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Guide to '''Monongalia County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history and genealogy''' , birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{| style="width:18%; float:right"|-| <center>{{Click|Imageimage:WV_ORP.png|West Virginia_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>|-| <center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016|organized= October 7, 1776|county seat= Morgantown|parent county= [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_West_Augusta District of West Augusta]|variant spellings=|county1= [[Fayette County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Fayette (PA)]]|county2= [[Greene County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Greene (PA)]]|county3= [[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy|Marion]]|county4= [[Preston County, West Virginia Genealogy|Preston]]|county5= [[Taylor County, West Virginia Genealogy|Taylor]]|county6= [[Wetzel County, West Virginia Online Genealogy Records|Wetzel]]</br><center>[[Monongalia County, West Virginia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>|county7=|county8=|county9=|county10=|county courthouse= [[File:Monongalia County Courthouse WV.jpg|200px]]|county location in state= [[Image:Wv-monongalia.png|185x185px]]|adoption=}} |}</center><div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>== County Information ==
{{Infobox U.S. County| county = Monongalia County| adoption_sign = | custom_text = | county_map Description = Wv-monongalia.png| state = West Virginia| state_map = West-virginia.png | founded year = 1776| founded date = October 7| seat = [[Morgantown, West Virginia|Morgantown]]| building image = | building address = Monongalia County Courthouse<br> 243 High Street #123<br>Morgantown, WV 26505<br>Phone: 304-291-7230<br>[http://www.co.monongalia.wv.us/index.html '''Monongalia County Website'''] }}
=== The County Information ===was named for the Monongahela River. The County has Morgantown as its seat and the County was created October 9, 1776. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Monongalia County, West Virginia" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monongalia_County,_West_Virginia"<br/ref>
=== County Courthouse === {{WV Courthouse Intro|Monongalia}}'''Monongalia County Courthouse'''<br> 243 High Street, #123<br>Morgantown, WV 26505<br>Phone: 304-291-7230<br>[http://www.co.monongalia.wv.us/cdir.html Monongalia CountyWebsite]<br><br>County clerk has birth and death records from 1853, marriage records from 1796, probate records from early 1800s, land records from 1843.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia Record Dates .{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
=== Monongalia County, West Virginia Record Dates ==={{WV Record Dates Intro|Monongalia}}{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="67" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monongalia County, West Virginia. Page 743-746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 742-743.</ref></center>
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1853| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1796| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1853 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 17901845 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 17761843| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1774early 1800s|} === County Courthouse width="14.2%" align="center" |1870|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925. </center>|}
*County clerk has birth and death records from 1853 === Record Loss ===*Marriage records from 1796 {| *Probate records from early 1800's |-*Land Records from 1843 | *'''1796''' The Monongalia County Court Clerk of the Circuit 's outbuilding, containing deeds, tax assessment rolls, Court had divorce records and marriage records, was burned in 1796. Some records, such as district court records&lt;, are retrievable elsewhere (see below).<ref name=>John Frederick Dorman, "HBG"&gt;Review of ''Handybook for GenealogistsMonongalia County, (West) Virginia: United States Records of Americathe District, Superior and County Courts, Volume 1:1776-1799,''" in ''The Virginia Genealogist,''Vol. 34, 10th edNo. 2 (Draper, Utah: Everton PubApr.-Jun., 20021990), Marion County, West Virginia:133-134. Page 744 </ref><br><br>{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)Fire+}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.&lt;/ref&gt;
=== History Boundary Changes ==={{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Monongalia}}{| |-| *'''1776'''--Monongalia County was created 7 October 1776 from the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_West_Augusta District of West Augusta].<br>*'''County seat:''' Morgantown<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>Monongalia County has been called "mother of counties" because many originated as part of it.The first set off was Harrison County, in 1784.See a [http://www.wvgenweb.org/ table of West Virginia County formation histories]
*For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://searchwww.ancestrymapofus.comorg/searchwestvirginia/db.aspx?dbid=30036 The 175th anniversary of the formation of Monongalia County, "Rotating Formation West VirginiaCounty Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at Ancestrythe MapofUS.org website.com ($)
