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Welcome to Hancock County WV
History and Genealogy

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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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Dust off your family scrapbooks!
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).


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.


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.

Incorporated Communities
* City of Chester * City of New Cumberland
* City of Weirton (most of the city)

Unincorporated Communities
* Chestnut Hill * Congo * Fairhaven * Kings Creek * Lawrenceville * Lennyville * Moscow * New Manchester * Newell * Sun Valley


Hancock County Data

Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Marriage Records

School Records

Website Updates:
Mar 2014:  1883 Pensioners
Apr 2013: Probate of Johnathan Allison, Sr.

Dec 2012: County History; A. B. Grafton Obituary; 1883 Census of Pensioners

May 2012:
Daniel Greschner Obituary
Gertrude Fritz Mahood Greschner Obituary




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Surrounding Counties

* Columbiana County, Ohio (north and west)
Beaver County, Pennsylvania (east)
Washington County, Pennsylvania (southeast)
Brooke County (south)
Jefferson County, Ohio (west)

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