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Guide to '''Tucker County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Tucker 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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| founded date = March 7
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| seat = [[Parsons, West Virginia|Parsons]]
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| building address = Tucker County Courthouse<br> 215 1st Street<br>Parsons, WV 26287<br>Phone: 304-478-2414<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/tucker-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm  '''Tucker County Website''']
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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County Clerk has bird, marriage, death since 1856 Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce &amp; Court Records &amp; Naturalization Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tucker County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/tucker-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm Tucker County Courthouse]<br>215 1st Street<br>Parsons, WV 26287<br>Phone: 304-478-2414
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==== Tucker County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
County Clerk has bird, marriage, death since 1856 Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce &amp; Court Records &amp; Naturalization Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tucker County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30051 History of Tucker County, West Virginia&nbsp;: from the earliest explorations and settlements to the present time&nbsp;: with biographica ] at Ancestry.com ($)
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Tucker County was&nbsp;created 7 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Parsons <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856--'''Tucker County was&nbsp;created 7 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Parsons <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 Tucker 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  ====
 
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Death records from the years 1862-63, 1867, 1875-76, 1879, 1883 are missing.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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[[Image:Wvtucker.jpg|thumb|right|180px|<center>Tucker County</center>]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Barbour County, West Virginia|Barbour]]  
 
*[[Barbour County, West Virginia|Barbour]]  
*[[Garrett County, Maryland|Garrett County, Maryland]]  
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*[[Garrett County, Maryland Genealogy|Garrett County, Maryland]]  
 
*[[Grant County, West Virginia|Grant]]  
 
*[[Grant County, West Virginia|Grant]]  
 
*[[Pendleton County, West Virginia|Pendleton]]  
 
*[[Pendleton County, West Virginia|Pendleton]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30051 History of Tucker County, West Virginia&nbsp;: from the earliest explorations and settlements to the present time&nbsp;: with biographica ] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvtucker/tuckercemetery.htm WVGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Tucker+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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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://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]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*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
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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''Online Probate Records''
  
Tucker County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030642%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1825 - 1970]  
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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}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
 
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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.  
 
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 [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
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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  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Tucker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/tucker-county/ Tucker 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+Tucker|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[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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Latest revision as of 21:12, 23 August 2017

United States
West Virginia
Tucker County

Guide to Tucker 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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Tucker County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Tucker 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 7, 1856
County Seat Parsons
Courthouse
Tucker County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Tucker County Courthouse
215 1st Street
Parsons, WV 26287
Phone: 304-478-2414
Tucker County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has bird, marriage, death since 1856 Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce & Court Records & Naturalization Records[1]

County Information



Tucker County, West Virginia Record Dates

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

History


Parent County

1856--Tucker County was created 7 March 1856 from Randolph County.
County seat: Parsons [2]

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

Death records from the years 1862-63, 1867, 1875-76, 1879, 1883 are missing.

Places / Localities

Tucker County

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

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
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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


Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

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 1856-1969 - free.

Societies and Libraries

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

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tucker County, West Virginia. Page 746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

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