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Guide to '''Putnam 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 '''Putnam 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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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= March 11, 1848
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|county seat= Winfield
| founded year = 1848
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|parent county= [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]], [[Mason County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mason]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]]<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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| seat = [[Winfield, West Virginia|Winfield]]
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| building address = Putnam County Courthouse<br> 3389 Winfield Road<br>Winfield WV 25213<br>Phone 304-586-0202<br>[http://www.putnamcounty.org/ '''Putnam County Website''']  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
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[[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|150px|<center>Israel Putnam</center>]]
  
*County Clerk has birth records from 1848, death records from 1853
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The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_West_Virginia "Putnam County, West Virginia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
*Marriage and probate records from 1853
 
*Land records from 1841
 
*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
 
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Putnam}}
[[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Israel Putnam.JPG]]
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'''Putnam County Courthouse'''<br> 3389 Winfield Road<br>Winfield, WV 25213<br>Phone: 304-586-0202<br>[http://putnamcoclerk.com/ Putnam County Website]<br><br>
 
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County Clerk has birth records from 1848, death records from 1853, marriage and probate records from 1853, land records from 1841.<br>
The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_West_Virginia "Putnam County, West Virginia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records.<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>
 
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/putnam/putnam_history.htm History of Putnam County, West Virginia]
 
 
 
[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/putnam/ History and Genealogy Putnam County, West Virginia]  
 
 
 
==== Parent County ====
 
 
 
'''1848'''--Putnam County was created 11 March 1848 from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]], [[Mason County, West Virginia|Mason and]] [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell ]]Counties.'''County seat:'''Winfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
  
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=== Putnam County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Putnam}}
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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" | '''[[Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1848
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1848
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Putnam}}
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*'''1848'''--Putnam County was created 11 March 1848 from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]], [[Mason County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mason and]] [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell ]]Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Winfield<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.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Putnam}}
  
*[[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]
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=== History Timeline ===
*[[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]]
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Putnam}}
*[[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Mason County, West Virginia|Mason]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Putnam}}
  
[[Image:Wvputnam.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Wvputnam.jpg]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Putnam}}
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3103 Find A Grave Putnam County]<br>[http://wvcpaweb.org/cemeteryregister/Putnam/PutnamCoCemetery.html West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association Inc].<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/putnam/photos/tombstones/frazierIV.htm Putnam County Tombstone Photos]<br>[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/putnam.htm Interment.net Cemetery records on line]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Putnam}}
  
{{WVcensus}}  
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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 Putnam 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=3103&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/putnam/cemetery/ WVGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/putnam/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/putnam.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/putnam.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23087&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&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|557657|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Putnam+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&CScnty=3103 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=Putnam&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://wvcpaweb.org/cemeteryregister/Putnam/PutnamCoCemetery.html West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association Inc].
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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|Putnam}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WV Directories Intro|Putnam}}
  
*'''[Rust]''' Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. ''Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940''. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. {{FHL|5485|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R922re}}.
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Putnam}}
  
''Centennial Celebration'', Hurricane, West Virginia, 1888-1988: Program. s. l., n. p., 1988. 975.435 H966c Pam.
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Putnam}}
  
Comstock, Jim. ''Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia''. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973. 975.4003 H259 1973 v.1.  
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*'''Rust''' - Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. ''Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940''. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. {{FHL|5485|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R922re}}.
  
Hanson, Lee H. ''The Buffalo Site: A Late 17th Century Indian Village Site'' (46 PU 31) in Putnam County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, 1975.<br>Geo 3. R4 no.5.
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Putnam}}
  
Harper, Charles Ray. ''History of Red House, West Virginia''. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, 1983.<br>975.435 H293 Pam.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Putnam}}
  
_________________. ''A Short History of Putnam County, in Two Parts''. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, Putnam Democrat and Hurricane Breeze, 1983.<br>975.435 H293s Pam.
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Putnam}}
  
