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Our collection of West Virginia newspapers archives date back over 270 years to when West Virginia was admitted to the Union by Abraham Lincoln as a new state. Search popular publications from across West Virginia such as the Charleston Gazette and State Journal. Uncover new details about your family history with a simple search. 

Discover Your Family History in West Virginia Newspaper Archives

Learn more about the role your ancestors played in shaping early and modern day America through the details found in West Virginia newspaper archives. Were your ancestors involved in the decision of West Virginia to separate from Virginia in 1861? Did they work in the West Virginia coal industry, which the state is famously known for? Find out these answers and more by searching digital newspaper archives from across the state.

West Virginia Genealogy in Newspapers

Fill the gaps within your family tree, uncover historical and community events your ancestors were involved in, and validate (or refute) family stories using the details captured in newspaper archives. Genealogists use newspapers to find valuable stories and details from our past. These historical records can be used to trace family inheritance, view birth and death announcements, and discover how your family impacted the community they lived in.

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