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.