West Virginia Genealogy Trails
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We're looking for the "raw data" folks can use to build
their family trees (rather than the actual trees
themselves). This includes the transcribed data from the vital records, biographies from the county histories as
well as the county history information itself, transcriptions of obituaries, burial data from cemetery trompings
and/or readings, the data from military pensions and other service records; enumerations from census years, any
newspaper gleanings for the family members including birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices/obits
and anything in between.
WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE
TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH
Berkeley County is the second oldest county in West Virginia.
It was created in 1772 from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia and named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron
de Botetourt, Colonial Governor of Virginia from 1768 to 1770. Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C., Berkeley
County is the fastest growing county in the state in West Virginia.
Villages and Towns
Allensville -- Arden -- Baker Heights -- Baxter -- Bedington
Berkeley -- Bessemer -- Blairton -- Bunker Hill -- Darkesville
Douglas Grove -- Falling Waters -- Files Crossroad -- Ganotown -- Georgetown
Gerrardstown -- Glengary -- Greensburg -- Grubbs Corner -- Hainesville
Hedgesville -- Inwood -- Johnsontown -- Jones Springs -- Little Georgetown
Marlowe -- Martinsburg -- Nipetown -- Nollville -- North Mountain
Pikeside -- Ridgeway -- Scrabble -- Shanghai -- Spring Mills
Swan Pond -- Tablers Station -- Tarico Heights -- Tomahawk -- Union Corner
Van Clevesville -- Vanville -- Winebrenners Crossroad -- Wynkoop Spring
Church Histories / Records
|Website Updates: |
Mar 2014: obits for HEDGES, HIRST, CUNNINGHAM, HOOPER
Nov 2013: 1883 Pensioners
May 2013: Civil War news re: FAULKNER,
Dec 2012: World War 2 Honor List, Raleigh T. Colston Biography, Colonel
William Crawford Biography, Charles James Faulkner Biography, George M. Hammond Biography, General David H. Strother
Biography, Andrew Waggener Biography, Will of Dugall Campbell, Will of Thomas Flagg, Will of Elizabeth Clarke,
Charles James Faulkner Obituary, John Lehan Obituary, Richard Ranson Obituary, Alburtis - Vanmeter Marriage, Brown
- Lamon Marriage, Mendenhall - fanney Marriage, Shirley - Mayres Marriage
Aug 2012: News - Pardons
Jun 2012:James W. Harris Obituary
May 2012: Major James Miller Obituary
Jan 2012: William W. Dugan Obituary;
Hon. Charles James Faulkner Biography
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