookups: Ask one of our volunteers for a Lookup.
  • History: Learn more about Putnam County history.
  • Records: Cemeteries, deeds, births and more from contributors.
  • Addresses: Need to contact a society or the courthouse?
  • Family Sites: Links to web sites of folks with ties to Putnam County.
  • Archives: Putnam County archived data at Rootsweb.
  • Resources: Putnam County resources at Rootsweb.
  • Links: More links to assist in your Putnam County and WV research
  • Putnam County, WV Message Board (formerly GenConnect)


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The photos used in the banner at the top of each page on this site are of my ancestors. Far left: The Phalen men, Andrew J. Phalen II, his father Andrew J. Phalen I (the Immigrant) and his son, John Henry Phalen. Second from left: Wedding photo of Nora Belle Jacobs and Homer H. McGrew. Second from the right: Ira McClanahan and Bertha Norris. Far right: the Harmons and Phalens group photo.


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Putnam Post Newspapers
Charleson Gazette
Charleston Daily Mail
Huntington Herald-Dispatch


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County Coordinator: Julie McGrew-Ayres
State Coordinator: Lesley Shockey
Asst. State Coordinator: Valerie Forren Crook

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