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
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 count
y seat is Charleston, which is also the state capital. Kanawha County is the most
populous county in the state of West Virginia
Mar 2015: marriage announcements for BLISH - BROWN; CUNNINGHAM - CALLAHAN; ELIAS - WARD; MUMMA - McGLENNAN; RYON - SUMMERS, SAUNDERS-SHELINE; birth announcement for MOLLOHAN, CHANDLER; obit for ROBBINS
Sep 2014: bios for FOWLER, MOORE, WOOD, URWIN
1883 Pensioners; obits for DEMOSS, PHILIPS, EGGLESTON, WRIGHT
Mar 2014: obits for MARTIN,
CREMEANS, SHANNON; HERSHBERGER bio; sicklist news for LAR
KIN; Marriage records
July 2013: World War 2 Casualties; Burials in Stump, Bostic, Frye and
Porter Cemeteries; obits for STRAIN, BOWYER;
Early Border History and Genealogical Notes of Prominent
Crime news re: HARLESS and SHAFFER