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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 Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research


West Virginia Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research


West Virginia Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research


West Virginia Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research


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.

State of West Virginia County & City Government Links
CountyGovernment County SeatGovernment CountyGovernment County SeatGovernment
Barbour Philippi Mineral Keyser
Berkeley Martinsburg Mingo Williamson
Boone Madison Monongalia Morgantown
Braxton Sutton Monroe Union
Brooke Wellsburg Morgan Berkeley Springs
Cabell Huntington Nicholas Summersville
Calhoun Grantsville Ohio Wheeling
Clay Clay Pendleton Franklin
Doddridge West Union Pleasants Saint Marys
Fayette Fayetteville Pocahontas Marlinton
Gilmer Glenville Preston Kingwood
Grant Petersburg Putnam Winfield
Greenbrier Lewisburg Raleigh Beckley
Hampshire Romney Randolph Elkins
Hancock New Cumberland Ritchie Harrisville
Hardy Moorefield Roane Spencer
Harrison Clarksburg Summers Hinton
Jackson Ripley Taylor Grafton
Jefferson Charles Town Tucker Parsons
Kanawha Charleston Tyler Middlebourne
Lewis Weston Upshur Buckhannon
Lincoln Hamlin Wayne Wayne
Logan Logan Webster Webster Springs
Marion Fairmont Wetzel New Martinsville
Marshall Moundsville Wirt Elizabeth
Mason Point Pleasant Wood Parkersburg
McDowell Welch Wyoming Pineville
Mercer Princeton