Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy

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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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Gilmer County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Gilmer County
Location in the state of West Virginia, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 3, 1845
County Seat Glenville
Courthouse
Gilmer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Gilmer County Courthouse
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351
Phone: 304-462-7641
Gilmer County Website



County Information[edit | edit source]



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

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

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1853
Marriage, probate and land from 1845[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1845--Gilmer County was created 3 February 1845 from Lewis and Kanawha Counties.
County seat: Glenville[2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WVGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WVGenWeb Archives
WVTombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Church[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

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


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Gilmer County

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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


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

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Online West Virginia Tax site[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]

West Virginia Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriages . Includes marriages 1845-1847, 1849-1969 - free.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

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

Gilmer County Historical Society
706 Mineral Road
Glenville, WV 26351

 

Family History Centers
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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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilmer County, West Virginia. Page 743 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. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  4. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.