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Guide to '''Mingo 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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| building address = Mingo County Courthouse<br> P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1197<br>Williamson, WV 25661-1197<br>304-235-0330<br>[http://www.mingocountywv.com/ '''Mingo County Website''']
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information ===
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[http://www.mingocountywv.com/ Mingo County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1197<br>Williamson, WV 25661-1197<br>304-235-0330
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==== Mingo County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Mingo County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land |'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1895
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1895 and burial records from 1959  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1895 and burial records from 1959  
*Clerk of Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="Handybook" />
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*Clerk of Court has divorce, probate and court records
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Mingo/minghistory.html Mingo County, West Virginia History]  
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[http://archive.is/ZUHC Mingo County, West Virginia History]  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1895'''--Mingo County was&nbsp;created 30 January 1895&nbsp;from [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Williamson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1895'''--Mingo County was&nbsp;created 30 January 1895&nbsp;from [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Williamson <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Mingo County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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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.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1977''' Courthouse was flooded in 1977, heavily damaging records.
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]  
 
*[[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]  
 
*[[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]  
*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin County, Kentucky]]  
 
*[[McDowell County, West Virginia|McDowell]]  
 
*[[McDowell County, West Virginia|McDowell]]  
*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Pike County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pike County, Kentucky]]  
 
*[[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne]]  
 
*[[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne]]  
 
*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
 
*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mingo/mingocem.htm Mingo County, West Virginia Cemetery Records]<br>[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/mingo.htm Tombstone Transcription Project Mingo County, West Virginia]<br>[http://www.politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/MI.html Mingo County, West Virginia Political Graveyard]<br>[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wvphotos/mingo/hannahcem.htm Mingo County Tombstone Photos USGENWEB Archives Project]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3093&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3093 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvgenweb.org/mingo/cemeteries/index.html WVGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mingo+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Mingo&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/mingo/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/mingo.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/mingo.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=30 WVGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23077&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=106&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[http://www.politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/MI.html Mingo County, West Virginia Political Graveyard]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wvphotos/mingo/hannahcem.htm Mingo County Tombstone Photos USGENWEB Archives Project]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{WVcensus}}  
 
{{WVcensus}}  
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/wv/mingo/census/1900/ &nbsp;Mingo County, West Virginia Census 1900]  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/mingo/census/1900/ &nbsp;Mingo County, West Virginia Census 1900]  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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[[Image:Wvmingo.jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>Mingo County</center>]]
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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]
  
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=mingo+county,+west+virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f7bf12ea0d6af:0xbe5ac883c876ef50,Mingo,+WV&gl=us&ei=AS2PT-eDLOrgiAKP_IiCAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CEsQ8gEwAQ Mingo County, West Virginia Map]  
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=mingo+county,+west+virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f7bf12ea0d6af:0xbe5ac883c876ef50,Mingo,+WV&gl=us&ei=AS2PT-eDLOrgiAKP_IiCAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CEsQ8gEwAQ Mingo County, West Virginia Map]  
  
[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/mingo-a.html TrailsRus West Virginia Mingo County]  
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[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/mingo-a.html TrailsRus West Virginia Mingo County]
  
[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/Mingo-County-map.htm Mingo County, West Virginia Map]
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==== Military  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
*West Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932429|Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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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://search.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
  
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
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*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}  
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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.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}} [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/170256?availability=Family%20History%20Library Wills, inventories, etc., Mingo County&nbsp;: 1884-1911]
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==== Taxation  ====
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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.
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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]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}&nbsp;<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mingo/mingomar.htm Mingo County, West Virginia Marriages]  
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1895-1926 - free.
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mingo/mingomar.htm Mingo County, West Virginia Marriages]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/170248?availability=Family%20History%20Library Births, Mingo County&nbsp;: 1890-1899]
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
'''Mingo County Genealogical Society'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 2581<br>Williamson, WV 25661  
 
'''Mingo County Genealogical Society'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 2581<br>Williamson, WV 25661  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/523689 Heritage of Mingo (Mingo County Genealogical Society&nbsp;: Williamson, West Virginia)] 1991-2010
  
 
[http://librarycommission.lib.wv.us/html/libdirectory/county/mingo.html Mingo County Public Libraries]  
 
[http://librarycommission.lib.wv.us/html/libdirectory/county/mingo.html Mingo County Public Libraries]  
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'''Family History Centers'''
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
The closest family history centers are the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]].  
 
The closest family history centers are the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]].  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Mingo|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/mingo-county/ Mingo 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|West+Virginia%2C+Mingo|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.virginiasurnames.com/logan_recreated/default.htm Logan County, Virginia Recreated 1824-1863 includes Mingo County]
 
*[http://www.virginiasurnames.com/logan_recreated/default.htm Logan County, Virginia Recreated 1824-1863 includes Mingo County]
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{West Virginia|West Virginia}}  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:38, 23 August 2017

United States
West Virginia
Mingo County

Guide to Mingo 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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Mingo County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Mingo County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1895
County Seat Williamson
Courthouse
Address Mingo County Courthouse
P O Box 1197
Williamson, WV 25661-1197
304-235-0330
Mingo County Website


County Information


Mingo County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1895 1895 1900 1895 1895


County Courthouse

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1895 and burial records from 1959
  • Clerk of Court has divorce, probate and court records

History

Mingo County, West Virginia History

Parent County

1895--Mingo County was created 30 January 1895 from Logan County.
County seat: Williamson [1]

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.


Record Loss

1977 Courthouse was flooded in 1977, heavily damaging records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WVGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WVGenWeb Archives
WVTombstone Project
Interment
WVGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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


 Mingo County, West Virginia Census 1900

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Mingo County

Mingo County, West Virginia Map

TrailsRus West Virginia Mingo County

Military

Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

West Virginia Will Books Wills, inventories, etc., Mingo County : 1884-1911

Taxation

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

. Includes marriages 1895-1926 - free.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Mingo County Genealogical Society
P O Box 2581
Williamson, WV 25661

Mingo County Public Libraries


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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

The closest family history centers are the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center.

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).