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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lincoln_County,_West_Virginia|Lincoln County]]''
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Guide to '''Lincoln 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 = 1867
 
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| founded date = February 23
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| seat = [[Hamlin, West Virginia|Hamlin]]
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| building address = Lincoln County Courthouse<br> 8000 Court Avenue <br>Hamlin, WV 25523 <br>Phone: 304-824-3336<br>[http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/courthouses/Lincoln.htm '''Lincoln County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lincoln_County,_West_Virginia|Lincoln County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
[http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/courthouses/Lincoln.htm Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>8000 Court Avenue <br>Hamlin, WV 25523 <br>Phone: 304-824-3336
 
 
[[Image:Lincoln County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|300px|Lincoln County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG]]
 
  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1909<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1909<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvlincol/origins.html Lincoln County], West Virginia Origins
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvlincol/origins.html Lincoln County], West Virginia Origins  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Lincoln 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.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1909--'''The court house burned down with all the records except for some land records recorded later.
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'''1909--'''The court house burned down with all the records except for some land records recorded later. 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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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://www.wvphotovoice.org/Harts-Area.html Hars Area Lincoln County West Virginia]
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[http://www.wvphotovoice.org/Harts-Area.html Hars Area Lincoln County West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvlincoln.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/lincoln.htm Lincoln County Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/lincoln.htm Lincoln County Tombstone Transcription Project] Li[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3085 ncoln County Find A Grave] [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wvphotos/lincoln/wattscem.htm Lincoln County Tombstone Photos] [http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/LI.html Lincoln County, West Virginia Political Graveyard.com] [http://www.the-funeral-home-directory.com/FuneralHomesByCounty/WestVirginia-Lincoln.ashx Lincoln County, West Virginia Funeral Homes]  
Li[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3085 ncoln County Find A Grave]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wvphotos/lincoln/wattscem.htm Lincoln County Tombstone Photos]  
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[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/LI.html Lincoln County, West Virginia Political Graveyard.com]  
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[http://www.the-funeral-home-directory.com/FuneralHomesByCounty/WestVirginia-Lincoln.ashx Lincoln County, West Virginia Funeral Homes]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/wv/lincoln/1870/b-c.htm {{WVcensus}}&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820720_715" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820722_645" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820725_859" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820727_506" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820730_120" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820732_834" />]
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[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/wv/lincoln/1870/b-c.htm {{WVcensus}}&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820720_715" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820722_645" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820725_859" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820727_506" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820730_120" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334780820732_834" />]  
  
[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/wv/lincoln/1870/b-c.htm Lincoln County, West Virginia 1870 Federal Census Index]
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[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/wv/lincoln/1870/b-c.htm Lincoln County, West Virginia 1870 Federal Census Index]  
  
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==== Church  ====
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/526213?availability=Family%20History%20Library Chancery orders, 1909-1956]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/510315?availability=Family%20History%20Library Discharge records, 1919-1980]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/lincoln.htm Lincoln County, West Virginia Map 1895]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/lincoln.htm Lincoln County, West Virginia Map 1895] The general indexes cover chancery orders v. 7-26.
  
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Lincoln+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f4f114e7034f9:0xdbdcf34510f90c3e,Lincoln,+WV&gl=us&ei=AB-PT6uPPNTSiALd3rnBAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CFoQ8gEwAw Lincoln County, West Virginia Maps]  
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Lincoln+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f4f114e7034f9:0xdbdcf34510f90c3e,Lincoln,+WV&gl=us&ei=AB-PT6uPPNTSiALd3rnBAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CFoQ8gEwAw Lincoln County, West Virginia Maps]  
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[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/lincoln-a.html Trails Rus West Virginia map]  
 
[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/lincoln-a.html Trails Rus West Virginia map]  
  
[http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/search/west_virginia/lincoln_county/-/0/ Lincoln County, West Virginia Topical Maps]
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[http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/search/west_virginia/lincoln_county/-/0/ Lincoln County, West Virginia Topical Maps]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.w3newspapers.com/usa/west-virginia/ Lincoln County, West Virginia Newspapers]
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[http://www.w3newspapers.com/usa/west-virginia/ Lincoln County, West Virginia Newspapers]  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Lincoln County West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030618%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1909-1947]  
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*Lincoln County West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030618%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1909-1947]  
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*West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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*Lincoln County, West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvlincol/lincdocs.html#Obituaries Obituaries]
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*[http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/wv/wv-lincoln.htm Miscellaneous Lincoln County West Virginia Obituaries]
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/lincoln/plumley/index.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records on line]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/510408?availability=Family%20History%20Library Probate records, 1910-1947] West Virginia Will Books are available online
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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==== Taxation  ====
  
Lincoln County, West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvlincol/lincdocs.html#Obituaries Obituaries]
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
  
[http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/wv/wv-lincoln.htm Miscellaneous Lincoln County West Virginia Obituaries]
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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.  
  
