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Thanks to a grant from ARPA, Hampshire County Public Library is now able to offer a more advanced film experience with our UScan+ system. You can print straight from our own microfilm collection or save to your own USB drive. Some key features are:

  • Industry-high 18 megapixel active pixel area array sensor
  • Scan, print or save in color, grayscale or bitonal capture
  • Up to 2400 dpi resolution
  • Flexible output options (Email, Cloud, USB, etc.)
  • Output to network, file save, USB, print, Cloud, Google Docs and CD/DVD

This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in West Virginia by the State Librarian. 



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Civil War Soldier and Sailors Database is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

Ellis Island Records  This website allows users to search through the Ellis Island records.

FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family story.

Find-a-Grave: Locate the graves of ancestors and leave virtual memorials at their graves.

Internet Archive has compiled a genealogy section with U.S. Census records, passenger lists and state marriage and death indexes. 

LDS Family Search contains records from hundreds of collections worldwide.

National Archives contains tips on genealogy research and allows access to government records.

New York Immigration Records contains a database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 to 1892.

Rootsweb: A free affiliate of

Vital Records US: Listing of where to find vital records in the United States.

West Virginia History & Genealogy sites compiled by the West Virginia Library Commission. Online resources useful for the West Virginian historian or genealogist. 

West Virginia Newspapers Portal is a project of the Potomac State College Library to create a digitized database of newspapers from the Potomac Highlands and Eastern Panhandle regions of West Virginia. 

West Virginia Vital Research Records Project is putting the birth, marriage and death certificates of West Virginians online for research purposes.