PENDLETON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

RESOURCES

Many of us will find a brick wall at some point in our research.  Here are a few links which hopefully will be of some assistance. 

THE CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT IN VIRGINIA: 1745 to 1800

The Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: 1745 to 1800 - by Lyman Chalkley contains abstracts of court records from Augusta County 1745-1800. All three volumes available to view free online.

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS & SAILORS DATABASE

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Database is free and searchable and contains information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

GOOGLE BOOKS

Free searchable database of digitized books available.  Many state and regional history books and other titles relevant to the genealogy researcher.

GOOGLE MAPS

Enter a location, click "Satellite" for an aerial view and zoom.

GOOGLE TRANSLATE

Translate historical German documents to English. Other languages available.

HENING'S STATUES AT LARGE

Compilation of extant acts of the Virginia General Assembly (1619–1792).

A HISTORY OF PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

by Oren F. Morton is an in depth history of the county and includes a section devoted to family histories.  Book available from the Pendleton County Historical Society.

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA ONLINE CATALOG

Search books, journals, archives, manuscripts, original images of documents and indexes for Pendleton County items prior to the formation of the state of WV..

PENDLETON COUNTY 1865 BIRTH & DEATH RECORDS

Long lost birth & death register pages not found elsewhere, free to view.

PENDLETON COUNTY GENWEB

Features numerous links to sites of interest.

PENDLETON COUNTY HISTORICAL DOCUMENT CDs

Images of original documents on CD. Pendleton County marriage bonds, probate documents, and others. Also available are discs from Augusta County, VA and Hampshire County, VA (WV) which include documents of interest to Pendleton County researchers from before the formation of Pendleton in 1788.  Other future releases planned.

PENDLETON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOOKS FOR SALE

Books available for sale from the Pendleton County Historical Society, including the Pendleton book by Morton.

PENDLETON COUNTY RECORDS ON CDs

A series of CDs containing color images of court records, indexes, and letters.

PENDLETON COUNTY ROOTSWEB MESSAGE BOARD

A forum for Pendleton County researchers to post questions which other researchers may answer.

PENDLETON COUNTY ROOTSWEB MAILING LIST

Subscribe to the Pendleton County mailing list or search the archives of discussions.

THE PENDLETON PALS

A group of amateur genealogists who research their families of Sugar Grove, Pendleton Co., WV along with their neighboring Highland Co., VA families. Individually, they have an extensive collection of old photos, memorabilia and family histories, which they are continually updating. You can contact them on Facebook by requesting to join the group Pendleton Pals, or you can e-mail Karen Hoover at soldbykwh@aol.com or Teresa Losh at unicornlosh@verizon.net.

WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF CULTURE AND HISTORY

Numerous resources, including images of original vital records from each county.

WEST VIRGINIA HISTORICAL TOPO MAPS

Enter an location and view a topographic map, also see surrounding areas.

WRITE YOUR NAME IN SUETTERLIN

Assists with deciphering "the German handwriting" found in old church books or family documents.

Please note: we do not have a staff available to perform research or to respond to research queries.  If you have exhausted the resources posted here and desire research in Pendleton County or the surrounding areas, we can explore the possibility of finding of a researcher who could assist you.

Pendleton County Historical Society
Post Office Box 293
Franklin, WV 26807

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