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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Mineral_County,_West_Virginia|Mineral County]]''
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Guide to '''Mineral 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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{{Click|Image:WV_ORP.png|West Virginia Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
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| founded year = 1866
 
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat = [[Keyser, West Virginia|Keyser]]
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| building address = Mineral County Courthouse<br> 150 Armstrong Street<br>Keyser, WV 26726-3505<br>Phone: 304-788-3924<br>[http://www.mineralcountywv.com/index.asp '''Mineral County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mineral County, West Virginia|Mineral County]]''
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=== County Information ===
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==== Mineral County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mineral County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1866
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.mineralcountywv.com/index.asp Mineral County Courthouse]<br>150 Armstrong Street<br>Keyser, WV 26726-3505<br>Phone: 304-788-3924
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County Clerk has birth, marriage death, probate, and land records from 1866<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mineral County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
County Clerk has birth, marriage death, probate, and land records from 1866<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mineral County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
== History  ==
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/325181?availability=Family%20History%20Library Early records of Hampshire, Monongalia and Mineral counties] The information is mostly extracted from land records and bible records, ca. 1757-1899.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Mineral 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.  
  
 
==== 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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Allegany County, Maryland|Allegany County, Maryland]]  
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*[[Allegany County, Maryland Genealogy|Allegany County, Maryland]]  
*[[Garrett County, Maryland|Garrett County, Maryland]]  
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*[[Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy|Garrett County, Maryland]]  
 
*[[Grant County, West Virginia|Grant]]  
 
*[[Grant County, West Virginia|Grant]]  
 
*[[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]  
 
*[[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]  
 
*[[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]]
 
*[[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
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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=3092&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3092 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvgenweb.org/mineral/cemetaries.html WVGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mineral+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=Mineral&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23076&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=84&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
 
===== General  =====
 
===== General  =====
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*O'Dell, Cecil. ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia''. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. {{FHL|594019|item}}. 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."<ref>John Frederick Dorman, "Review of ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia,''" in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.</ref><br>
 
*O'Dell, Cecil. ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia''. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. {{FHL|594019|item}}. 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."<ref>John Frederick Dorman, "Review of ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia,''" in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.</ref><br>
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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[[Image:Wvmineral.jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>Mineral County</center>]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*West Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932429|Newspapers Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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, 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
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==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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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*West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}
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==== Taxation  ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
  
==== Probate ====
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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.
  
*West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}
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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.
  
==== Taxation ====
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1866-1969 - free.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/325320?availability=Family%20History%20Library Mineral County, West Virginia marriages, deaths, wills and family records (1800-1900)&nbsp;: copied from Keyser court house records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/325426?availability=Family%20History%20Library Mineral County, West Virginia births, 1866-1899&nbsp;: copied from Keyser court house records]
  
 
== 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]
  
 
'''Mineral County Historical Landmark Commission'''<br>Route One<br>Burlington, West Virginia 26710  
 
'''Mineral County Historical Landmark Commission'''<br>Route One<br>Burlington, West Virginia 26710  
  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Mineral|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/mineral-county/ Mineral 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]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Mineral|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]  
 
*Mineral County, West Virginia Various records on [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/various.htm Microfilm at the Library of Virginia]
 
*Mineral County, West Virginia Various records on [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/various.htm Microfilm at the Library of Virginia]
  
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Guide to Mineral 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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Mineral County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Mineral 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 February 1, 1866
County Seat Keyser
Courthouse
Address Mineral County Courthouse
150 Armstrong Street
Keyser, WV 26726-3505
Phone: 304-788-3924
Mineral County Website


County Information

Mineral County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1866 1866 1870 1866 1866

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage death, probate, and land records from 1866[1]

History

Parent County

1866--Mineral County was created 1 February 1866 from Hampshire County.
County seat: Keyser [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
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Genealogy

General

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Mineral 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."[3]

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Mineral County

Military

Civil War

Naturalization

Probate

Online Probate Records

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 1866-1969 - free.

Societies and Libraries

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

Mineral County Historical Landmark Commission
Route One
Burlington, West Virginia 26710

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.


Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mineral County, West Virginia. Page 744 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. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.