[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/lincoln/plumley/index.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records on line]
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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 1889, 1895-1929 - free.&nbsp;  
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/510188?availability=Family%20History%20Library Birth records, 1871-1957] You can view originals on line.
[http://openlibrary.org/works/OL15348002W/Early_Lincoln_County_West_Virginia_Marriage_Records_1889_1895-1929 Early Lincoln County West Virginia Marriage Records 1880, 1895-1929]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/510305?availability=Family%20History%20Library Death records, 1909-1936] You can view originals on line.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/510130?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1895-1926] 1780-1970 are available online.
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*[http://openlibrary.org/works/OL15348002W/Early_Lincoln_County_West_Virginia_Marriage_Records_1889_1895-1929 Early Lincoln County West Virginia Marriage Records 1880, 1895-1929]
  
 
== 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]
  
 
==== Genealogical Societies  ====
 
==== Genealogical Societies  ====
  
[[Lincoln County Genealogical Society|'''Lincoln County Genealogical Society''']]<br>7999 Lynn Avenue<br>Hamlin, WV 25523  
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[[Lincoln County Genealogical Society|'''Lincoln County Genealogical Society''']]<br>7999 Lynn Avenue<br>Hamlin, WV 25523 Lincoln County [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lincolncowvgensoc/ Genealogical Society] Hamlin [http://lincolncountypl.lib.wv.us/ Lincoln County West Virginia Public Library] [http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=25945 Alum Creek Public Library, Lincoln County, West Virginia]  
Lincoln County [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lincolncowvgensoc/ Genealogical Society]  
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Hamlin [http://lincolncountypl.lib.wv.us/ Lincoln County West Virginia Public Library]  
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[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=25945 Alum Creek Public Library, Lincoln County, West Virginia]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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The closest family history centers are the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]].  
 
The closest family history centers are the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]].  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/lincoln-county/ Lincoln 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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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvlincol/lincbios.html Lincoln County West Virginia Biographies]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvlincol/lincbios.html Lincoln County West Virginia Biographies]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_West_Virginia Lincoln County West Virginia Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_West_Virginia Lincoln County West Virginia Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://www.wonderfulwv.com/archives/sub.cfm?month=jul09&fea=1 The wild side of Lincoln County]  
 
*[http://www.wonderfulwv.com/archives/sub.cfm?month=jul09&fea=1 The wild side of Lincoln County]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager Chuck Yeager of Lincoln County, West Virginia]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager Chuck Yeager of Lincoln County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://hatfieldmccoycountry.com/chuck-yeager/ Chuck Yeager - Hatfield McCoy Country]
 
*[http://hatfieldmccoycountry.com/chuck-yeager/ Chuck Yeager - Hatfield McCoy Country]
  
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Guide to Lincoln 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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Lincoln County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Lincoln 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 23, 1867
County Seat Hamlin
Courthouse
Lincoln County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
8000 Court Avenue
Hamlin, WV 25523
Phone: 304-824-3336
Lincoln County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1909[1]

History

Lincoln County, West Virginia Origins

Parent County

1867--Lincoln County was created 23 February 1867 from Boone, Cabell, Kanawha and Putnam Counties.
County seat: Hamlin [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

1909--The court house burned down with all the records except for some land records recorded later. For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses


Places / Localities

Populated Places

Hars Area Lincoln County West Virginia

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvlincoln.jpg

Cemeteries

Lincoln County Tombstone Transcription Project Lincoln County Find A Grave Lincoln County Tombstone Photos Lincoln County, West Virginia Political Graveyard.com Lincoln County, West Virginia Funeral Homes

Census

[http://www.us-census.org/image-index/wv/lincoln/1870/b-c.htm For tips on accessing Lincoln County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

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Lincoln County, West Virginia 1870 Federal Census Index

 

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Lincoln County, West Virginia Maps

Trails Rus West Virginia map

Lincoln County, West Virginia Topical Maps

Military

Civil War

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

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Lincoln County, West Virginia Newspapers

Probate

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

. Includes marriages 1889, 1895-1929 - free. 

Societies and Libraries

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

Genealogical Societies

Lincoln County Genealogical Society
7999 Lynn Avenue
Hamlin, WV 25523 Lincoln County Genealogical Society Hamlin Lincoln County West Virginia Public Library Alum Creek Public Library, Lincoln County, West Virginia

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.

The closest family history centers are the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center.

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, West Virginia. Page 744 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).


 

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