Morgan County, West Virginia Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Morgan County

202 Fairfax Street Suite 100

Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


  • County Clerk has brth marriage, death from 1865
  • Land and smoe marriage & Probate Records from 1820
  • Clerk Cirt Cout has divorce and County Court


Parent County

1820--Morgan County was created 9 February 1820 from Hampshire and Berkeley Counties. County seat: Berkeley Springs [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Morgan County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


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



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



Family Histories


Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


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, Morgan County on page 135.]
  • 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 Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]

West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865


West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



West Virginia Will Books


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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  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).