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Looking For Moore Family From Ireland _ Pennsylvania _ West Virginia _ Belmont Ohio _ Monroe Ohio _ Ohio

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Re: Try this url address for WV, tips

Posted: 19 May 2014 7:59AM GMT
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Surnames: Moore, Poling from western Maryland, eastern area of Virginia that became West Virginia. Some born in New Jersey? 1600-1700's Click on the archives and history tab, choose births, deaths, marriages and click on it

A good tip for searching the WV Culture site is to put LESS information if filling in all the boxes doesn't get you what you are looking for the first time. For example using a couple letters in the name plus the "wildcard" * and the county will give you a lot of responses that aren't what you are looking for, but often will give you some that can be a surprise! Some of these old records are faded or the handwriting is just hard to decipher and the people inputting the information do their best. Be sure to look at all the information that comes up on a page. Especially on the birth registers where often there is no name under the child's name, look to see who the parents are. You might find a cousin or 2 or 3! Look for death records to find birthdates and parents names. Often the informant on a death certificate is a family member and that will give you another avenue for searching. Another thing, on the older records sometimes an s will look like an f or p! Especially if two s's are together as in Cross. Good luck and "happy hunting". It can consume you at times!!!

As I said, sometimes putting LESS information in the search area gives better results. A last name only for the bride or groom and the county will give you all the recorded and scanned records. You might find the one you are looking for and many other family members! I rarely put in the date. It limits you too much. Also, you can right click on the documents and save them to your pictures. (you will need to crop them if you intend to print them)
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