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Welcome to
Pleasants County WV
History and Genealogy
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West Virginia Genealogy Trails
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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data
and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

We're looking for the "raw data" folks can use to build their family trees (rather than the actual trees themselves). This includes the transcribed data from the vital records, biographies from the county histories as well as the county history information itself, transcriptions of obituaries, burial data from cemetery trompings and/or readings, the data from military pensions and other service records; enumerations from census years, any newspaper gleanings for the family members including birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices/obits and anything in between.

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.


Pleasants County

Created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1851 and named for US Senator and Virginia Governor James Pleasants, Jr.
The county seat is St. Marys

* City of Belmont * City of St. Marys
* Calcutta * Hebron * Pine Grove


Pleasants County Data

Birth Records


Church Histories / Records

Family Bibles

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Apr 2013: 1853 Death Records; Newspaper Stories: Court news. re: COCHRAN, Crime news re: GORRELL, COURT HOURSE DYNAMITED, MERCER, DUFF, BAILEY; obits for MICK, DAVIS, BOLEY, Gossip re: Masterman, cOMMUNITY NEWS re: CORE; Marriage Announcement for WATTS-RUTTENCUTTER

Dec 2012:
WW1 Casualties, Post Offices, School Records, List of Cemeteries, County History



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