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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 - 1966
Berkeley: 1859, 1865 - 1966
Boone: 1865 - 1873, 1877 - 1883, 1885 - 1966
Braxton: 1853 - 1861, 1865, 1867 - 1966
Brooke: 1853 - 1860, 1862, 1865, 1867 - 1868, 1874 - 1880, 1885 - 1966
Cabell: 1853 - 1854, 1865 - 1866, 1868, 1871 - 1966
Calhoun: 1855 - 1859, 1864 - 1867, 1891 - 1966
Clay: 1858 - 1861, 1866, 1868 - 1873, 1875 - 1878, 1880 - 1896, 1899 - 1966
Doddridge: 1853 - 1855, 1858 - 1859, 1865 - 1966
Fayette: 1866 - 1874, 1876 - 1966
Gilmer: 1853 - 1854, 1856, 1858 - 1859, 1861 - 1863, 1865 - 1873, 1875 - 1876, 1878 - 1893, 1895 - 1899, 1901 - 1966
Grant: 1865 - 1966
Greenbrier: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1966
Hampshire: 1866, 1868 - 1966
Hancock: 1883 - 1884, 1886 - 1966
Hardy: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1871, 1873 - 1875, 1877 - 1966
Harrison: 1853 - 1966
Jackson: 1753, 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1966
Jefferson: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1966
Kanawha: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1966
Lewis: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1966
Lincoln: 1909 - 1966
Logan: 1853 - 1860, 1872 - 1877, 1885 - 1886, 1888 - 1966
Marion: 1859 - 1863, 1865, 1867 - 1966
Marshall: 1853 - 1966
Mason: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1966
McDowell: 1882, 1894 - 1966
Mercer: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1867, 1869, 1872 - 1966
Mineral: 1865 - 1966
Mingo: 1894 - 1895, 1897 - 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904 - 1908, 1910 - 1966
Monongalia: 1853 - 1863, 1865 - 1966
Monroe: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1966
Morgan: 1865 - 1966
Nicholas: 1853 - 1855, 1859, 1864 - 1870, 1872 - 1874, 1876 - 1887, 1889, 1891 - 1893, 1899, 1902, 1904 - 1966
Ohio: 1853 - 1966
Pendleton: 1853 - 1854, 1856 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1872 - 1879, 1881 - 1903, 1905 - 1966
Pleasants: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1868, 1871 - 1966
Pocahontas: 1854 - 1860, 1864 - 1878, 1880, 1882 - 1885, 1887 - 1900, 1904 - 1966
Preston: 1868 - 1966
Putnam: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1966
Raleigh: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1966
Randolph: 1853 - 1859, 1861, 1864 - 1876, 1878 - 1892, 1896 - 1966
Ritchie: 1889 - 1966
Roane: 1856 - 1860, 1865 - 1869, 1871 - 1873, 1875, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1966
Summers: 1871 - 1872, 1874 - 1905, 1908, 1917 - 1966
Taylor: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1966
Tucker: 1856 - 1866, 1868 - 1871, 1873 - 1874, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1882, 1884 - 1966
Tyler: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1966
Unavailable / Out of State: 1917 - 1923, 1927, 1936, 1950, 1958, 1963
Upshur: 1845, 1853 - 1966
Wayne: 1853 - 1857, 1859 - 1860, 1863, 1866 - 1867, 1871 - 1966
Webster: 1888 - 1889, 1892 - 1966
Wetzel: 1854 - 1861, 1863, 1865 - 1867, 1869 - 1871, 1874 - 1875, 1877 - 1966
Wirt: 1870 - 1873, 1879 - 1881, 1883 - 1966
Wood: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1874, 1876 - 1966
Wyoming: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1867, 1875 - 1966

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