Webster County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Guide to Webster 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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Webster County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Webster 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 January 10, 1860
County Seat Webster Springs
Courthouse
Webster County West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Webster County Courthouse
2 Court Sq #G1
;Webster Springs, WV 26288
;Phone:304-847-2508
Webster County Website



County Information



Webster County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1887 1887 1860 1887 1887

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial, probate, and land records from 1887[1]


 

History

Webster County, West Virginia History I
Webster County, West Virginia History

Parent County

1860--Webster County was created 10 January 1860 from Nicholas, Braxton and Randolph Counties.
County seat: Webster Springs [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

1888 Fire burned the courthouse and destroyed many records. Additionally, prior to the fire, records were not consistently kept.

Places / Localities

Webster County

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WVGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WVGenWeb Archives
WVTombstone Project
Interment
WVGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

 

Webster County, WV 1870 Federal Census Index

 

Church

Churches of Webster County, West Virginia
Churches in Webster County, Yellow Pages

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archves & History - Webster County

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Webster County, West Virginia Genealogy 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 Webster County, West Virginia Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Companies B and I.
- 9th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Hansbrough's) (Confederate). Company B (Capt. William H. Mollohan's Company).[3]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

Webster County, Newspaper Articles 

Probate

Online Probate Records

Webster County, West Virginia Will Books 1888 - 1964

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 1888-1969 - free.

Birth

Webster County, West Virginia Birth Records

Marriage

Webster County, West Virginia Marriage Records

Death

Webster County, West Virginia Death Records

 Societies and Libraries

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

Libraries in Webster County

Webster County Historical Society

Webster County Historical Society newsletter 2002

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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Webster 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, c1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.


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