Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy
Guide to Roane County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Roane County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
|Founded||March 11, 1856|
|Address|| Roane County Courthouse|
200 Main Street
Spencer, WV 257601497
- 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
Roane County, West Virginia Record Dates
- County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, and land records from 1856
- Roane County, West Virginia Government
- Roane County, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
- Roane County West Virginia Encyclopedia
- History of Roane County, West Virginia, from the time of its exploration to A.D. 1927 View on line
- Roane County History
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.
Both the courthouse built in 1856 and its replacement built in 1887 burned, but many records survived. Dates of fires undetermined.
Places / Localities
|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.|
- Roane County, West Virginia Obituaries
- Political Graveyard.com Roane County, West Virginia
- Roane County Tombstone Photos
- Roane County History and Genealogy Obituaries
- Roane County Genealogy Project Ferrell Cemetery
- Random Acts WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
For tips on accessing Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.
- Ashley - Ross, Clara Mae. John Thomas Ashley (1838-1923), His Ancestors of Surry County, North Carolina, His Descendants of Roane County, West Virginia, and Related Families. Colfax, N.C., n.d. FHL Collection.
- Bishop, William Henry: History of Roane county, West Virginia, from the time of its exploration A.D. 1927
- google ebooks
- West Virginia
- Inventory of the county archives of West Virginia, no. 44, Roane County (Spencer)
- Roane County Histories at Ancestry.com ($)
- Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)
- Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
- Roane County, West Virginia 1895 map
- Roane County, West Virginia Maps
- Roane County, West Virginia Maps
Regiments. Service men in Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy 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 Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy:
- - 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company G.
- - 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).
- - 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company C.
- - 30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate). Company F.
- - 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate). Company B (Logan County Wildcats), Company C (Chapmanville Riflemen), Company D (Boone Rangers), Company E (Raleigh Rangers), and Company G (Western Riflemen).
- - 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate). Company G (The Roane Rangers).
Records and histories are available, including:
- 1861 - 1865 - West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- 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)
- Blue and Gray Trail Roane County, West Virginia
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
Roane County, West Virginia Will Books 1857 - 1968
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 1856-1858, 1860-1967 - free.
Societies and Libraries
Roane County Historical Society
P O Box 161
Spencer, WV 25276
Roane county Library -census records and more
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.
- Roane County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- Family History Library
- Cyndi's List for West Virginia
- Roane County, West Virginia Families USGENWEB
- Roane County, West Virginia Wikipedia
- National Register of Historic Places Roane County
- Roane County, West Virginia Bridges
- Rhodes families of Roane County, West Virginia
- Roane County, West Virginia Commons
- Biographies - Roane County, West Virginia
- New River Notes Memoirs of Daniel W. Cunningham: The Criminal Histor of Roand and Jackson Counties
- Meadows Family
- Roane County, West Virginia Photos Interesting
- Roane County Library Family Histories
Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
- Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
- Michael West, 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108.
- J.L. Scott, 36th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36.
- J.L. Scott, 60th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130.