Preston County, West Virginia

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
m
(Added address for Preston County Historical Society and County Clerk)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{West Virginia-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston County]]''
+
{{West Virginia-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Preston_County,_West_Virginia|Preston County]]''  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
Line 15: Line 15:
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
'''Preston County'''<br>101 West Main Street #101<br>Kingwood, WV 26537<br>304-329-0070
+
'''Preston County'''<br>101 West Main Street #101<br>Kingwood, WV 26537<br>304-329-0070  
  
*County Clerk had birth, marriage, deaths
+
*County Clerk had birth, marriage, deaths  
*Probate and land records from 1869
+
*Probate and land records from 1869  
*Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="Handybook"/>
+
*Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="Handybook" />
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
Line 29: Line 29:
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Preston County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
+
See an interactive map of Preston County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
Line 65: Line 65:
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
+
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
==== Naturalization ====
+
==== Naturalization ====
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
+
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]  
  
 +
<br>
  
 
==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
Line 80: Line 81:
 
==== War of 1812<br> ====
 
==== War of 1812<br> ====
  
[http://hicksgenealogy.com/1812preston.html Preston County, Virginia (now West Virginia ) War of 1812]
+
[http://hicksgenealogy.com/1812preston.html Preston County, Virginia (now West Virginia ) War of 1812]  
  
<br>'''Civil War'''
+
<br>'''Civil War'''  
  
<br>West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
+
<br>West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
Line 90: Line 91:
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Preston County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030634%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1869-1970]
+
Preston County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030634%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1869-1970]  
  
 +
<br>
  
 
+
West Virginia[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
West Virginia[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
+
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 +
 +
'''Preston County Clerk<br>'''101 West Main<br>Kingwood, WV 26537-1121<br>(304) 329-0070
  
 
{{WVvital}}<br>
 
{{WVvital}}<br>
Line 104: Line 107:
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Preston County  
+
Preston County
  
'''&nbsp;'''
+
'''Preston County Historical Society<br>'''PO Box 307<br>Rowlesburg, WV 26425
  
Family History Centers<br>  
+
Family History Centers<br>
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
Line 123: Line 126:
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />
+
<references />{{West Virginia|West Virginia}}  
{{West Virginia|West Virginia}}  
+
 
 
[[Category:Preston_County,_West_Virginia]]
 
[[Category:Preston_County,_West_Virginia]]

Revision as of 16:14, 5 May 2012

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


Preston County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Preston 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 January 19, 1818
County Seat Kingwood
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Preston County
101 West Main Street #101
Kingwood, WV 26537
304-329-0070

  • County Clerk had birth, marriage, deaths
  • Probate and land records from 1869
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1818--Preston County was created 19 January 1818 from Monongalia County.  County seat: Kingwood [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Preston County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1869--The courthouse burned.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Family Histories

General
  • Genealogy of Some Early Families in Grant and Pleasants Districts, Preston County, West Virginia. Baltimore, Md., 1977.
Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Military Records

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, Preston County on page 136.]

  • 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.]

War of 1812

Preston County, Virginia (now West Virginia ) War of 1812


Civil War


West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865

Newspapers

Probate

Preston County, West Virginia Will Books 1869-1970


West VirginiaWill Books

Taxation

Vital Records

Preston County Clerk
101 West Main
Kingwood, WV 26537-1121
(304) 329-0070

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

Societies and Libraries

Preston County

Preston County Historical Society
PO Box 307
Rowlesburg, WV 26425

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Hands on keyboard.png Genealogy courses: Learn how to research from an expert in Fun Five Minute Genealogy Videos.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).