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WVGenWeb Project

To request a look-up from any of the references listed below,
click on the name of the volunteer and ask them politely.
As you can see, volunteers are needed. If you can help out,
please contact Meg Fuller

Please note that I do not have these references and cannot do genealogy research for this county.


History of Preston County, WV, 1882
by Samuel T. Wiley

A reprint of this book can be purchased from McClain Printing Company.

Look-up Volunteer: Debbie Bennett Hayhurst


Index to S. T. Wiley's History of Preston County, 1971
by Harold F. Powell

This book can be purchased from McClain Printing Company.


A History of Preston County, WV, Vol. 1, 1914
by Oren F. Morton

A reprint of this book can be purchased from McClain Printing Company.
A reprint of this book can be purchased from Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants.

Look-up Volunteer: Debbie Bennett Hayhurst or Donna G. Keener


A History of Preston County, WV, Vol. 2, 1914
by Oren F. Morton

A reprint of this book is being considered by McClain Printing Company.

Look-up Volunteer: Chuck Miller or Donna G. Keener


Preston County, WV History, 1979
by the Preston County Historical Society.

This book is out of print, and no more copies are available.

Look-up Volunteer: Betty B. Card or Donna G. Keener


Preston County - Images of America, 1998
by Charles A. Thomas, and published by Arcadia.

An extraordinary collection of vintage images gathered from the History House Archives of the Preston County Historical Society. They cover the period from 1890 to the mid-1900s and portray the pioneer era, the early commercial and industrial ventures, turn-of-the-century schools and mills, and the trains and railroaders that made the area prosper in the late 1800s.

This book can be purchased from the Preston County Historical Society.


The Past is a Key to the Future - A history of Terra Alta, WV & Its Vicinity, 1990
by Betty Whittaker White, and published by McClain Printing Company.

This is available from the author, Betty Whittaker White at
Melody Mountain, 300 West State Street, Terra Alta WV 26764


From This Green Glade - A History of Terra Alta WV, 1978
by Jo Ann Sereno Teets, and printed by Pioneer Press of WV

This book is out of print.


Did it Snow in '77? : An Account of the Winter of 1977 in Preston Co., WV
Edited by Richard L. Hopkins


Killing Waters - The Great West Virginia Flood of 1985
Edited by Bob Teets and Shelby Young, and published by Cheat River Publishing Company.

This book can be purchased from Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants.


The Flood of November 4-5, 1985 in Tucker, Preston, Grant and Hardy Counties, WV
Edited by Wayne Bittinger, and published by McClain Printing Co.

This book is out of print.


1850 Federal Census of Preston County

This can be purchased from Wes Cochran.

Look-up Volunteers: Cindy or Nancy E. Gates or Debbie B. Hayhurst or Larry Heffner


1860 Federal Census of Preston County

This publication can be purchased from the Marion County Genealogical Club.

Look-up Volunteers: Nancy E. Gates or George Ann Duncil


1870 Federal Census of Preston County

This publication can be purchased from the Marion County Genealogical Club.

Look-up Volunteers: Nancy E. Gates or George Ann Duncil


1880 Federal Census of Preston County
Compiled by Wm. A. Marsh

This book can be purchased from Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants.

Look-up Volunteers: Larry Metz or Joy Gilchrist Stalnaker or Mary Hitt


1900 Federal Census of Preston County for Pleasant & Valley Districts

These publications can be purchased from the Marion County Genealogical Club.

Look-up Volunteer: George Ann Duncil


Preston County WV (then VA) Records 1853-1860
Extracted from microfilm by Roy L. Lockhart

Includes Births and Deaths 1853-1859 and Marriages 1853-1860 (1859 missing)

This can be purchased from the Preston County Historical Society.


Preston County Birth Records, 1868-1875

This publication can be purchased from the Marion County Genealogical Club.

Look-up Volunteer: George Ann Duncil


Preston County Marriages, Vol. 1, 1869-1885

This publication can be purchased from the Marion County Genealogical Club.

Look-up Volunteer: George Ann Duncil


Preston County Marriages, Vol. 2, 1886-1900

This publication can be purchased from the Marion County Genealogical Club.

Look-up Volunteer: George Ann Duncil


West Virginia Estate Settlements
by Ross B. Johnson

This is an index of wills, inventories, appraisements, land grants, and surveys up to 1850. It covers the thirteen counties that were formed before 1800, and it contains the names of about 25,000 residents, alphabetically arranged by the names of the principals in the estate settlements.

A reprint of this book can be purchased from the Genealogical Publishing Co.,Inc.

Look-up Volunteer: Betty B. Card


Abstracts of the Preston County Journal 1866-1868
by Joy Gilchrist

This book is available from the author, Joy Gilchrist Stalnaker.

Look-up Volunteer: Joy Gilchrist Stalnaker


VA & WV International Genealogical Index

Look-up Volunteer: Cindy Crawford


Some Early Families of Grant and Pleasant Districts, Preston Co., WV
by Edward Thorpe King

A reprint of this book can be purchased from the Clearfield Co.

