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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 - 1965
Berkeley: 1859, 1865 - 1965
Boone: 1865 - 1873, 1877 - 1883, 1885 - 1965
Braxton: 1853 - 1861, 1865, 1867 - 1965
Brooke: 1853 - 1860, 1862, 1865, 1867 - 1868, 1874 - 1880, 1885 - 1965
Cabell: 1853 - 1854, 1865 - 1866, 1868, 1871 - 1965
Calhoun: 1855 - 1859, 1864 - 1867, 1891 - 1965
Clay: 1858 - 1861, 1866, 1868 - 1873, 1875 - 1878, 1880 - 1896, 1899 - 1965
Doddridge: 1853 - 1855, 1858 - 1859, 1865 - 1965
Fayette: 1866 - 1874, 1876 - 1965
Gilmer: 1853 - 1854, 1856, 1858 - 1859, 1861 - 1863, 1865 - 1873, 1875 - 1876, 1878 - 1893, 1895 - 1899, 1901 - 1965
Grant: 1865 - 1965
Greenbrier: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1965
Hampshire: 1866, 1868 - 1965
Hancock: 1883 - 1884, 1886 - 1965
Hardy: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1871, 1873 - 1875, 1877 - 1965
Harrison: 1853 - 1965
Jackson: 1753, 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1965
Jefferson: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1965
Kanawha: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1965
Lewis: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1965
Lincoln: 1909 - 1965
Logan: 1853 - 1860, 1872 - 1877, 1885 - 1886, 1888 - 1965
Marion: 1859 - 1863, 1865, 1867 - 1965
Marshall: 1853 - 1965
Mason: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1965
McDowell: 1882, 1894 - 1965
Mercer: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1867, 1869, 1872 - 1965
Mineral: 1865 - 1965
Mingo: 1894 - 1895, 1897 - 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904 - 1908, 1910 - 1965
Monongalia: 1853 - 1863, 1865 - 1965
Monroe: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1965
Morgan: 1865 - 1965
Nicholas: 1853 - 1855, 1859, 1864 - 1870, 1872 - 1874, 1876 - 1887, 1889, 1891 - 1893, 1899, 1902, 1904 - 1965
Ohio: 1853 - 1965
Pendleton: 1853 - 1854, 1856 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1872 - 1879, 1881 - 1903, 1905 - 1965
Pleasants: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1868, 1871 - 1965
Pocahontas: 1854 - 1860, 1864 - 1878, 1880, 1882 - 1885, 1887 - 1900, 1904 - 1965
Preston: 1868 - 1965
Putnam: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1965
Raleigh: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1965
Randolph: 1853 - 1859, 1861, 1864 - 1876, 1878 - 1892, 1896 - 1965
Ritchie: 1889 - 1965
Roane: 1856 - 1860, 1865 - 1869, 1871 - 1873, 1875, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1965
Summers: 1871 - 1872, 1874 - 1905, 1908, 1917 - 1965
Taylor: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1965
Tucker: 1856 - 1866, 1868 - 1871, 1873 - 1874, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1882, 1884 - 1965
Tyler: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1965
Unavailable / Out of State: 1917 - 1923, 1927, 1936, 1950, 1958, 1963
Upshur: 1845, 1853 - 1965
Wayne: 1853 - 1857, 1859 - 1860, 1863, 1866 - 1867, 1871 - 1965
Webster: 1888 - 1889, 1892 - 1965
Wetzel: 1854 - 1861, 1863, 1865 - 1867, 1869 - 1871, 1874 - 1875, 1877 - 1965
Wirt: 1870 - 1873, 1879 - 1881, 1883 - 1965
Wood: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1874, 1876 - 1965
Wyoming: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1867, 1875 - 1965

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