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West Virginia's vital records go back ONLY to 1853 at the county level. At the State level, they begin ca 1918 because a fire in 1918 destroyed the building in which they were housed. Counties were asked to hold their submissions until a new home was found; some counties later remembered to send in the 1918-20 records, others did not. Your best source for births and deaths prior to 1918 is the COUNTY.

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This FREE page is part of the WVGenWeb under the USGenWeb Project. For other West Virginia Counties, check out the West Virginia Master Index .

The County Coordinator may be reached at: [email protected] using the SUBJ: WVHampshire. Content © 1996-2003 by Cheryl Singhal; all rights reserved.