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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 - 1970
Berkeley: 1859, 1865 - 1970
Boone: 1865 - 1873, 1877 - 1883, 1885 - 1970
Braxton: 1853 - 1859, 1861, 1865 - 1970
Brooke: 1853 - 1860, 1862, 1865, 1867 - 1868, 1874 - 1880, 1885 - 1970
Cabell: 1853 - 1854, 1865 - 1866, 1868, 1871 - 1970
Calhoun: 1855 - 1859, 1864 - 1867, 1891 - 1970
Clay: 1858 - 1861, 1866, 1868 - 1873, 1875 - 1878, 1880 - 1896, 1899 - 1970
Doddridge: 1853 - 1855, 1858 - 1859, 1865 - 1970
Fayette: 1866 - 1874, 1876 - 1970
Gilmer: 1853 - 1854, 1856, 1858 - 1859, 1861 - 1863, 1865 - 1873, 1875 - 1876, 1878 - 1893, 1895 - 1899, 1901 - 1970
Grant: 1865 - 1970
Greenbrier: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1970
Hampshire: 1866, 1868 - 1970
Hancock: 1883 - 1884, 1886 - 1970
Hardy: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1871, 1873 - 1875, 1877 - 1970
Harrison: 1853 - 1970
Jackson: 1753, 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1970
Jefferson: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1970
Kanawha: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1970
Lewis: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1970
Lincoln: 1909 - 1970
Logan: 1853 - 1860, 1872 - 1877, 1885 - 1886, 1888 - 1970
Marion: 1859 - 1863, 1865, 1867 - 1970
Marshall: 1853 - 1970
Mason: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1970
McDowell: 1882, 1894 - 1970
Mercer: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1867, 1869, 1872 - 1970
Mineral: 1865 - 1970
Mingo: 1894 - 1895, 1897 - 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904 - 1908, 1910 - 1970
Monongalia: 1853 - 1863, 1865 - 1970
Monroe: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1970
Morgan: 1865 - 1970
Nicholas: 1853 - 1855, 1859, 1864 - 1870, 1872 - 1874, 1876 - 1887, 1889, 1891 - 1893, 1899, 1902, 1904 - 1970
Ohio: 1853 - 1970
Pendleton: 1853 - 1854, 1856 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1872 - 1879, 1881 - 1903, 1905 - 1970
Pleasants: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1868, 1871 - 1970
Pocahontas: 1854 - 1860, 1864 - 1878, 1880, 1882 - 1885, 1887 - 1900, 1904 - 1970
Preston: 1868 - 1970
Putnam: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1970
Raleigh: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1970
Randolph: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1876, 1878 - 1892, 1896 - 1970
Ritchie: 1889 - 1970
Roane: 1856 - 1860, 1865 - 1869, 1871 - 1873, 1875, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1970
Summers: 1871 - 1872, 1874 - 1905, 1908, 1917 - 1970
Taylor: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1970
Tucker: 1856 - 1866, 1868 - 1871, 1873 - 1874, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1882, 1884 - 1970
Tyler: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1970
Unavailable / Out of State: 1917 - 1923, 1927, 1936, 1950, 1958, 1963, 1968
Upshur: 1845, 1853 - 1970
Wayne: 1853 - 1857, 1859 - 1860, 1863, 1866 - 1867, 1871 - 1970
Webster: 1888 - 1889, 1892 - 1970
Wetzel: 1854 - 1861, 1863, 1865 - 1867, 1869 - 1871, 1874 - 1875, 1877 - 1970
Wirt: 1870 - 1873, 1879 - 1881, 1883 - 1970
Wood: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1874, 1876 - 1970
Wyoming: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1867, 1875 - 1970

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