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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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'''Jefferson County'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 208<br>Charles Town, WV 25414<br>304-728-3215 <br>
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'''Jefferson County'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 208<br>Charles Town, WV 25414<br>304-728-3215 <br>  
  
 
*County Clerk has birth, death from 1853  
 
*County Clerk has birth, death from 1853  
 
*Military records from 1918 (except Civil War years)  
 
*Military records from 1918 (except Civil War years)  
*Marriage, Probate and Land Records 1801<ref name="Handybook" />  
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*Marriage, Probate and Land Records 1801<ref name="Handybook" />
*[http://www.wveasterngateway.com/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Office of Tourism]
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Jefferson/jefhistory.html Jefferson County History]
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Communities]
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
[http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?ammem/gmd:@field(NUMBER+@band(g3893j+la001395)) Jefferson County, West Virginia]
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Cemeteries]
 
 
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3082 Find A Grave Jefferson County, West Virginia]
 
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/jefferson.htm Jefferson County Cemetery Records Interment.net]
 
 
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/jefferson.htm Tombstone Transcription Project - Jefferson County]
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia GenWeb Census]
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&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia GenWeb Census]  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Land Records]
 
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
[http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/jefferson.html West Virginia Division of Culture and History Jefferson County]
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County Books and References]
 
  
 
*Cartmell, T. K. ''Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants:&nbsp;A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick''. n.p.: n.p., c1909. Available at {{FHL|180682|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2c 1963}}; {{FHL|218678|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1000634 Item 1}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10569 Ancestry] ($); [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=11424 BYU Family History Archives] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva3048_shenandoah World Vital Records] ($). [3 copies at FHL.]  
 
*Cartmell, T. K. ''Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants:&nbsp;A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick''. n.p.: n.p., c1909. Available at {{FHL|180682|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2c 1963}}; {{FHL|218678|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1000634 Item 1}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10569 Ancestry] ($); [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=11424 BYU Family History Archives] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva3048_shenandoah World Vital Records] ($). [3 copies at FHL.]  
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[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]  
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=jefferson+county,+west+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89ca07357151fad1:0x115ac065dcbfd481,Jefferson,+WV&gl=us&ei=8R6oT6SKJoXw2gWa482mAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CCoQ8gEwAg Jefferson County, West Virginia Map]
 
 
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/jefferson.htm Jefferson County, West Virginia 1895]
 
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West virginia Military] USGENWEB
 
  
 
===== Revolutionary War  =====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
*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]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County Civil War Page]
 
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County Newspapers]
 
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
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Jefferson County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030615%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1832-1970]  
 
Jefferson County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030615%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1832-1970]  
  
West Virginia Will Books
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County West Virginia Will Books]
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{WVvital}}  
 
 
[http://vitalrec.com/wvcounties5.html#Jefferson Jefferson County Vital Records]
 
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Marriages]
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== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Deaths in local papers]
 
 
 
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
 
 
 
'''[http://jeffersonhistoricalwv.org/ Jefferson County Historical Society]<br>'''P.O. Box 485<br>Charles Town, WV 25414
 
 
 
[http://www.allpubliclibraries.com/West_Virginia_Jefferson_County.html Jefferson County West Virginia Public Libraries]
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*<font color="#000000">[http://jeffersoncountyhlc.org/ Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission&nbsp;]</font>
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ <font color="#000000"></font>Jefferson County, West Virginia Bible Records]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Bible Records]  
*[http://jeffctywvmuseum.org/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Museum]
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_West_Virginia_highlighting_Jefferson_County.svg?uselang=kw Jefferson County Wikimedia Commons]
 
*[http://justjefferson.com/ Just Jefferson]
 
*[http://www.jcblackhistory.org/ Black History Preservation Jefferson County, West Virginia]
 
*[http://jeffctywvblackhistory.org/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Black History Preservation Society]  
 
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Bible Records]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Biographies]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Web Sites]
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*[http://www.enotes.com/topic/Jefferson_County,_West_Virginia Jefferson County, West virginia enotes]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Researchers Surnames]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_West_Virginia Jefferson County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Jefferson/state.html National Register of Historic Places]
 
*[http://bridgehunter.com/wv/jefferson/ Bridges Jefferson County, West Virginia]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/jefferson/ History and Genealogy Jefferson County, WV]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjefftp/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Trails to the Past]<br>&nbsp;Learning How to[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help Edit our Wiki Sites]<br>
 
  
 
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Jefferson County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Jefferson 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 1801
County Seat Charles Town
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Jefferson County

West Virginia county in the Shenandoah Valley region.

County Courthouse

Jefferson County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Jefferson County
P O Box 208
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-728-3215

  • County Clerk has birth, death from 1853
  • Military records from 1918 (except Civil War years)
  • Marriage, Probate and Land Records 1801[1]

History

Parent County

1801--Jefferson County was created 8 January 1801 from Berkeley County.
County seat: Charles Town [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jefferson County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

  • Good, Rebecca H. and Rebecca A. Ebert. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1998. 4th ed. FHL Book 975 D27e 1998

African American

Cemeteries

Census

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


 Jefferson County, West Virginia GenWeb Census

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
General

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Jefferson County families include:

  • O'Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. FHL Collection. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarely. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."[2]
Bibliography
  • [Hefflebower] Rohrbach, Lewis Bunker. Hoffelbauer Genealogy, 1585-1993, The American Families Hefelbower, Heffelbower, Heflebower, Hefflebower, Heflybower, Hefflibauer, Heflibauer and Heffelbauer Together with Their German and Austrian Ancestry. Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 H675rL.
  • [Hieronymus] Gentry, Veronica J. Descendants of Conrad Hironimus (Heironimus) Whose Will Was Probated in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1816. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Hieronymus] Chenault, Louise Ryan, John P. Hieronymus, Dorothy Hieronymus, and George P. Unseld. The Hieronymus Story. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1959.
  • [Hieronymus] Hieronymus Family in America. The Hieronymus Story, 1985. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1985. Available at FHL.
  • [Sinclair] Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989).

Land

Local Histories

  • Cartmell, T. K. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick. n.p.: n.p., c1909. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2c 1963; FHL US/CAN Film 1000634 Item 1; digital version at Ancestry ($); BYU Family History Archives and World Vital Records ($). [3 copies at FHL.]
  • Norris, J. E.. History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke: Their Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time, Geological Features, a Description of Their Historic and Interesting Localities, Cities, Towns and Villages, Portraits of Some of the Prominent Men, and Biographies of Many of the Representative Citizens. Chicago: A. Warner, 1890. Original edition available at FHL; 1972 reprint available at FHL; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).

Maps

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 Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Jefferson County on page 134.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Jefferson County men served in the 55th Regiment.[3]

Civil War

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

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. FHL Collection. [Includes sections on Charles Town, Harper's Ferry, and Shepherdstown silversmiths.]

Probate

Jefferson County, West Virginia Will Books 1832-1970

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1802-1820] Heinegg, Paul. "Jefferson County Personal Property Tax List, 1802-1820," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1815] 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. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 6.]

Vital Records

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


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.
  3. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 114. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.