Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy
Guide to Lincoln County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Lincoln County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
|Founded||February 23, 1867|
|Address|| Lincoln County Courthouse|
8000 Court Avenue
Hamlin, WV 25523
Lincoln County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Websites
- 8 References
Lincoln County, West Virginia Record Dates
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1909
Lincoln County, West Virginia Origins
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.
1909--The courthouse burned down in 1909. All records were destroyed except for some land and tax records dating from 1867, which were not in the building at the time of the fire.
Places / Localities
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|WVGenWeb Archives||WorldCat||Billion Graves|
|See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.|
- Lincoln County, West Virginia Political Graveyard.com
- Random Acts WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
- Lincoln County, West Virginia Funeral Homes
- Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)
- Lincoln County, West Virginia Map 1895 The general indexes cover chancery orders v. 7-26.
- 1861-1865 - West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861 - 1865 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- 1861 - 1865 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- Turner, Ronald Ray. 7th West Virginia Cavalry. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy: Raleigh
- County West Virginia GenWeb. [Includes biographical sketches of soldiers from Lincoln County.]
Online Probate Records
- 1724 - 1978 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1756 - 1971 West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971 at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
- Lincoln County West Virginia Will Books 1909-1947
- West Virginia Will Books
- Lincoln County, West Virginia Obituaries
- Miscellaneous Lincoln County West Virginia Obituaries
- Interment.net Cemetery Records on line
- Probate records, 1910-1947 West Virginia Will Books are available online
Online West Virginia Tax site
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
- West Virginia Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriages
. Includes marriages 1889, 1895-1929 - free.
- Birth records, 1871-1957 You can view originals on line.
- Death records, 1909-1936 You can view originals on line.
- Marriage records, 1895-1926 1780-1970 are available online.
- Early Lincoln County West Virginia Marriage Records 1880, 1895-1929
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
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.
- Lincoln County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- FamilySearch Catalog
- CYNDI'S List West Virginia
- Lincoln County West Virginia Biographies
- Lincoln County West Virginia Families
- Lincoln County West Virginia Wikipedia
- Chuck Yeager of Lincoln County, West Virginia
- Chuck Yeager - Hatfield McCoy Country
Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, West Virginia. Page 744 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).