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Guide to Tyler County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Tyler County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Tyler County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Founded 1814
County Seat Middlebourne

County Courthouse

Tyler County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Tyler County Courthouse
 Main Street
P O Box 66
Middlebourne, WV 26149-0066
Phone: 304-758-2102

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1853
Incomplete marriage records from 1815
Probate and Land Records from 1815
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and county records[1]


Parent County

1814--Tyler County was created 6 December 1814 from Ohio County.
County seat: Middlebourne [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Tyler County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





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


 Join us in indexing the 1940 Census


Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.



Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Tyler County on page 136.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Tyler County men served in the 123rd Regiment.[3]

Civil War


West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Tyler County, West Virginia Will Books 1815 - 1971


At first glance, researchers might conclude that Virginia tax lists contain very little family history data, though one soon learns that valuable genealogical conclusions can be drawn from these records, nicknamed "annual censuses," such as: relationships, approximate years of birth, socio-economic status, identification of neighbors, the ability to distinguish between persons of the same name, evidence of land inheritance, years of migration, and years of death.

Virginia began enumerating residents' payments of personal property and land taxes in 1782. These two types of taxation were recorded in separate registers. Personal property tax lists include more names than land tax lists, because they caught more of the population. The Family History Library has an excellent microfilm collection of personal property tax lists from 1782 (or the year the county was organized) well into the late nineteenth century for most counties, but only scattered land tax lists. Microfilm collections at The Library of Virginia include land tax lists for all counties and independent cities for the years 1782 through 1978, as well as personal property tax lists for the years 1782 through 1930 (and every fifth year thereafter). Taxes were not collected in 1808. 

Some tax records are available online or in print, though published abstracts often omit useful details found only in the original sources. Statewide indexes can help genealogists identify specific counties where surnames occurred in the past, providing starting points for research.[4][5]

  • Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Tyler County is included in Vol. 6.]

Vital Records

. Includes marriages 1815-1970 - free.

Societies and Libraries

Tyler County Historical Society

P O Box  317

Middleboume, West Virginia 26149

Family History Centers

Web Sites


 Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tyler 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).
  3. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 207. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  4. "Using Personal Property Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn3_persprop.htm.
  5. "Using Land Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn1_landtax.pdf.

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