West Virginia Death Records Search

Perform a free West Virginia public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


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Parkersburg & Wood County Library Website View Parkersburg & Wood County Library webpage multi-page general information including current happenings, branch information, updated book lists, catalog search.

Putnam County Clerk's Office Land Records Search West Virginia, Putnam County Clerk's Office land records for a fee or view information on obtaining records at the office.

Putnam County Clerk's Office Website View Putnam County Clerk's Office general information page, including contact information, elections, voter registration and online document search.

Putnam County Death Certificates & Records Find Putnam County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Raleigh County Clerk Website View Raleigh County Clerk website for general information including contact information, and links to other services.

Raleigh County Public Library Database View Raleigh County Public Library databases and find all the relevant and required information.

Randolph County Clerk's Office County Records Search records from the Randolph County Clerk's Office by name, date, and type.

Randolph County Clerk's Office Website View Randolph County Clerk's Office website for general information including contact information, office hours and links to other services.

Randolph County Death Certificates & Records Find Randolph County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Ritchie County Clerk Website View Ritchie County Clerk website for general information including contact information, and links to other services.

Ritchie County Death Certificates & Records Find Ritchie County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Roane County Clerk Website View Roane County Clerk website for general information including contact information, office hours and links to other services.

Roane County Death Certificates & Records Find Roane County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Summers County Clerk's Office Website View Summers County Clerk's Office general information page, including contact information and official hours.

Summers County Death Certificates & Records Find Summers County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Taylor County Clerk Website View Taylor County Clerk home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Taylor County Death Certificates & Records Find Taylor County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Tucker County Clerk Website View Tucker County Clerk home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Tucker County Clerk's Office Marriage Applications View Tucker County Clerk's Office marriage license information including rules and eligibility.

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Tucker County Commission Birth Records View Tucker County Commission birth certificate information, including authorized requests and required identification.

Tucker County Commission Death Records View Tucker County Commission death information, including how to obtain certificates.

Tucker County Death Certificates & Records Find Tucker County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Tyler County Clerk Website View Tyler County Clerk home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Tyler County Death Certificates & Records Find Tyler County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Tyler County Genealogy Records View Tyler County genealogy information including county history, births, marriages, deaths, census, obituaries, land records, and military records.

Tyler County Government County Records Search Tyler County Government public records database by index, name, date, archive and recording calculator.

Upshur County Clerk Website View Upshur County Clerk home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Upshur County Genealogy Records View Upshur County genealogy information including birth records, marriage records, death records, school records, wills and probate records

Wayne County Clerk Website View Wayne County Clerk home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Wayne County Death Certificates & Records Find Wayne County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Webster County Clerk Website View Webster County Clerk home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Webster County Death Certificates & Records Find Webster County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Webster County Genealogy Records View Webster County genealogy information including birth, death, and marriage records, cemeteries, obituaries, and census.

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources Birth Records View West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources birth certificate information, including how to order certificates and fees.

West Virginia Division of Culture and History Archives View West Virginia Division of Culture and History archives, including veterans memorial archives, highway historical markers, and genealogy.

West Virginia Division of Culture and History Vital Records Search West Virginia Division of Culture and History vital research records by name, county or date.

West Virginia Obituaries Search West Virginia's Obituaries by names, event dates and keywords.

West Virginia State Death Certificates & Records Find West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

West Virginia State Police Cold Cases View West Virginia State Police cold case files, including photographs and case details.

Wetzel County Clerk Website View Wetzel County Clerk website for general information including contact information, and links to other services.

Wetzel County Death Certificates & Records Find Wetzel County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Wetzel County Records Search Wetzel County online records database using dates, first, last, and middle name.

Wirt County Clerk County Records Search Wirt County Clerk recorded documents database by date, name, book/page, instrument and document type.

Wirt County Clerk Website View Wirt County Clerk home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Wirt County Death Certificates & Records Find Wirt County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Wood County Death Certificates & Records Find Wood County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Wood County Government County Records Search Wood County Government recorded documents database by name, date, book/page and instrument.

Wyoming County Death Certificates & Records Find Wyoming County, West Virginia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

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Find West Virginia Death Records

West Virginia Death Records provide information relating to a person's death in West Virginia. Death Records include information from West Virginia and Federal death registries and indexes, including the National Death Index. West Virginia Vital Records Offices, County Clerks, and the West Virginia Health Department maintain Death Records.

Find West Virginia Death Records, including:
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  • Certified death certificates
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  • West Virginia death index documents
  • Genealogical records
Find Death Records in West Virginia

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) collects death statistics on a national level, while local West Virginia government offices maintain their own death registries. These Death Records databases provide useful vital statistics for researchers. County and City Clerks in West Virginia make Death Records available to the general public and may provide death certificates upon request.

Where to find West Virginia Death Certificates

West Virginia death certificates are documents signed by authorized medical professionals that contain information related to a person's death including the time, place, and cause of death. Certified death certificates are essential documents for legal matters following an individual's death. Death certificates can be obtained from West Virginia Clerks, Health Departments, and from the Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner.

What Death Certificates are used for

Certified death certificates issued by local West Virginia government offices help families of the deceased settle and resolve financial and legal matters. Death Records are an important part of facilitating transfers of financial accounts and resolving estate matters in West Virginia. Transfers of bank accounts, collecting life insurance policies, real and personal property titles and utility accounts all require West Virginia Death Records.

West Virginia Genealogy

Genealogists and family researchers use West Virginia vital records to trace family roots. Clerks and Archival Offices in West Virginia provide public records access to Death Records including the deceased's full name, date and age at death.