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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Wetzel_County,_West_Virginia|Wetzel County]]''
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Guide to '''Wetzel 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}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| founded year = 1846
 
| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = January 10
| seat wl = Martinsville
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| seat = [[Martinsville, West Virginia|Martinsville]]
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| building address = Wetzel County Courthouse<br> P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 156<br>New Martinsville, WV 26155-0156<br>Phone: 304-455-8224<br>[http://www.wetzelcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx '''Wetzel County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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==== Wetzel County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
[http://www.wetzelcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Wetzel County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 156<br>New Martinsville, WV 26155-0156<br>Phone: 304-455-8224
 
  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, and burial  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, and burial  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Wetzel 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  ====
  
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*[[Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]]  
 
*[[Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]]  
*[[Greene County, Pennsylvania|Greene County, Pennsylvania]]  
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*[[Greene County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Greene County, Pennsylvania]]  
 
*[[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]  
 
*[[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]  
 
*[[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]]  
 
*[[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]]  
 
*[[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall&nbsp;]]  
 
*[[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall&nbsp;]]  
 
*[[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]]  
 
*[[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]]  
*[[Monroe County, Ohio|Monroe County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Monroe County, Ohio Genealogy|Monroe County, Ohio]]  
 
*[[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]]<br>
 
*[[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]]<br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvwetzel.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Wvwetzel.jpg]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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harmony cemterry, buron, wetzel, west viginia
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{WVcensus}}  
 
{{WVcensus}}  
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church ====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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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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*[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]
==== <br>'''Military'''  ====
 
  
<br>West Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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==== Military ====
  
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===== Civil War =====
  
[Https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri.3Dhttp:.2F.2Fwww.familysearch.org.2Fsearchapi.2Fsearch.2Fcollection.2F1909003 NATURALIZATION]  
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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)
  
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==== Naturalization ====
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*'''1814-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Newspapers  
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==== Newspapers ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
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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/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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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.
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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.
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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  ====
  
Wetzel County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030647%3Fcc%3D1909099 Wills 1845-1970]
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1854-1970 - free.
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===== Marriage  =====
  
{{WVvital}}<br>
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*'''1854-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1854-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
  
 
== 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]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*&nbsp; [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[New Martinsville West Virginia Family History Center]]
 
*[[New Martinsville West Virginia Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Wetzel|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wetzel-county/ Wetzel 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+Wetzel|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:49, 23 September 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.pngWetzel County

Guide to Wetzel 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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Wetzel County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wetzel 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 January 10, 1846
County Seat Martinsville
Courthouse
Address Wetzel County Courthouse
P O Box 156
New Martinsville, WV 26155-0156
Phone: 304-455-8224
Wetzel County Website


County Information


Wetzel County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1854 1845 1850 1846 1847


County Courthouse

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, and burial
  • Probate, land and military records from 1846
  • Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce and naturalization[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Wetzel County was created 10 January 1846 from Tyler County.
County seat: Martinsville [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

Wvwetzel.jpg

Cemeteries

harmony cemterry, buron, wetzel, west viginia

Census

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


Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Hundred
  • New Martinsville

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

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 1854-1970 - free.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

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

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.

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wetzel County, West Virginia. Page 746 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).