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Guide to '''Doddridge County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|parent county= [[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]], [[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy|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>
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Doddridge}}
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'''Doddridge County Courthouse'''<br>118 East Court Street<br>West Union, WV 26456 <br>Phone: 304-873-2631<br>[http://doddridgecounty.wv.gov/countygovernmentagencies/Pages/countyclerk.aspx Doddridge County Website]<br><br>
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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}}.</ref>
  
[[Image:Doddridge County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
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=== Doddridge County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Doddridge}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1849
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
'''Doddridge County'''<br>118 East Court Street<br>West Union, WV 26456 <br>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Doddridge}}
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*'''1845'''--Doddridge County 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 [[Lewis County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lewis]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' West Union<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>
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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.
  
*County Clerk has bird and death records from 1853
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*Marriage probate land records from 1845
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=== Populated Places ===
*Clerk Circuit Court has Court Records<ref name="Handybook" />
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Doddridge}}
  
== History ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Doddridge}}
  
'''1845'''--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 name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Doddridge}}
  
See an interactive map of Doddridge County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Doddridge}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Doddridge County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [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]
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* [http://www.wvgenweb.org/doddridge/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/doddridge/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/doddridge.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/doddridge.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23056&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| 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>
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* {{FHL|557584|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Doddridge+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3072 Findagrave.com]
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* [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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[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
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WV Census Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Doddridge}}
  
*[[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]]
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=== Directories ===
*[[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]
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{{WV Directories Intro|Doddridge}}
*[[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]]
 
*[[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]]
 
*[[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]]
 
*[[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]]<br>
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Doddridge}}
  
{{WVcensus}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Doddridge}}
  
Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Doddridge}}
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[[Image:Wvdoddridge.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Doddridge County</center>]]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Doddridge}}
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]|1850 Map of West Virginia]
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Doddridge}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Doddridge}}
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*[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]
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*'''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)
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*'''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)
  
[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]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Naturalization Records ====
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*'''1814-1991'''  {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Doddridge}}
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 West Virginia Will Books]
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Doddridge}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
{{WVvital}}<br>
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*'''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] — index and images $
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*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 West Virginia Will Books]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== School Records ===
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{{WV Schools Intro|Doddridge}}
  
Family History Centers<br>
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Doddridge}}
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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.
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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.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Doddridge}}
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Doddridge}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Doddridge}}
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*'''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 $
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Doddridge}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Doddridge}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Doddridge}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{WV Archives Intro|Doddridge}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Doddridge}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{WV Museums Intro|Doddridge}}
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== Societies ==
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{{WV Societies Intro|Doddridge}}
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== Websites ==
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{{WV Websites Intro|Doddridge}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/doddridge-county/ Doddridge County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{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
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WV Research Guides Intro|Doddridge}}
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Doddridge|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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== References ==
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Doddridge County, West Virginia]]
  
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Revision as of 19:09, 15 March 2018

United States
West Virginia
Doddridge County

Guide to Doddridge County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: West Union
Organized: February 4, 1845
Parent County(s): Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, Lewis[1]
Neighboring Counties
Gilmer  • Harrison  • Lewis  • Ritchie  • Tyler  • Wetzel
See County Maps
Courthouse
Doddridge County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wv-doddridge.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Doddridge County Courthouse
118 East Court Street
West Union, WV 26456
Phone: 304-873-2631
Doddridge County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853; marriage, probate, and land records from 1845.[2]

Doddridge County, West Virginia Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1845 1845 1849 1850

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

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.

Populated Places

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Doddridge County, West Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

For tips on accessing Doddridge census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See West Virginia Land and Property for additional information about early West Virginia land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section West Virginia Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Doddridge County

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Doddridge 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 Doddridge County:

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.


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