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Guide to '''Barbour County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Barbour County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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| seat = [[Philippi, West Virginia|Philippi]]
 
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| building address = Barbour County Courthouse<br>8 N Main Street<br>Philippi, WV 26416<br>304-457-2232  }}  
 
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==== 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.  
See an interactive map of Barbour 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.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
 
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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].
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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]
  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barmar.htm Barbour County Marriages] at USGenWeb - free.
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barmar.htm Barbour County Marriages] at USGenWeb - free.
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barded.htm Barbour County Deaths] at USGenWeb - free.
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barded.htm Barbour County Deaths] at USGenWeb - free.
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== 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 & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
*[[Allegheny Regional Family History Society|Allegheny Regional Family History Society]]
 
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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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Latest revision as of 20:17, 31 March 2014

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

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Online Records


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

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

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

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. 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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