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Guide to '''Grant County West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Grant 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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|organized= February 14, 1866
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|county seat= Petersburg
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|parent county= [[Hardy County, West Virginia Genealogy|Hardy]]<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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|county1= [[Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy|Garrett (MD)]]
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|county2= [[Hampshire County, West Virginia Genealogy|Hampshire]]
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|county3= [[Hardy County, West Virginia Genealogy|Hardy]]
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|county4= [[Mineral County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county5= [[Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy|Pendleton]]
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|county6= [[Preston County, West Virginia Genealogy|Preston]]
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|county7= [[Randolph County, West Virginia Genealogy|Randolph]]
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|county8= [[Tucker County, West Virginia Genealogy|Tucker]]</br><center>[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Grant County
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Grant}}
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'''Grant County Courthouse'''<br>5 Highland Ave<br>Petersburg, WV 26351<br>Phone: 304-257-4550<br>[http://www.grantcountywv.org/ Grant County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court, and land records since 1866.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
| state = West Virginia
 
| state_map = West-virginia.png
 
| founded year = 1866
 
| founded date = February 14
 
| seat = [[Petersburg, West Virginia|Petersburg]]
 
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| building address = Grant County Courthouse<br>5 Highland Ave<br>Petersburg, WV 26351<br>Phone: 304-257-4550<br>[http://www.co.grant.wa.us/ '''Grant County Website''']
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== Grant County, West Virginia Record Dates ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Grant}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
County Clerk has birth marriage divorce probate court and land records since 1866<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1866'''--Grant County was created 14 February 1866 from [[Hardy County, West Virginia Genealogy|Hardy]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Petersburg<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.
  
== History  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Grant}}
  
'''1866'''--Grant County was created 14 February 1866&nbsp;from [[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Petersburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Grant}}
  
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.
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Grant}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Grant}}
  
For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-counties/#courthouse West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses]  
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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 Grant 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=3075&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/grant/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/grant.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/grant.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23059&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=6&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|434310|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+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=3075 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=Grant&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|Grant}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{WVcensus}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Grant}}
  
*[[Garrett County, Maryland|Garrett County, Maryland]]
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=== Directories ===
*[[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]
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{{WV Directories Intro|Grant}}
*[[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]]
 
*[[Mineral County, West Virginia|Mineral]]
 
*[[Pendleton County, West Virginia|Pendleton]]
 
*[[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]]
 
*[[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]]<br>
 
*[[Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Grant}}
[[Image:Wvgrant.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Wvgrant.jpg]]
 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Grant}}
  
{{WVcensus}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Grant}}
  
Join us in [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census indexing the 1940 Census]
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*O'Dell, Cecil. ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia''. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. {{FHL|594019|item}}. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarely. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."<ref>John Frederick Dorman, "Review of ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia,''" in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.</ref>
  
==== Church  ====
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*'''[Hyres]''' Swisher, Robert Edward. ''The Hyres of West Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet and Shepperson, 1977. {{FHL|418819|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H999a}}.
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Grant}}
  
===== General  =====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Grant}}
  
Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Grant County families include:
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Grant}}
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[[Image:Wvgrant.jpg|right|200px|Grant County]]
  
*O'Dell, Cecil. ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia''. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. {{FHL|594019|item}}. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarely. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."<ref>John Frederick Dorman, "Review of ''Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia,''" in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.</ref><br>
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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]
  
===== Bibliography  =====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Grant}}
  
*'''[Hyres]''' Swisher, Robert Edward. ''The Hyres of West Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet and Shepperson, 1977. {{FHL|418819|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H999a}}.
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Grant}}
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*'''1814-1991''' {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Grant}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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=== Obituaries ===
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Grant}}
  
West Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Grant}}
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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 FamilySearch — index and images
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*Greenbrier County,[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030609%3Fcc%3D1909099 West Virginia Wills 1777-1962]
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*Grant County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030608%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1866-1969]
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*West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WV Schools Intro|Grant}}
  
Greenbrier County,[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030609%3Fcc%3D1909099 West Virginia Wills 1777-1962]
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Grant}}
  
Grant County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030608%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1866 - 1969]
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'''Online West Virginia Tax site'''
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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.
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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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.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Grant}}
  
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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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/325164?availability=Family%20History%20Library Grant County, West Virginia births, marriages, deaths, wills, inventories and church records]. Contains list of births 1733-1899; marriages 1866-1899 (includes "colored persons" 1867-1899); deaths 1865-1899; wills, inventories, etc. 1866-1899; copied from old North Mill Creek Lutheran Church were deaths 1792-1805, church membership 1791-1889 (includes communicants and confirmations), baptisms 1798-1889; and burials from various cemeteries ca. 1800-1935
  
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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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Grant}}
  
The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Grant}}
  
*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1866-1969 - free.
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==== Divorce ====
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/325164?availability=Family%20History%20Library Grant County, West Virginia births, marriages, deaths, wills, inventories and church records] Contains list of births 1733-1899; marriages 1866-1899 (includes "colored persons" 1867-1899); deaths 1865-1899; wills, inventories, etc. 1866-1899; copied from old North Mill Creek Lutheran Church were deaths 1792-1805, church membership 1791-1889 (includes communicants and confirmations), baptisms 1798-1889; and burials from various cemeteries ca. 1800-1935
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Grant}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Grant}}
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Archives ===
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{{WV Archives Intro|Grant}}
  
Family History Centers<br>
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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|Grant}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{WV Museums Intro|Grant}}
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== Societies ==
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{{WV Societies Intro|Grant}}
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== Websites ==
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{{WV Websites Intro|Grant}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/grant-county/ Grant County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/grant-county/ Grant County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[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]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Grant|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|189921|West%20Virginia|Grant}}- 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|Grant}}
  
&nbsp;Learning How to[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help Edit our Wiki Sites]<br>{{Online course badge
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== References ==
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Revision as of 18:19, 23 February 2018

United States
West Virginia
Grant County

Guide to Grant 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: Petersburg
Organized: February 14, 1866
Parent County(s): Hardy[1]
Neighboring Counties
Garrett (MD)  • Hampshire  • Hardy  • Mineral  • Pendleton  • Preston  • Randolph  • Tucker
See County Maps
Courthouse
Grant County Courthouse Petersburg WV.JPG
Location Map
Wv-grant.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
5 Highland Ave
Petersburg, WV 26351
Phone: 304-257-4550
Grant County Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court, and land records since 1866.[2]

Grant 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
1866 1866 1866 1866 1870

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1866--Grant County was created 14 February 1866 from Hardy County.
  • County seat: Petersburg[3]

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 Grant 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 Grant census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

For tips on accessing Grant County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.


Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

  • O'Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. FHL Collection. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarely. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."[4]
  • [Hyres] Swisher, Robert Edward. The Hyres of West Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Whittet and Shepperson, 1977. FHL Book 929.273 H999a.

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 Grant 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

Grant County

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Online West Virginia Tax site West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

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), Grant County, West Virginia. Page 743 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.
  4. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.

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