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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming_County,_West_Virginia|Wyoming County]]''
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Guide to '''Wyoming 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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:''This article is about the county in the southern West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Wyoming (disambiguation)|Wyoming (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about the county in the southern West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Wyoming (disambiguation)|Wyoming (disambiguation)]].''
  
{{West Virginia-stub}}  
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{{Click|Image:WV_ORP.png|West Virginia Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| founded year = 1850
 
| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = January 26
| seat wl = Pineville
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| seat = [[Pineville, West Virginia|Pineville]]
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| building image = Wyoing County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
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| building address = Wyoming County Courthouse<br>Bank Street<br>Pineville, WV 24874<br>Phone: 304 732-8000<br>[http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/courthouses/Wyoming.htm '''Wyoming County Website'''] }}&nbsp;
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming_County,_West_Virginia|Wyoming County]]''
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== County Information ==
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<br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Wyoming County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
[[Image:Wyoing County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Wyoing County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG]]  
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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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[http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/courthouses/Wyoming.htm Wyoming County Courthouse]<br>Bank Street<br>Pineville, WV 24874<br>Phone: 304 732-8000
 
  
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1853<br>Probate and Land from 1853<br>Bond books and court order books from 1850<br>Clerk Circuit Court Divorce and Court Records<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wyoming County, West Virginia. Page 746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1853<br>Probate and Land from 1853<br>Bond books and court order books from 1850<br>Clerk Circuit Court Divorce and Court Records<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wyoming County, West Virginia. Page 746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Wyoming County West Virginia [http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Wyoming/wyohistory.html History]  
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Wyoming County West Virginia [http://archive.is/A8fr History]  
  
 
Wyoming County West Virginia[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/history.htm History rootsweb]  
 
Wyoming County West Virginia[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/history.htm History rootsweb]  
  
&nbsp;Parent County  
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==== Parent County ====
  
 
'''1850'''--Wyoming County was created 26 January 1850&nbsp;from [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Pineville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1850'''--Wyoming County was created 26 January 1850&nbsp;from [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Pineville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Wyoming 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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Death records are missing for the years 1860-64, (partial) 1865-67, 1868-74.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Wyoming County[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/wv/wyoming/ Cities &amp; Towns]
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Wyoming County[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/wv/wyoming/ Cities &amp; Towns]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvwyoming.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3118 Find a Grave]  
 
Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3118 Find a Grave]  
  
[http://www.wyomingcountyheritage.com/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries in Wyoming County, West Virginia]
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[http://www.wyomingcountyheritage.com/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries in Wyoming County, West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;<br>
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{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;<br>  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/ Court Orders]  
 
West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/ Court Orders]  
  
[http://www.google.com/maps?q=Wyoming%20county,%20West%20Virginia&layer=c&ll=37.582669,-81.538414&cbll=37.582669,-81.538414&photoid=po-12732809&z=8&ei=D-uOT9icEJTJiQKe2-yQAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=photo-link&cd=2&resnum=2&ved=0CEgQ8wEoATAB Wyoming County West Virginia Court House Picture]
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[http://www.google.com/maps?q=Wyoming%20county,%20West%20Virginia&layer=c&ll=37.582669,-81.538414&cbll=37.582669,-81.538414&photoid=po-12732809&z=8&ei=D-uOT9icEJTJiQKe2-yQAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=photo-link&cd=2&resnum=2&ved=0CEgQ8wEoATAB Wyoming County West Virginia Court House Picture]  
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Cooke]''' "John Cooke First Settler of Wyoming County," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jul. 1964):44-45. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of 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 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/wyoming.htm Wyoming County West Virginia 1895 map]  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/wyoming.htm Wyoming County West Virginia 1895 map]
  
 
Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wyoming+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f00728f6d33a5:0xa003337ffb63e9ca,Wyoming,+WV&gl=us&ei=YeaOT4rzC4rciAKb_JTLAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CEkQ8gEwAQ Map]  
 
Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wyoming+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f00728f6d33a5:0xa003337ffb63e9ca,Wyoming,+WV&gl=us&ei=YeaOT4rzC4rciAKb_JTLAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CEkQ8gEwAQ Map]  
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{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
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'''Confederate'''
  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.  
 
:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company H (Wyoming Riflemen).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company H (Wyoming Riflemen).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>  
:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company K.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company K.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>  
:- [[45th_Battalion,_Virginia_Infantry_(Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies B, C, and D.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
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:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies B, C, and D.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
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'''Union'''
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:- [[8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry|8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]].<ref>Ronald R. Turner, ''7th West Virginia Cavalry'' (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]; {{FHL|433287|item|disp=FHL Book 975.4 M2t}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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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)
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes biographical sketches of soldiers from Wyoming County.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes biographical sketches of soldiers from Wyoming County.]
  
