Genealogy Wise

The Genealogy & Family History Social Network

 VIRGINIA TIMELINE - Key dates to recall

 Maps>   http://www.wvgenweb.org/maps.html

 Choose key years, or use the link above to access all dates.

Map of 1617 of Virginia--- ten years after the first permanent settlement at Jamestowne

They had been in and out of area for almost 50 years already.

Augusta and Frederick Counties formed, what will become West Virginia 1783.

A Nation Born  - Ohio and Monongalia Co.'s formed 1776

Counties start shifting and sharing with new counties  1778.

 

Kentucky counties were separated in 1792. Key Map to remember 9 counties moved

 

Shifts in boundaries are more as the later counties are developed.  Larger counties become smaller and many new counties are created.

 

Many West Virginia Counties are developed and boundaries are moving. Counties are shrinking as the settlements expands with people.

 

Boundary changes coming sooner from  1814 forward

 

Virginia in census year 1850 .

 

West Virginia formed in 1863.

 

Last county added to West Virginia in 1895.

                                             Virginia Grows and West Virginia Resources

 

http://www.wvgenweb.org/maps.html

Ten years after the first settlement of Jamestowne

 

START THE  MAPS   LINK ABOVE

 
IT HELPS EXPLAIN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE

 

Saves space for you to click on the links from your home computer

 

STUDING THE DEVELOPMENT WILL HELP YOU BE AWARE OF WHICH COUNTY, CITY OR SHIRE (PARISH) WAS WHERE. Remember it was a mixture of all these even today.

 

Remembering, West Virginia's home was Virginia, prior to Virginia it was England records may be found in any of

these places depending on the time of event your looking for.

For the beginning of your West Virginia Research you need to also follow the data for Virginia research because the basic sources are the same.  Those sources can be found here at this blog site. It was much to large to make into one blog post.

Ancestor Seekers by the Root Bound: Some Virginia Urls and Information

These cover West Virginia region. In the formation maps above it tells you which two counties were first part of what was to later become West Virginia during the Civil War. For West Virginia research you need to file those names as the beginning counties of what ever area of WV you may be searching. 

 

http://www.wvgenweb.org/society/index.htm

 

http://www.wvgenweb.org/wvmilitary/index.html

 

http://www.wvgenweb.org/address.html

 

http://www.hackerscreek.com/

 

http://www.historicjamestowne.org/

 

http://www.history.org/

Willamsburg, VA

 

http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scvgs.com?tab=people...

 

SouthCentral West Virginia Genealogical Society, Inc.

 

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/

 

http://www.vgs.org/

 

http://www.vahistorical.org/index.htm

 

http://cemeterycensus.com/

 

http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wqed.org%2Ftv%2Fspec...

 

http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.colonialdames17c.org...

 

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2012/10/im-letting-you-in-on-secret...

 

http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-WV-NDX.html

 

Newspapers | - Mid-Conti#725E3E

 

West Virginia Vital Research Records - Select Search Type

 

Directory of West Virginia Obituaries and Newspaper Links - WV Obit...

 

west virginia records

 

Genealogy Data KENNEDY WV

 

virginiaobits

 

The Library of Virginia

 

Lees Of Virginia

 

Online West Virginia Death Indexes, Records & Obituaries

 

Welcome to Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, Inc.        

 

http://www.tmgenealogy.com/2012/10/use-google-maps-to-track-your-an...

 

Lastly remember join a Genealogical or Historical Society in the area your researching.

You may need to change counties as your research expands but the membership is key to good results becoming even great results.

Check their archives, use google, enjoy the hunt and find success.

All Rights Reserved .. 

Views: 74

Comment

You need to be a member of Genealogy Wise to add comments!

Join Genealogy Wise

Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 21, 2012 at 12:13pm

Members

Badge

Loading…

© 2021   Created by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service