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Due to concerns about county death records which are less than 50 years old having social security numbers available for viewing online, we have blocked searching for all death records less than 50 years old. The 1964 deaths will become available on January 1, 2016.

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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.
  • Last names may include both maiden and married names.  To search this field for one of the names, use this format: *name*.
   

Currently, death records are available for the following counties and years. Check back often as we continue to add more.

Barbour: 1853 - 1859, 1861 - 1967
Berkeley: 1859, 1865 - 1967
Boone: 1865 - 1873, 1877 - 1883, 1885 - 1967
Braxton: 1853 - 1861, 1865, 1867 - 1967
Brooke: 1853 - 1860, 1862, 1865, 1867 - 1868, 1874 - 1880, 1885 - 1967
Cabell: 1853 - 1854, 1865 - 1866, 1868, 1871 - 1967
Calhoun: 1855 - 1859, 1864 - 1867, 1891 - 1967
Clay: 1858 - 1861, 1866, 1868 - 1873, 1875 - 1878, 1880 - 1896, 1899 - 1967
Doddridge: 1853 - 1855, 1858 - 1859, 1865 - 1967
Fayette: 1866 - 1874, 1876 - 1967
Gilmer: 1853 - 1854, 1856, 1858 - 1859, 1861 - 1863, 1865 - 1873, 1875 - 1876, 1878 - 1893, 1895 - 1899, 1901 - 1967
Grant: 1865 - 1967
Greenbrier: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1967
Hampshire: 1866, 1868 - 1967
Hancock: 1883 - 1884, 1886 - 1967
Hardy: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1871, 1873 - 1875, 1877 - 1967
Harrison: 1853 - 1967
Jackson: 1753, 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1967
Jefferson: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1967
Kanawha: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1967
Lewis: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1967
Lincoln: 1909 - 1967
Logan: 1853 - 1860, 1872 - 1877, 1885 - 1886, 1888 - 1967
Marion: 1859 - 1863, 1865, 1867 - 1967
Marshall: 1853 - 1967
Mason: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1967
McDowell: 1882, 1894 - 1967
Mercer: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1867, 1869, 1872 - 1967
Mineral: 1865 - 1967
Mingo: 1894 - 1895, 1897 - 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904 - 1908, 1910 - 1967
Monongalia: 1853 - 1863, 1865 - 1967
Monroe: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1967
Morgan: 1865 - 1967
Nicholas: 1853 - 1855, 1859, 1864 - 1870, 1872 - 1874, 1876 - 1887, 1889, 1891 - 1893, 1899, 1902, 1904 - 1967
Ohio: 1853 - 1967
Pendleton: 1853 - 1854, 1856 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1872 - 1879, 1881 - 1903, 1905 - 1967
Pleasants: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1868, 1871 - 1967
Pocahontas: 1854 - 1860, 1864 - 1878, 1880, 1882 - 1885, 1887 - 1900, 1904 - 1967
Preston: 1868 - 1967
Putnam: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1967
Raleigh: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1967
Randolph: 1853 - 1859, 1861, 1864 - 1876, 1878 - 1892, 1896 - 1967
Ritchie: 1889 - 1967
Roane: 1856 - 1860, 1865 - 1869, 1871 - 1873, 1875, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1967
Summers: 1871 - 1872, 1874 - 1905, 1908, 1917 - 1967
Taylor: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1967
Tucker: 1856 - 1866, 1868 - 1871, 1873 - 1874, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1882, 1884 - 1967
Tyler: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1967
Unavailable / Out of State: 1917 - 1923, 1927, 1936, 1950, 1958, 1963
Upshur: 1845, 1853 - 1967
Wayne: 1853 - 1857, 1859 - 1860, 1863, 1866 - 1867, 1871 - 1967
Webster: 1888 - 1889, 1892 - 1967
Wetzel: 1854 - 1861, 1863, 1865 - 1867, 1869 - 1871, 1874 - 1875, 1877 - 1967
Wirt: 1870 - 1873, 1879 - 1881, 1883 - 1967
Wood: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1874, 1876 - 1967
Wyoming: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1867, 1875 - 1967

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