Upshur 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.  
See an interactive map of Upshur County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-counties/#courthouse West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm &nbsp;Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/upsher.htm Upshur County West Virginia 1895]<br>[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Upshur+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884bacb065cf4cff:0x16d55f5f9c225cbe,Upshur,+WV&gl=us&ei=gbeiT4T0J8nY2QWOtrH_DQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CDoQ8gEwAQ Upshur County, West Virginia Map]  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm &nbsp;Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/upsher.htm Upshur County West Virginia 1895]<br>[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Upshur+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884bacb065cf4cff:0x16d55f5f9c225cbe,Upshur,+WV&gl=us&ei=gbeiT4T0J8nY2QWOtrH_DQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CDoQ8gEwAQ Upshur County, West Virginia Map]  
  
 
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*'''[http://www.upshurcountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Upshur County Historical Society]<br>Box 753<br>Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201<br>'''  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/upshur-county/ Upshur County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
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Revision as of 12:51, 1 April 2014

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

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link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/West Virginia_Online_Genealogy_Records West Virginia
Online Records


Upshur County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Upshur 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 March 26, 1851
County Seat Buckhannon
Courthouse
Upshur County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Upshur County Courthouse
40 West Main Street #101
Buckhannon, WV 26201 304-472-1068
Phone: 304-472-1068
Upshur County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death & land records from 1853
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce Probate County Records[1]

History

Upshur County History

Upshur County, West Virginia from Hardesty's 1883

The history of Upshire County, West Virginia

Parent County

1851--Upshur County was created 26 March 1851 from Randolph, Barbour and Lewis Counties.  County seat: Buckhannon [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

History of the Sago Community

Neighboring Counties

www.familysearch.org/1940censusJoin us in indexing the 1940 Census

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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


Join us inindexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Upshur County

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Upshur 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 Upshur County, West Virginia:

Union

- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery, Battery E Light Artillery.

Confederate

- 25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's). Company A (Upshur Grays).[3]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

Upshur County, West Virginia Will Books 1852 - 1955

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

Societies and Libraries

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

  • Methodist Historical Society

West  Virginia Wesleyan College

Annie M Pfeiffer Library

College Avenue

Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-

304-473-8059


Family History Centers

http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv

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Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Upshur County, West Virginia. Page 746 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, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.