Look-up Volunteer: Chuck Miller


Christopher Cale's Family of Preston Co., WV, 1741-1973
by Janice Cale Sisler

Includes Cale, Greathouse, Zweyer, and Smith families.

This book is out of print, and no more copies are available.

Look-up Volunteer: Kim Lewis


Genealogy of Jacob and Mary (Connoly) Feather Family of Preston Co., WV
by Edna Davis Rogers

This book can be purchased from the daughter of the author, Kathleen Rogers Lovett

Look-up Volunteers: Billie Lovett, daughter of the author or Norris Taylor


Christian Fike and His Descendants, 1996
by Marilyn B. Fike Morrow

This is available from the publisher, Masthof Press, RR 1 Box 20, Morgantown PA 19543


Squires Family of West(ern) Virginia
by Joy Gilchrist

This book is out of print; however, it is available on disk from the author, Joy Gilchrist Stalnaker.

Look-up Volunteer: Joy Gilchrist Stalnaker


In Remembrance, Tombstone Readings of Preston Co., WV, Vol. I, 1995
by Janice Cale Sisler

Includes information gathered from the following cemeteries: Arthurdale, Brandonville, Campground at Tunnelton, Concord at Newburg, Cranesville, Danks, Franks, Lutheran at Lenox, Maplewood at Kingwood, Masontown, Parnell at Cuzzart, Pratt at Newburg, Reedsville, Schnopp at Hazelton, Shay's Chapel at Tunnelton, Sugar Valley at Bruceton Mills, and Union at Independence.

This book can be purchased from the author, Janice Cale Sisler

Look-up Volunteers: Chuck Miller or Donna G. Keener


In Remembrance, Tombstone Readings of Preston Co., WV, Vol. II, 1997
by Janice Cale Sisler

Includes information gathered from the following cemeteries: Aurora, Bruceton, Centenary, Cuppett-Falkner at Hazelton, Cuppett-Teets at Glade Farms, Evansville, Gladesville, Gooding/Goodwin at Bruceton, Mount Moriah at Valley Point, Mountain View or No. 4 at Tunnelton, Mount Zion at Rohr, Pleasant Grove at Herring, Riverview at Rowlesburg, Shaw at Denver, Sisler at Mount Carmel, Terra Alta, Thomas at Salem, Whetsell Settlement, Whitehair Farm, and Wilson at Whetsell Settlement.

This book can be purchased from the author, Janice Cale Sisler

Look-up Volunteers: Chuck Miller or Donna G. Keener


In Remembrance, Tombstone Readings of Preston Co., WV, Vol. III, 2001
by Janice Cale Sisler

Includes information gathered from the following 51 cemeteries: Barb, Beech Run, Bellview, Bethlehem, Bittner, Bogar, Cramer, Cress (2), Damon, Eglon Community, Eglon Lutheran, Faith, Falkenstein, Fike, Freeland, Gordon #1, Graham, Grim, Harden, Hopewell, Howesville Methodist, Irish at Rodamer, Keeler's Glade, Lantz Ridge, Liston #1, Martin (2), Maust at Wirsing, Miller (2), Mt. Israel, Mt. Zion, Protzman at Harned, Ringer (2), Rodeheaver, Savage, Shady Grove, St. Joe at Albright, St. Joseph at Howesville, Stemple Ridge, Sypolt (2), Texas at Horse Shoe Run, VanSickle (2), Webb's Chapel, Wilhelm, and Wotring Chapel. About 9600 names.

This book can be purchased from the author, Janice Cale Sisler


Written In Stone: Tombstone Readings of Preston Co., WV, Vol. I, 1999
by Donna G. Keener

Contains readings from the following cemeteries: Accident, Aurora, Belleview, Deakins, Eglon (new), Eglon (old), Etam Chapel, Evansville, Fellowsville, Flag Run Chapel, Howesville Methodist, Maple Spring, Mountain View, Mt. Isreal, Mt. Sarah, Nazareth, Red Oak, Red Rock, Shay's Chapel, Stemple Ridge, Texas, Wotring's Chapel, York Run.

This book can be purchased from the author, Donna G. Keener, or the publisher, McClain Printing Company.

Look-up Volunteer: Donna G. Keener


Written In Stone: Tombstone Readings of Preston Co., WV, Vol. II, 2000
by Donna G. Keener

Contains readings from the following cemeteries: Aurura Miscellanous, Beachy, Bethel Church, Blackwood, Camp Chapel, Cool, Damon, Dawson, Denver, Grim, Gnegy Church, Hebb, Helm, Hopewell, Kight, Layton, Liller, Manheim/Calhoun, Mt. Zion, Pine Grove, Pine Run, Rhodes, Ridgway, Riverview, Sanders Hill, Scotch Hill, Selders, Snyder, St. Joseph's Catholic, Union, Wesley Chapel, West, Wolf.

This book can be purchased from the author, Donna G. Keener, or the publisher, McClain Printing Company.

Look-up Volunteer: Donna G. Keener


Preston County CC Meg Fuller~~~~~WV GenWeb State Coordinator: Les Shockey