Project: West Virginia

Categories: West Virginia | West Virginia Projects

This project is part of the United States Project.

Welcome to the West Virginia Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all West Virginia related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

West Virginia Counties
Barbour Berkeley Boone Braxton Brooke Cabell Calhoun Clay
Doddridge Fayette Gilmer Grant Greenbrier Hampshire Hancock Hardy
Harrison Jackson Jefferson Kanawha Lewis Lincoln Logan Marion
Marshall Mason McDowell Mercer Mineral Mingo Monongalia Monroe
Morgan Nicholas Ohio Pendleton Pleasants Pocahontas Preston Putnam
Raleigh Randolph Ritchie Roane Summers Taylor Tucker Tyler
Upshur Wayne Webster Wetzel Wirt Wood Wyoming


How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of West Virginia or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

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  • Look at one of the West Virginia project's example profiles to see what we hope for in profiles that are part of our project. Other excellent examples from our project and others can be found in the Examples Gallery.

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=West Virginia}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of West Virginia history.
Join: West Virginia Project
Discuss: West Virginia

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from West Virginia. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance:

West Virginia Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{West Virginia Sticker}}
... ... ... was a West Virginian.
Living Persons {{West Virginia Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is a West Virginian.


The overall goals of the United States Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in West Virginia and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add West Virginia-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for West Virginia counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any West Virginia state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the West Virginia Resources Page.
  3. If you live in West Virginia, please consider adding Catalog: West Virginia Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in West Virginia need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the West Virginia Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about West Virginia state tribes.
  3. Work on West Virginia's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Create new profiles for people of West Virginia who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  5. Work on Suggestions for profiles from West Virginia, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  6. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from West Virginia in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

County Projects

State Resources

Related West Virginia Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

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