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Guide to '''Gilmer 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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Guide to '''Gilmer County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 3, 1845
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|county seat= Glenville
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|parent county= [[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]], [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Braxton County, West Virginia Genealogy|Braxton]]
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|county2= [[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy|Calhoun]]
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|county3= [[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy|Doddridge]]
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|county4= [[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]]
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|county5= [[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]]</br><center>[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Gilmer County
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Gilmer}}
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'''Gilmer County Courthouse'''<br>10 Howard Street<br>Glenville, WV 26351<br>Phone: 304-462-7641<br>[http://www.gilmercountywv.gov/cms.aspx?Name=CountyClerk Gilmer County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1853; marriage, probate and land records from 1845.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
| state = West Virginia
 
| state_map = West-virginia.png
 
| founded year = 1845
 
| founded date = February 3
 
| seat = [[Glenville, West Virginia|Glenville]]
 
| building image = Gilmer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
 
| building address = Gilmer County Courthouse<br>10 Howard Street<br>Glenville, WV 26351<br>Phone:&nbsp;304-462-7641<br>[http://www.gilmercounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx '''Gilmer County Website''']
 
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=== Gilmer County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
 
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Gilmer}}
=== County Information ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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==== Gilmer County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center> </center>
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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=== Record Loss ===
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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{|  
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
 
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
  
County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1853<br>Marriage, probate and land from 1845<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilmer County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Gilmer}}
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*'''1845'''--Gilmer County was created 3 February 1845 from [[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]] and [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Glenville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
  
=== History  ===
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=== Populated Places ===
==== Parent County  ====
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Gilmer}}
 
 
'''1845'''--Gilmer County was created 3 February 1845&nbsp;from [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] and [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Glenville<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Gilmer}}
  
*[[Braxton County, West Virginia Genealogy|Braxton]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy|Calhoun]]
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Gilmer}}
*[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy|Doddridge]]
 
*[[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]]
 
*[[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Gilmer}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3074&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|570515|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3074 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvgenweb.org/gilmer/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm WVGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Gilmer+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Gilmer&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/gilmer/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Gilmer County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/gilmer.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3074&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.wvgenweb.org/gilmer/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm WVGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/gilmer/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/gilmer.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23058&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=48&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|570515|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Gilmer+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3074 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Gilmer&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[West Virginia Cemeteries| West Virginia Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[West Virginia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/197141?availability=Family%20History%20Library Otterbine or Baptist Church Cemetery inscriptions, Gilmer County, West Virginia]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/197180?availability=Family%20History%20Library Snider Cemetery inscriptions, Gilmer County, West Virginia]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/197141?availability=Family%20History%20Library Otterbine or Baptist Church Cemetery inscriptions, Gilmer County, West Virginia]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/197180?availability=Family%20History%20Library Snider Cemetery inscriptions, Gilmer County, West Virginia]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/183953?availability=Family%20History%20Library Woodford Cemetery records, Gilmer County, West Virginia]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/183953?availability=Family%20History%20Library Woodford Cemetery records, Gilmer County, West Virginia]
 
*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
 
*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WV Census Intro|Gilmer}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Gilmer}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WV Directories Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Gilmer}}
  
{{WVcensus}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Gilmer}}
  
Join us in [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census indexing the 1940 Census]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Gilmer}}
  
[[Image:Wvgilmer.jpg|right|250px|Gilmer County]]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Gilmer}}
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[[Image:Wvgilmer.jpg|right|250px|Gilmer County]]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Gilmer}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Gilmer}}
  
{{VAciv}}  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Gilmer}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Gilmer}}<br>
  
:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Companies B and E.  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Companies B and E.
:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E and H.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>  
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:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E and H.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Gilmer Rifles).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Gilmer Rifles).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
  
Records and histories are available, including:  
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
 
*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]
 
*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]
*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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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)
*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.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 and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Gilmer}}
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*'''1814-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Gilmer}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Gilmer}}
  
*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Gilmer}}
  
==== Probate  ====
 
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
  
*'''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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*'''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] — index and images $
*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at FamilySearch — index and images
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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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  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WV Schools Intro|Gilmer}}
  
===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Gilmer}}
  
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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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.  
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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.
  
The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]  
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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 ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Gilmer}}
  
{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1845-1847, 1849-1969 - free.
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
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Revision as of 12:19, 23 February 2018

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

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County Facts
County seat: Glenville
Organized: February 3, 1845
Parent County(s): Lewis, Kanawha[1]
Neighboring Counties
Braxton  • Calhoun  • Doddridge  • Lewis  • Ritchie
See County Maps
Courthouse
Gilmer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wv-gilmer.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Gilmer County Courthouse
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351
Phone: 304-462-7641
Gilmer County Website

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1853; marriage, probate and land records from 1845.[2]

Gilmer County, West Virginia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1845 1845 1845 1850

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1845--Gilmer County was created 3 February 1845 from Lewis and Kanawha Counties.
  • County seat: Glenville[3]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Gilmer County, West Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Gilmer census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See West Virginia Land and Property for additional information about early West Virginia land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section West Virginia Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Gilmer County

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Gilmer 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 Gilmer County:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Companies B and E.
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E and H.[4]
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Gilmer Rifles).[5]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Gilmer County. For state-wide archival repositories, see West Virginia Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Gilmer County. For state-wide library facilities, see West Virginia Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Gilmer County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see West Virginia Societies.

  • Gilmer County Historical Society
    706 Mineral Road
    Glenville, WV 26351

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  5. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.