West Virginia Division of Culture & History has free West Virginia birth records online.

Each county has a slightly different date range of digitized records. The earliest birth records are from 1790 and the latest birth records are from 1939. Records continue to be added, so the counties and date ranges listed below may change (current as of May 2018).

 

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Current West Virginia Birth Record collections by county and date range:

Barbour: 1833, 1853 – 1917
Berkeley: 1860, 1862 – 1917
Boone: 1822, 1832, 1862, 1865 – 1910
Braxton: 1853 – 1862, 1865 – 1917
Brooke: 1852 – 1862, 1864 – 1917
Cabell: 1811, 1853 – 1854, 1856, 1864 – 1865, 1867 – 1917
Calhoun: 1855 – 1858, 1863, 1865 – 1942
Clay: 1858, 1860, 1866 – 1868, 1870 – 1917
Doddridge: 1853 – 1917
Fayette: 1852, 1861 – 1917
Gilmer: 1853 – 1859, 1861 – 1942
Grant: 1859, 1865 – 1917
Greenbrier: 1853 – 1862, 1864 – 1917
Hampshire: 1860, 1864 – 1917
Hancock: 1853 – 1858, 1863 – 1917
Hardy: 1853 – 1860, 1866 – 1869, 1871 – 1872, 1874 – 1942
Harrison: 1853 – 1928
Jackson: 1843, 1852 – 1854, 1856 – 1917
Jefferson: 1853 – 1860, 1866 – 1917
Kanawha: 1838, 1844, 1850, 1853 – 1917
Lewis: 1853 – 1917
Lincoln: 1859 – 1860, 1866, 1868 – 1917
Logan: 1825, 1853 – 1860, 1863 – 1864, 1866 – 1917
Marion: 1855, 1859 – 1913
Marshall: 1853 – 1917
Mason: 1853 – 1917
McDowell: 1867 – 1868, 1872, 1874 – 1917
Mercer: 1853 – 1861, 1865 – 1869, 1872 – 1917
Mineral: 1865 – 1942
Mingo: 1852, 1870 – 1871, 1873 – 1917
Monongalia: 1849, 1852 – 1916
Monroe: 1790, 1797, 1827, 1853 – 1860, 1863 – 1917
Morgan: 1858, 1863 – 1917
Nicholas: 1853 – 1859, 1861, 1863 – 1916
Ohio: 1820, 1853 – 1917
Pendleton: 1853 – 1862, 1864, 1866 – 1930
Pleasants: 1842, 1853 – 1917
Pocahontas: 1853 – 1861, 1863 – 1917
Preston: 1861 – 1862, 1865 – 1910
Putnam: 1853 – 1917
Raleigh: 1853 – 1860, 1862 – 1863, 1865 – 1917
Randolph: 1853 – 1861, 1865 – 1917
Ritchie: 1853 – 1863, 1865 – 1917
Roane: 1853 – 1862, 1864 – 1917
Summers: 1868 – 1910
Taylor: 1801, 1810, 1812 – 1816, 1818 – 1825, 1827 – 1828, 1830 – 1831, 1834 – 1840, 1842, 1844 – 1917
Tucker: 1856 – 1917
Tyler: 1853 – 1917
Unavailable/Out of State: 1910
Upshur: 1846 – 1847, 1849 – 1917
Wayne: 1853 – 1862, 1864 – 1917
Webster: 1846, 1857 – 1858, 1861 – 1863, 1865 – 1917
West Virginia: 1880, 1882 – 1883, 1886, 1891, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1904 – 1905, 1907, 1909 – 1910, 1912
Wetzel: 1797, 1854 – 1863, 1865 – 1917
Wirt: 1852, 1865, 1867 – 1917
Wood: 1853 – 1862, 1864 – 1917
Wyoming: 1853 – 1858, 1863 – 1917

 

“The West Virginia Vital Research Records Project is a collaborative venture between the West Virginia State Archives and the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) to place online via the West Virginia Archives and History Website selected West Virginia county birth, death and marriage records, and selected statewide death records in a viewable, downloadable and searchable format accessible at http://www.wvculture.org/vrr. While the majority of the eligible records are now in the database, the project is on-going, with more records being added when possible and the system undergoing refinement as needed…. All three types of records are still reported to county clerks today. In 1917, the West Virginia Dept. of Health Vital Registration office began collecting the county reports of births and deaths and issuing official state birth and death certificates from that year through the present, as well as creating “delayed” birth records by affidavit.”

For more background on the West Virginia Vital Records Project visit: Vital Records Research Online

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