Ritchie County, West Virginia

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{{West Virginia-stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie County]]''
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Ritchie_County,_West_Virginia|Ritchie County]]''  
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Guide to '''Ritchie County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded date = February 18
 
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| seat wl = Harrisville
 
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| building address = Ritchie County Courthouse<br>115 East Main Street<br>Room 201<br>Harrisville, WV 26362<br>Phone 304-643-2164 }}
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|right|200px|Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG]]
 
 
'''Ritchie County'''<br>115 East Main Street<br>Room 201<br>Harrisville, WV 26362<br>304-643-2164
 
  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate, land, military records from 1853  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate, land, military records from 1853  
 
*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records  
 
*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records  
*Magisterial Court has court records<ref name="Handybook" />  
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*Magisterial Court has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ritchie County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*[http://www.ritchiecounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Rictchie County West Virginia Government]
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*[http://www.ritchiewv.com/ Welcome to Ritchie County, West Virginia]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvritchie.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/ritchie.htm Ritchie County Tombstone Transcription Project]
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==== Census  ====
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3106 Find A Grave Richie County, West Virginia]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/ritchie.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records Online]
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Raiguel Funeral Home<br>1200 E. Main Street<br>Harrisville, WV 26362-1207<br>Phone: (304) 643-2913
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<br>McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home<br>447 W. Myles Avenue<br>Pennsboro, WV 26415-1347<br>Phone: (304) 659-2251<br><br>
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==== '''Census'''  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[McFarland]''' Finley, Carmen J. "The McFarlings: From Virginia to the California Gold Rush," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):3-12; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):131-145; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):186-195; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):275-292. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/ritchie.htm Ritchie County West Virginia 1895]
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==== Military  ====
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Ritchie+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8849902858a834f5:0x8644c1da2ec6663,Ritchie,+WV&gl=us&ei=Vu2iT6jgJqaM2gW68tzeCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCoQ8gEwAQ Ritchie County West Virginia Map]
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===== Civil War  =====
  
==== Military  ====
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<br>West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company C.
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:- [[26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A and Company C.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''26th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|761578|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
  
 
==== '''Naturalization'''  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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The Ritchie Gazette<br>116 E. Main Street <br>Harrisville, WV 26362 <br>Phone: (304) 643-2221
 
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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Ritchie County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030638%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1843 - 11966]<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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]
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/westvirginia/ritchie.htm Ritchie County, West Virginia USGENWEB Marriage Archives]
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1843-1970 - free.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.ritchiechamber.com/rchistsociety.html '''Ritchie County Historical Society''']<br>200 S Church Street<br>Harrisville, WV 26362  
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'''Ritchie County Historical Society'''<br>200 S Church Street<br>Harrisville, WV 26362  
  
[http://ritchie.lib.wv.us/ Ritchie County Public Library]<br>&nbsp;  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ritchie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ritchie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritchie_County,_West_Virginia Richie County, West Virgnia wikipedia]
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*[http://bridgehunter.com/wv/ritchie/ Bridges Ritchie County, West Virginia]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ritchie-County-West-Virginia/12973202040179 Ritchie County, West Virginia Facebook]
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*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/85 Ritchie County West Virginia Encyclopedia]
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Guide to Ritchie County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Ritchie County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Ritchie 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 18, 1843
County Seat Harrisville
Courthouse
Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Ritchie County Courthouse
115 East Main Street
Room 201
Harrisville, WV 26362
Phone 304-643-2164

Contents

County Courthouse

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate, land, military records from 1853
  • Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records
  • Magisterial Court has court records[1]

History

Parent County

1843--Ritchie County was created 18 February 1843 from Wood, Harrison and Lewis Counties.
County seat: Harrisville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ritchie County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvritchie.jpg

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [McFarland] Finley, Carmen J. "The McFarlings: From Virginia to the California Gold Rush," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):3-12; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):131-145; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):186-195; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):275-292. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Civil War

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

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company C.
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A and Company C.[3]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate


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

Societies and Libraries

Ritchie County Historical Society
200 S Church Street
Harrisville, WV 26362


 

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), Ritchie County, West Virginia. Page 745 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. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.