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 ...was created in 1797 from parts of Ohio County, and named after Robert Brooke, Governor of Virginia from 1794 to 1796.
 Part of the "Northern Panhandle" along with Hancock, Ohio, and Marshall Counties, it's county seat is Wellsburg.
When researching in the boundries of Brooke you will need to know that Brooke County was apart of Ohio County til 1797 and Yohogania Co, West Augusta in 1782. The southern most boundary of Yohoghania at the time is the current Cross Creek of Brooke County WV. Be sure to research in the correct county records depending what time your ancestors lived in this panhandle. 

Village of Beech Bottom ~ Town of Bethany ~ City of Follansbee ~
City of Weirton (part) ~ 
City of Wellsburg ~ Village of Windsor Heights

Arnold ~ Coke Town ~ Colliers ~ East Steubanville ~
  Fowlerston ~ Hooverson Heights ~ Rockdale ~ Short Creek

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  The purpose of this website is to help you discover you ancestors happenings while they lived in Hancock County, WVA.

are dedicated to providing as much genealogical and historical information as we can to this website for all researchers to enjoy free of charge.
   We are always looking for those who believe in free genealogy and are interested in sharing their data online at this website. If you would like to be apart of something that will help a multitude of other's we would love for you to contribute ANYTHING you may have on Brooke County, WVA and it's ancestor's.

Join the Brooke County Mailing List provided by Rootsweb and discover who other fellow Brooke researchers are looking for. You never know when you might find a long lost relative! To subscribe, please click the appropriate link "Single Mode" ( single e-mails) or  "Digest Mode" (several e-mails in one).

 Don't forget to check the Brooke County Archives provided by Rootsweb. "or" the Brooke County Message Board provided by Ancestry You might just already find a message waiting  for you or a relative's post about your family!

We want to let you know that we are unable to provide personal research at this time.  
All information we come across however, will be added to this website so check back often.
 We Thank You for visiting and Hope you'll come back again to view updates we make to this website.

Barbara Campbell County Coordinator
1997-2011 Hancock County,WV Genweb Project. Content initiated in 1997 by Janet Waite and Dale Patterson 1997-2004; Julia Krutilla -2004-2011; Barbara Campbell June 2011.The Subject matter within these pages are not be used for financial gain. We respect free genealogy and hope that you do to. All contributions and donations will become apart of the Hancock County Genweb Project but remains the property of the submitter with full rights reserved for the origional submitter. The submitter has given permission for Hancock County, WV. Genweb Project to store the information permanently at this website for all researchers to access freely. The information submitted will not be removed without permission from the submitter.