Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy

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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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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


County Information


Lincoln County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1909 1909 1870 1909 1909

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 courthouse burned down in 1909. All records were destroyed except for some land and tax records dating from 1867, which were not in the building at the time of the fire.


Places / Localities

Populated Places

Hars Area Lincoln County West Virginia

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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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

USGenWeb Census Project
For tips on accessing Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.


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

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Lincoln County, West Virginia Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

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 Center 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).