Welcome to Preston County West Virginia
History and Genealogy
West Virginia Genealogy Trails
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
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.
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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.
We regret that we are unable to perform personal research
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.
Preston County was formed from Monongalia County in 1818 and named for Virginia Governor James Patton Preston.
Its county seat is Kingwood.
Cities and Towns
* Town of Albright * Town of Brandonville * Town of Bruceton Mills
* City of Kingwood * Town of Masontown * Town of Newburg
* Town of Reedsville * Town of Rowlesburg * Town of Terra Alta
* Town of Tunnelton
* Afton * Alpine Lake * Amboy * Arthurdale * Aurora * Austen * Borgman * Bretz * Cascade * Clifton Mills * Corinth
* Cuzzart * Denver * Eglon
* Etam * Evansville * Fellowsville * Gladefarms * Hazelton * Hopemont
* Hopewell * Horse Shoe Run * Howesville * Independence * Israel
* Little Sandy * Manheim * Manown * Marquess * Mount Olivet
* Mount Vernon * Orr * Pisgah * Pleasantdale * Preston * Rockville
* Rodemer * Rohr * Ruthbelle * Saint Joe * Scotch Hill * Sell * Silver Lake
* Sinclair * Snider * Stevensburg * Sugar Valley * Threefork Bridge * Turner Douglass * Valley Point * Victoria
* West End * White Oak Springs * Zevely