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Guide to '''Roane 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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=== County Information ===
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Roane County, West Virginia|Roane County]]''
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==== Roane County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land |'''Land''']]
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
'''Roane County'''<br>200 Main Street<br>Spencer, WV 257601497<br>304-927-2860
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'''Roane County'''<br>  
  
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, and land records from 1856<ref name="Handybook" />
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, and land records from 1856
 
*[http://www.roanecounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Roane County, West Virginia Government]  
 
*[http://www.roanecounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Roane County, West Virginia Government]  
 
*[http://www.roanechamberwv.org/ Roane County, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce]
 
*[http://www.roanechamberwv.org/ Roane County, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce]
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/97 Roane County West Virginia Encyclopedia]  
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*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/97 Roane County West Virginia Encyclopedia]  
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/53391#?availability=Family%20History%20Library History of Roane County, West Virginia, from the time of its exploration to A.D. 1927] View on line
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Roane/roehistory.html Roane County History]
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*[http://archive.is/Fl7B Roane County History]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856'''--Roane County was created 11 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]], [[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]] and [[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Spencer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856'''--Roane County was created 11 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]], [[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]] and [[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Spencer <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 Roane 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.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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Both the courthouse built in 1856 and its replacement built in 1887 burned, but many records survived. Dates of fires undetermined.
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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[[Image:Wvroane.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Roane County</center>]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]]
 
*[[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/roane.htm Tombstone Transcription Project Roane County]  
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[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?1047 Roane County, West Virginia Obituaries]  
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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'''
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/roane.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records online]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3107 Find A Grave Roane 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=3107&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|482751|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/RO.html Political Graveyard.com Roane County, West Virginia]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3107 Findagrave.com]
 
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[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wvphotos/roane/armstead1.htm Roane County Tombstone Photos]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvroane.net/modules/AMS/index.php?storytopic=3 WVGenWeb]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Roane+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/roane/obits.html Roane County History and Genealogy Obituaries]  
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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=Roane&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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[http://www.us-roots.org/wvroane/cemetery/ferrellroxalana.html Roane County Genealogy Project Ferrell Cemetery]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/roane/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/roane.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/roane.htm Interment.net Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23091&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=145&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?1047 Roane County, West Virginia Obituaries]
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*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/RO.html Political Graveyard.com Roane County, West Virginia]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wvphotos/roane/armstead1.htm Roane County Tombstone Photos]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/roane/obits.html Roane County History and Genealogy Obituaries]  
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/roane/ferrell/index.htm Roane County Genealogy Project Ferrell Cemetery]
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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.wvroane.net/tng/reports.php &nbsp;Roane County, West Virginia 1860 and 1870 Census]
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[http://www.wvroane.net/tng/reports.php &nbsp;Roane County, West Virginia 1860 and 1870 Census]  
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/roane/roane.htm Roane County West Virginia Archives]
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/roane/roane.htm Roane County West Virginia Archives]  
  
==== Court ====
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==== Court ====
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
*'''[Ashley]''' Ross, Clara Mae. ''John Thomas Ashley (1838-1923), His Ancestors of Surry County, North Carolina, His Descendants of Roane County, West Virginia, and Related Families''. Colfax, N.C., n.d. {{FHL|632872|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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*'''Ashley''' - Ross, Clara Mae. ''John Thomas Ashley (1838-1923), His Ancestors of Surry County, North Carolina, His Descendants of Roane County, West Virginia, and Related Families''. Colfax, N.C., n.d. {{FHL|632872|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
Bishop, William Henry:&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Roane_county_West_Virginia_fr.html?id=lSQTAAAAYAAJ ''History of Roane county, West Virginia, from the time of its exploration A.D. 1927'']  
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*Bishop, William Henry:&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Roane_county_West_Virginia_fr.html?id=lSQTAAAAYAAJ ''History of Roane county, West Virginia, from the time of its exploration A.D. 1927'']  
 
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*google ebooks  
google ebooks  
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/roane.html West Virginia]
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/53359#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Inventory of the county archives of West Virginia, no. 44, Roane County (Spencer)]
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/roane.html West Virginia Archives &amp; History Roane County]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48425 Roane County Histories] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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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://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/roane.htm Roane County, West Virginia 1895 map]  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/roane.htm Roane County, West Virginia 1895 map]  
 
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Roane+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884917a80587e5d7:0x9cc162f8669ffde2,Roane,+WV&gl=us&ei=X7yZT5vPBcbo2AXQrYCoBw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAQ Roane County, West Virginia Maps]  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Roane+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884917a80587e5d7:0x9cc162f8669ffde2,Roane,+WV&gl=us&ei=X7yZT5vPBcbo2AXQrYCoBw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAQ Roane County, West Virginia Maps]  
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*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Roane-County-West-Virginia.htm Roane County, West Virginia Maps]
 
 
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Roane-County-West-Virginia.htm Roane County, West Virginia Maps]
 