''Historical Records Survey, West Virginia. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia:'' No. 40 Putnam County (Winfield). Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Historical Records Survey, 1941.<br>016.9754 P899.  
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/putnam/putnam_history.htm History of Putnam County, West Virginia]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/putnam/ History and Genealogy Putnam County, West Virginia]
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*''Centennial Celebration'', Hurricane, West Virginia, 1888-1988: Program. s. l., n. p., 1988. 975.435 H966c Pam.
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*Comstock, Jim. ''Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia''. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973. 975.4003 H259 1973 v.1.
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*Hanson, Lee H. ''The Buffalo Site: A Late 17th Century Indian Village Site'' (46 PU 31) in Putnam County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, 1975.<br>Geo 3. R4 no.5.
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*Harper, Charles Ray. ''History of Red House, West Virginia''. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, 1983.<br>975.435 H293 Pam.
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*_________________. ''A Short History of Putnam County, in Two Parts''. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, Putnam Democrat and Hurricane Breeze, 1983.<br>975.435 H293s Pam.
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*''Historical Records Survey, West Virginia. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia:'' No. 40 Putnam County (Winfield). Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Historical Records Survey, 1941.<br>016.9754 P899.
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*''History of Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia''. Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, Mattox Printing Service, 1976.<br>975.435 B929.
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*''History of Hurricane, 100 Years, 1888-1988''. Salem, West Virginia, Walsworth Press, Inc., 1988.<br>975.435 H966.
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*''Upper Vandalia Historical Society. The Paradise Journals, 1884-1905, Putnam County, West Virginia''. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1981. 975.435 P222 Pam.
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*____________________________. ''The Vandalia Journa''l. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1964-.<br>Per.
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*Wintz, William D. and Hunter, Ivan N. ''The History of Putnam County. Charleston, West Virginia'', Upper Vandalia Historical Society, Quick Copy Service Company, 1967.<br>975.435 H673.
  
''History of Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia''. Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, Mattox Printing Service, 1976.<br>975.435 B929.  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Putnam}}
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[[Image:Wvputnam.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Putnam 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]
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Putnam+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8848b9c93b099939:0x426b7f82776a878c,Putnam,+WV&gl=us&ei=kxWXT9HMLbTo2gXnq52PDg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEMQ8gEwAg Putnam County, West Virginia map]
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*[http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/county-map/west-virginia.shtml Map West-Virginia]
  
''History of Hurricane, 100 Years, 1888-1988''. Salem, West Virginia, Walsworth Press, Inc., 1988.<br>975.435 H966.
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Putnam}}
  
''Upper Vandalia Historical Society. The Paradise Journals, 1884-1905, Putnam County, West Virginia''. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1981. 975.435 P222 Pam.
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Putnam}}
  
____________________________. ''The Vandalia Journa''l. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1964-.<br>Per.
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Putnam}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Putnam}}<br>
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'''''Confederate'''''
  
Wintz, William D. and Hunter, Ivan N. ''The History of Putnam County. Charleston, West Virginia'', Upper Vandalia Historical Society, Quick Copy Service Company, 1967.<br>975.435 H673.  
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:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Mountain Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company A (Border Rifles).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
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:- [[36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|576978|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24}}.</ref>
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:- [[36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Buffalo Guards).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|577297|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36}}.</ref>
  
==== Maps  ====
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'''''Union'''''
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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:- [[8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry|8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]].<ref>Ronald R. Turner, ''7th West Virginia Cavalry'' (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]; {{FHL|433287|item|disp=FHL Book 975.4 M2t}}.</ref>
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Putnam+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8848b9c93b099939:0x426b7f82776a878c,Putnam,+WV&gl=us&ei=kxWXT9HMLbTo2gXnq52PDg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEMQ8gEwAg Putnam County, West Virginia map]<br>
 
*[http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/county-map/west-virginia.shtml Map West-Virginia]
 
  
==== Military  ====
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''Records and histories are available, including:''
  
===== Civil War  =====
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*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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*'''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)
  
{{VAciv}}  
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==== World War II ====
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{{WV World War II Intro|Putnam}}
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/westvirginia/putnam.htm Putnam County, West Virginia World War II Casualties Army and Air Force]
  
'''Confederate'''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Putnam}}
  
:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Mountain Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>
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*'''1814-1991''' {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>
 
:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company A (Border Rifles).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>
 
:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
 
:- [[36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|576978|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24}}.</ref>
 
:- [[36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Buffalo Guards).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|577297|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36}}.</ref>
 
  
'''Union'''
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Putnam}}
  
:- [[8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry|8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]].<ref>Ronald R. Turner, ''7th West Virginia Cavalry'' (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]; {{FHL|433287|item|disp=FHL Book 975.4 M2t}}.</ref>
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*[http://wvgazette.com/News/Putnam Charleston Gazette]
  
Records and histories are available, including:
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Putnam}}
  
*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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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Putnam}}
  
===== World War II  =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Putnam}}
  
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/westvirginia/putnam.htm Putnam County, West Virginia World War II Casualties Army and Air Force]
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
West Virginia,[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]<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.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1847-1968''' Putnam County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030635%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1847-1968]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation West Virginia Will Books]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/putnam/wills.htm Putnam County, West Virginia Wills]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WV Schools Intro|Putnam}}
  
