I have found much information on Monroe County's genealogy from Orem Frederick Morton's 1910 book, A History of Monroe County, West Virginia . This book is available for download to read at
Amazon for 0.99 cents. Hard copies are also available, but as in all matters genealogy, the hard cover books are expensive!
Morton gives us not only history of the county itself, but family genealogies. These are done from word of mouth. There are some errors found, but there is enough fact that you can easily find the proof.
I often refer to this book when going in another direction. It gives me enough of a clue to get my research going.