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  • Marion County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 29, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Harrison and Monongalia Counties.
    Established:  14-Jan-1842
    County Seat:  Fairmont, West Virginia

    County history - Marion County is named in honor of General Francis Marion, (American Revolutionary War) aka, "The Swamp Fox.

    Marion Courthouse
    GHLL Marion County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Marion County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Marion County, WV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Marion County Historical Society & Museum / Fairmont, WV)
    6. US/WVGenWeb site - Marion County Archives
    7. US/WVGenWeb - Marion County Genealogy & History
    8. Marion County Vital Records - Marion County Clerk, Marion County Courthouse, Fairmont, WV 26554.
               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):Monongalia County (north), Taylor County
             (southeast), Harrison County (south), Wetzel County (west).



  • Marshall County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 9, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Ohio County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1835
    County Seat:  Moundsville, West Virginia

    County history - Marshall County is named in honor of John Marshall U.S. Secretary of State Chief Justice of the U.S..

    Marshall Courthouse
    GHLL Marshall 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 - Marshall County, WV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Marshall County Historical Society / Moundsville, WV)
    6. US/WVGenWeb site - Marshall County Archives
    7. US/WVGenWeb - Marshall County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Marshall County Clerk, P.O. Box 459, Moundsville, WV 26041-0459.
               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):
             Ohio County (north), Washington County, Pennsylvania (northeast), Greene County,
                Pennsylvania
    (east), Wetzel County (south), Monroe County, Ohio (southwest),
             Belmont County, Ohio (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Marshall County (Text: 30 pages).
        1910 Census (T) - Federal Census Marshall County, West Virginia (ED 78 - ED 89)
        1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Marshall County, West Virginia (ED 47: 5 pgs)


  • Monongalia County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of District of West Augusta (Virginia).
    Established:  xx-Oct-1776
    County Seat:  Morgantown, West Virginia

    County history - Monongalia County is named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks". The name Monongalia is either a misspelling of Monongahela, or was intended to mean "Land of the Monongahela", as in Arabia, Bolivia or Columbia.

    Monongalia Courthouse
    1. Monongalia County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Monongalia County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Monongalia County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Monongalia County - US/WVGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Monongalia County - US/WVGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Monongalia County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Monongalia County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Monongalia County Vital Records - Monongalia County Clerk, Monongalia County Courthouse, Morgantown, WV 26505.
               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.

    9. Historical note - 1776 - Monongalia, Ohio, and Yohogania Counties were created from the District of West Augusta of Augusta County, VA.
               The northern portion of Monongalia, the northeastern portion of Ohio, and and all of Yohogania were also known as Westmoreland County, PA, which was also mother to several counties.
               The area that was the northwest corner of Monongalia became Washington County, PA in 1781, and Greene County, PA in 1796.
               The area that was the northeast corner of Monongalia became Fayette County, PA in 1783. The first courts of Monongalia were held on Phillips' Choice, the plantation of Theophilus Phillips, near New Geneva in Springhill Township, Fayette County, PA.
               1779 - The first county seat was located at Mifflintown, present-day Woodbridgetown, near Rubles Mill in Georges Township, Fayette County, PA, but soon after the boundary dispute between Virginia and Pennsylvania was resolved - when it was realised the county seat was no longer in the county, it was moved to what is now Morgantown.


  • Monroe County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Greenbrier amd Botetourt Counties in 1790.
    Established:  01-May-1799
    County Seat:  Union, West Virginia

    County history - Monroe County is named in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.

    Monroe Courthouse
    1. Monroe County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Monroe County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Monroe County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Monroe County - US/WVGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Monroe County - US/WVGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Monroe County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Monroe County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Monroe County Vital Records - Monroe County Clerk, Monroe County Courthouse, Union, WV 24983.
               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.


  • Morgan County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Berkeley and Hampshire Counties.
    Established:  09-Feb-1820
    County Seat:  Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

    County history - Morgan County is named in honor of General Daniel Morgan, a Revolutionary War and "Whiskey Rebellion" hero.

    Morgan Courthouse
    1. Morgan County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Morgan County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
          Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society
          Morgan County Public Library
          P.O. Box 52
          Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

    3. Morgan County - US/WVGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    4. Morgan County - US/WVGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    5. Morgan County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    6. Morgan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    7. Morgan County Vital Records - Morgan County Clerk, Morgan County Courthouse, 202 Fairfax St. Suite 100, Berkeley.
               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.


  • Nicholas County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Greenbrier, Kanawha and Randolph Counties.
    Established:  30-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  Summersville, West Virginia

    County history - Nicholas County is named in honor of Wilson Cary Nicholas (1761-1820), a Senator and a Representative from Virginia.

    Nicholas Courthouse
    1. Nicholas County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Nicholas County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Nicholas County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Nicholas County Historical & Genealogical Society
               (Summersville, WV
      )

    4. Nicholas County - US/WVGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Nicholas County - US/WVGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Nicholas County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Nicholas County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Nicholas County Vital Records - Nicholas County Clerk, Nicholas County Courthouse, Summersville, WV 26651.
               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.


  • Ohio County, West Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 3, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Augusta County Virginia.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1776
    County Seat:  Wheeling, West Virginia

    County history - Ohio County is named for The Ohio River. The Ohio River is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River.
             West Liberty (formerly Black's Cabin) was the county seat from 1777 to 1797. The city of Wheeling has been the county seat since that time.

    Ohio Courthouse
    GHLL Ohio 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 - Ohio County, WV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wheeling Area Genealogical Society / Wheeling, WV)
    6. US/WVGenWeb site - Ohio County Archives
    7. US/WVGenWeb - Ohio County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Ohio County Clerk, 1500 Chapline Street, Room 205, Wheeling, WV 26003-3553.
               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):
             Brooke County (north), Washington County, Pennsylvania (east), Marshall County
             (south), Belmont County, Ohio (west), Jefferson County, Ohio (northwest).

        Index to Wills through 1835 - Ohio County, West Virginia

    Census Information:
        1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Ohio County, West Virginia (ED 87: 5 files)


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