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Guide to '''Tyler 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 '''Tyler 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= December 6, 1814
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|county seat= Middlebourne
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|parent county= [[Ohio County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ohio]]<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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|county1= [[Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy|Doddridge]]
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|county2= [[Monroe County, Ohio Genealogy|Monroe (OH)]]
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|county3= [[Pleasants County, West Virginia Genealogy|Pleasants]]
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|county4= [[Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ritchie]]
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|county5= [[Washington County, Ohio Genealogy|Washington (OH)]]
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|county6= [[Wetzel County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wetzel]]</br><center>[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Tyler County
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The County was named for John Tyler, Sr. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tyler County, West Virginia" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County,_West_Virginia."</ref>
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| state = West Virginia
 
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| founded year = 1814
 
| founded date = December 6
 
| seat = [[Middlebourne, West Virginia|Middlebourne]]
 
| building image = Tyler County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
 
| building address = Tyler County Courthouse<br> Main Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 66<br>Middlebourne, WV 26149-0066<br>Phone: 304-758-2102<br>[http://www.tylercountywv.com/ '''Tyler County Website''']
 
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Tyler}}
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'''Tyler County Courthouse'''<br> Main Street<br>P O Box 66<br>Middlebourne, WV 26149-0066<br>Phone: 304-758-2102<br>[http://www.tylercountywv.com/admin/countyclerk.htm Tyler County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1853; incomplete marriage records from 1815; probate and land records from 1815.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and county 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>
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Tyler County, West Virginia Record Dates ===
 
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Tyler}}
County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1853<br>Incomplete marriage records from 1815<br>Probate and Land Records from 1815<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and county records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tyler 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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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tyler County, West Virginia. Page 743-746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 742-743.</ref></center>
== County Information ==
 
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==== Tyler County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
 
 
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1815
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1815
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1815
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1815
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925. </center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1813
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1815
 
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1814'''--Tyler County was created 6 December 1814&nbsp;from [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Middlebourne <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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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Tyler}}
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*'''1814'''--Tyler County was created 6 December 1814 from [[Ohio County, West Virginia Genealogy|Ohio]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Middlebourne<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.
  
[[Image:Wvtyler.jpg|thumb|right|180px|<center>Tyler County</center>]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Tyler}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,095,c,tyler.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tyler County, West Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 29 August 2018.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paden_City,_West_Virginia Paden City]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistersville,_West_Virginia Sistersville]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendly,_West_Virginia Friendly]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlebourne,_West_Virginia Middlebourne]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akron,_West_Virginia Akron]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sancho,_West_Virginia Sancho]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiloh,_Tyler_County,_West_Virginia Shiloh]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wick,_West_Virginia Wick]</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Tyler}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Tyler}}
  
*[[Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Monroe County, Ohio Genealogy|Monroe County, Ohio]]
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{{WV Bible Intro|Tyler}}
*[[Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants]]
 
*[[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]]
 
*[[Washington County, Ohio Genealogy|Washington County, Ohio]]
 
*[[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Tyler}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Tyler}}
  
*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Tyler}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Tyler County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3111&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|412738|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3111 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.wvgenweb.org/tyler/Pages/cemeteries.htm WVGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/tyler/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/tyler.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=48 WVGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvgenweb.org/tyler/Pages/cemeteries.htm WVGenWeb]
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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>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Tyler+West+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Tyler&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|412738|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Tyler+West+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/tyler/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/West-Virginia/Tyler-County?id=county_3111 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23095&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/tyler.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[West Virginia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=48 WVGravestones]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23095&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[West Virginia Cemeteries| West Virginia Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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====Census====  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County%2C_West_Virginia "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1820|2314
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|1830|4104
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|1840|6954
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|1850|5498
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|1860|6517
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|1870|7832
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|1880|11073
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|1890|11962
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|1900|18252
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|1910|16211
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|1920|14186
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|1930|12785
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|1940|12559
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|1950|10535
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|1960|10026
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|1970|9929
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|1980|11320
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|1990|9796
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|2000|9592
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|2010|9208
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{{WV Census Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{WV Directories Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Tyler}}
  
{{WVcensus}}Join us in [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census indexing the 1940 Census]
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Tyler}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Tyler}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Tyler}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Tyler}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Tyler}}
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{{WV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WV Tyler County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Tyler}}
  
===== Revolutionary War  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Tyler}}
  
