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I subscribed to GenealogyBank to find information on Rosalee Dale Davis, who was born in Salem, West Virginia, in August 1923—and died in Salem, Industrial, Wolf Summit, on April 1, 2009.

I have not been able to find any information. Could you please help me find any additional family information?

Thank you.

Answer:

OK—I started searching for you and found a death record for Rosalee Dale Davis in GenealogyBank:



Digging further, I also found that her birth record has been put online by the West Virginia State Archives. See: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcdetail.aspx?Id=201445

According to the birth certificate, her parents were Troy Everett Davis and Doris Elizabeth (Pepper) Davis. Looking again in GenealogyBank I quickly found their death records. Then, going back to that handy West Virginia State Archives site I found a record of their marriage in 1920:



You can see their marriage certificate here: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcdetail.aspx?Id=28945

Your next step is to continue searching for more of your family's records in the old historic newspapers on GenealogyBank and the free, digital records put online on the West Virginia State Archives site here: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx

Good luck with your family history research!