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  • Hardy County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 25, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Hampshire County, Oct-1785.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1786
    County Seat:  Moorefield, West Virginia

    County history - Hardy County is named in honor of  Samuel Hardy, of whom the county was named, was long a resident of Isle of Wight county, Virginia. He was one of the early members of Congress from that State, and as such, on behalf of Virginia, he was one of the number who signed the Deed of Cession which transferred the Northwest Territory to the General Government.

    Hardy Courthouse
    GHLL Hardy County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hardy County, WV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Hardy County Historical Society
          P. O. Box 644
          Moorefield, WV 26836

    5. US/WVGenWeb site - Hardy County Archives
    6. US/WVGenWeb - Hardy County Genealogy & History
    7. Hardy County Vital Records - Hardy County Clerk, P.O. Box 540, Moorefield, WV 26836-0540.
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Hardy County (Local Records)  |  Moorefield, WV (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Most counties have records from 1853. Some counties also have marriage records from 1870. Divorce records are kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. Probate records have been kept by the county courts and are found in deed books and court order books. Naturalization proceedings were recorded in the minutes and dockets of the courts until 1906, since any court could naturalize immigrants. After 1929, only federal courts handled naturalizations.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hampshire County (north), Frederick County, Virginia (east), Shenandoah County,
                Virginia
    (southeast), Rockingham County, Virginia (south), Pendleton County
             (southwest), Grant County (west).

        Genealogy Trails - Hardy County Genealogy & History

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Kingfisher County Oklahoma.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Hardy county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Kanawha County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Greenbrier and Montgomery Counties [1789].
    * Note:  in 1861, the northwestern portion of Virginia separated from
    Virginia, and Kanawha county became a part of West Virginia.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Charleston, West Virginia

    County history - Kanawha County is based upon, "Kanawha", an indian name meaning "place of white stone" (probability because of the salt that was found in the area).

    Kanawha Courthouse
    Capitol history - The current State Capitol building is the sixth building that has served the State. The present Capitol took eight years to complete at a cost of just under $10 million. It was constructed in three stages. The west wing was built in 1924-25; the east wing was constructed in 1926-27; and the rotunda connecting the wings was completed in 1930-32. Governor William G. Conley dedicated the new Capitol on the state's 69th birthday, June 20, 1932.

    West Virginia State Capitol

    GHLL Kanawha County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Kanawha County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Kanawha County, WV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (KYOWVA Genealogical and Historical Society / Huntington, WV)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Midland Trail Genealogical Society / St. Albans, WV)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (West Virginia Genealogical Society / Elkview, WV)
    8. US/WVGenWeb site - Kanawha County Archives
    9. US/WVGenWeb - Kanawha County Genealogy & History
    10. Kanawha County Vital Records - Kanawha County Clerk, P.O. Box 3226, Charleston, WV 25332-3226.
               Note:  Most counties have records from 1853. Some counties also have marriage records from 1870. Divorce records are kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. Probate records have been kept by the county courts and are found in deed books and court order books. Naturalization proceedings were recorded in the minutes and dockets of the courts until 1906, since any court could naturalize immigrants. After 1929, only federal courts handled naturalizations.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Roane County (north), Clay County (northeast), Nicholas County (east), Fayette
                County
    (east), Raleigh County (southeast), Boone County (south), Lincoln County
             (southwest), Putnam County (west), Jackson County (northwest).

        1840 County Tax List (T) - Two pages.
        Kanawha County Family Tree Project - 65,000 surnames from census and vital records



  • Lewis County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 7, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Harrison and Randolph Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1816
    County Seat:  Weston, West Virginia

    County history - Lewis County is named in honor of Colonel Charles Lewis, who was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774.

    Lewis Courthouse
    GHLL Lewis County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lewis County, WV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Lewis County Genealogical-historical Society
          252 Main Avenue
          Weston, WV 26452

    5. US/WVGenWeb site - Lewis County Archives
    6. US/WVGenWeb - Lewis County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Lewis County Clerk, P.O. Box 87, Weston, WV 26452-0087.
               Note:  Most counties have records from 1853. Some counties also have marriage records from 1870. Divorce records are kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. Probate records have been kept by the county courts and are found in deed books and court order books. Naturalization proceedings were recorded in the minutes and dockets of the courts until 1906, since any court could naturalize immigrants. After 1929, only federal courts handled naturalizations.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Harrison County (north), Upshur County (east), Webster County (south), Braxton
                County
    (southwest), Gilmer County (west), Doddridge County (northwest).


  • Logan County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 2, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Cabell, Kanawha, Giles and Tazewell Counties.
    Established:  12-Jan-1824
    County Seat:  Logan, West Virginia

    County history - Logan County is named in honor of Chief Logan, famous Native American chief of the Mingo tribe. Who is also known as Logan the Orator (c. 1723? 1780), a Native American orator and war leader born in the Iroquois Confederacy. Although he was of the Cayuga nation, after his 1760s move to the Ohio Country, he was sometimes referred to as a Mingo. His revenge for the killing of family members by American frontiersmen helped spark the 1774 conflict known as Dunmore's War. Logan became famous for a speech, later known as "Logan's Lament", which he reportedly delivered after the war. Important details about Logan have been disputed by scholars, including his original name and whether or not the words of "Logan's Lament" were actually his.



    Logan Courthouse
    GHLL Logan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Logan County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Logan County, WV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Logan County Genealogical Society / Logan, WV)
    6. US/WVGenWeb site - Logan County Archives
    7. US/WVGenWeb - Logan County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - or try, Logan County Clerk, 300 Stratton Street, Room 101, Logan, WV 25601.
               Note:  Most counties have records from 1853. Some counties also have marriage records from 1870. Divorce records are kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. Probate records have been kept by the county courts and are found in deed books and court order books. Naturalization proceedings were recorded in the minutes and dockets of the courts until 1906, since any court could naturalize immigrants. After 1929, only federal courts handled naturalizations.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lincoln County (north), Boone County (northeast), Wyoming County (southeast),
             Mingo County (southwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.


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    Census Information:
  • 1870 Federal Census - (I)

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