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

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