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Monroe Co WVGenWeb Coordinator: My name is Herschel Shamblin. If you have questions about searching in Monroe County WV or have difficulties using this web site, please contact me! Please know that I do not have records of your ancestors.

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Bluefield Telegraph

Monroe Watchman
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Monroe County West Virginia Genealogy

Monroe County WVGenWeb Project is the starting place for researching your Monroe County genealogy.� Find your ancestors, family surnames, share your� genealogy with other researchers, get help from others and learn more about Monroe County, West Virginia history!� This site is only one of fifty-five counties participating in the West Virginia Genealogy Project, part of the USGenWeb Project, which provides links to states and counties nationwide! The goal of project volunteers is to collect, maintain and provide FREE genealogical resources on the internet.

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  • Links: Find hyperlinks to other genealogy sites on the WWW.
  • Query Archive: Find queries from previous months and years archived here. Post new queries to the Monroe County Message Board.
  • Archives: Wills, deeds, births, deaths and other public records submitted by readers and contributors like you. Updated frequently!!
  • Resources: Other resources for Monroe County at Rootsweb including the GenConnect BBS. Search all of Monroe County Resources, including the WVMONROE Mailing List.
  • Information Desk: Locate a Look-up Volunteer, legal terms, books about Monroe County and more!
  • Monroe Co. Families is a list of URL's to the home pages of researchers with ties to Monroe County. Submit yours!
  • African-American Research: Find documents in Monroe County and links to resources state and nationwide pertaining to your African-American ancestors.
  • Monroe County, WV Message Board (formerly GenConnect Boards)

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The USGenWeb Census Project

Be advised, the names on the following images are NOT indexed.

1850 Monroe County Census Index
1860 Monroe County Census



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County Coordinator: Herschel Shamblin
West Virginia State Coordinator: Les Shockey
Asst. State Coordinator: Connie Burkett