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Monongalia County, West Virginia Genealogy

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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monongalia County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1796
| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1853 | width="14.2%" align="center" | 1845 | width="14.2%" align="center" |17761843| width="14.2%" align="center" |1774early 1800s| width="14.2%" align="center" |17901870
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925. </center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Monongalia}}
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,061,c,monongalia.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are locations the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in the this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Monongalia County, West Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monongalia_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 10 July 2018.</ref>
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*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://wwwsites.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.
*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.
*'''Nicholson''' - Chatelain, Virginia Atkinson. ''Nicholson Family Group Records, ca. 1797-1911''. {{FHL|480897|item|disp=FHL}}.
*'''Park''' - Harl, Louise. ''W. A. Park Family: (As Far As I Know)''. MSS. Copy: {{FHL|507467|item|disp=FHL}}.
*'''Payne''' - Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Productindex.aspx?id=14829 online bookstoreAmerican Ancestors].
*'''Pierpoint''' - Ambler, Charles H. ''Francis H. Pierpont, Union War Governor of Virginia and Father of West Virginia''. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1937.
*'''Pierpoint''' - Stickney, A.B. "The American Ancestry of John Pierpoint of (West) Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1958):51-61. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
*'''Rogers''' - Webb, Alice E. ''Branches Over the Wall''. Mesa, Arizona: A. Webb, 1989. {{FHL|495775|item|disp=FHL}}.
*'''Scott''' - Brand, Franklin Marion. ''The Brand Family of Monongalia County, Virginia (Now West Virginia)''. Morgantown, W. Va.: F.M. Brand, 1922. {{FHL|336952|item|disp=FHL Film 1033725 Item 7}}; digital version at {{FSbook|74663}} - free.
*'''Seaton''' - Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Searchindex.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
*'''Shinn''' - ''See Jones''.
*'''Shriver''' - Rowland, Ralph Shearer and Star Wilson Rowland. ''Wilsons and Burchells and Related Families, 1608-1976''. Fairfax, Va.: R. and S. Rowland, 1976. {{FHL|33006|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W691a}}.
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{WV Maps Intro|Monongalia}}
[[Image:Wvmonongalia.jpg{{WV Neighboring Counties Intro|thumb|right|200px|<center>county={{WV Monongalia County</center>]]}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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.
{{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 $
*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
==== Divorce ====
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
*[[Morgantown West Virginia Family History Center]]
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