|}==== Parent County =Populated Places ==={{WV Populated Places Intro|Monongalia}}
'''1776'''--Monongalia County was created 7 October 1776&nbsp;from the District For a complete list of West Augustapopulated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,061,c,monongalia.cfm Hometown Locator].<br>'''County seatThe following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:''' Morgantown<ref name=>Wikipedia contributors, "HandybookMonongalia County, West Virginia,">in ''The Handybook for GenealogistsWikipedia: United States of Americathe Free Encyclopedia'',10th edhttps://en. (Draperwikipedia.org/wiki/Monongalia_County, UT:Everton Publishers_West_Virginia, 2002)accessed 10 July 2018.</ref>
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=== History Timeline ==={{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Monongalia County has been called "mother of counties" because many originated as part of it.&nbsp; The first set off was Harrison County, in 1784.&nbsp; See a [http://www.wvgenweb.org/ table of West Virginia County formation histories] }}
For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website. == Resources =={{WV Resources Intro|Monongalia}}
==== Record Loss =Bible Records ==={{WV Bible Intro|Monongalia}}
'''1796''' The === Biographies ==={{WV Biographies Intro|Monongalia County Court Clerk's outbuilding, containing deeds, tax assessment rolls, Court records and marriage records, was burned in 1796.&nbsp; Some records, such as district court records, are retrievable elsewhere (see below).<ref>John Frederick Dorman, "Review of ''Monongalia County, (West) Virginia: Records of the District, Superior and County Courts, Volume 1:1776-1799,''" in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 34, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1990):133-134.</ref>}}
=== Places *[http://search.ancestry.com/search/ Localities ==db.aspx?dbid=15219 Monongalia County Biographies] at Ancestry ($)
==== Populated Places =Business, Commerce, and Occupations ==={{WV Business Records Intro|Monongalia}}
==== Neighboring Counties =Cemeteries ==={{WV Cemeteries Intro|Monongalia}}
{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%; "|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="99border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Monongalia County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>|-| width="25%" classbgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="FCK__ShowTableBordersborder:1px solid black"| <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" | * [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]* [http://www.wvgenweb.org/monongalia/cemteries.htm WVGenWeb]* [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/monongalia/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/monongalia.htm WVTombstone Project]* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/monongalia.htm Interment]* [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=31 WVGravestones]*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Monongalia%20County%20West%20Virginia%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]|-| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | * {{FHL|464778|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Monongalia+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]|-| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | * [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/West-Virginia/Monongalia-County?id=county_3094 Findagrave.com]* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23078&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=90&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| valigncolspan="top2" | *[[Fayette County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Fayette County, Pennsylvania]] *[[Greene County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Greene County, Pennsylvania]] | valignbgcolor="top#E0E0E0" | *[[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]] *[[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]] | valignstyle="topborder:1px solid black" | *<center>See '''[[Taylor County, West Virginia|Taylor]] *[[Wetzel County, West Virginia|WetzelCemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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== Resources = Census Records ==<div style="width: 100%; float: left">[[Image:Wvmonongalia.jpg|thumb|right{{WV Census Intro|300px]] Monongalia}}
{{Historical populations|type =USA|heading =Census|footnote == Research Guides Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monongalia_County,_West_Virginia "Wikipedia.org".] |1790 |4768|1800 |8540|1810 |12793|1820 |11060|1830 |14056|1840 |17368|1850 |12387|1860 |13048|1870 |13547|1880 |14985 |1890 |15705|1900 |19049|1910 |24334|1920 |33618|1930 |50083 |1940 |51252 ====|1950 |60797|1960 |55617|1970 |63714|1980 |75024|1990 |75509|2000 |81866|2010 |96189}}