 
==== '''Naturalization'''  ====
 
==== '''Naturalization'''  ====
  
'''West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]<br>'''Newspapers
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'''West Virgina,''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]<br>
  
[http://www.register-herald.com/ The Register Herald.com]
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====Newspapers====
  
:[http://www.topix.com/county/wyoming-wv Wyoming County News]
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[http://www.register-herald.com/ The Register Herald.com]
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[http://www.topix.com/county/wyoming-wv Wyoming County News]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== 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
  
 
Wyoming County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030650%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1850 - 1967]  
 
Wyoming County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030650%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1850 - 1967]  
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wyoming County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):300-301. Available at {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wyoming County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):300-301. Available at {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
{{WVvital}}&nbsp;
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1850-1851, 1854-1968 - free.
  
Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/births.htm Birth Records]
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===== Birth =====
  
Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/deaths.htm Death Records]  
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*Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/births.htm Birth Records]
  
Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/marriages1863.htm Marriage Records]
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===== Marriage =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/marriages1863.htm Marriage Records]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Death  =====
  
[http://wyoming.lib.wv.us/ Wyoming County Public Library]
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*Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/deaths.htm Death Records]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== 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]
 
:'''Wyoming County Genealogical Society''';P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1456, Pineville, WV 24874
 
:'''Wyoming County Genealogical Society''';P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1456, Pineville, WV 24874
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Wyoming|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wyoming-county/ Wyoming 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+Wyoming|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
*&nbsp;Learning [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help How to Edit our Wiki Sites]
 
 
*Wyoming County, West Virginia Various[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/various.htm Microfilm Records at the Library of Virginia]  
 
*Wyoming County, West Virginia Various[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/various.htm Microfilm Records at the Library of Virginia]  
 
*Wyoming County, WV [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/information.htm Courthouse and Genealogical Society]  
 
*Wyoming County, WV [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/information.htm Courthouse and Genealogical Society]  
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*Wyoming County, WV [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/ Web Sites]  
 
*Wyoming County, WV [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwyomin/ Web Sites]  
 
*Wyoming County, WV 1850 Census in [http://www.virginiasurnames.com/logan_recreated/default.htm Logan County, Virginia Recreated&nbsp;]
 
*Wyoming County, WV 1850 Census in [http://www.virginiasurnames.com/logan_recreated/default.htm Logan County, Virginia Recreated&nbsp;]
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== References  ==
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Wyoming County

Guide to Wyoming County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about the county in the southern West Virginia. For other uses, see Wyoming (disambiguation).


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Wyoming County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wyoming 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 26, 1850
County Seat Pineville
Courthouse
Wyoing County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Wyoming County Courthouse
Bank Street
Pineville, WV 24874
Phone: 304 732-8000
Wyoming County Website

 

County Information


Wyoming County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1855 1850 1850 1850


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1853
Probate and Land from 1853
Bond books and court order books from 1850
Clerk Circuit Court Divorce and Court Records[1]

History

Wyoming County West Virginia History

Wyoming County West VirginiaHistory rootsweb

Parent County

1850--Wyoming County was created 26 January 1850 from Logan County.
County seat: Pineville [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

Death records are missing for the years 1860-64, (partial) 1865-67, 1868-74.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Wyoming CountyCities & Towns

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvwyoming.jpg

Cemeteries

Wyoming County, West Virginia Cemeteries

Wyoming County, West Virginia Tombstone Transcription Project

Wyoming County, West Virginia Find a Grave

Cemeteries in Wyoming County, West Virginia

Census

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

 

Church

Court

West Virginia Court Orders

Wyoming County West Virginia Court House Picture

Genealogy

  • [Cooke] "John Cooke First Settler of Wyoming County," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jul. 1964):44-45. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land

Local Histories

Reference Book of Wyoming County by Mary Keller Bowman


       Logan County Recreated (includes 1850 Wyoming County, Virginia Census) & more

Maps

Wyoming County, West Virginia Map

Trails Rus - Wyoming County, West Virginia

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Wyoming 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 Wyoming County, West Virginia Genealogy:


Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company H.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company G.
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company H (Wyoming Riflemen).[3]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company K.[4]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies B, C, and D.[5]

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

The Register Herald.com

Wyoming County News

Probate

Online Probate Records

Wyoming County, West Virginia Will Books 1850 - 1967

West Virginia Will Books

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wyoming County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):300-301. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

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 1850-1851, 1854-1968 - free.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

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

Wyoming County Genealogical Society;P O Box 1456, Pineville, WV 24874

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), Wyoming 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. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  4. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  5. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.
  6. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.