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Ohio County, West Virginia
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Ohio County, West Virginia Facts
When was Ohio County, WV Created?
Ohio County was established on October 7, 1776 from parts of the District of West Augusta (Virginia).
What is the County Seat of Ohio County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Wheeling and the county government website is http://www.ohiocounty.wv.gov
What counties are adjacent to Ohio County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Brooke County, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Marshall County, Belmont County, Ohio, Jefferson County, Ohio.
Ohio County, WV Vital Records
Where can find Ohio County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ohio 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 Ohio County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for West Virginia Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives West Virginia Marriage Project
- Vital Research Records Search Selection
- West Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1928
- West Virginia, Births, 1853-1930
- West Virginia, Marriages, 1853-1970
- West Virginia, Marriages, 1854-1932
- West Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932
- West Virginia, Deaths, 1853-1970
Ohio County, WV Census Records
What Ohio County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ohio County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Ohio Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ohio Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ohio 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
Ohio County, WV Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Ohio County Courthouse?
The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also West Virginia Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Ohio County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1500 Chapline St, Wheeling, WV 26003
- Ohio County Clerk
- Phone: 304-234-3656
- Birth / Death Records: 1853
- Marriage Records: 1793
- Land Records: 1778
- Probate Records: 1776
- Ohio County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 304-234-3611
- Court Records: 1777
Ohio County, WV Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ohio County, WV?
A list of Ohio County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, 2237 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003
- Wheeling Area Historical Society, 63 Oakland Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003
- West Virginia Archives and History, The Cultural Center; 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, E.; Charleston, WV 25305-0300
- West Virginia and Regional History Collection, West Virginia University, Colson Hall, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506; (304) 293-3536
- West Virginia Genealogical Society, Post Office Box 249, Elkview, West Virginia 25071
- West Virginia Historical Society, PO Box 5220, Charleston, WV 25361
Where can I connect with other Ohio County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?
- West Virginia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Ohio County, West Virginia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Ohio County
- Ohio County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Ohio County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ohio 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.
Ohio Co. WV Books, Newspapers & Publications
- West Virginia Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- West Virginia historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 – 1904) (genealogybank.com) Quickly identify names and keywords and phrases in over 450 million publications, obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements as well as other items written and published in over 2,800 historical U.S. newspapers. New content added every month!
- Ohio County, West Virginia Books (amazon.com)
- Search West Virginia Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Ohio County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Ohio Co. WV Church & Cemeteries
- West Virginia Church and Cemetery Research Guide
- Ohio Co., West Virginia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Ohio County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Ohio Co., West Virginia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Ohio Co., West Virginia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Ohio County, West Virginia Church Books (amazon.com)
Ohio Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- West Virginia Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Ohio Co. WV General and History Websites
- See Also State History for West Virginia
- Ohio County, West Virginia Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Early History of Ohio County (polsci.wvu.edu)
- Ohio County Encyclopedia (wvencyclopedia.org)
- Ohio County, West Virginia Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Ohio Co. WV Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Ohio County, West Virginia (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – West Virginia – Counties – Ohio (cyndislist.com)
- Ohio County West Virginia (genealogytrails.com)
- Ohio Co. West Virginia Genealogy Page, USGenWeb Project (wvgenweb.org)
- Ohio County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Ohio Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Ohio Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of West Virginia Links and Information
- 1895 Ohio County Map (livgenmi.com)
Ohio Co. WV Military Records
- West Virginia Military Records Research Guide
- West Virginia Military Records (fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the West Virginia women and men which served. Ideal for Ohio County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.
Ohio Co. WV Schools & Directories
- Wheeling, West Virginia Directories, 1888-93 (search.ancestry.com)