[http://wvgazette.com/News/Putnam Charleston Gazette]
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Putnam}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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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.
'''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 $
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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.
*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
Putnam County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030635%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1847 - 1968]
 
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]  
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/putnam/wills.htm Putnam County, West Virginia Wills]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Putnam}}
  
===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
  
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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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Putnam}}
  
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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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Putnam}}
  
The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
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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 $
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Putnam}}
  
{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1848-1969 - free.
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Putnam}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Putnam}}
  
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|Putnam}}
  
[http://librarycommission.lib.wv.us/html/libdirectory/county/putnam.html Putnam County Library Directory]<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=4572 Putnam County Library]
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*The closest family history centers are in the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntingon Family History Center]] and in the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Putnam}}
  
The closest family history centers are in the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntingon Family History Center]] and in the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]]  
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*[http://librarycommission.lib.wv.us/html/libdirectory/county/putnam.html Putnam County Library Directory]<br>
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*[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=4572 Putnam County Library]
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|<br>]] <u></u>
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=== Museums ===
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{{WV Museums Intro|Putnam}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{WV Societies Intro|Putnam}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/putnam-county/ Putnam County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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== Websites ==
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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{{WV Websites Intro|Putnam}}
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Putnam|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
 
*Putnam County, West Virginia Various [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/various.htm Microfilm Records at the Library of Virginia]
 
*[http://www.putnamcounty.org/ Putnam County, West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/putnam/putnam_family_sites.htm Putnam County, West Virginia Families] <br>
 
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Revision as of 18:49, 16 March 2018

United States
West Virginia
Putnam County

Guide to Putnam 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: Winfield
Organized: March 11, 1848
Parent County(s): Kanawha, Mason, Cabell[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cabell  • Jackson  • Kanawha  • Lincoln  • Mason
See County Maps
Courthouse
Putnam County Courthouse WV.JPG
Location Map
Wv-putnam.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

Israel Putnam

The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790).[2]

County Courthouse

Putnam County Courthouse
3389 Winfield Road
Winfield, WV 25213
Phone: 304-586-0202
Putnam County Website

County Clerk has birth records from 1848, death records from 1853, marriage and probate records from 1853, land records from 1841.
Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records.[3]

Putnam 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
1854 1848 1848 1848 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 Putnam 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 Putnam census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

  • Rust - Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. FHL Book 929.273 R922re.

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 Putnam 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.

  • History of Putnam County, West Virginia
  • History and Genealogy Putnam County, West Virginia
  • Centennial Celebration, Hurricane, West Virginia, 1888-1988: Program. s. l., n. p., 1988. 975.435 H966c Pam.
  • Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973. 975.4003 H259 1973 v.1.
  • Hanson, Lee H. The Buffalo Site: A Late 17th Century Indian Village Site (46 PU 31) in Putnam County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, 1975.
    Geo 3. R4 no.5.
  • Harper, Charles Ray. History of Red House, West Virginia. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, 1983.
    975.435 H293 Pam.
  • _________________. A Short History of Putnam County, in Two Parts. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, Putnam Democrat and Hurricane Breeze, 1983.
    975.435 H293s Pam.
  • Historical Records Survey, West Virginia. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 40 Putnam County (Winfield). Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Historical Records Survey, 1941.
    016.9754 P899.
  • History of Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia. Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, Mattox Printing Service, 1976.
    975.435 B929.
  • History of Hurricane, 100 Years, 1888-1988. Salem, West Virginia, Walsworth Press, Inc., 1988.
    975.435 H966.
  • Upper Vandalia Historical Society. The Paradise Journals, 1884-1905, Putnam County, West Virginia. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1981. 975.435 P222 Pam.
  • ____________________________. The Vandalia Journal. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1964-.
    Per.
  • Wintz, William D. and Hunter, Ivan N. The History of Putnam County. Charleston, West Virginia, Upper Vandalia Historical Society, Quick Copy Service Company, 1967.
    975.435 H673.

Maps and Gazetteers

Putnam County

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Putnam 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 Putnam County:
Confederate

- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company G (Mountain Rangers).[5]
- 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[6]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company A (Border Rifles).[7]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company B.[8]
- 36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.[9]
- 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate). Company A (Buffalo Guards).[10]

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[11]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II

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. "Putnam County, West Virginia," Wikipedia.
  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. 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.
  5. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  6. Jack L. Dickinson, 16th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60.
  7. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  8. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  9. J.L. Scott, 36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24.
  10. J.L. Scott, 36th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36.
  11. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.