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West Virginia Death Records

Death is never an easy topic and quite often it is a sensitive one. When it comes to genealogical researchers, death records are one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Death certificates can greatly help in the making of a family tree as it provides names, dates, locations and possible information on additional relatives. There are different laws that will govern your search for death records. The Vital Registration Office is West Virginia's entity in charge of death records. The VRO has records dating back as far as 1917. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History have death records that date back well into the 18th century. Copies of the death records can be ordered from the Vital Registration Office in writing or in person. Many investigators realize that the information superhighway of the internet contains many record-finding-websites dedicated to this form of information expedition. Not only do you save time and money as you are not required to travel to various institutes all over the state, the search method itself is greatly expedited.

 
State of West Virginia Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
1,468,814

 
Under 18:
387,381

 
Over 65:
280,666

 
Employed:
927,285

 
Land in Square Miles:
24,077.73

 
Acres of Farms:
3,668,584

 
Births:
20,836

 
Deaths:
20,780

 
Infant Deaths:
81

 
 
Murder:
60

 
Forcible Rape:
362

 
Robbery:
889

 
Assault:
3,657

 
Total Violent Crime:
4,968

 
Burglary:
11,066

 
Larceny \ Theft:
32,337

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
3,204

 
Total Property Crime:
46,607

 
West Virginia Death Records Locations
Bureau for Public Health
Vital Records
350 Capitol St, Rm 165
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
Phone:
304-558-2931

 
304-558-9100

Fax:
302-343-2169