Marion County Genealogical Club

 

The Marion County Genealogical Club is located in the Marion County Public Library, 321 Monroe Street, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554. Phone 304-366-1210 Ext. 12.

The Genealogical Room contains family and county histories, court records, census, cemetery, birth, death, marriage records, and more, from Marion County and surrounding counties.

The Genealogy Room is open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m; and Monday evening and Saturday by appointment. The Genealogy Room is closed on days when the library (where the room is located) is closed.

In-depth research is not available from the volunteer staff.

Membership in the club is $7 for an individual or $12 for a family for a calendar year. The membership includes the quarterly publication Genealogical Gleanings. To join, make a check payable to Marion County Genealogical Club and mail to:
       Marion County Genealogical Club
       Marion County Public Library
       321 Monroe Street
       Fairmont, WV 26554-2952

The sale of publications is the main source of income, and census, cemetery, birth, death, and other records are available at a reasonable price. Call the club at 304-366-1210 ext.12 during their regular hours with publications questions.

 

Marion County
Monongalia County

Census Records
  1850 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ $13.50
  1860 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  23.50
  1860 Agriculture ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  23.50

  1870 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  23.50
  1900 Fairmont District ~ ~  12.50
  1900 Grant Dist  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  12.50
  1900 Lincoln Dist  ~ ~ ~ ~  12.50
  1900 Mannington Dist ~ ~ ~  18.50
  1900 Paw Paw Dist  ~ ~ ~ ~  11.50
  1900 Union Dist  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  12.50
  1900 Winfield District ~ ~  11.50
  1910 Paw Paw Dist  ~ ~ ~ ~  11.50
  1910 Winfield Dist ~ ~ ~ ~  10.50
Cemetery Records
  Fairmont District  ~ ~ ~ ~ $23.50
  Grant Dist ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9.50
  Lincoln Dist, 2003 (updated) ~18.50
  Mannington Dist, 1940~ ~ ~ ~16.00
  Paw Paw Dist ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~11.50
  Union District ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~13.50
  Winfield District  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~11.00
Death Records
  Vol. I, 1853-1864  ~ ~ ~ ~ $ 7.00
  Vol. II, 1865-1874 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 7.00
  Vol. III, 1875-1884  ~ ~ ~ ~ 7.00
  Index to Vol. I, II, III ~ ~ 8.50
  Vol. IV, 1885-1894 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 7.00
  Vol. V, 1895-1899  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 6.00
Birth Records
  Vol. I, 1853-1859  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~$8.00
  Vol. II, 1860-1870 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~13.50
  Vol. III, 1871-1880  ~ ~ ~ ~13.50
Marriages
  Vol. I, 1842-1867  ~ ~ ~ ~ $13.50
  Vol. II, 1868-1880 ~ ~ ~ ~  13.50
  Vol III, 1881-1890 ~ ~ ~ ~  13.50
  Vol. IV, 1891-1899 ~ ~ ~ ~  18.50
Minutes, Overseers of the Poor
  Vol. I, 1853-1866  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~$9.50
  Vol. II, 1866-1869 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9.50
  Vol. III, 1869-1872  ~ ~ ~ ~ 8.50
1888 Voters Registration ~ ~ $13.50

Census Records
  1850 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ $23.50
Cemetery Records
  Batelle District, Rev. 2004~ $12.50
  Cass District, 1939  ~ ~ ~ ~ 7.50
  Clay District, 1939  ~ ~ ~ ~ 6.50
  Clinton District, 1939 ~ ~ ~ 9.50
  Grant District, Rev. 1998 ~ ~12.50
  Morgan District, 1939~ ~ ~ ~ 9.50
  Union District, 1939 ~ ~ ~ ~ 7.50
Death Records
  Vol. I, 1853-1872  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9.50
  Vol. II, 1872-1899 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~12.50
Birth Records
  Vol. I, 1853-1858  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9.50
  Vol. II, 1859-1866 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9.50
  Vol. III, 1867-1876  ~ ~ ~ ~12.50
1803 Voters Registration ~ ~ ~$6.50
Unpatented Land Records for Monongalia, Yohogania, & Ohio Counties., Va., 1776-94  ~ ~ ~$8.50

Preston County

Census Records
  1850 "New" ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ $28.50
  1860 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ $18.50
  1870 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  18.50
  1900 Pleasant District ~ ~ ~10.50
  1900 Valley District ~ ~ ~ ~10.50
  1900 Kingwood District ~ ~ ~10.50
  1900 Reno District ~ ~ ~ ~ ~10.50
  1900 Lyon District ~ ~ ~ ~ ~10.50
Birth Records

