West Virginia Archives, Libraries, and Societies

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This entry was originally written by Johni Cerny, in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
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the West Virginia Family History Research series.
History of West Virginia
West Virginia Vital Records
Census Records for West Virginia
Background Sources for West Virginia
West Virginia Maps
West Virginia Land Records
West Virginia Probate Records
West Virginia Court Records
West Virginia Tax Records
West Virginia Cemetery Records
West Virginia Church Records
West Virginia Military Records
West Virginia Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
West Virginia Archives, Libraries, and Societies
African Americans of West Virginia
West Virginia Coal Mining
West Virginia County Resources
Map of West Virginia


Archives and History Library

Division of Culture and History
Cultural Center, Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
www.wvculture.org/history

The facility consists of the library and the archives, containing materials from 1760 to present.

For Birth, Death and Marriage Records on the West Virginia Vital Research Page: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx

Guide to newspapers on microfilm: http://www.wvculture.org/history/newspapers/newsmic.html

West Virginia Historical Society

P.O. Box 5220
Charleston, WV 25361
http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvhs/wvhssoc.html

The society does not maintain historical or genealogical collections. Write to the Archives and History Library above for information.

West Virginia University

West Virginia University Library Colson Hall Morgantown, WV 26506


This extensive collection includes the Historical Records Survey for West Virginia on microfilm, the largest collection of West Virginia newspapers, and many unpublished family histories.