*"A Guide to '''1782 Enumeration''' [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf Monongalia County Heads of Families - 1782] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 35.<br>*'''1820''' Exists, but the Counties National Archives microfilm copy of Virginia: Monongalia County," Virginia omits page 51a. ::-The missing names have been published in ''The Virginia Genealogist'': Petty, VolGerald M. "Virginia 1820 Federal Census: Names Not on the Microfilm Copy," ''The Virginia Genealogist ''18, No. 4 no 2 (Oct.April-Dec. June 1974):293136-295139.::-The [http://www.vagenweb.org/shenandoah/missing1820census.html list] is also available online at the Shenandoah County, Virginia GenWeb Project.*'''1890 Veterans''' Skidmore, E.J. and J.M. Ware. ''1890 West Virginia Veteran Schedule: North Central Region: Including the Counties of Taylor, Preston, Marion, Doddridge, Harrison, Monongalia and Barbour''. Kerens, W. Va.: EJ Pub, 2007. {{FHL|331591392921|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
==== African American =Church Records ==={{WV Church Intro|Monongalia}}
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Monongalia.htm "Monongalia County Personal Property Tax List, 1783-1821,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]'Baptist'''''<br>Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
*'''Antioch '''(1806)<ref name="baptist" />*'''Forks of Cheat''' (1795)<ref name="baptist" />*'''Gethsemane '''(1803)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 434, 438. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id= Biographies t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>*'''Little Bethel''' (1801)<ref name="baptist" />*'''Mount Olivet''' (1801)<ref name="baptist" />*'''Mount Tabor''' (1788)<ref name="baptist" />*'''Pawpaw '''(1805)<ref name="baptist" />*'''Pritchel's Creek''' (1786)<ref name="baptist" />*'''Sandy Creek''' (1798)<ref name="baptist" />
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=15219 Monongalia County Biographies] at Ancestry.com ($){{VAbap}}
==== Cemeteries ====Monongalia County fell within the bounds of the Red Stone Association and the Union Association.
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=113202 Lawnwood Cemetery, Morgantown] BillionGraves *[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=113701 Pool Cemetery, Morgantown] BillionGraves '''''Quaker'''''<br>*[httpEarly monthly meetings (with years of existence)://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=114061 Sunnyside Cemetery, Morgantown] BillionGraves
*'''Sandy Creek Monthly Meeting''' (1792-1865)<ref name==== Census ==== "jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{WVcensusFHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}} .</ref>
Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census] === Court Records ==={{WV Court Intro|Monongalia}}
'''''1782 EnumerationCounty Court'''''
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf Monongalia County Heads of Families - 1782] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. Court records were destroyed by a fire in the County begins on page 35Clerk's outbuilding in 1796, but some subsequent cases into the 1820s concerned events arising before that time''.''
*Monongalia County Court Minute and Order Books 1796 to 1905 (with gaps), including a one-volume every-name index, are available on microfilm at the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F63125 FHL].*A card file index to Monongalia County District, Superior and County Court case file papers in the West Virginia Collection, West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, titled {{FHL|301291|item|disp=Court Record Index to 1929}} is available on 58 microfilms at the Family History Library. It includes name and subject indexes.*Chalkley, Lyman. ''Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. '''1820''''' Rosslyn, Va.: The Commonwealth Printing Co. for Mary S. Lockwood, c1912-13, reprinted 1965. 3 Vols. {{FHL|258900|item|disp=FHL}}. OCR scans of text, with linked every- Existsname indexes, but available on internet at [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~chalkley/ Rootsweb]. Extracts of Augusta County Court records include cases heard in the National Archives microfilm copy Court of Appeals in Staunton, including some from Monongalia County. See critique of errors and omissions by [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/va5_chalkleys.htm Daphne Gentry], of the Library of Virginia omits page 51a. The missing names have been published in *Zinn, Melba Pender. ''The Monongalia County, (West) Virginia Genealogist, Records of the District, Superior and County Courts''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, c1990-2002. 12 Vols. {{FHL|527551|item|disp=FHL}}. Abstracts of case file papers in the West Virginia Collection, West Virginia University Library, Morgantown. Surname index in each volume.
*Petty, Gerald M. "Virginia 1820 Federal Census: Names Not on the Microfilm Copy," ''The Virginia Genealogist ''18, no 2 (April-June 1974):136-139.=== Directories ==={{WV Directories Intro|Monongalia}}
:The [http://www.vagenweb.org/shenandoah/missing1820census.html list] is also available online at the Shenandoah County, Virginia GenWeb Project.=== Emigration and Immigration ==={{WV Emigration Intro|Monongalia}}
'''''1890 Veterans' Census''''' === Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ==={{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Monongalia}}
*Skidmore, E.J. and J.M. Ware. ''1890 West Virginia Veteran Schedule: North Central Region: Including the Counties of Taylor, Preston, Marion, Doddridge, Harrison, Monongalia and Barbour''. Kerens, W.&nbsp;Va.: EJ Pub, 2007. ==== African Americans ===={{FHLWV African Americans Intro|1392921|item|disp=FHLMonongalia}}.
