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Monongalia County, West Virginia
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Monongalia County, West Virginia Facts

When was Monongalia County, WV Created?
Monongalia County was established on October 7, 1776 from the District of West Augusta (Virginia).

What is the County Seat of Monongalia County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Morgantown and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Monongalia County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Greene County, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Preston CountyTaylor CountyMarion CountyWetzel County.

Monongalia County, WV Vital Records

Where can find Monongalia County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Monongalia County vital records can be found at the West Virginia Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records from January 1917 to present; marriage records from 1921 to present and divorce records from 1968 to present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in West Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Monongalia County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for West Virginia Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Monongalia County, WV Census Records

What Monongalia County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Monongalia County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790180018101820183018401850186018701880189019001910192019301940.

Monongalia Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Monongalia Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Monongalia Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also West Virginia Census Records Research Guide

Monongalia County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Monongalia County Courthouse?
The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also West Virginia Courthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Monongalia County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 243 High St, Morgantown, WV 26505
  • Monongalia County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-291-7230
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1796
    • Land Records: 1776
    • Probate Records: 1774
  • Monongalia County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-291-7240
    • Court Records: 1774

Monongalia County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Monongalia County, WV?
A list of Monongalia County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Monongalia County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Monongalia County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Monongalia County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a list which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Monongalia Co. WV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Monongalia Co. WV Church & Cemeteries

Monongalia Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Monongalia Co. WV General and History Websites

Monongalia Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Monongalia Co. WV Military Records