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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Barbour County'''
  
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Guide to '''Barbour County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1843
 
| founded year = 1843
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| founded date = March 3
| seat wl = Philippi
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| seat = [[Philippi, West Virginia|Philippi]]
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| building image = Barbour County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
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| building address = Barbour County Courthouse<br>8 N Main Street<br>Philippi, WV 26416<br>304-457-2232  }}  
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Barbour_County,_West_Virginia|Barbour County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Barbour County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
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'''Barbour County'''  
 
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'''Barbour County'''<br>8 N Main Street<br>Philippi, WV 26416<br>304-457-2232
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death since 1853  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death since 1853  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Barbour County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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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.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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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]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/history/indexblh.htm Barbour County Local History]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/history/indexblh.htm Barbour County Local History]  
  
 
Incorporated Places:  
 
Incorporated Places:  
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City of Philippi  
 
City of Philippi  
  
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Unincorporated Communities:  
 
Unincorporated Communities:  
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Brownton  
 
Brownton  
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19652 Barbour County Biography] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
List of Barbour County West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/ Cemeteries]
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List of Barbour County West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/ Cemeteries]  
  
Readings from Barbour County [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barcem.htm Cemetery Records]
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Readings from Barbour County [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barcem.htm Cemetery Records]  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;  
  
1850 Barbour County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/barbour/census.html West Virginia Census]
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1850 Barbour County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/barbour/census.html West Virginia Census]  
  
Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]
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Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]  
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
*'''[Coberly]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.
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*'''[Coberly]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.
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*'''[Male]''' Mayhle, Bernard Victor. ''The Males of Barbour County, West Virginia.'' 1983.
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*'''[Male]''' Barnett, Glenn W. ''Mayle-Male-Male Family Kinship: Four Generations of Descendants of Mary Elizabeth Male nee Cockit.''
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*'''[Male]''' Heinegg, Paul. ''Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware'' (2005). Digital version [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com online]
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*'''[Male]''' Finley, Alexandra. "Founding Chestnut Ridge: The Origins of Central West Virginia's Community," Senior Honor's Thesis, The Ohio State University (2010). Digital version [https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/45241/Finley_thesis.pdf;jsessionid=7E5C37329E2922BEF5508736DAB9ED0B?sequence=1 online].
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30032 Barbour County History] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Go here for general [[West Virginia Military Records|Military Records of West Virginia]]
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===== Civil War  =====
 
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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>.  
 
:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>.  
:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Barbour Greys) and Company K (Potomac Guards or Mountain Guards).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
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:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Barbour Greys) and Company K (Potomac Guards or Mountain Guards).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
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:- [[62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Roger U. Delauter, ''62nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361565|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49386 Union and Confederate Soldiers and Sympathizers of Barbour County, West Virginia] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
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==== Naturalizations  ====
 
==== Naturalizations  ====
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]  
  
 
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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]  
  
Barbour County [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barwills.htm Wills a Collection]
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Barbour County [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barwills.htm Wills a Collection]  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Online West Virginia Tax site  ====
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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.
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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.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1843-1849, 1853-1969 - free.
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/71801#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Indexes to births, marriages and deaths, 1848-1969]
  
'''West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970; '''free&nbsp;searchable&nbsp;index&nbsp;available at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=West+Virginia+Marriages+1853-1970&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= FamilySearch]. Records include such information as bride and groom's names, birth date and birthplace, marriage place, clerk's name and sometimes the name of the father, and film and record numbers. Individual names and collections can be searched at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch].
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===== Birth  =====
  
Barbour county, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barmar.htm Marriage Records]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barbir.htm Barbour County Births] at USGenWeb - free.
  
Barbour County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barded.htm Death Records]
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970; '''free&nbsp;searchable&nbsp;index&nbsp;available at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=West+Virginia+Marriages+1853-1970&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= FamilySearch]. Records include such information as bride and groom's names, birth date and birthplace, marriage place, clerk's name and sometimes the name of the father, and film and record numbers. Individual names and collections can be searched at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch].[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/47067#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage bonds of Barbour County, Virginia, 1843]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barmar.htm Barbour County Marriages] at USGenWeb - free.
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===== Death  =====
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barded.htm Barbour County Deaths] at USGenWeb - free.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/71810#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Death records, 1853-1969]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
*[[Allegheny Regional Family History Society|Allegheny Regional Family History Society]]
 
*[[Allegheny Regional Family History Society|Allegheny Regional Family History Society]]
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/barbour-county/ Barbour County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
 
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/barbour.htm Barbour County, West Virginia Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/barbour.htm Barbour County, West Virginia Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]  
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/#resources More Barbour County Resources]
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/#resources More Barbour County Resources]
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Barbour County

Guide to Barbour County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/West Virginia_Online_Genealogy_Records West Virginia
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Barbour County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Barbour 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 3, 1843
County Seat Philippi
Courthouse
Barbour County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Barbour County Courthouse
8 N Main Street
Philippi, WV 26416
304-457-2232


Contents

County Courthouse

Barbour County

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death since 1853
  • Probate Record and land records from 1845
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1843--Barbour County was created 3 March 1843 from Randolph, Harrison and Lewis Counties.
County seat: Philippi [1]

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

Barbour County Local History

Incorporated Places:

Town of Belington

Town of Junior

City of Philippi


Unincorporated Communities:

Brownton

Century

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvbarbour.jpg

Biographies

Cemeteries

List of Barbour County West Virginia Cemeteries

Readings from Barbour County Cemetery Records

Church

Court

Census

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

 

1850 Barbour County, West Virginia Census

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Genealogy

  • [Coberly] Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985).
  • [Male] Mayhle, Bernard Victor. The Males of Barbour County, West Virginia. 1983.
  • [Male] Barnett, Glenn W. Mayle-Male-Male Family Kinship: Four Generations of Descendants of Mary Elizabeth Male nee Cockit.
  • [Male] Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware (2005). Digital version online
  • [Male] Finley, Alexandra. "Founding Chestnut Ridge: The Origins of Central West Virginia's Community," Senior Honor's Thesis, The Ohio State University (2010). Digital version online.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Go here for general Military Records of West Virginia


Civil War

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


- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[2].
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company H (Barbour Greys) and Company K (Potomac Guards or Mountain Guards).[3]
- 62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate). Company E.[4]

Records and histories are available, including:


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Barbour County.



Map showing Civil War battles in West Virginia.

Naturalizations

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Petitions

  • Eckenrode, H.J. Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at Google Books. [Barbour County petitions (1843-1858) are described on pp. 186-194.]

Probate

Barbour County, West Virginia Will Books 1846-1960

West Virginia Will Books

Barbour County Wills a Collection

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 1843-1849, 1853-1969 - free.

Birth
Marriage
  • West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970; free searchable index available at FamilySearch. Records include such information as bride and groom's names, birth date and birthplace, marriage place, clerk's name and sometimes the name of the father, and film and record numbers. Individual names and collections can be searched at FamilySearch.Marriage bonds of Barbour County, Virginia, 1843
Death

Societies and Libraries

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

 Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

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Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  3. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.
  4. Roger U. Delauter, 62nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 20 September 2012)


 

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