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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Upshur_County,_West_Virginia|Upshur County]]''
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Guide to '''Upshur County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1851
 
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| seat wl = Buckhannon
 
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| building address = Upshur County Courthouse<br>40 West Main Street #101<br>Buckhannon, WV 26201 304-472-1068<br>Phone: 304-472-1068 <br>[http://www.upshurcounty.org/home.html '''Upshur County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Upshur_County,_West_Virginia|Upshur County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death &amp; land records from 1853<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce Probate County Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Upshur County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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'''Upshur County'''<br>40 West Main Street #101<br>Buckhannon, WV 26201 304-472-1068<br>304-472-1068
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death &amp; land records from 1853  
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*Clerk Circuit Court has divorce Probate County Records<ref name="Handybook" />  
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*[http://www.upshurcounty.org/home.html Upshur County, West Virginia]
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*[http://www.buchamber.com/ Chamber of Commerce Upshur]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Upshur/upshistory.html Upshur County History]
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[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Upshur/upshistory.html Upshur County History]  
  
 
[http://www.conjure.com/GENE/FARNS/hardesty.html Upshur County, West Virginia from Hardesty's 1883]  
 
[http://www.conjure.com/GENE/FARNS/hardesty.html Upshur County, West Virginia from Hardesty's 1883]  
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[http://archive.org/details/TheHistoryOfUpshurCountyWestVirginia The history of Upshire County, West Virginia]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/agrext/sago.html History of the Sago Community]
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/agrext/sago.html History of the Sago Community]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/upshur/ups-cem.htm Upshur Cemeteries]  
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/upshur/ups-cem.htm Upshur Cemeteries]<br>[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/upshur.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3112 Find A Grave Upshur County, West Virginia]<br>[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/UP.html Upshur County, West Virginia Political Graveyard.com]<br>[http://www.whitsett-wall.com/Westfall/Westfall_Cemetery_Photos3.htm Westfall Cemeteries, Upshur County, West Virginia]<br>[http://www.caring.com/local/funeral-homes-in-upshur-county-west-virginia Funeral Homes in Upshur County, West Virginia]  
 
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/upshur.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]
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==== '''Census'''  ====
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/upshur.html West Virginia Archives &amp;&nbsp;History Upshur County]
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/upshur.html West Virginia Archives &amp;&nbsp;History Upshur County]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm &nbsp;Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm &nbsp;Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/upsher.htm Upshur County West Virginia 1895]<br>[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Upshur+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884bacb065cf4cff:0x16d55f5f9c225cbe,Upshur,+WV&gl=us&ei=gbeiT4T0J8nY2QWOtrH_DQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CDoQ8gEwAQ Upshur County, West Virginia Map]  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/upshur/military.htm Upshur County Military Records]
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:- [[25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Upshur Grays).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|406595|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/militia/rostersupshur.html West Virginia Archives Union Milia Rosters Upshur County]
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Records and histories are available, including:  
  
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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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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/upshur/military.htm Upshur County Military Records]
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/militia/rostersupshur.html West Virginia Archives Union Milia Rosters Upshur County]
  
 
==== '''Naturalization'''  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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==== '''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]
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==== Vital Records ====
  
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1853-1970 - free.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*'''[http://www.upshurcountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Upshur County Historical Society]<br>Box 753<br>Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201<br>'''
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*'''[http://www.upshurcountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Upshur County Historical Society]<br>Box 753<br>Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201<br>'''  
 
*'''[http://upshurcounty.lib.wv.us/ Upshur County Public Library]'''
 
*'''[http://upshurcounty.lib.wv.us/ Upshur County Public Library]'''
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Upshur|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336062893579_734" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336062893581_714" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336062893593_976" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336062893595_38" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336062893598_798" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336062893600_217" />
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/upshur/ups-sur.htm Upshur Surnames]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/upshur/ups-sur.htm Upshur Surnames]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/upshur/charts.htm Upshur Families]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/upshur/charts.htm Upshur Families]  
 
*[http://www.hackerscreek.com/ Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, Inc.]  
 
*[http://www.hackerscreek.com/ Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, Inc.]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upshur_County,_West_Virginia Upshur County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/842 WV Genweb Archives Project]
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Upshur/state.html National Register of Historic Places Upshur County]
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United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Upshur County

Guide to Upshur County West Virginia 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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Upshur County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Upshur 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 March 26, 1851
County Seat Buckhannon
Courthouse
Upshur County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Upshur County Courthouse
40 West Main Street #101
Buckhannon, WV 26201 304-472-1068
Phone: 304-472-1068
Upshur County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death & land records from 1853
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce Probate County Records[1]

History

Upshur County History

Upshur County, West Virginia from Hardesty's 1883

The history of Upshire County, West Virginia

Parent County

1851--Upshur County was created 26 March 1851 from Randolph, Barbour and Lewis Counties.  County seat: Buckhannon [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Upshur County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

History of the Sago Community

Neighboring Counties

www.familysearch.org/1940censusJoin us in indexing the 1940 Census

Resources

Wvupshur.jpg

Cemeteries

Upshur Cemeteries
Tombstone Transcription Project
Find A Grave Upshur County, West Virginia
Upshur County, West Virginia Political Graveyard.com
Westfall Cemeteries, Upshur County, West Virginia
Funeral Homes in Upshur County, West Virginia

Census

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


Join us inindexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Upshur County

Maps

 Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
Upshur County West Virginia 1895
Upshur County, West Virginia Map

Military

Civil War

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

- 25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate). Company A (Upshur Grays).[3]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

Upshur County, West Virginia Will Books 1852 - 1955

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

  • Methodist Historical Society

West  Virginia Wesleyan College

Annie M Pfeiffer Library

College Avenue

Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-

304-473-8059


Family History Centers

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Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Upshur County, West Virginia. Page 746 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, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.