Gilmer County, West Virginia

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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
'''Gilmer County Historical Society'''<br>706 Mineral Road<br>Glenville, WV 26351  
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
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Revision as of 22:37, 31 March 2014

Guide to Gilmer County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Gilmer County

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Online Records


Gilmer County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Gilmer County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 3, 1845
County Seat Glenville
Courthouse
Gilmer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Gilmer County Courthouse
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351
Phone: 304-462-7641
Gilmer County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1853
Marriage, probate and land from 1845[1]

History

Parent County

1845--Gilmer County was created 3 February 1845 from Lewis and Kanawha Counties.
County seat: Glenville[2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvgilmer.jpg

Cemeteries

Church

Census

For tips on accessing Gilmer County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Gilmer County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Gilmer County, West Virginia:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Companies B and E.
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E and H.[3]
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Gilmer Rifles).[4]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.. Includes marriages 1845-1847, 1849-1969 - free.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Gilmer County Historical Society
706 Mineral Road
Glenville, WV 26351

 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilmer County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  4. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.