==== Church ====*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Monongalia.htm "Monongalia County Personal Property Tax List, 1783-1821"], ''Free African Americans.com.'' Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.
===== Baptist Funeral Homes ====={{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Monongalia}}
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted): === Genealogies ==={{WV Genealogies Intro|Monongalia}}
*'''Antioch '''(1806)<ref name="baptist" /> *'''Forks It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of Cheat''' (1795)<ref name="baptist" /> *'''Gethsemane '''(1803)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 434, 438this county. Digital version at [httpUse this list to://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref> *'''Little Bethel''' (1801)<ref name="baptist" /> *'''Mount Olivet''' (1801)<ref name="baptist" /> *'''Mount Tabor''' (1788)<ref name="baptist" /> *'''Pawpaw '''(1805)<ref name="baptist" /> *'''Pritchel's Creek''' (1786)<ref name="baptist" /> *'''Sandy Creek''' (1798)<ref name="baptist" />
{{VAbap}}  Monongalia County fell within the bounds of the Red Stone Association and the Union Association. ===== Quaker ===== Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):  *'''Sandy Creek Monthly Meeting''' (1792-1865)<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref> ==== Court ==== '''''County Court'''''  Court records were destroyed by a fire in the County Clerk's outbuilding in 1796, but some subsequent cases into the 1820s concerned events arising before that time''.''  *Monongalia County Court Minute and Order Books 1796 to 1905 (with gaps), including a one-volume every-name index, are available on microfilm at the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F63125 FHL]. *A card file index to Monongalia County District, Superior and County Court case file papers in the West Virginia Collection, West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, titled {{FHL|301291|item|disp=Court Record Index to 1929}} is available on 58 microfilms at the Family History Library. It includes name and subject indexes. *Chalkley, Lyman. ''Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. ''Rosslyn, Va.: The Commonwealth Printing Co. for Mary S. Lockwood, c1912-13, reprinted 1965. 3 Vols. {{FHL|258900|item|disp=FHL}}. OCR scans of text, with linked every-name indexes, available on internet at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chalkley/ Rootsweb]. [Extracts of Augusta County Court records include cases heard in the Court of Appeals in Staunton, including some from Monongalia County. See critique of errors and omissions by [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/va5_chalkleys.htm Daphne Gentry], of the Library of Virginia.]<br> *Zinn, Melba Pender. ''Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, Records of the District, Superior and County Courts''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, c1990-2002. 12 Vols. {{FHL|527551|item|disp=FHL}}. [Abstracts of case file papers in the West Virginia Collection, West Virginia University Library, Morgantown. Surname index in each volume.] ==== Genealogy ==== It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  *Locate publications about direct ancestors *Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
===== Bibliography ===== *'''Abel''' - Goertler, Betty Jean Abels and Nina Louise Abels Pitthan. ''Genealogy of the Abels Family''. 1982. {{FHL|91645|item|disp=FHL}}. *'''Baker''' - Burchinal, Beryl Modest and Yvonne Marie Wilson Dailey. ''George Baker Family: Monongalia County, West Virginia''. Pittsburgh, Pa.: B.M. Burchinal, 2001. {{FHL|1124462|item|disp=FHL}*'''Abel''' - Goertler, Betty Jean Abels and Nina Louise Abels Pitthan. ''Genealogy of the Abels Family''. 1982. {{FHL|91645|item|disp=FHL}}.*'''Baker''' - Burchinal, Beryl Modest and Yvonne Marie Wilson Dailey. ''George Baker Family: Monongalia County, West Virginia''. Pittsburgh, Pa.: B.M. Burchinal, 2001. {{FHL|1124462|item|disp=FHL}}.*'''Barb''' -
*'''Zearley''' - Hamilton, Beth A. ''The Zearleys and Their Descendants''. Morgantown, West Virginia?: West Virginia University?, 1992?. {{FHL|620546|item|disp=FHL}}.
