Records available in Jefferson County, VA/West VA

Jefferson County West Virginia used to be Jefferson County, Virginia if you are researching for ancestors prior to June 20, 1863. The following list outlines the types of Jefferson County records that exist, the location of the originals, and the existence of microfilm copies.

The West Virginia Regional History Collection (Morgantown) has microfilm copies of most Jefferson County public records, including: Archives, 1802-1913. No. 382. Court case papers, 1802-1913, and county record books, 1830-1905. Included are records for retail merchandising, 1884-1894, in Jefferson County.
For additional information, including microfilm reel numbers for specific records and the location of the microfilm collections, see the Bibliography.
Births, Deaths, 1853-1970. Original records in Jefferson County Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Board of Education. Minutes, 1889-1913. Originals located in the Board of Education Office. County Court. Bonds, 1869-1873. Most are bonds for officials for their office. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah. County Court.
Chancery Orders, 1831-1928. Originals in Court House, Charles Town, WV. Includes guardianship records. Filmed in 1992 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Chancery Orders. 1873-1880. Vol. A. Original at Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1992 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Court Records, 1802-1901. Originals in West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, WV. Filmed in 1959-1960 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Executions, 1830-1834, 1837-1844. Originals in West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, WV. Filmed in 1958 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Circuit Court. Fee Books, 1859-1872. Filmed in 1958 by the Genealogical Society of Utah Circuit Court.
Fiduciary Records, 1879-1883. Original records in Jefferson County Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Circuit Court. Records, 1831-1855. Originals at Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1992 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Law Orders, 1873-1928. Originals in Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1992 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Minute book 1801-1807. Original at West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, WV. Filmed in 1961 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Order Books, 1813-1872. Originals in Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Probate Records, 1801-1894. Originals in the West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, WV. Filmed in 1961 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Probate Records, 1820-1924. Originals in Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 and 1992 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
County Court. Record Books, Minutes, 1801-1898. Originals in Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Deeds, 1801-1901; Deed Index 1801-1968. Originals in the Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Discharges, 1917. Original records in Jefferson County Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Election Results, 1922-1938. Originals at West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, WV. Filmed in 1961 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Land Books, 1802-1900. Original records in the State Auditor’s Office, Charleston, WV. Filmed in 1968 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Marriages, 1802-1899, Wills, Inventories, etc. 1801-1894. Originals are at the West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Marriage Records, 1801-1970. Original records in Jefferson County Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Wills, 1801-1970. Original records in Jefferson County Court House, Charles Town, WV. Filmed in 1970 by the Genealogical Society of Utah on 18 microfilm reels.

Links to resources in Jefferson County, West VA:

Patricia
http://jeffersoncountyclerkwv.com/
http://www.jeffctywvmuseum.org/
http://www.jeffersonhistoricalwv.org/index.html
http://www.jcblackhistory.org

http://civilwarscholars.com

On Heritage books ( http://www.heritagebooks.com) you will find a host of books for sale, search for Jefferson County, Virginia.

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Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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