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West Virginia Vital Records
To order copies of birth and death certificates, and marriage & divorce records, contact:
Vital Registration, West Virginia Division of Health
350 Capitol St, Rm 165
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
Info: (304) 558-2931
Fax: (304) 558-1051
Birth and death records are only available to immediate family members. Make check or money order payable to Vital Registration. Note: There was a fire in 1921 that destroyed many records. Most counties have records from 1853. Some counties also have marriage records from 1870.
Birth records since 1917. West Virginia is not an "open record" state. Access to certified copies of birth certificates is restricted. For earlier records, write to the Clerk of County Court in the county where the birth occurred.
Death records since 1917. Certificates will only be issued to a direct relative or to persons with a legal right to the certificate.
Marriage records since 1964. Earlier records should also be available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued.
Divorce records since 1968. Certified copies are not available from the State office. Records should also be available from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted.
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|Births | 1816-1930 |
West Virginia birth records in selected counties between 1816 and 1930. Provided by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.
|Deaths | 1853-1970 |
Use this West Virginia Division of Culture and History service to search for death records in selected counties between 1853 and 1970.
|Deaths | 1853-1970 |
West Virginia state and county death records filed between 1885 and 1930.
|Deaths | Cemetery Records |
Cemetery records in West Virginia. Site provides cemetery maps, interment records, and many gravestone photos.
|Marriages | 1856 to 1970 |
Use this West Virginia Division of Culture and History service to search for marriage records in selected counties between 1856 and 1970.
|Barbour County Cemeteries |
Click on a link to a cemetery in Barbour County to see an alphabetical list of the deceased. Includes birth and death dates, and in some cases headstone inscriptions.
|Barbour County Deaths |
Search for a death date by last name or the year he or she passed. Gives detailed information including race, occupation, marital status and cause of death.
|Jackson County Obituaries |
Search this RootsWeb database keyword, phrase, or name for obituaries published in Jackson County in 1922, between 1911 and 1915, and between 1941 and 1947.
|Randolph County Marriages |
Browse through the text of a book of Randolph County marriages. The names are not in alphabetical order, so use the *find* feature on your browser.