WVC 39 - 3 - 2
§39-3-2. Lost records or papers recorded or filed anew.
Where any book containing judgments, decrees, orders or
proceedings of a court, or proceedings at rules, or any book
containing the record of wills, deeds or other papers, or where
any paper filed in a clerk's office, is lost, the clerk in whose
office such book or paper was, upon the production to him of any
original paper which was recorded in such book, or any attested
copy of the record thereof, or of an attested copy of anything
else in such book, or of any paper so filed, shall, on
application, record or file the same anew. The record shall show
whether it is made from an original or a copy, and how the paper
from which it is made was authenticated or attested. Such record
shall have the same effect that the record or paper for which it
is substituted would have had.