==== Land =Guardianship ==={{WV Guardianship Intro|Monongalia}}
Monongalia County Deeds were destroyed in a fire in the County Clerk's outbuilding in 1796. Many of the destroyed instruments were re-recorded in the now extant County Deeds (Old Series) === Land and in the Property Records ==={{WV Land Intro|Monongalia County District Court Deeds. The latter series included mainly transactions conducted by out-of-County and out-of-State residents. As in most such records, many of the post-1796 deeds recited a chain of title. }}
<br> Monongalia County Deeds were destroyed in a fire in the County Clerk's outbuilding in 1796. Many of the destroyed instruments were re-recorded in the now extant County Deeds (Old Series) and in the Monongalia County District Court Deeds. The latter series included mainly transactions conducted by out-of-County and out-of-State residents. As in most such records, many of the post-1796 deeds recited a chain of title.
Titles to Monongalia County lands were initially conveyed by the Commonwealth of Virginia mainly in right of settlement, although some speculators bought land warrants (rights to survey and claim grants to specific tracts) and resold them. No Monongalia County lands were granted pursuant to Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants. The Land Office's copies of all land grants issued by VA up to 1862 are available on the internet at the [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/siteIndex.asp Library of Virginia] (go to "Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys" link to search). The County Clerk retains transcripts of the original land surveys, as well as original Land Entry Books (available on microfilm at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F63001 FHL]). The titles in right of settlement were allocated by a Commission for Adjusting Claims to Unpatented Lands 1773-1785; its minutes are retained by the County Clerk, and available on microfilm at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F63001 FHL] and in the West Virginia State Archives, Charleston. Extracts of the proceedings were published by Earl L. Core, ''The Monongalia Story: a Bicentennial History'' (see Local History section of this page), mainly in Vol. 2.<br>  *Deeds (Monongalia County, West Virginia), 1789-1900; indexes to deeds, 1789 (1776?)-1935. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/63173?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL]. <br>
*Deeds (Monongalia County, West Virginia), 1789-1900; indexes to deeds, 1789 (1776?)-1935. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/63173?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL].
*Toothman, Rick. ''Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, Deed Book Records 1784-1810 (Old Series Volumes 1-4).'' Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1994. {{FHL|699876|item|disp=FHL}}.
==== Local Histories ===={{WV Histories Intro|Monongalia}}
*Core, Earl L. ''The Monongalia story: a Bicentennial History''. Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing Company, 1974-1984. 5 Vols. {{FHL|243528|item|disp=FHL}}.<br> *Rush, West &amp; Company (Philadelphia, Pa.). ''Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Monongalia, Marion and Taylor Counties, West Virginia: Comprising About Five Hundred Sketches of the Prominent and Representative Citizens of These Counties: Illustrated''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Rush, West &amp; Company, 1895. {{FHL|1109228|item|disp=FHL}}. *Shively, Norman B. and Samuel T. Wiley. ''Index to Samuel T. Wiley's History of Monongalia County, West Virginia (1883)''. Morgantown, W. Va.: Monongalia County Bicentennial Committee, 1976. {{FHL|291604|item|disp=FHL}}. *Wiley, Samuel T. ''History of Monongalia County, West Virginia, from Its First Settlements to the Present Time with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches''. Kingwood, W.&nbsp;Va.: Preston Publishing Co., 1883. {{FHL|8394|item|disp=FHL}}.*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30036 The 175th anniversary of the formation of Monongalia County, West Virginia] at Ancestry ($)
==== Maps and Gazetteers ==={{WV Maps Intro|Monongalia}}{{WV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WV Monongalia}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)] *Lathrop, J. M., H. C. Penny, W. R. Proctor, ''et al''. ''An Atlas of Marion and Monongalia Cos., West Virginia''. <br>Philadelphia, PA: D. J. Lake &amp; Co., 1886.&nbsp; [A map of each Magisterial District and detail maps of major towns show land owners, as well as many businesses, cemeteries, schools and churches].&nbsp; Microfilm images available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1127 Ancestry] ($ancestry.com]); available on CD: {{FHL|1726136|item|disp=FHL}} and the published volume is available at the West Virginia Collection, West Virginia Univeristy Library, as well as other local and major libraries.<br>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
==== Military =Migration ==={{WV Migration Intro|Monongalia}}
===== French and Indian War, 1755-1763 ==Military Records ==={{WV Military Intro|Monongalia}}
==== French and Indian War ===={{WV French and Indian War Intro|Monongalia}}*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. {{FHL|47143|item|disp=FHL}}. [Some French and Indian War veterans later lived in Monongalia County, but no one served at this time while living here. Some men from eastern VA are identified as having served "at Monongalia" in 1756, but Gen. Braddock's expedition into PA is meant. Two men are mentioned in the book as living in Monongalia County in 1779; see place name index.]
