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Guide to '''Doddridge 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= February 4, 1845|county seat= West Union|parent county= [[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]], [[Tyler County, West Virginia Online Genealogy Records|Tyler]], [[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]], [[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]]<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>|variant spellings=|county1= [[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy|Gilmer]]|county2= [[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]]|county3= [[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]]|county4= [[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]]|county5= [[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy|Tyler]]|county6= [[Wetzel County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wetzel]]</br><center>[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>|county7=|county8=|county9=|county10=|county courthouse= [[Image:Doddridge County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|245x245px]]|county location in state= [[Image:Wv-doddridge.png|185x185px]]|adoption=}}|}</center><div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>== County Information ==
{{Infobox U.S. County| county = Doddridge County| adoption_sign = | custom_text = Description === | county_map = Wv-doddridge.png| state = West Virginia| state_map = West-virginia.png | founded year County Courthouse = 1845| founded date = February 4| seat = [[West Union, West Virginia|West Union]]{{WV Courthouse Intro| building image = Doddridge County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG}}| building address = '''Doddridge County Courthouse'''<br>118 East Court Street<br>West Union, WV 26456 <br>Phone: 304-873-2631<br>[http://www.doddridgecounty.wv.gov/countygovernmentagencies/Pages/defaultcountyclerk.aspx Doddridge County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853; marriage, probate, and land records from 1845.<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}}.<br/ref>
=== Doddridge County Information , West Virginia Record Dates ===<br>{{WV Record Dates Intro|Doddridge}}{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <brcenter>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<br/center><br>|-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align= "center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Record Dates Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''{| width="10014.2%" cellspacingbgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="114.2%" cellpaddingbgcolor="1#e4d8e5" borderalign="1center"| '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="10014.2%" bgcoloralign="center" |1853| width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" colspan|1845| width="14.2%" align="6center" | <| width="14.2%" align="center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</" | | width="14.2%" align="center>" |1845| width="14.2%" align="center" |1849| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align=7"| <center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]''' | width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="> </center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]''' >| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]''' }| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]''' | widthRecord Loss ="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']] {| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845| width="16.6%" align="center" | | width="16There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.6%" align="center" | 1850| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1849|} === County Courthouse ===
|}=== Boundary Changes ==={{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Doddridge}}{| |-| *'''1845'''--Doddridge County Clerk has bird was created 4 February 1845 from [[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]], [[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy|Tyler]], [[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]] and death records from 1853[[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]] Counties.<br>Marriage probate land records from 1845*'''County seat:''' West Union<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doddridge County, West Virginia. Page 743{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>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.
|}=== History Populated Places ==={{WV Populated Places Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Parent County =History Timeline ==={{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Doddridge}}
'''1845'''--== Resources =={{WV Resources Intro|Doddridge County was created 4 February 1845&nbsp;from [[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]], [[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]], [[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]] and [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' West Union <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> }}
==== Boundary Changes =Bible Records ==={{WV Bible Intro|Doddridge}}
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. === Biographies ==={{WV Biographies Intro|Doddridge}}
<br> === Business, Commerce, and Occupations ==={{WV Business Records Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Record Loss =Cemeteries ===There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Doddridge}}
== Places / Localities == ==== Populated Places ==== ==== Neighboring Counties ==== *[[Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy|Gilmer]] *[[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]] *[[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]] *[[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]] *[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy|Tyler]] *[[Wetzel County, West Virginia Genealogy{|Wetzel]]<br> == Resources ==<div style="border:1px solid black; width: 10070%; float: left"> ==== Cemeteries ==== {| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| widthcolspan="30%2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" alignstyle="centerborder:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | Cemeteries of Doddridge County, West Virginia'''Tombstone Transcriptions online and in Print'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="print</center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" | * [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3072&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|557584|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}* [http://www.wvgenweb.org/doddridge/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]* [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/doddridge/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/doddridge.htm WVTombstone Project]* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/doddridge.htm Interment]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | * [http://www.findagraveepodunk.com/cgi-bin/fglocalList.cgiphp?pagelocal=23056&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=csrdown&CScnsec=0&CScntryqty=450&CSststateAbbv=52&CScntystateName=3072 FindagraveEPodunk]*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#F0F0F0E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([http://www.wvgenweb.org[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</doddridge/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]center>| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | * {{FHL|557584|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Doddridge+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Doddridge&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| 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" | * [http://usgwarchiveswww.findagrave.netcom/wvcgi-bin/doddridge/cemeteryfg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3072 Findagrave.htm WVGenWeb Archivescom]| bgcolor* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county="#F0F0F0" || bgcolorDoddridge&cemetery_name="a#F0F0F0" |/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/doddridge.htm WVTombstone Project]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/doddridge.htm Interment]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23056&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]| bgcolorcolspan="#F0F0F02" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0E0E0E0" ||-| bgcolorstyle="#F0F0F0" |[httpsborder://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="31px solid black" | <center>See '''[[West Virginia Cemeteries| West Virginia Cemeteries]] ''' for more information.</center>
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
=== Census Records ===
{{WV Census Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Census =Church Records ==={{WV Church Intro|Doddridge}}
=== Court Records ==={{WVcensusWV Court Intro|Doddridge}}Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]
==== Church =Directories ==={{WV Directories Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Court Emigration and Immigration ===={{WV Emigration Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Land =Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ==={{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Local Histories Funeral Homes ===={{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Maps Genealogies ===={{WV Genealogies Intro|Doddridge}}
[[Image:Wvdoddridge.jpg=== Guardianship ==={{WV Guardianship Intro|thumb|right|200px|<center>Doddridge County</center>]] }}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)] === Land and Property Records ===*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]{{WV Land Intro|1850 Map of West Virginia]Doddridge}}
==== Military =Local Histories ==={{WV Histories Intro|Doddridge}}
===== Civil War ==Maps and Gazetteers ==={{WV Maps Intro|Doddridge}}[[Image:Wvdoddridge.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Doddridge County</center>]]
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
 
