Grant County, West Virginia

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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>
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*Pollock, Michael E. and Lineage Search Associates. ''Frederick Findings''. Mechanicsville, Va.: Lineage Search Associates, 1988-1997. {{FHL|650162|item|disp=FHL Book 975.59 D25f}}.<br>
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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}}.
 
*'''[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}}.

Revision as of 20:48, 10 March 2012


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 1866
County Seat Petersburg
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Grant County
5 Highland Ave
Petersburg, WV 26351
304-257-4550

  • 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 [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Grant County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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."[2]
  • Pollock, Michael E. and Lineage Search Associates. Frederick Findings. Mechanicsville, Va.: Lineage Search Associates, 1988-1997. FHL Book 975.59 D25f.
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

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Grant County Family History Hall of Fame
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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. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.