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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, West Virginia|Grant County]]''
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Guide to '''Grant County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Grant County
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| state = West Virginia
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| founded year = 1866
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| founded date = February 14
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| seat wl = Petersburg
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| building address = Grant County Courthouse<br>5 Highland Ave<br>Petersburg, WV 26351<br>Phone: 304-257-4550<br>[http://www.co.grant.wa.us/ '''Grant County Website''']
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has birth marriage divorce probate court and land records since 1866<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
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Join us in [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census indexing the 1940 Census]
  
 
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==== Court  ====
 
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==== Family Histories ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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===== General  =====
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Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Grant County families include:
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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>
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===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Hyres]''' Swisher, Robert Edward. ''The Hyres of West Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1977. {{FHL|418819|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H999a}}.
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*'''[Hyres]''' Swisher, Robert Edward. ''The Hyres of West Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet and Shepperson, 1977. {{FHL|418819|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H999a}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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West Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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==== Naturalization  ====
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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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==== Probate  ====
 
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Greenbrier County,[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030609%3Fcc%3D1909099 West Virginia Wills 1777-1962]
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Grant County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030608%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1866 - 1969]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1866-1969 - free.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Guide to Grant County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Grant County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Grant 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 February 14, 1866
County Seat Petersburg
Courthouse
Address Grant County Courthouse
5 Highland Ave
Petersburg, WV 26351
Phone: 304-257-4550
Grant County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth marriage divorce probate court and land records since 1866[1]

History

Parent County

1866--Grant County was created 14 February 1866 from Hardy County.
County seat: Petersburg [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Grant County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Genealogy

General

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Grant 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."[3]
Bibliography
  • [Hyres] Swisher, Robert Edward. The Hyres of West Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Whittet and Shepperson, 1977. FHL Book 929.273 H999a.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

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

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

Greenbrier County,West Virginia Wills 1777-1962

Grant County, West Virginia Will Books 1866 - 1969

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

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.. Includes marriages 1866-1969 - free.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, West Virginia. Page 743 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. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.