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?

April 13, 2018

A Short History of The U.S. Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry

March 26, 2018

A Timeline of Harpers Ferry

September 15, 2018

Removing The Undesirable From Our Postcard Portrait

April 9, 2018
Can you hear your ancestors?

You can almost hear them speak…

June 6, 2018

The Welsh & Flanagan Families on The C&O Canal

April 2, 2018
Map of Jefferson County WV

Jefferson County Research Guide

September 14, 2018

Missing In The Census: When Your Ancestor Goes MIA

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?

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