The Welsh of Harpers Ferry

It all started with an unnerving solution to the painful British rule which weighed heavily upon the family of Patrick and Honora Walsh. This solution was to leave their beloved homeland behind for a chance at a better life in America. Oh, Ireland, how we shall forever long for thee.

This almost forgotten family made many important contributions to the Harpers Ferry area and its history. This website is a compilation of their stories -- and that of their descendants. Within these pages you will find not only genealogical research, but also be able to look back into time through the eyes of our ancestors.

September 18, 2018

So You’ve Got The Genealogy Bug… Where Do You Start?

June 27, 2018

Laura’s Recipes

September 18, 2018

What To Do With Interview Information & 5 Genealogy Research Primers

September 14, 2018

21 Best Ideas For Researching Female Ancestors

March 25, 2018

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

April 2, 2018
Map of Jefferson County WV

Jefferson County Research Guide

March 26, 2018

A Timeline of Harpers Ferry

October 4, 2018

Ready, Set Research… Genealogy Records

Local History Library


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THE DARKNESS

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MILITARY OPERATIONS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

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Can You Solve The Mystery?

Help identify the ancestors in these photographs


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