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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wirt_County,_West_Virginia|Wirt County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Wirt 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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| building address = Wirt County Courthouse<br> Washington Street<br>PO Box 53<br>Elizabeth, WV 26143-0053<br>Phone:304-275-4271<br>[http://www.wirtcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx '''Wirt County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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County Clerk has birth and death since 1870<br>marriage records since 1870<br>Probate and land records from 1848<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wood County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.wirtcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Wirt County Courthouse]<br>Washington Street<br>PO Box 53<br>Elizabeth, WV 26143-0053<br>Phone:304-275-4271
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== County Information ==
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County Clerk has birth and death since 1870<br>marriage records since 1870<br>Probate and land records from 1848<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wood County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Wirt 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%" align="center" | 1870
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Wirt 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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'''1910''' Fire burned the courthouse in 1910, but many records survived.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Court  ====
 
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==== Immates of county infirmary  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/768971#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Register of immates of county infirmary, 1888-1945]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/768947#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Homestead records, 1881-1904]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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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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==== Probate  ====
 
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
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West Virginia {{RecordSearch|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  ====
  
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1848-1861, 1863-1970 - free.
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*'''1854-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1854-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1854-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1854-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1780-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/769042#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage certificates and marriage bonds, 1848-1853] [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/769053#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage consents, 1906-1936] Free view on line West Virginia Marriages 1780-1970.
  
 
== 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>  ====
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Wirt|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wirt-county/ Wirt 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+Wirt|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
  
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Guide to Wirt 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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Wirt County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wirt 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 19, 1848
County Seat Elizabeth
Courthouse
Wirt County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Wirt County Courthouse
Washington Street
PO Box 53
Elizabeth, WV 26143-0053
Phone:304-275-4271
Wirt County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death since 1870
marriage records since 1870
Probate and land records from 1848
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records[1]

County Information


Wirt County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1854 1850 1848 1848

History

Parent County

1848--Wirt County was created 19 January 1848 from Wood and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Elizabaeth[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

1910 Fire burned the courthouse in 1910, but many records survived.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvwirt.jpg

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

Immates of county infirmary

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Wirt County, West Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wirt County, West Virginia Genealogy:


- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company D.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).[3]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company H.[4]
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.[5]

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

West Virginia Will Books

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 1848-1861, 1863-1970 - 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), Wood 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).
  3. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  4. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.