*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. See Virginia, Western District, Tyler County on page 136.  
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==== Revolutionary War ====
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.
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{{WV Revolutionary War Intro|Tyler}}
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. See Virginia, Western District, Tyler County on page 136.
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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==== War of 1812 ====
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{{WV War of 1812 Intro|Tyler}}
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Tyler County men served in the 123rd Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 207. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
  
Tyler County men served in the 123rd Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 207. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Tyler}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Tyler}}
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|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)
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Tyler}}
  
*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932429|Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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*'''1814-1991''' {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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)
 
*'''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)
 
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Tyler}}
  
*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Tyler}}
  
==== Probate  ====
 
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''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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*'''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] — index and images $
*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — 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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*'''1815-1971''' Tyler County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030643%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1815-1971]
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=== School Records ===
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{{WV Schools Intro|Tyler}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Tyler}}
  
Tyler County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030643%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1815 - 1971]
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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.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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 [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ 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.
  
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,&nbsp;evidence of land inheritance, years of migration, and years of death.  
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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.<ref>"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.</ref><ref>"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.</ref>
  
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 [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ The Library of Virginia]&nbsp;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.&nbsp;
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*Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Tyler County is included in Vol. 6.
  
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.<ref>"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.</ref><ref>"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.</ref>
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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.
  
*Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Tyler County is included in Vol. 6.]
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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.
  
===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
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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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Tyler}}
  
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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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
  
The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Tyler}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Tyler}}
  
*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1815-1970 - free.
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*'''1780-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1408729|West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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 $
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Tyler}}
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*'''1804-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|1417434|West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
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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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Tyler}}
  
'''Tyler County Historical Society'''<br>P O Box&nbsp; 317<br>Middleboume, West Virginia 26149
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Tyler}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Archives ===
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{WV Archives Intro|Tyler}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/tyler-county/ Tyler County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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=== Libraries ===
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Tyler}}
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Tyler|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi'sList]
 
  
Learning How to [[Help:Contributor Help|Edit our Wiki Sites]]<br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{WV Museums Intro|Tyler}}
  
{{Online course badge | link = https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html | name = Fun Five Minute Genealogy Videos}}
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== Societies ==
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{{WV Societies Intro|Tyler}}
  
== References  ==
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*'''Tyler County Historical Society'''<br>P O Box317<br>Middleboume, WV 26149
  
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{{WV Websites Intro|Tyler}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/tyler-county/ Tyler 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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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|190156|West%20Virginia|Tyler}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WV Research Guides Intro|Tyler}}
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Latest revision as of 18:14, 12 July 2019

Guide to Tyler 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: Middlebourne
Organized: December 6, 1814
Parent County(s): Ohio[1]
Neighboring Counties
Doddridge  • Monroe (OH)  • Pleasants  • Ritchie  • Washington (OH)  • Wetzel
See County Maps
Courthouse
Tyler County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wv-tyler.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for John Tyler, Sr. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1853; incomplete marriage records from 1815; probate and land records from 1815.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and county records.[3]

Tyler County, West Virginia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1815 1853 1815 1815 1815 1870
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1814--Tyler County was created 6 December 1814 from Ohio County.
  • County seat: Middlebourne[5]

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[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Tyler 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[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 2,314
1830 4,104 77.4%
1840 6,954 69.4%
1850 5,498 −20.9%
1860 6,517 18.5%
1870 7,832 20.2%
1880 11,073 41.4%
1890 11,962 8.0%
1900 18,252 52.6%
1910 16,211 −11.2%
1920 14,186 −12.5%
1930 12,785 −9.9%
1940 12,559 −1.8%
1950 10,535 −16.1%
1960 10,026 −4.8%
1970 9,929 −1.0%
1980 11,320 14.0%
1990 9,796 −13.5%
2000 9,592 −2.1%
2010 9,208 −4.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Tyler 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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Wetzel CountyDoddridge CountyRitchie CountyPleasants CountyWashington CountyMonroe CountyWV TYLER.PNG
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Tyler County men served in the 123rd Regiment.[7]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Tyler 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 Tyler County:

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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.[8][9]

  • 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.

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[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Tyler County Historical Society
    P O Box317
    Middleboume, WV 26149

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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. Wikipedia contributors, "Tyler County, West Virginia" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County,_West_Virginia."
  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), Tyler County, West Virginia. Page 743-746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 742-743.
  5. 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.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Tyler County, West Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 29 August 2018.
  7. 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.
  8. "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.
  9. "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.