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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|right|200px|Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG]]  
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'''Ritchie County'''<br>115 East Main Street<br>Room 201<br>Harrisville, WV 26362<br>304-643-2164  
 
'''Ritchie County'''<br>115 East Main Street<br>Room 201<br>Harrisville, WV 26362<br>304-643-2164  
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate, land, military records from 1853  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate, land, military records from 1853  
 
*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records  
 
*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records  
*Magisterial Court has court records<ref name="Handybook" />  
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*Magisterial Court has court records<ref name="Handybook" />
*[http://www.ritchiecounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Rictchie County West Virginia Government]
 
*[http://www.ritchiewv.com/ Welcome to Ritchie County, West Virginia]
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
[http://archive.org/details/historyofritchie00lowt History of Ritchie County, with biographical sketches of its pioneers and their ancestors, and with interesting reminiscences of revolutionary and Indian times ([c1911])]<br>
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/ritchie.htm Ritchie County Tombstone Transcription Project]
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==== '''Census'''  ====
 
 
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3106 Find A Grave Richie County, West Virginia]
 
 
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/ritchie.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records Online]
 
 
 
[http://wvcpaweb.org/cemeteryregister/Ritchie/RitchieCoCemetery.html West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association Inc.&nbsp; Ritchie County]
 
 
 
[http://www.caring.com/local/funeral-homes-in-cairo-west-virginia/raiguel-funeral-home Raiguel Funeral Home]<br>1200 E. Main Street<br>Harrisville, WV 26362-1207<br>Phone: (304) 643-2913
 
 
 
<br>McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home<br>447 W. Myles Avenue<br>Pennsboro, WV 26415-1347<br>Phone: (304) 659-2251<br><br>
 
  
==== '''Census'''  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
[http://books.google.com/books?id=n2EtAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=History+of+Ritchie+County&cd=1#v=onepage&q=History%20of%20Ritchie%20County&f=false History of Ritchie County EBook google free]
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/ritchie.htm Ritchie County West Virginia 1895]
 
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Ritchie+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8849902858a834f5:0x8644c1da2ec6663,Ritchie,+WV&gl=us&ei=Vu2iT6jgJqaM2gW68tzeCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCoQ8gEwAQ Ritchie County West Virginia Map]
 
 
[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/Ritchie-County-map.htm Map Showing Ritchie County West Virginia]
 
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
The Ritchie Gazette<br>116 E. Main Street <br>Harrisville, WV 26362 <br>Phone: (304) 643-2221
 
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Ritchie County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030638%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1843 - 11966]<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/westvirginia/ritchie.htm Ritchie County, West Virginia USGENWEB Marriage Archives]
 
 
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/ritchie/rmarriage.htm Ritchie County, West Virginia marriages]
 
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.ritchiechamber.com/rchistsociety.html '''Ritchie County Historical Society''']<br>200 S Church Street<br>Harrisville, WV 26362  
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'''Ritchie County Historical Society'''<br>200 S Church Street<br>Harrisville, WV 26362  
  
[http://ritchie.lib.wv.us/ Ritchie County Public Library]<br>&nbsp;  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ritchie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ritchie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritchie_County,_West_Virginia Richie County, West Virgnia wikipedia]
 
*[http://bridgehunter.com/wv/ritchie/ Bridges Ritchie County, West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ritchie-County-West-Virginia/12973202040179 Ritchie County, West Virginia Facebook]
 
*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/85 Ritchie County West Virginia Encyclopedia]
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_West_Virginia_highlighting_Ritchie_County.svg?uselang=kw Ritchie County, West Virginia commons]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/ritchie/ History and Genealogy Ritchie County, WV]
 
*[http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4CA1_Ritchie_County_Calhoun_County_WV_16 Ritchie County Historical Markers]
 
  
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== References  ==
 
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Ritchie County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Ritchie 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 18, 1843
County Seat Harrisville
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Ritchie County
115 East Main Street
Room 201
Harrisville, WV 26362
304-643-2164

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate, land, military records from 1853
  • Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records
  • Magisterial Court has court records[1]

History

Parent County

1843--Ritchie County was created 18 February 1843 from Wood, Harrison and Lewis Counties.
County seat: Harrisville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ritchie County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census


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


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military


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

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate


West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

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

Ritchie County Historical Society
200 S Church Street
Harrisville, WV 26362


 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).