Ritchie County, West Virginia

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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'''Ritchie County'''<br>115 East Main Street<br>Room 201<br>Harrisville, WV 26362<br>304-643-2164
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'''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
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate, land, military records from 1853  
*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records
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*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records  
*Magisterial Court has court records<ref name="Handybook"/>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Ritchie County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Ritchie County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''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  
  
<br>Ritchie County Family History Hall of Fame<br>"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"
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<br>Ritchie County Family History Hall of Fame<br>"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"  
  
Write a biography on the historians and great genealogist of Ritchie County.
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ritchie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 21:11, 16 March 2012

United States  RTENOTITLE  West Virginia  RTENOTITLE  Ritchie County


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

Contents

County Courthouse

Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Ritchie County
115 East Main Street
Room 201
Harrisville, WV 26362
304-643-2164

  • 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 [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ritchie County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census


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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

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 Virgina, 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

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


Ritchie County Family History Hall of Fame
"May we preserve their memories & Contributions!"

Write a biography on the historians and great genealogist of Ritchie County.

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).