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company C.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company C.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>  
:- [[30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)|30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Michael West, ''30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|746071|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108}}.</ref>
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:- [[30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)|30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Michael West, ''30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|746071|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108}}.</ref>  
:- [[36th_Regiment,_Virginia_Infantry_(2nd_Kanawha_Infantry)_(Confederate)|36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B (Logan County Wildcats), Company C (Chapmanville Riflemen), Company D (Boone Rangers), Company E (Raleigh Rangers), and Company G (Western Riflemen).<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>
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:- [[36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B (Logan County Wildcats), Company C (Chapmanville Riflemen), Company D (Boone Rangers), Company E (Raleigh Rangers), and Company G (Western Riflemen).<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>
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:- [[60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)]]. Company G (The Roane Rangers).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''60th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650284|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130}}.</ref>
  
Records and histories are available, including:  
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''Records and histories are available, including:''
  
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932429|Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}  
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932429|Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
*[http://www.bluegraytrail.com/roane.cfm Blue and Gray Trail Roane County, West Virginia]
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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)
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*[http://www.bluegraytrail.com/roane.php Blue and Gray Trail Roane County, West Virginia]
  
==== Naturalization ====
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==== 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  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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
  
 
Roane County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030639%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1857 - 1968]
 
Roane County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030639%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1857 - 1968]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== 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}}
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1856-1858, 1860-1967 - free.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
[http://www.wvroane.org/ '''Roane County Historical Society''']<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 161<br>Spencer, WV 25276
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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]
  
[http://roanecountylibrary.org/genealogy_collection.htm Roane county Library] -census records and more
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[http://www.wvroane.org/ Roane County Historical Society]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 161<br>Spencer, WV 25276
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[http://roanecountylibrary.org/genealogy_collection.htm Roane county Library] -census records and more  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*'''&nbsp;'''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*'''&nbsp;'''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/roane-county/ Roane 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]
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Roane|subject|disp=Family History Library}}  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Roane|subject|disp=Family History Library}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
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*[http://rhodesfamily.org/rhodes_roan_co_wv.html Rhodes families of Roane County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://rhodesfamily.org/rhodes_roan_co_wv.html Rhodes families of Roane County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Roane_County,_West_Virginia Roane County, West Virginia Commons]  
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Roane_County,_West_Virginia Roane County, West Virginia Commons]  
*[http://www.enotes.com/topic/Roane_County,_West_Virginia Roane County, West Virginia enotes]
 
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?1038 Biographies - Roane County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?1038 Biographies - Roane County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/misc/cunningh.htm New River Notes Memoirs of Daniel W. Cunningham: The Criminal Histor of Roand and Jackson Counties]  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/misc/cunningh.htm New River Notes Memoirs of Daniel W. Cunningham: The Criminal Histor of Roand and Jackson Counties]  
 
*[http://www.elijah.org/genealogy/meadow1.htm <font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font>Meadows Family]  
 
*[http://www.elijah.org/genealogy/meadow1.htm <font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font>Meadows Family]  
*[http://www.flickriver.com/groups/roanecountywv/pool/interesting/ Roane County, West Virginia Photos Interesting]
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Latest revision as of 21:11, 23 August 2017

United States
West Virginia
Roane County

Guide to Roane 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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Roane County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Roane 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 March 11, 1856
County Seat Spencer
Courthouse
Address Roane County Courthouse
200 Main Street
Spencer, WV 257601497
304-927-2860


County Information

Roane County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1856 1856 1860 1856 1856

County Courthouse

Roane County

History

Parent County

1856--Roane County was created 11 March 1856 from Kanawha, Jackson and Gilmer Counties.
County seat: Spencer [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

Both the courthouse built in 1856 and its replacement built in 1887 burned, but many records survived. Dates of fires undetermined.

Places / Localities

Roane County

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.net Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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


 Roane County, West Virginia 1860 and 1870 Census

Roane County West Virginia Archives

Court

Genealogy

  • Ashley - Ross, Clara Mae. John Thomas Ashley (1838-1923), His Ancestors of Surry County, North Carolina, His Descendants of Roane County, West Virginia, and Related Families. Colfax, N.C., n.d. FHL Collection.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy 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 Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company G.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).[2]
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company C.[3]
- 30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate). Company F.[4]
- 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate). Company B (Logan County Wildcats), Company C (Chapmanville Riflemen), Company D (Boone Rangers), Company E (Raleigh Rangers), and Company G (Western Riflemen).[5]
- 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate). Company G (The Roane Rangers).[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Roane County, West Virginia Will Books 1857 - 1968

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 1856-1858, 1860-1967 - free.

Societies and Libraries

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

Roane County Historical Society
P O Box 161
Spencer, WV 25276

Roane county Library -census records and more

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.

Websites

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References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  3. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  4. Michael West, 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108.
  5. J.L. Scott, 36th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36.
  6. J.L. Scott, 60th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130.

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