Mingo County, West Virginia Genealogy
Guide to Mingo County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Mingo County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
|Founded||January 30, 1895|
|Address|| Mingo County Courthouse|
P O Box 1197
Williamson, WV 25661-1197
Mingo County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Family History Centers
- 8 Websites
- 9 References
Mingo County, West Virginia Record Dates
- County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1895 and burial records from 1959
- Clerk of Court has divorce, probate and court records
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.
1977 Courthouse was flooded in 1977, heavily damaging records.
Places / Localities
- Buchanan County, Virginia
- Martin County, Kentucky
- Pike County, Kentucky
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.|
- Mingo County, West Virginia Political Graveyard
- Mingo County Tombstone Photos USGENWEB Archives Project
- Random Acts WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
For tips on accessing Mingo County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.
- 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)
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
West Virginia Will Books Wills, inventories, etc., Mingo County : 1884-1911
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 1895-1926 - free.
Societies and Libraries
Mingo County Genealogical Society
P O Box 2581
Williamson, WV 25661
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.
- Mingo 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
- Logan County, Virginia Recreated 1824-1863 includes Mingo County
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).