This WV Genealogy Trails website is hosted by Kim Torp.
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.
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
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.
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