===== Revolutionary War ====={{WV Revolutionary War Intro|Monongalia}}'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Monongalia County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Monongalia County supplied soldiers for the:
::- [[13th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|13th Virginia Regiment]] (8th and 10th Companies)<ref>E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, ''A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787'' (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 69. {{FHL|79781|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2s}}.</ref>
Additional resources:
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840}}. [See Virginia, Western District, Eastern Monongalia County and Western Monongalia County on page 135.] *Jeanne Robey Felldin and Charlotte Magee Tucker. ''Index to The Soldiery of West Virginia by Virgil A. Lewis''; Tomball, Texas: Genealogical Publications, 1976. {{FHL|339056|item|disp=FHL}}. *Ross B. Johnston, comp. ''West Virginians in the American Revolution''; Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997. {{FHL|162282|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48445&path= Ancestry] ($). [Alphabetized extracts from Revolutionary War Pension Application declarations, including residents of Monongalia County.] *Virgil A. Lewis. ''The Soldiery of West Virginia in the French and Indian War; Lord Dunmore's War; the Revolution; the Later Indian Wars; the Whiskey Insurrection; the Second War with England; the War with Mexico, and Addenda Relating to West Virginians in the Civil War''. Charleston, W.Va.: State of West Virginia, 1911. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1967-1998. {{FHL|49215|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48631&path= Ancestry] ($). [Includes a Monongalia County muster roll, lists of Revolutionary War pensioners copied from ''Report to Congress'' (1835) and summaries of legislation about recruitment for State and Continental troops and regarding Congressional pensions.*Donna Parker. ''Every name index to the soldiery of West Virginia French and Indiana War ... War with Mexico ... and addenda ... Civil War'', by Virgil A. Lewis; Burbank, Calif.: Southern California Genealogical Society, 1993. {{FHL|756729|item|disp=FHL}}.*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry]($). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.
*Donna Parker. ''Every name index to the soldiery ==== War of West Virginia French and Indiana War ... War with Mexico ... and addenda ... Civil War'', by Virgil A. Lewis; Burbank, Calif.: Southern California Genealogical Society, 1993. 1812 ===={{FHLWV War of 1812 Intro|756729|item|disp=FHLMonongalia}}Monongalia County men served in the 76th, 104th, and 118th Regiments. *<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War Pensionsof 1812''. Washington(Athens, DGa.C., 1852: Iberian Pub. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.1988), 1969, and 1991142. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870669440|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur975.5 M2bs}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com</search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]ref>
====Civil War = War of 1812 ==={{WV Civil War Intro|Monongalia}}{{WV Civil War Regiments|Monongalia}}*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
Monongalia County men served in the 76th, 104th, and 118th Regiments.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 142. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  ===== Civil War ===== *'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)  '''Union'''
:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry]]
'''Confederate'''
:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies A and B.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
==== Naturalization =and Citizenship ==={{WV Naturalization Intro|Monongalia}}
*West Virginia, '''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*Williams, Mary K. ''Monongalia County, West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1776-1906''. [Morgantown, W. Va.: M.K. Williams], 1986. {{FHL|455509|item|disp=FHL}}.
