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Welcome to West VA Genealogy Trails

Welcome to Lewis County WV
History and Genealogy

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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).


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.


Established in 1816, the county seat is Weston

Incorporated Cities and Towns
* Jane Lew * Weston

Unincorporated Communities
* Aberdeen * Alkires Mills * Alum Bridge * Arnold * Aspinall * Bablin * Bealls Mills
* Ben Dale * Bennett * Berlin * Brownsville * Butchersville * Camden * Churchville
* Copley * Cox Town * Crawford * Emmart * Freemansburg * Gaston * Georgetown
* Homewood * Horner * Ireland * Jackson Mill * Jacksonville * Kitsonville
* Lightburn * McGuire Park * Orlando * Pickle Street * Roanoke * Turnertown
* Walkersville * Valley Chapel * Vadis



Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records


Death Records

Family Bibles

Extinct Towns

Marriage Records

Military Records

Miscellaneous Records

Newspaper Gleanings


Wills/Probate Records 

Website Updates:
Mar 2014:  1883 Pensioners




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Surrounding Counties

Braxton County (southwest)

Doddridge County (northwest)

Harrison County (north)

Gilmer County (west)

Upshur County (east)

Webster County (south)

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