Mineral County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Guide to Mineral County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Mineral County, West Virginia
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.
Founded 1866
County Seat Keyser

County Courthouse

Mineral County Courthouse
150 Armstrong Street
Keyser, WV 26726-3505
Phone: 304-788-3924

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


Parent County

1866--Mineral County was created 1 February 1866 from Hampshire County.
County seat: Keyser [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Mineral County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





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

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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]


Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia



West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



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

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

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Web Sites

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  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.

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