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West Virginia Census Notes

Census records prior to 1863 (the time of the split of eastern and western Virginia) will be listed in Virginia so be sure to check Virginia Census Finder for earlier census records.

Federal West Virginia Census Records are available to the public for census years: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

1890 Federal WV Census schedules were destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap.

The 1890 Veterans and Widows Census for West Virginia did survive and is a valuable resource which is often used as a census substitute. See 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.

West Virginia State Census Records: There are not any known census records enumerated by the state of WV, however there were early censuses taken by the state of Virginia in 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785 & 1786. These early censuses would have included what is today known as West Virginia. See Heads of Families Index created from 1782-1785 Virginia state census records at Ancestry.

For help with county formations before and after the split of Virginia See: Virginia and W. Virginia Counties History.

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350 Capitol St, Room 165
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
Phone: (304) 558-2931

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Birth & death records from 1917 to the present are available at the above address.

Earlier birth & death records may be obtained from County Clerks in the individual counties.

Marriage records 1921 to the present are available at the above address.

Earlier marriage records can be obtained from County Clerks at the county level.

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1785-1971 WV Marriage Index at Ancestry

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1863-1900 WV Marriages at Ancestry

1917-1955 WV Death Certificates

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 West Virginia Newspaper Obituaries

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 1815-1985 Historical Newspapers


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West Virginia

(Part of Virginia State 1788-1863.  Statehood 1863.)

Originally part of Virginia, Civil War disputes caused a split in the state when Virginia joined ranks with the Confederacy.  Named Kanawha in 1861, the name became West Virginia before statehood in 1863.  It must be remembered when searching W. Virginia census records... any census shown in the following indexes that were enumerated before 1863 are actually found in Virginia records.


Statewide West Virginia Census Records Online

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

1890 Federal Census Index and Images - Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War

1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

1910 Federal Census Index

1920 Federal Census Index

1930 Federal Census Index

1940 Federal Census Index and Images

West Virginia Census and Voter Lists at Ancestry

West Virginia Databases at World Vital Records

West Virginia Statewide Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other WV Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

WV Statewide Revolutionary War Pensioners.  

Surnames starting with:

[A-B]     [C-D]     [E-H]     [J-M]     [N-R]     [S-Y]

 


WV Census Records Online by County

Barbour County Census Records (formed 1843 from Harrison, Lewis & Randolph)

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:
[A-C]    [C-H]    [H-M]    [M-P]    [P-S]    [S-Z]
1850 Federal Census.  Pages:
[1A-12A]    [12B-24A]    [24B-35A]    [35B-46A]
[46B-57A]    [57B-68A]    [68B-79B]    [80A-90B]
[91A-101B]    [102A-107B]

1860 Federal Census with Census Index

1860 Federal Census Index to Images

1860 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census 1% Sampling


Berkeley County Census Records (formed 1772 from Frederick)

1810 Federal Census

1810 Federal Census Part 1

1810 Federal Census Part 2

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census

1880 Federal Census 1% Sampling

Other Records

1747-1781 Rent Rolls for Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan County

Revolutionary War Pensioners List

Revolutionary War Pension Statement


Boone County Census Records (formed 1847 from Cabell, Kanawha & Logan)

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index with Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census

1850 Federal Census Records Transcript Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3

1860 Federal Census Index Linked to Images

1860 Federal Census Images

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedules

1870 Federal Census Index and Transcript (partial)

1870 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census 1% Sampling

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schecules

 

1900 Federal Census Index surnames starting with:
[A-B]     [C-E]     [F-H]     [I-M]     [N-S]     [T-Y]

 

1900 Federal census Index Linked to Images

1900 Federal Census Images

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1867 & 1868 Death Records


Braxton County Census Records (formed 1836 from Kanawha, Lewis & Nicholas)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Index with Census Transcription

1840 Federal Census Pages 238-251 - Male Statistics

1840 Federal Census Pages 238-251 - Female Statistics

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index with Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Images

 

1850 Federal Census.    Pages:
[345-367]    [368-392]    [393-417]    [418-442]    [443]

 

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1850 Federal Census Slave Schedule

1860 Federal Census Images

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index and Transcription (partial)

1870 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census1% Sampling

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1836 Tax List


Brooke County Census Records (formed 1796 from Ohio)

1810 Federal Census Book Index by SK Publications

1810 Federal Census - Heads of Households

1810 Federal Census Index

1810 Federal Census

1820 Federal Census Book Index by SK Publications

1820 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census

1830 Federal Census Book Index by SK Publications

1830 Federal Census Index with Census Transcript

1840 Federal Census Book Index by SK Publications

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Book Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index with Census Transcript

1850 Federal Census Slave Schedule

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule

1870 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census 1% Sampling

1890 Veterans Census Surnames

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Revolutionary War Pensioners

Revolutionary War Pension Statement


Cabell County Census Records (formed 1809 from Kanawha)

1820 Federal Census

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Index and Transcript of Slave Schedules

1860 Federal Census with linked index

1860 Federal Census Index and Transcript of Slave Schedules

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedules

1870 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census 1% Sampling

1890 Veteran and Widows Census

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 2

1910 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription for ED 7

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Index and Transcription  (partial)

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Early Businesses

Family Group Sheets of Early Residents

Revolutionary War Pensioners

1815 Tax List

1910 City Directory of Huntington


Calhoun County Census Records (formed 1856 from Gilmer)

1860 Federal Census Records Transcription

1860 Federal Census Transcript

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule

1860-1920 Census Records of People of Color

1870 Federal Census Images

1870 Federal Census

1870 Federal Census Transcript

1880 Federal Census Surnames A-M

1880 Federal Census Surnames N-Z

1880 Federal Census 1% Sampling

1883 Census of Pensioners

1890 Veterans & Widows Census

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedules at Genealogy Trails

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1900 Federal Census

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1869 Voter List for Sherman

1869 Voter List for Sheridan

1934, 1935, & 1936 Directory of Homeowners

Bethlehem Church Membership

Biographies

Military Records

Pioneers of Calhoun County

Wills


Clay County Census Records (formed 1858 from Braxton & Nicholas)

1860 Federal Census Index and Transcript

1860 Federal Census Records Transcription

1860 Federal Census Pages 1-15

1860 Federal Census Pages 16-30

1860 Federal Census Pages 31-45

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index at Genealogy Trails

1870 Federal Census Index and Transcript

1870 Federal Census Index linked to 1870 Census Images

1870 Federal Census at US GenWeb Census Project

1870 Federal Census at Rootsweb

1870 Federal Census of Buffalo Township Part 1

1870 Federal Census of Buffalo Township Part 2

1870 Federal Census of Henry Township

1870 Federal Census of Pleasant Township

1870 Federal Census of Union Township

1880 Federal Census 1% Sampling

1880 Federal Census at Rootsweb

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

 

 

 

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Barbour-Clay

Marion-Mineral

Doddridge-Harrison

Mingo-Nicholas

Jackson-Logan

Ohio-Preston

Marion-Mineral

Upshur-Yohogania

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