Welcome to Hancock County WV
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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.
To help us get the data online quickly, it's very helpful to send the data transcribed
(rather than sending in a graphic).
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Hancock County is the smallest county in the state, and
the farthest north, being at the tip of the state's Northern Panhandle.
It was created from Brooke County in 1848, and named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Its county seat is New Cumberland.
* City of Chester * City of New Cumberland
* City of Weirton (most of the city)
* Chestnut Hill * Congo * Fairhaven * Kings Creek * Lawrenceville
* Lennyville * Moscow * New Manchester * Newell * Sun Valley
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