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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 - 1971
Berkeley: 1859, 1865 - 1971
Boone: 1865 - 1873, 1877 - 1883, 1885 - 1971
Braxton: 1853 - 1859, 1861, 1865 - 1971
Brooke: 1853 - 1860, 1862, 1865, 1867 - 1868, 1874 - 1880, 1885 - 1971
Cabell: 1853 - 1854, 1865 - 1866, 1868, 1871 - 1971
Calhoun: 1855 - 1859, 1864 - 1867, 1891 - 1971
Clay: 1858 - 1861, 1866, 1868 - 1873, 1875 - 1878, 1880 - 1896, 1899 - 1971
Doddridge: 1853 - 1855, 1858 - 1859, 1865 - 1971
Fayette: 1866 - 1874, 1876 - 1971
Gilmer: 1853 - 1854, 1856, 1858 - 1859, 1861 - 1863, 1865 - 1873, 1875 - 1876, 1878 - 1893, 1895 - 1899, 1901 - 1971
Grant: 1865 - 1971
Greenbrier: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1971
Hampshire: 1866, 1868 - 1971
Hancock: 1883 - 1884, 1886 - 1971
Hardy: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1871, 1873 - 1875, 1877 - 1971
Harrison: 1853 - 1971
Jackson: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1971
Jefferson: 1853 - 1860, 1866 - 1971
Kanawha: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1971
Lewis: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1971
Lincoln: 1909 - 1971
Logan: 1853 - 1860, 1872 - 1877, 1885 - 1886, 1888 - 1971
Marion: 1859 - 1863, 1865, 1867 - 1971
Marshall: 1853 - 1971
Mason: 1853 - 1862, 1864 - 1971
McDowell: 1882, 1894 - 1971
Mercer: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1867, 1869, 1872 - 1971
Mineral: 1865 - 1971
Mingo: 1894 - 1895, 1897 - 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904 - 1908, 1910 - 1971
Monongalia: 1853 - 1863, 1865 - 1971
Monroe: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1971
Morgan: 1865 - 1971
Nicholas: 1853 - 1855, 1859, 1864 - 1870, 1872 - 1874, 1876 - 1887, 1889, 1891 - 1893, 1899, 1902, 1904 - 1971
Ohio: 1853 - 1971
Pendleton: 1853 - 1854, 1856 - 1860, 1866 - 1869, 1872 - 1879, 1881 - 1903, 1905 - 1971
Pleasants: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1868, 1871 - 1971
Pocahontas: 1854 - 1860, 1864 - 1878, 1880, 1882 - 1885, 1887 - 1900, 1904 - 1971
Preston: 1868 - 1971
Putnam: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1971
Raleigh: 1853 - 1860, 1865 - 1971
Randolph: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1876, 1878 - 1892, 1896 - 1971
Ritchie: 1889 - 1971
Roane: 1856 - 1860, 1865 - 1869, 1871 - 1873, 1875, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1971
Summers: 1871 - 1872, 1874 - 1905, 1908, 1917 - 1971
Taylor: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1971
Tucker: 1856 - 1866, 1868 - 1871, 1873 - 1874, 1877 - 1878, 1880 - 1882, 1884 - 1971
Tyler: 1853 - 1862, 1865 - 1971
Unavailable / Out of State: 1917 - 1923, 1927, 1936, 1950, 1958, 1963, 1968
Upshur: 1845, 1853 - 1971
Wayne: 1853 - 1857, 1859 - 1860, 1863, 1866 - 1867, 1871 - 1971
Webster: 1888 - 1889, 1892 - 1971
Wetzel: 1854 - 1861, 1863, 1865 - 1867, 1869 - 1871, 1874 - 1875, 1877 - 1971
Wirt: 1870 - 1873, 1879 - 1881, 1883 - 1971
Wood: 1853 - 1861, 1863 - 1874, 1876 - 1971
Wyoming: 1853 - 1859, 1865 - 1867, 1875 - 1971

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