Friday, November 25, 2005

West Virginia USA online and RootsWeb review

West Virginia Division of Culture and History - Archives and History Index


Searching for those elusive West Virginia ancestors may now be just a
mouse click away.

You can now search and view scanned images of original birth, death,
and marriage records from six counties, as well as most statewide death
certificates from 1917-54 at
The free database consists of millions of West Virginia births, deaths,
and marriages--a goldmine for genealogists and historians.

FamilySearch Archive has scanned and indexed these records and the West
Virginia Division of Culture and History is hosting them online. The
database has more than 3.5 million names linked to 1.4 million original
images of birth, marriage, and death records from Calhoun, Gilmer,
Hardy, Harrison, Mineral, and Pendleton counties.

The record dates vary by county and type of record, but typically range
from 1816 to 1929. Birth records are for the period 1853-1930, county
death records for 1853-1969/1970, and county marriage records from the
creation of the county until the late 1960s -- all of which are
searchable by name, county, and date.

FamilySearch -- a nonprofit entity --
filmed, scanned, and created the automatic index at the heart of the
online database. The project required 2,500 volunteers and 64,000 hours
to complete. West Virginia plans to add records from additional counties
in the future.

and more hints from RootsWeb review 23 November 2005, Vol. 8, No. 47


New User-Contributed Databases at RootsWeb

The following databases have come online recently. They are searchable,
but not browseable.
Search: To look for specific data or occurrence of text in a file.
Browse: To view the entire contents of a file or a group of files.

U.S.A. Military Records: World War I Draft Registration
--Locklin surname-USA; 141 records; Sarah Locklin Taylor

ALASKA. Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Anchor Point. Anchor Point Area Memorials, 3 records;
Chinitna Bay. West Side of Cook Inlet Memorials; 2 records;
Cooper Landing. Cooper Landing Highway Memorials; 3 records;
Funny River. Funny River Memorial Garden; 25 records;
Homer. Homer Area Memorials; 3 records;
Homer. Memorial Facility at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery; 33 records;
Homer. Seafarer's Memorial Bricks; 126 records;
Homer. Seafarer's Memorial; 63 records;
Hope. Hope Area Memorials; 7 records;
Kasilof. Johansen Cemetery; 4 records;
Kasilof. Kasilof Area Memorials; 5 records;
Kasilof. Osmar's Dock Cemetery; 2 records;
Kenai. Kenai Area Memorials; 29 records;
Kenai. Leif Hansen Memorial Park; 174 records;
Nikiski. Nikiski Area Memorials; 27 records;
Nikiski. Nikiski Senior Center Memorial Wall, Nikiski; 17 records;
Ninilchik. American Legion Honor Wall; 38 records;
Ninilchik. Ninilchik Area Burials; 2 records;
Seldovia. Seldovia Area Memorials, 2 records;
Seward. Seward Area Memorials; 16 records;
Seward. Seward Tidal Wave Victims, 27 March 1964; 13 records;
Soldotna. Damon Memorial; 3 records;
Soldotna. Gaede Homestead Cemetery; 3 records
Soldotna. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Cemetery;
4 records;
Soldotna. Soldotna Area Memorials, 3 records;
Sterling. Sterling Area Memorials, 19 records;
Totem Tracers Genealogical Society


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