Cool Genealogy Links

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Here are some interesting web sites that we think would be helpful to people doing genealogy in Ritchie County or West Virginia and some helpful research tips.

If you know of some other web pages that you would like to see listed here, then submit them with "COOL LINKS" in the subject line. We will inspect them and if they meet the above criterion, we will add them to the list.

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Last updated on --  January 31, 2016
Ritchie County related web pages :
West Virginia related web pages :
West Virginia Vital Research Records - The West Virginia Division of Culture and History Vital Research Records Project is placing Birth, Death, and Marriage certficats on-line. Users can search the records and view scanned images of the original records.
West Virginia in the Civil War - A very interesting site, with many links to WV's roll in the Civil War, including unit rosters, accounts of battles and personal stories.
7th West Virginia Cavalry Home Page - The complete history of the 7th WV Cavalry can be found here. If you had ancestors in the 7th then you will surely want to check out this site.
Civil War Medals - Their are over 4,000 unclaimed medals that were issued by the state, go to this site and browse the list, maybe you can claim one of your ancestors medals for them.
Personal Web Pages :
WVGenweb neighboring counties of Ritchie County:
WVGenWeb Home-Page
Brooke County, WVGenWeb
Gilmer County WVGenWeb
Hancock County, WVGenWeb
Harrison County WVGenWeb
Lewis County WVGenWeb
Ohio County, WVGenWeb
Pendleton County WVGenWeb
Wirt County, WVGenWeb
Genealogy How To and Tips Pages :
Beginners Page - You want to start researching your families genealogy, but do not know how to start. This is a good place to begin.
USGenWeb Achives Search Page - Search all the files in the achives, by state and surname.
U.S.Geological Survey Database - Have you an ancestor that lived at such and such place, but you do not know where it is. Use this search engine to find such and such place. It is easy to use and you can save the maps as gif files also.
Military Records - If your are planning to request Military Records, then go to this place to find the right address to send your requests.
West Virginia Press - History of the newspaper media in West Virginia and how to obtain microfilm copies of some of the states early newspapers.
Ethnic, Religious and National Index - A great site for links to central and eastern european genealogy web sites.
WPA Writers Project - Ever wondered just what it was like living around the turn of the century? Reading these interviews, of the older folks, written between 1938-40 by writers in the WPA program will give you a pretty good idea.
The Board for Certification of Genealogists - Roster of Genealogists certified by the Board. 
National Archives and Records Administraton :
Genealogy Page - NARA'S genealogy page is a good place to start your genealogy quest, or to learn more about the genealogical holdings of the Archives.
Military Records - Military Records in the National Archives.
Books and Genealogy Supplies :
Amazon Books - Earths Largest Bookstore.
Heritage Books - Books on Genealogy, History and Amercani.
Wes Cochran Publications - Book List for available WV and Ohio Publications.
Other Links Pages :
Cyndi's List - Over 26,850 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 70 categories.

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