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Kanawha County, West Virginia
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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

This WV Genealogy Trails website is hosted by Kim Torp.
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Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

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.

To help us get the data online quickly, it's very helpful to send the data transcribed (rather than sending in a graphic).

Email Kim to Contribute your Family's Data.

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We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.
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Bridge at Charleston, 1943
Bridge at Charleston, 1943

Kanawha County was created in 1789.
It takes its name from the Native term, Kanawha: "place of white stone".
The county seat is Charleston, which is also the state capital.

Kanawha County is the most populous county in the state of West Virginia

Cities

* Charleston * Dunbar * Marmet * Montgomery (part)
* Nitro (part) * Smithers (part) * South Charleston * St. Albans

Towns
* Belle * Cedar Grove * Chesapeake * Clendenin
* East Bank * Glasgow * Handley * Pratt

Plus many unincorporated communities.

Kanawha County Data

Biographies


Births


Cemeteries

Census


Church Histories / Records


County Records


Death Records


Family Bibles and Diaries

County History


Marriages


Military


Miscellaneous Data


Newspaper Gleanings


Obituaries


School Records


Wills/Probate Records

 

Website Updates
May 2015:  obits for BARKER, LOVE, BRITT, LAWHORN, BIBBY, HOLMES, PAGE, HOWARD, RAY, CHURCHMAN; Birth announcements for HOVER, LEWIS, PIERCE, EVERBANK; mARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BANNISTER-BALSER

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Surrounding Counties

Roane County (north)

Fayette County (east)

Lincoln County (southwest)

Clay County (northeast)

Raleigh County (southeast)

Putnam County (west)

Nicholas County (east)

Boone County (south)

Jackson County (northwest)

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