=== Migration ===
{{WV Migration Intro|Doddridge}}
 
=== Military Records ===
{{WV Military Intro|Doddridge}}
 
==== Civil War ====
{{WV Civil War Intro|Doddridge}}
{{WV Civil War Regiments|Doddridge}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free) === Naturalization and Citizenship ==={{WV Naturalization Intro|Doddridge}}
==== *'''1814-1991''' {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records ====, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1814 - 1991''' - === Newspapers ==={{RecordSearchWV Newspapers Intro|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991Doddridge}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===Obituaries = Newspapers =={{WV Obituaries Intro|Doddridge}} === Other Records ==={{WV Other Records Intro|Doddridge}} === Periodicals ==={{WV Periodicals Intro|Doddridge}} === Probate Records ==={{WV Probate Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Probate ====
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''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 [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 West Virginia Will Books] === School Records ==={{WV Schools Intro|Doddridge}}
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 West Virginia Will Books]== Tax Records ==={{WV Tax Intro|Doddridge}}
==== Taxation ====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.
===== Online West Virginia Tax site =====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 [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/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-Property-Tax-Records. htm here]
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. === Vital Records ==={{WV Vital Intro|Doddridge}}
The search for tax information can start *[http://publicrecordswww.onlinesearcheswvculture.comorg/vrr/va_select.aspx West-VirginiaVital Records, 1865-Assessor1969 (varies)] -Includes birth, death, and-Property-Tax-Recordsmarriage.htm here]
==== Vital Records Birth ===={{WV Birth Intro|Doddridge}}
{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1845-1970 - free.=====Birth=Marriage ===={{WV Marriage Intro|Doddridge}}
=====Marriage=Death ===={{WV Death Intro|Doddridge}}
=====Death=Divorce ===={{WV Divorce Intro|Doddridge}}
== Societies and Libraries Research Facilities =={{WV Research Facilities Intro|Doddridge}}
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia === Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies] ==={{WV Archives Intro|Doddridge}}
=== Family History Centers ===
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
=== Libraries ==={{WV Libraries Intro|Doddridge}} === Museums ==={{WV Museums Intro|Doddridge}} == Societies =={{WV Societies Intro|Doddridge}} == Websites =={{WV Websites Intro|Doddridge}} *[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/doddridge-county/ Doddridge 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]*{{FHL Place IDNum|189899|West%20Virginia|Doddridge}}- 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://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records== Research Guides =={{WV Research Guides Intro|Doddridge}}
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/doddridge-county/ Doddridge County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] *[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+] == References ==*[https:<references //www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook] *{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Doddridge|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;>
== References ==</div>{{-}} <references />{{West Virginia|West Virginia}}
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