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Guide to '''Brooke County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Brooke 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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| founded year = 1796
 
| founded year = 1796
 
| founded date = November 30
 
| founded date = November 30
| seat wl = Wellsburg
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| seat = [[Wellsburg, West Virginia|Wellsburg]]
 
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| building address =  County Courthouse<br>632 Main Street<br>Wellsburg, WV 26070<br>Phone: 304-737-3661<br>[http://www.brookewv.org/ '''Brooke County Website''']
 
| building address =  County Courthouse<br>632 Main Street<br>Wellsburg, WV 26070<br>Phone: 304-737-3661<br>[http://www.brookewv.org/ '''Brooke County Website''']
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information ===
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==== Brooke County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brooke County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brooke County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brooke County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brooke County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Brooke County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brooke County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1797
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage Probate and Land Records from 1797<br>Military Records from 1797<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooke County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage Probate and Land Records from 1797<br>Military Records from 1797<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooke County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4819 Brooke County, West Virginia History to 1882] at Ancestry.com ($)
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Brooke County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[[Hancock, West Virginia|Hancock]]  
 
*[[Hancock, West Virginia|Hancock]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy|Jefferson County, Ohio]]  
 
*[[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]]  
 
*[[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]]  
*[[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington County, Pennsylvania]]
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*[[Washington County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Washington County, Pennsylvania]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvbrooke.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Wvbrooke.jpg]]
 
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3068&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|695255|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3068 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvgenweb.org/brooke/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Brooke+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Brooke&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/brooke/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/brooke.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/brooke.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=5 WVGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23052&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=9&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
  
#Cross Creek (1802)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 438. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
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#'''Cross Creek''' (1802)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 438. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
  
 
Brooke County fell within the bounds of the Red Stone Association.  
 
Brooke County fell within the bounds of the Red Stone Association.  
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===== Church of England  =====
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*St. John's Parish
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*St. Paul's Parish
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Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Brooke County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/316/mode/2up online.]<ref name="meade">William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
*'''[Cheeks]''' Cheeks, Donald W. ''A Cheeks Family of the Upper Ohio Valley''. 1994. {{FHL|720394|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 C414c}}  
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*'''Cheeks''' - Cheeks, Donald W. ''A Cheeks Family of the Upper Ohio Valley''. 1994. {{FHL|720394|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 C414c}}  
*'''[Craft]''' Craft, Kenneth Fischer. "The Craft Family in America," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):43-45; Vol. 4, No. 21 (June 1981):36-39. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981)}}.  
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*'''Craft''' - Craft, Kenneth Fischer. "The Craft Family in America," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):43-45; Vol. 4, No. 21 (June 1981):36-39. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981)}}.  
*'''[Dornbläser]''' Greene, David L. "John Dornbläser of Brooke County, (West) Virginia: Recovering an Identity and Uncovering a Scandal," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 78, No. 1 (Jan. 1990):5-14. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 78 (1990)}}.  
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*'''Dornbläser''' - Greene, David L. "John Dornbläser of Brooke County, (West) Virginia: Recovering an Identity and Uncovering a Scandal," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 78, No. 1 (Jan. 1990):5-14. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 78 (1990)}}.  
*'''[Mendel]''' Barclay, Rachel E. "Valentine Mendel of Pennsylvania and West Virginia," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1969):158-161. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 45}}
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*'''Mendel''' - Barclay, Rachel E. "Valentine Mendel of Pennsylvania and West Virginia," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1969):158-161. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 45}}
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
Cranmer, Gibson Lamb.''History of the upper Ohio Valley: with family history and biographical sketches&nbsp;; a statement of its resources, industrial growth and commercial advantages.&nbsp;&nbsp;'' Madison, Wisconsin: Brant &amp; Fuller, c1890&nbsp;&nbsp;Digital Version&nbsp;availble at&nbsp;familyhistoryarchives.&nbsp;&nbsp; FSbook|72896}} {{FSbook|557688}}  
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Cranmer, Gibson Lamb.''History of the upper Ohio Valley: with family history and biographical sketches&nbsp;; a statement of its resources, industrial growth and commercial advantages.&nbsp;&nbsp;'' Madison, Wisconsin: Brant &amp; Fuller, c1890&nbsp;&nbsp;Digital Version&nbsp;availble at&nbsp;familyhistoryarchives.&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|72896}} {{FSbook|557688}}
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
 
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Wvbrooke.jpg|right|200px|Brooke County]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]]. Companies D, F, and G.
 
:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]]. Companies D, F, and G.
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]  
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*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
Brooke County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030601%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1797-1898]<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]  
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*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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Brooke County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030601%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1797-1898]<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1797, 1799-1833, 1835-1971 - free.  
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1797, 1799-1833, 1835-1971 - free.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
'''[[Brooke County Genealogy, Inc.|Brooke County Genealogical Society Inc]]'''<br>P&amp; O Box 144<br>Beech Bottom, WV 26030  
 
'''[[Brooke County Genealogy, Inc.|Brooke County Genealogical Society Inc]]'''<br>P&amp; O Box 144<br>Beech Bottom, WV 26030  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/brooke-county/ Brooke County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/brooke/index.htm Brooke County, WVGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/brooke/index.htm Brooke County, WVGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the USGenWeb Project  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Brooke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Brooke|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
*Brooke County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/brooke.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
 
*Brooke County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/brooke.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
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Latest revision as of 13:57, 29 March 2017

United States
West Virginia
Brooke County

Guide to Brooke 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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Brooke County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Brooke 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 November 30, 1796
County Seat Wellsburg
Courthouse
Address County Courthouse
632 Main Street
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Phone: 304-737-3661
Brooke County Website


County Information


Brooke County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1797 1800 1797 1797

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853
Marriage Probate and Land Records from 1797
Military Records from 1797
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History


Parent County

1796--Brooke County was created 30 November 1796 from Ohio County.
County seat: Wellsburg [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

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 Brooke County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Cross Creek (1802)[3]

Brooke County fell within the bounds of the Red Stone Association.

Church of England
  • St. John's Parish
  • St. Paul's Parish

Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Brooke County is available online.[4]

Court

Education

  • Bethany College yearbooks, 1907-2007 - available online at the Internet Archive; not entirely all inclusive, but many volumes available.

Genealogy

  • Cheeks - Cheeks, Donald W. A Cheeks Family of the Upper Ohio Valley. 1994. FHL Book 929.273 C414c
  • Craft - Craft, Kenneth Fischer. "The Craft Family in America," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):43-45; Vol. 4, No. 21 (June 1981):36-39. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981).
  • Dornbläser - Greene, David L. "John Dornbläser of Brooke County, (West) Virginia: Recovering an Identity and Uncovering a Scandal," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (Jan. 1990):5-14. Digital version at National Genealogical Society website ($); FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 78 (1990).
  • Mendel - Barclay, Rachel E. "Valentine Mendel of Pennsylvania and West Virginia," The American Genealogist, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1969):158-161. FHL 973 D25aga v. 45

Land

Local Histories

Cranmer, Gibson Lamb.History of the upper Ohio Valley: with family history and biographical sketches ; a statement of its resources, industrial growth and commercial advantages.   Madison, Wisconsin: Brant & Fuller, c1890  Digital Version availble at familyhistoryarchives.   FamilySearch Books Online FamilySearch Books Online

Maps

Brooke County

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Brooke County on page 133.]
War of 1812

Brooke County men served in the 103rd Regiment.[5]

Civil War

Union

- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry. Companies D, F, and G.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Wellsburg silversmiths.]

Probate

Online Probate Records

Brooke County, West Virginia Will Books 1797-1898
West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Brooke County is included in Vol. 6.]

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

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

. Includes marriages 1797, 1799-1833, 1835-1971 - free.

Societies and Libraries

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

Brooke County Genealogical Society Inc
P& O Box 144
Beech Bottom, WV 26030

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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

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooke County, West Virginia. Page 743 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. Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 438. Digital version at Google Books.
  4. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  5. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 56. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.