Berkeley County, West Virginia Records
Berkeley County is bordered by Washington County, Maryland (north), Jefferson County (east), Frederick County, Virginia (south), Morgan County (west). A Map of Berkeley County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Berkeley County Cities and Towns include Bunker Hill, Cherry Run, Falling Waters, Gerrardstown, Glengary, Hedgesville, Inwood, Jones Springs, Martinsburg, Ridgeway
Berkeley County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Berkeley County, WV Courthouse
The Berkeley County Courthouse is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Berkeley county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Until 1863 West Virginia was part of Virginia, See Virginia State Records for Info and links for years prior to 1863.
- Berkeley County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1865, Marriage Records from 1781 , Land Records from 1772 and Probate Records from 1772.
- Berkeley County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1772.
Berkeley County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810 (fragmented), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Berkeley County, West Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1917 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1921 to present.
- Divorce Records: from 1968 to present
- Locations: West Virginia Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Vital Registration, Division of Health, 350 Capitol St, Rm 165, Charleston, WV 25301-3701; (304) 558-2931; Info: (304) 558-2931
Berkeley County, West Virginia Resources
- Berkeley County Historical Society
- Berkeley County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Berkeley County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Berkeley County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Berkeley County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Marriage Records of Berkeley County, Virginia 1781-1854
- Berkeley Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke : their early settlement and progr
- History of Berkeley County, West Viginia
- Chronicles of old Berkeley : a narrative history of a Virginia County from its beginnings to 1926
- Berkeley County Encyclopedia
- Berkeley County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Berkeley Co. WVGenweb
- Berkeley County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Berkeley County, West Virginia Military Records