Sample of pre-1866 Vital Record To illustrate, the following image is of a fairly typical page from the HAMPSHIRE COUNTY section of the records on microfilm via LDS. So far as I am aware, there is no other source of microfilm of these records. So far as I am aware, the only original document is in Library of Virginia and use is restricted.

I am sorrowfully aware that some other counties in West Virginia have legible, usable records from this period. I wish ALL counties had legible records.

If you are a whiz with graphics, I will be happy to e-mail you a .bmp of the following page for your amusement.


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