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Certified copies of these records are available only from the issuing county or the West Virginia Vital Registration Office.

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  • Use * to search for zero or more characters before or after the search term.  Examples: Jef* returns Jeff, Jeffrey, Jefferson, etc.  Ste*en returns Steven, Stephen, etc. *alton returns Dalton, Walton, etc.  Using a * before and after a search term will find that term anywhere in the field.
  • Use _ to replace a single character with a wildcard character.  Examples: J_n returns Jan, Jen, Jon, etc.  _an returns Dan, Ian, Jan etc.  Je_ returns Jeb, Jed, Jen, etc. Multiple _ may be used.
   
Currently, birth records are available for the following counties and years.  Check back often as we continue to add more.

Barbour: 1833, 1853 - 1916
Berkeley: 1860, 1862 - 1916
Boone: 1822, 1832, 1862, 1865 - 1910
Braxton: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1916
Brooke: 1852 - 1862, 1864 - 1916
Cabell: 1811, 1853 - 1854, 1856, 1864 - 1865, 1867 - 1916
Calhoun: 1855 - 1858, 1863, 1865 - 1941
Clay: 1858, 1860, 1866 - 1868, 1870 - 1916
Doddridge: 1853 - 1916
Fayette: 1852, 1861 - 1916
Gilmer: 1853 - 1859, 1861 - 1941
Grant: 1859, 1865 - 1916
Greenbrier: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1916
Hampshire: 1860, 1864 - 1916
Hancock: 1853 - 1858, 1863 - 1916
Hardy: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1872, 1874 - 1941
Harrison: 1853 - 1928
Jackson: 1843, 1852 - 1854, 1856 - 1916
Jefferson: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1916
Kanawha: 1838, 1844, 1850, 1853 - 1916
Lewis: 1853 - 1916
Lincoln: 1859 - 1860, 1866, 1868 - 1916
Logan: 1825, 1853 - 1860, 1863 - 1864, 1866 - 1916
Marion: 1855, 1859 - 1913
Marshall: 1853 - 1916
Mason: 1853 - 1916
McDowell: 1867 - 1868, 1872, 1874 - 1916
Mercer: 1853 - 1861, 1865 - 1869, 1872 - 1916
Mineral: 1865 - 1941
Mingo: 1852, 1870 - 1871, 1873 - 1916
Monongalia: 1849, 1852 - 1916
Monroe: 1790, 1797, 1827, 1853 - 1860, 1863 - 1916
Morgan: 1858, 1863 - 1916
Nicholas: 1853 - 1859, 1861, 1863 - 1916
Ohio: 1820, 1853 - 1916
Pendleton: 1853 - 1862, 1864, 1866 - 1930
Pleasants: 1842, 1853 - 1916
Pocahontas: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1916
Preston: 1861 - 1862, 1865 - 1910
Putnam: 1853 - 1916
Raleigh: 1853 - 1860, 1862 - 1863, 1865 - 1916
Randolph: 1853 - 1861, 1865 - 1916
Ritchie: 1853 - 1863, 1865 - 1916
Roane: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1916
Summers: 1868 - 1910
Taylor: 1801, 1810, 1812 - 1816, 1818 - 1825, 1827 - 1828, 1830 - 1831, 1834 - 1840, 1842, 1844 - 1916
Tucker: 1856 - 1916
Tyler: 1853 - 1916
Unavailable/Out of State: 1910
Upshur: 1846 - 1847, 1849 - 1916
Wayne: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1916
Webster: 1846, 1857 - 1858, 1861 - 1863, 1865 - 1916
West Virginia: 1880, 1882 - 1883, 1886, 1891, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1904 - 1905, 1907, 1909 - 1910, 1912
Wetzel: 1797, 1854 - 1863, 1865 - 1916
Wirt: 1852, 1865, 1867 - 1916
Wood: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1916
Wyoming: 1853 - 1858, 1863 - 1916

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