Wyoming County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Guide to Wyoming 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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Wyoming County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wyoming 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 26, 1850
County Seat Pineville
Courthouse
Wyoing County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Wyoming County Courthouse
Bank Street
Pineville, WV 24874
Phone: 304 732-8000
Wyoming County Website

 

County Information


Wyoming County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1855 1850 1850 1850


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1853
Probate and Land from 1853
Bond books and court order books from 1850
Clerk Circuit Court Divorce and Court Records[1]

History

Wyoming County West Virginia History

Wyoming County West VirginiaHistory rootsweb

Parent County

1850--Wyoming County was created 26 January 1850 from Logan County.
County seat: Pineville [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

Death records are missing for the years 1860-64, (partial) 1865-67, 1868-74.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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Wyoming CountyCities & Towns

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 Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
WVTombstone Project
Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

 

Church

Court

West Virginia Court Orders

Wyoming County West Virginia Court House Picture

Genealogy

  • Cooke - "John Cooke First Settler of Wyoming County," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jul. 1964):44-45. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Wyoming County, West Virginia Map

Trails Rus - Wyoming County, West Virginia

Military

Civil War

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

Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company H.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company G.
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company H (Wyoming Riflemen).[3]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company K.[4]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies B, C, and D.[5]

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Register Herald.com

Wyoming County News

Probate

Online Probate Records

Wyoming County, West Virginia Will Books 1850 - 1967

West Virginia Will Books

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wyoming County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):300-301. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

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 1850-1851, 1854-1968 - free.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

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

Wyoming County Genealogical Society;P O Box 1456, Pineville, WV 24874

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.

Websites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wyoming 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. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  4. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  5. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.
  6. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.

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