West Virginia Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that West Virginia court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.
West Virginia Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.
West Virginia Court Records
- West Virginia Court Record Books (amazon.com)
West Virginia Land Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research
West Virginia Probate Records
- West Virginia Probate Record Books (amazon.com)
West Virginia Tax Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research
- West Virginia Tax Record Books (amazon.com)
West Virginia Immigration & Naturalization Records
- West Virginia Immigration Record Books (amazon.com)
West Virginia County & City Government Links
West Virginia contains 55 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders.
The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a West Virginia county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. West Virginia State Government is located in Charleston.