Free Online West Virginia Death Records and Indexes

One of many foremost targets for genealogists is discovering demise details about their ancestors.  

Over the previous few a long time, because of volunteers, librarians, and archivists (in addition to the most important of all of them – FamilySearch), a large number of indexes to demise collections have been supplied at no cost on-line. These searchable indexes present particular demise data, and generally scanned photographs of the particular demise certificates themselves. These free on-line collections have lots of of hundreds of thousands of information in them in complete.

There are a large number of on-line and offline collections which will embody demise data that aren’t included within the lists beneath. For instance, newspapers and obituaries have demise data, however most instances obituary indexes embody the date of the obituary however not the date of demise. To seek out out which forms of different information could embody demise data, please see: 

The lists beneath are particular demise indexes and report collections which might be obtainable at no cost on-line for the state of West Virginia.

Observe 1: Lots of the hyperlinks listed beneath take you to a FamilySearch Assortment of digital photographs. In lots of instances there’s a hyperlink to the digital assortment in the midst of the web page, but additionally close to the underside of the web page below Movie/Digital Notes is the title of every sub-collection. If there’s a digital camera icon on the proper of the title (within the Format column) then the collections’ photographs are browsable. If there’s a digital camera with a key icon, it is just obtainable at a Household Historical past Heart or affiliated library. If there’s a movie reel icon, then it is just obtainable in microfilm format, not digital. Please additionally notice that I’ve listed beneath solely BMD databases which might be accessible digitally out of your pc (or pill/cellphone)

Observe 2I’ve included hyperlinks to Free Ancestry information and indexes. You do not want a subscription, however do want an Ancestry account. And not using a subscription, you possibly can view indexes. If there may be a picture related to a report, typically you will have a subscription, however the index does embody very usable data.

(Up to date December 2021; just lately added hyperlinks are in BOLD):

Good Luck and Blissful Searching!

For different Free West Virginia Hyperlinks, click on on the class of curiosity:

BMD Records
Divorce Records
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records