McDowell County, West Virginia Genealogy
|McDowell County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
90 Wyoming Street
#109 Welch, WV 24801 304-436-8344
- County Clerk has birth records from 1872
- Marriage records from 1861
- Death records 1894
- Probate and land records 1897
- Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records
County seat first Perryville; changed to Welch in 1892.
See an interactive map of McDowell County boundary changes.
Places / Localities
For tips on accessing McDowell County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.
West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991
Welch Daily News
Welch, WV 24801
$7.50 mth./$75.00 year subscription (only archives back a few years)
McDowell County, West Virignia Will Books 1893-1968
West Virginia Will Books
Societies and Libraries
McDowell County Historical Society
HC 61 Box 37-B
Paynesville, WV 24873
President: Dr. Tom Hatcher
Secretary/Treasurer: Geneva Steele
Family History Centers
Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield, WV
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