==== Newspapers ===={{WV Newspapers Intro|Monongalia}}
*Gilchrist, Joy Gregoire. ''Abstracts of Early Monongalia County, (West) Virginia Newspapers, 1816 - 1842''. Coshocton, Ohio: Squires Family Researchers, n.d. {{FHL|647106|item|disp=FHL}}. *[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50297 The Dominion News (Morgantown, West Virginia)] at Ancestry.com ($)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8379 Dominion Post (Morgantown, West Virginia)] at Ancestry.com ($)
===Obituaries = Private Papers =={{WV Obituaries Intro|Monongalia}} === Other Records ==={{WV Other Records Intro|Monongalia}}
'''''Private Papers'''''<br>*'''[Bayles]''' - Bayles Family Records. Bible records, copies of diaries, letters, and newspaper notices of Lucas County, Ohio / Daughters of the American Revolution. Fort Industry Chapter (Toledo, Ohio) -- p. 8-10. Copy: {{FHL|336069|item|disp=FHL}}. *'''[Rice] '''- Family Bible of Philemon L. Rice and Serena Elizabeth Laidley [Records ca. 1799-1927]. Original records, in possession of Mrs. Charles Everly of Fairmount, West Virginia (1959). Copy: {{FHL|687952|item|disp=FHL}}.
==== Probate =Periodicals ==='''Online Probate Records'''{{WV Periodicals Intro|Monongalia}}
*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and == Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $===*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearchWV Probate Intro|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971Monongalia}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and imagesMonongalia County, West Virginia [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM6DN-568%3A179688301%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1819 - 1957]
==== Taxation ===='''Online Probate Records
How can *'''1724-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at FamilySearch — index and images*Monongalia County, West Virginia tax lists help me? [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM6DN-568%3A179688301%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1819- 1957]
*'''[1783-1850]''' Monongalia County, [West] Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists, 1783-1850. Original records, [[Library of Virginia]], Richmond, Va. Copy: {{FHL|638370|item|disp=FHL}}. *'''[1783-1821]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Monongalia.htm "Monongalia County Personal Property Tax List, 1783-1821,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.] *'''[1786]''' Core, Earl L. ''The Monongalia Story: A Bicentennial History''.&nbsp;Parsons, W.&nbsp;Va.: McClain Printing Company, 1976. {{FHL|975.452 H2c v. 2}}&nbsp;(1786 tithe list begins on p. 142) *'''[1786-1788]'''Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. {{FHL|622815|item|disp=FHL}}. [Sources for this publication&nbsp;are the 1787 and 1788 personal property tax lists, and&nbsp;partial 1786 personal property tax list (names of those who do not appear on 1787 and 1788 lists were abstracted). Monongalia County is included in Vol. 2.] *'''[1788-1806]'''Monongalia County, [West] Virginia Land Tax, 1788-1806, MSS., W. Guy Tetrick Collection, Clarksburg, W. Va., prepared by the Historical = School Records Survey; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|163533|item|disp=FHL}}. *'''[1790]''' Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Monongalia County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available online at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy]. *'''[1796-1865]''' Monongalia County, [West] Virginia Land Tax, 1796-1865. Original records, Monongalia County Courthouse, Morgantown, W. Va.; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|637380|item|disp=FHL}}. =*'''[1799-1806]''' Monongalia County, [West] Virginia Land Tax, 1799-1806, MSS., West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, W. Va., prepared by the Historical Records Survey; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|170275|itemWV Schools Intro|disp=FHL}}. *'''[1800]''' Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1800 Personal Property Tax List of Monongalia County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available to browse online at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy]. *'''[1815]''' Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|item|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Monongalia County is included in Vol. 6.]
==== Vital Tax Records ===={{WV Tax Intro|Monongalia}}
*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1794-1961 - free.How can Virginia tax lists help me?
