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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.

Pattern Match Search Guide

  • 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 - 1969
Berkeley: 1859, 1865 - 1969
Boone: 1865 - 1873, 1877 - 1883, 1885 - 1969
Braxton: 1853 - 1859, 1861, 1865 - 1969
Brooke: 1853 - 1860, 1862, 1865, 1867 - 1868, 1874 - 1880, 1885 - 1969
Cabell: 1853 - 1854, 1865 - 1866, 1868, 1871 - 1969
Calhoun: 1855 - 1859, 1864 - 1867, 1891 - 1969
Clay: 1858 - 1861, 1866, 1868 - 1873, 1875 - 1878, 1880 - 1896, 1899 - 1969
Doddridge: 1853 - 1855, 1858 - 1859, 1865 - 1969
Fayette: 1866 - 1874, 1876 - 1969
Gilmer: 1853 - 1854, 1856, 1858 - 1859, 1861 - 1863, 1865 - 1873, 1875 - 1876, 1878 - 1893, 1895 - 1899, 1901 - 1969
Grant: 1865 - 1969
Greenbrier: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1969
Hampshire: 1866, 1868 - 1969
Hancock: 1883 - 1884, 1886 - 1969
Hardy: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1871, 1873 - 1875, 1877 - 1969
Harrison: 1853 - 1969
Jackson: 1753, 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1969
Jefferson: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1969
Kanawha: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1969
Lewis: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1969
Lincoln: 1909 - 1969
Logan: 1853 - 1860, 1872 - 1877, 1885 - 1886, 1888 - 1969
Marion: 1859 - 1863, 1865, 1867 - 1969
Marshall: 1853 - 1969
Mason: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1969
McDowell: 1882, 1894 - 1969
Mercer: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1867, 1869, 1872 - 1969
Mineral: 1865 - 1969
Mingo: 1894 - 1895, 1897 - 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904 - 1908, 1910 - 1969
Monongalia: 1853 - 1863, 1865 - 1969
Monroe: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1969
Morgan: 1865 - 1969
Nicholas: 1853 - 1855, 1859, 1864 - 1870, 1872 - 1874, 1876 - 1887, 1889, 1891 - 1893, 1899, 1902, 1904 - 1969
Ohio: 1853 - 1969
Pendleton: 1853 - 1854, 1856 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1872 - 1879, 1881 - 1903, 1905 - 1969
Pleasants: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1868, 1871 - 1969
Pocahontas: 1854 - 1860, 1864 - 1878, 1880, 1882 - 1885, 1887 - 1900, 1904 - 1969
Preston: 1868 - 1969
Putnam: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1969
Raleigh: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1969
Randolph: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1876, 1878 - 1892, 1896 - 1969
Ritchie: 1889 - 1969
Roane: 1856 - 1860, 1865 - 1869, 1871 - 1873, 1875, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1969
Summers: 1871 - 1872, 1874 - 1905, 1908, 1917 - 1969
Taylor: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1969
Tucker: 1856 - 1866, 1868 - 1871, 1873 - 1874, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1882, 1884 - 1969
Tyler: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1969
Unavailable / Out of State: 1917 - 1923, 1927, 1936, 1950, 1958, 1963, 1968
Upshur: 1845, 1853 - 1969
Wayne: 1853 - 1857, 1859 - 1860, 1863, 1866 - 1867, 1871 - 1969
Webster: 1888 - 1889, 1892 - 1969
Wetzel: 1854 - 1861, 1863, 1865 - 1867, 1869 - 1871, 1874 - 1875, 1877 - 1969
Wirt: 1870 - 1873, 1879 - 1881, 1883 - 1969
Wood: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1874, 1876 - 1969
Wyoming: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1867, 1875 - 1969

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