Mingo County, WVGenWeb

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This Mingo County WVGenWeb site was created in 1996.

Mingo County WVGenWeb is currently up for adoption. If you have genealogy research ties or a knowledge of the county and are interested in becoming the County Coordinator, CLICK HERE to see the"Guidelines for Volunteers and Coordinators of the WVGenWeb Project"

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Historical & Background Items of Interest

Birth of Mingo County, West Virginia

Thomas Condit Miller and Hu Maxwell, in their West Virginia and Its People, 1913, Lewis Historical Publishing Co, had this to say about the birth of Mingo Co: "Mingo county was formed from a part of Logan county, and derives its name from the Mingo tribe of Indians, of which Logan was the famous chieftain. ... It was the last county to be formed in West Virginia. Tug river forms its southern boundary. ... Williamson, the county seat, is the metropolis of the Big Sandy region ... "

Mingo County was formed in 1895 from Logan County.

Mingo County, West Virginia (Wikipedia)

Mingo County, West Virginia Genealogy (FamilySearch WIKI)

Early Logan County Virginia Marriages, 1853 - 1860
Early Logan Co. VA Tax Lists, 1824, 1827, 1833, 1835, 1837, & 1843.
Mingo County WV Marriages, 1895  transcribed by Olive Allen


Explosion at Kermit Burning Springs Mine

Labor Petition ..a petition signed by several inhabitants of Mingo County during the United Mine Workers struggle to organize the coal mines in Mingo County.

Mining Accidents

Genealogically Oriented Pages

Mailing addresses for Mingo County Genealogical Society and Mingo County Historical Society

Families of Mingo County WV

Cemeteries of Mingo County WV

Rebecca Brewster Lambert Letter

Surname Register

Let me ADD your SURNAME to our Register of researchers' email addresses.

Picture- Duty School, near Ragland, 1936

Dingess Tunnel

Mingo County WV Census

S-K Publications - The 1900 Mingo County, WV, Census contains 230 pages (scanned census images) in Enumeration Districts 88 through 92. Page 88-07B was not copied from the microfilm, as it is blank. The bottoms of many of the pages (especially in Enumeration Districts 90 and 91) were extremely dark, making the handwriting impossible to read. The name of each image file is the page number. (In the case of 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 census, the file name includes both the Enumeration District and the page number.)

(digital images by S-K Publications)

1900 Mingo County WV Census

1910 Mingo County WV Census

1920 Mingo County WV Census

Transcribed Census

1920 Mingo County WV Census (Stafford District, Gilbert)



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