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I am proud of my West Virginia roots!  There are three towns that were named for my ancestors:  Metz, Stumptown, and Nutter Fort, WV.  My ancestral names:  Metz, Cross, Pursley, Boone, Beorn, Affolter, Piersol, McPherson, Gantz, Bell/Beall, Stump, and Nutter.  Of course, there are many more! 
 
Here are my favorite research sites...

General Websites:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mayflower History
 
 
 
West Virginia:
 
 
 
 
WV Birth Certificates - order birth certificates online
 
WV Vitals - Calhoun, Ritchie, Gilmer, and Wood Counties
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hurherald.com Calhoun County favorite!  Very entertaining!
 
The Calhoun Chronicle obits - archives available
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WV cemeteries - in Marion and surrounding counties
 
 
Grafton, WV obits - Taylor County
 
Point Pleasant obits - Mason County
 
Larry Metz's website (He is a reliable source!)
 
 
 
 
Pennsylvania:
 
 
 
 
 
Ohio:
 
Ohio.com obituaries - recent obits are free (Akron Beacon Journal)
 
 
Books and other resoures: