Morgan County, West Virginia

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*O'Dell, Cecil. ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia''. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. {{FHL|594019|item}}. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarely. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."<ref>John Frederick Dorman, "Review of ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia,''" in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.</ref><br>
  
 
*Cartmell, T. K. ''Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants:&nbsp;A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick''. n.p.: n.p., c1909. Available at {{FHL|180682|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2c 1963}}; {{FHL|218678|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1000634 Item 1}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10569 Ancestry] ($); [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=11424 BYU Family History Archives] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva3048_shenandoah World Vital Records] ($). [3 copies at FHL.]
 
*Cartmell, T. K. ''Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants:&nbsp;A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick''. n.p.: n.p., c1909. Available at {{FHL|180682|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2c 1963}}; {{FHL|218678|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1000634 Item 1}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10569 Ancestry] ($); [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=11424 BYU Family History Archives] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva3048_shenandoah World Vital Records] ($). [3 copies at FHL.]

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Morgan County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Morgan 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 1820
County Seat Berkeley Springs
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Morgan County
202 Fairfax Street Suite 100
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-8547

  • County Clerk has birth marriage, death from 1865
  • Land and some marriage and probate records from 1820
  • Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and County Court[1]

History

Parent County

1820--Morgan County was created 9 February 1820 from Hampshire and Berkeley Counties.
County seat: Berkeley Springs [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Morgan County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

  • Good, Rebecca H. and Rebecca A. Ebert. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1998. 4th ed. FHL Book 975 D27e 1998

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

General

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Morgan County families include:

  • O'Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. FHL Collection. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarely. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."[2]

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Morgan County on page 135.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Societies and Libraries

Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society
P O Box 52
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Morgan County Family History Hall of Fame
"May we preserve their memories & Contributions!"

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Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.