  1868-1875  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~12.50
  1876-1880  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~12.50
  1868-1884 "New"~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~28.50
Marriages
Vol. I, 1869-1885  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ $13.50
Vol. II, 1886-1900 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  13.50

NEW (Printed or on DVD)
NEW ITEM

Maple Grove Cemetery
Morgantown Avenue, Fairmont WV
(Union District)

An updated list completed in 2011. Digital photos were created over several years of most of the tombstones in this cemetery. The WPA cemetery list of 1941 and updated lists of 1981 and 1986 were used to include names when tombstones were not located. Many of the names on the new list are annotated with names of spouses and parents obtained from vital records and obituaries.

Printed list (157 pages of names) ~  ~  ~  ~ $28.50

DVD which includes a .PDF version of the printed list and over 2,000 tombstone digital photos.
       ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ $28.50

John Yost, Private, 1st Pennsylvania Regiment”, by Kenneth Carroll Yost, published 2010.

Documenting the life and military service of John Yost from his arrival in 1773 in New York harbor until his death ca. 1817 in Monongalia County, Virginia.

(28 pages)  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ ~   $13.50

 

War Memorial
on CD

Revolutionary War Memorial

Reproduced on 14" x 22" parchment type paper suitable for framing.

This document was researched for the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution by the Col. Morgan Morgan Chapter of the DAR and lists selected Revolutionary soldiers whose bodies rest in Marion County.

Surnames are Ashcraft, Barnes, Blackshear, Bock, Clayton, Cochran, Conaway, Coon, Cunningham, Dudley, Ferrell, Fleming, Floyd, Furbee, Gaskins, Hall, Harbert, Heck, Hellen, Ice, Jolliffe, Jones, Little, Linn, Martin, Meredith, Miller, Morgan, Morris, Nay, Neptune, Polsley, Price, Prichard, Prickett, Robinson, Shackelford, Snyder, Straight, Sturm, Swisher, and Vangilder.

    In Genealogy Room  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ $6.00
    Mailed in tube  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ 12.00

1886 Atlas of Marion and Monongalia Counties, on CD
(PDF format, and JPG)

In Genealogy Room  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ $10.00
Mailed in CD box ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~$16.50
works on both PC and MAC

Contents: 1886 Marion County and Monongalia County WV maps by Districts and Towns that include the names of the property owners. Also included are Lists of Patrons for the Atlas which contains the Patron's Name, Acres, Post-Office, Occupation, Nativity, and year settled in the county -- these lists are by District within Marion County and within Monongalia County. Additional items include -- 1870 Map of West Virginia and Virginia, 1870-1880 Map of the United States, 1870 & 1880 Population of Principal Cities in the United States, 1870 & 1880 Population of counties by state, 1790 thru 1880 Population of each state at each Census Year, List of names for the 49th Congress (Senators, Representatives, and Speakers of the House).

 

Submit payment for orders and/or membership dues by making check payable to: Marion County Genealogical Club and mail to:
Mrs. Eleanor Carter; 1700 Ritchie Avenue; Fairmont, WV 26554 - 4539

Allow at least two weeks for shipment of order as publications are prepared on an as-needed basis. Please include zip plus four on all correspondence.

NOTE: If you visit the Genealogy Room to pick up your publications order, you will qualify for a discount off the total cost.

MEMBERSHIP includes the quarterly publication, GENEALOGY GLEANINGS.

Membership year is Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Fees are $7.00 for individual or $12.00 for family at the same address.

The GENEALOGY GLEANINGS is published in March, June, September and December.

New members may submit surnames being researched for listing in the membership Surname Directory and in the next issue of the GENEALOGY GLEANINGS. Surnames submission should be no more than three typed lines, in addition to your name, address, and email-address.

Queries for publication should be limited to five typed lines, excluding address. Include known dates as well as place of residence at any particular time. There is no charge to members and $1.75 to non-members. All submissions must be received by the 5th day of the month preceding the date of publication. Send to:

Editor, Genealogy Gleanings; Marion County Genealogical Club; Marion County Public Library; 321 Monroe Street; Fairmont WV 26554

MEETINGS are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room at the Marion County Public Library. The meeting time varies depending on the time of year and weather conditions. To determine the meeting time, call 304-366-1210, extension 12 (Genealogy Room).

RESEARCH HOURS -- Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during regular library hours. To confirm hours, call 304-366-1210, extension 12 (Genealogy Room).

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Updated: April 10, 2014