*'''1783''' - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/revservice.htm#vatax Revolutionary War Service website] - free.*'''1783-1850''' - Monongalia County, [West] Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists, 1783-1850. Original records, [[Library of Virginia]], Richmond, Va. Copy: {{FHL|638370|item|disp=FHL}}.*'''1783-1821''' - Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Monongalia.htm "Monongalia County Personal Property Tax List, 1783-1821,"] Free African Americans.com. Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.*'''1786''' Core, Earl L. ''The Monongalia Story: A Bicentennial History''. Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing Company, 1976. {{FHL|975.452 H2c v. 2}} (1786 tithe list begins on p. 142)*'''1786-1788''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. {{FHL|622815|item|disp=FHL}}. Sources for this publication are the 1787 and 1788 personal property tax lists, and partial 1786 personal property tax list (names of those who do not appear on 1787 and 1788 lists were abstracted). Monongalia County is included in Vol. 2.*'''1788-1806''' - Monongalia County, [West] Virginia Land Tax, 1788-1806, MSS., W. Guy Tetrick Collection, Clarksburg, W. Va., prepared by the Historical Records Survey; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|163533|item|disp=FHL}}.*'''1790''' - Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Monongalia County, Virginia](now West Virginia) are available online at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].*'''1796-1865''' - Monongalia County, [West] Virginia Land Tax, 1796-1865. Original records, Monongalia County Courthouse, Morgantown, W. Va.; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|637380|item|disp=FHL}}.*'''1799-1806''' - Monongalia County, [West] Virginia Land Tax, 1799-1806, MSS., West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, W. Va., prepared by the Historical Records Survey; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|170275|item|disp=FHL}}.*'''1800''' - Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1800 Personal Property Tax List of Monongalia County, Virginia](now West Virginia) are available to browse online at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].*'''1815''' - Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|item|disp=FHL}}. The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Monongalia County is included in Vol. 6. === Vital Records ==={{WV Vital Intro|Monongalia}} *[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage. ==== Birth ====={{WV Birth Intro|Monongalia}}
*Carter, Eleanor Yost, Kathleen Mahaffey Bogdan, and Marion County Genealogy Club (Fairmont, W. Va.). ''Monongalia County Births''. [1853-1876] 3 vols. Fairmont, W. Va.: Marion County Genealogy Club, 1991. {{FHL|626976|item|disp=FHL}}.
===== Death =Marriage ===={{WV Marriage Intro|Monongalia}}
*'''1780-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1408729|West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1801-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=washington%2cwa West Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $ ==== Death ===={{WV Death Intro|Monongalia}} *Daughters of the American Revolution. Elizabeth Lundington Hagans Chapter (Texas). ''Death Records, Monongalia County, West Virginia, 1856-1863''. Tomball, Texas: Genealogical Publications, 1976. {{FHL|47406|item|disp=FHL}}. *Trickett, Lorna. ''Deaths, Monongalia County: 1853-1899''. MSS., W. Guy Tetrick Collection, Clarksburg, W. Va., prepared by the Historical Records Survey. Copy: {{FHL|166352|item|disp=FHL}}.
*Trickett, Lorna. ''Deaths, Monongalia County, West Virginia: 1853-1899''. MSS., West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, W. Va., prepared by the Historical Records Survey. Copy: {{FHL|170287|item|disp=FHL}}.
<*'''1804-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|1417434|West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999}} at [https:/div>/familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
=== Societies and Libraries =Divorce ===={{WV Divorce Intro|Monongalia}}
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies] == Research Facilities =={{WV Research Facilities Intro|Monongalia}}
'''Palatines to America'''<br>West Virginia Chapter<br>572 Plymouth Avenue<br>Morgantown, === Archives ==={{WV 26505-2142 Archives Intro|Monongalia}}
'''Morgantown Public Library and Genealogical Society'''<br>373 Spruce Street<br>Morgantown, WV 26505=== Family History Centers ==={{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br> *[[Morgantown West Virginia Family History Center]]
==== '''Family History Centers<br>''' =Libraries ==={{FamilySearch Centers WV Libraries Intro|Monongalia}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]] === Museums ===*[[Morgantown West Virginia Family History Center]]{{WV Museums Intro|Monongalia}}
=== Web Sites =Societies =={{WV Societies Intro|Monongalia}}
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/monongalia-county/ Monongalia County'''Palatines to America'''<br>West Virginia Chapter<br>572 Plymouth Avenue<br>Morgantown, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] 26505-2142<br>*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+] *[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook] *{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Monongalia|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} *[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia] *[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WV/Monongalia-County.htm Monongalia County Genealogy] (West Virginia Genealogy)''Morgantown Public Library and Genealogical Society'''<br>373 Spruce Street<br>Morgantown, WV 26505
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/monongalia-county/ Monongalia County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WV/Monongalia-County.htm Monongalia County Genealogy] (West Virginia Genealogy)*{{Online course badgeFHL Place IDNum|190073|West%20Virginia| link = Monongalia}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcentersearch/home.htmlHistorical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records| name = Fun Five Minute Genealogy Videos= Research Guides =={{WV Research Guides Intro|Monongalia}}
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Monongalia County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):293-295. {{FHL|33159|item|disp== References ==FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
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