West Virginia Offers Online Access to Vital Records

I have just spent the past two days making use of an upgraded database available through the West Virginia State Archives which gives access to more than 5.7 million vital records. The database provides not only lists or indices of vital records BUT the actual image files. West Virginia’s searchable database also is free. The records can be searched by name, date or county.

You can read the entire article on the database http://www.wvculture.org/history/vitalrecordsarticle.pdf and then head on over to the West Virginia online vital records database to start your research.


  1. Nancy Cook says:

    I am looking for the birth and death certificates for
    James Wilson Cooke borned 1817 and married Deborah Cozart 1821 and a second marriage to Sarah Meadows. Can you help?

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