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Wetzel County, West Virginia
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Wetzel County, West Virginia Facts

When was Wetzel County, WV Created?
Wetzel County was established on January 10, 1846 from Tyler County.

What is the County Seat of Wetzel County, WV?
The County Seat is located in New Martinsville and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Wetzel County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Marshall CountyGreene County, Pennsylvania, Monongalia County and Marion CountyHarrison CountyDoddridge CountyTyler CountyMonroe County, Ohio.

Wetzel County, WV Vital Records

Where can find Wetzel County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Wetzel 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 Wetzel 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.

Wetzel County, WV Census Records

What Wetzel County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wetzel County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Wetzel Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wetzel Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wetzel 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

Wetzel County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Wetzel County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: PO Box 156, New Martinsville, WV 26155
  • Wetzel County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-455-8224
    • Birth / Death Records: 1854 (Births: 1863-64, 1871-72, 1876; Deaths: 1862, 1864, 1872-73, 1876)
    • Marriage Records: 1845
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1847
  • Wetzel County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-455-8219
    • Court Records: 1846

Wetzel County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Wetzel County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Wetzel 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.

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