Pocahontas County, West Virginia Genealogy
|Pocahontas County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
|Founded||December 21, 1821|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
900 10th Ave
Marlinton, WV 24954
- County Clerk has birth records from 1853
- Death records from 1854
- Marriage probate and land from 1822
- Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and county records
See an interactive map of Pocahontas County boundary changes.
Places / Localities
- Heinegg, Paul. "Pocahontas County Personal Property Tax List, 1825-1843," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
For tips on accessing Pocahontas County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.
Join us in indexing the 1940 Census
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]
West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- 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, Pocahontas 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 ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991
Pocohantas County, West Virginia Will Books 1822-1971
West Virginia Will Books
West Virginia Guides Will Books
- "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pocahontas County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):210-212. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
- [1825-1843] Heinegg, Paul. "Pocahontas County Personal Property Tax List, 1825-1843," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Learning How toEdit our Wiki Sites
Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).