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Guide to '''Wayne 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 '''Wayne 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= January 18, 1842
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|county seat= Wayne
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|parent county= [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]]<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= [[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd (KY)]]
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|county2= [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]]
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|county3= [[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence (KY)]]
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|county4= [[Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy|Lawrence (OH)]]
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|county5= [[Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county6= [[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin (KY)]]
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|county7= [[Mingo County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mingo]]</br><center>[[Wayne 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 = Wayne County
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[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|130px|<center>Anthony Wayne</center>]]
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| county_map = Wv-wayne.png
 
| state = West Virginia
 
| state_map = West-virginia.png
 
| founded year = 1842
 
| founded date = January 18
 
| seat wl = Wayne
 
| building image = Joseph S. Miller House at Kenova Wayne County WV.jpg
 
| building address = Wayne County Courthouse<br> 700 Hendricks Street<br>Wayne, WV 25570 <br>Phone: 304-272-6371<br>[http://www.waynecountywv.org/ '''Wayne County Website''']  
 
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== County Information ==
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The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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==== Wayne County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Wayne}}
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'''Wayne County Courthouse'''<br> 700 Hendricks Street<br>Wayne, WV 25570 <br>Phone: 304-272-6371<br>[http://www.waynecountywv.org/countyclerk.php Wayne County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853, marriage records from 1854, probate and land records.<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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=== Wayne County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Wayne}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1842
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1842
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1843
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1921''' Fire burned the courthouse in 1921, but no records were lost.<br><Br>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Wayne}}
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*'''1842'''--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Wayne<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.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1854<br>Probate and Land Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Wayne}}
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|130px|Anthony Wayne]]
 
 
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1842'''--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wayne <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.
 
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
'''1921''' Fire burned the courthouse in 1921, but no records were lost.
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Wayne}}
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== Places / Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Wayne}}
  
[[Image:Wvwayne.jpg|thumb|right|180px|<center>Wayne Count</center>]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Wayne}}
  
*[[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd County, Kentucky]]
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=== Cemeteries ===
*[[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Wayne}}
*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence County, Kentucky]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy|Lawrence County, Ohio]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin County, Kentucky]]
 
*[[Mingo County, West Virginia|Mingo]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Wayne County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>
| 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=3113&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|648974|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3113 Findagrave.com]
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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=3113&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wayne/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/wayne.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/wayne.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23097&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=179&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]
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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>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wayne+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Wayne&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|648974|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wayne+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wayne/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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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&CScnty=3113 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=Wayne&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/wayne.htm WVTombstone Project]
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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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/wayne.htm Interment]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23097&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=179&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[West Virginia Cemeteries| West Virginia Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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*[http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc10/queens_ridge_cem1.htm Queen's Ridge Cemetery<span id="1334695455311E" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>]
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*[http://www.morrisfuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10349 Morris Funeral Home]
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*[http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc10/queens_ridge_cem1.htm Queen's Ridge Cemetery<span id="1334695455311E" style="display: none"> </span>]
 
*[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|Wayne}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Wayne}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== '''Census'''  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WV Directories Intro|Wayne}}
  
{{WVcensus}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Wayne}}
  
====Church  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Wayne}}
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*[http://www.morrisfuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10349 Morris Funeral Home]
  
==== Land ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Wayne}}
  
Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/documents.html#Deeds/Land Transactions West Virginia Deeds]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Wayne}}
  
''West Virginia Archives''
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*Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/documents.html#Deeds/Land Transactions West Virginia Deeds]
  
''A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.<br>Comstock, Jim. ''Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia'', Jim Comstock, 1973.<br>975.4003 H259 v.7.<br>Darby, Erasmus Foster. ''App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia.'' Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.<br>398.22 D24a Pam.<br>_________________. ''Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow''. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.<br>Kirby, Wesley D. ''History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.&nbsp;<br>McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. ''Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization''. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126.&nbsp;<br>Osborn, Lucian W. ''History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.<br>''A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc.'', 1988. 975.447 W359p.<br>Taylor, Mildred. ''History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia,'' n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.<br>Thomas C. W.''History of Ceredo and Kenova''. s. l., n. p., @1958.&nbsp; 975.447 T482 Pam.<br>Varney, Carl E. ''Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea''. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.<br>Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.&nbsp; Arc 1. 4:33.
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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''West Virginia Archives''
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]  
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''A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.<br>Comstock, Jim. ''Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia'', Jim Comstock, 1973.<br>975.4003 H259 v.7.<br>Darby, Erasmus Foster. ''App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia.'' Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.<br>398.22 D24a Pam.<br>_________________. ''Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow''. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.<br>Kirby, Wesley D. ''History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5. <br>McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. ''Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization''. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126. <br>Osborn, Lucian W. ''History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.<br>''A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc.'', 1988. 975.447 W359p.<br>Taylor, Mildred. ''History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia,'' n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.<br>Thomas C. W.''History of Ceredo and Kenova''. s. l., n. p., @1958.975.447 T482 Pam.<br>Varney, Carl E. ''Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea''. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.<br>Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.Arc 1. 4:33.
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Wayne}}
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[[Image:Wvwayne.jpg|thumb|right|180px|<center>Wayne Count</center>]]
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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://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wayne+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8845edb9a84b57bd:0x1bf116135bcabf81,Wayne,+WV&gl=us&ei=cNSNT4__JKmjiAKVvdCDCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQ8gEwAg Wayne County, West Virginia Map]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wayne+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8845edb9a84b57bd:0x1bf116135bcabf81,Wayne,+WV&gl=us&ei=cNSNT4__JKmjiAKVvdCDCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQ8gEwAg Wayne County, West Virginia Map]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Wayne}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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=== Military Records ===
{{VAciv}}  
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{{WV Military Intro|Wayne}}
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Wayne}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Wayne}}<br>
 
'''''Union'''''
 
'''''Union'''''
  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery|1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery]], Battery B Light Artillery.
 
:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery|1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery]], Battery B Light Artillery.
  
'''''Confederate'''''  
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'''''Confederate'''''
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Companies A, C, and G.  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Companies A, C, and G.
:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.
:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>  
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:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>  
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:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>
:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E, G, and H.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>  
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:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E, G, and H.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>
:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).<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 A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).<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)]]. Company F (K).<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>
 
:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company F (K).<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>
  
''Records and histories are available, including:''  
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''Records and histories are available, including:''
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/civilwar.htm Wayne County, West Virginia Civil War]
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*'''1861-1865''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
*'''1861 - 1865''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization West Virginia, 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)
*'''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=2344 U.S., Union 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)  
 
 
*[http://glengallagher.com/8thva.htm 8th Virginia Calvary]
 
*[http://glengallagher.com/8thva.htm 8th Virginia Calvary]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/civilwar.htm Wayne County, West Virginia Civil War]
  
==== Naturalization ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Wayne}}
  
*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1814-1991''' {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Wayne}}
  
*'''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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=== Other Records ===
*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Wayne}}
  
Wayne County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030645%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1843 - 1968]
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Wayne}}
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
===== Online West Virginia Tax site =====
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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 $
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*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1843-1968''' Wayne County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030645%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1843-1968]
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*West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
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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=== School Records ===
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{{WV Schools Intro|Wayne}}
  
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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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Wayne}}
  
The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
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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.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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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.
  
*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1854-1862, 1865-1970 - free.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
=====Birth=====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Wayne}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
  
*'''1853-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1853-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Wayne}}
  
=====Death=====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Wayne}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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*'''1853-1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1853-1863] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($).
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Historical Societies  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Wayne}}
  
'''&nbsp;''' [http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/wayne.html Wayne County, West Virginia Public Library]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Wayne}}
  
[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/ck.html Ceredo-Kenova Memorial Public Library]
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=== Archives ===
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{{WV Archives Intro|Wayne}}
  
[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/fg.html Fort Gay Public Library]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
[http://wcghs.com/ Wayne County Geenalgoical and Historical Society]  
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*[[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington West Virginia Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
'''Cabell - Wayne County Historical Society''' PO Box 9412 Huntinton, WV 25704<br>
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Wayne}}
  
KYOWVA Genealogical Society P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1254 Huntington, WV 25715
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*[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/wayne.html Wayne County, West Virginia Public Library]<br>
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*[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/ck.html Ceredo-Kenova Memorial Public Library]<br>
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*[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/fg.html Fort Gay Public Library]
  
Kentucky Ohio West Virginia Genealogical Society
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=== Museums ===
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{{WV Museums Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Societies ==
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{WV Societies Intro|Wayne}}
  
*[[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington West Virginia Family History&nbsp;Center&nbsp;]]
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*[http://wcghs.com/ Wayne County Genealgoical and Historical Society]<br>
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Cabell - Wayne County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 9412<br>Huntington, WV 25704<br>
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*KYOWVA Genealogical Society<br>P O Box 1254<br> Huntington, WV 25715<br>
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*Kentucky Ohio West Virginia Genealogical Society
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{WV Websites Intro|Wayne}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wayne-county/ Wayne County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wayne-county/ Wayne County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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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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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/communities.html Wayne County, West Virginia Communities]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/communities.html Wayne County, West Virginia Communities]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia Wayne County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia Wayne County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Wayne|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia] <br>
 
 
*Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/bios.html West Virginia Biographies]
 
*Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/bios.html West Virginia Biographies]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|190168|West%20Virginia|Wayne}} - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WV Research Guides Intro|Wayne}}
  
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Guide to Wayne 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: Wayne
Organized: January 18, 1842
Parent County(s): Cabell[1]
Neighboring Counties
Boyd (KY)  • Cabell  • Lawrence (KY)  • Lawrence (OH)  • Lincoln  • Martin (KY)  • Mingo
See County Maps
Courthouse
Joseph S. Miller House at Kenova Wayne County WV.jpg
Location Map
Wv-wayne.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Anthony Wayne

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Wayne County Courthouse
700 Hendricks Street
Wayne, WV 25570
Phone: 304-272-6371
Wayne County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853, marriage records from 1854, probate and land records.[3]

Wayne 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 1853 1842 1843 1850

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1921 Fire burned the courthouse in 1921, but no records were lost.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1842--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from Cabell County.
  • County seat: Wayne[4]

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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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.

West Virginia Archives

A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.
Comstock, Jim. Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.7.
Darby, Erasmus Foster. App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.
398.22 D24a Pam.
_________________. Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.
Kirby, Wesley D. History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.
McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126.
Osborn, Lucian W. History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.
A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc., 1988. 975.447 W359p.
Taylor, Mildred. History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia, n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.
Thomas C. W.History of Ceredo and Kenova. s. l., n. p., @1958.975.447 T482 Pam.
Varney, Carl E. Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.
Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.Arc 1. 4:33.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Wayne Count

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Wayne 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 Wayne County:
Union

- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery, Battery B Light Artillery.

Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Companies A, C, and G.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company H.
- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company G.[5]
- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).[6]
- 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E, G, and H.[7]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).[8]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company F (K).[9]

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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see West Virginia Societies.

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. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia.
  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. 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.
  5. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  6. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  7. Jack L. Dickinson, 16th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60.
  8. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  9. 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.