Welcome to the West Virginia Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the West Virginia obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in West Virginia, then please follow the following steps:


1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of West Virginia.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Search Tools and Resources

Instruction for obtaining a copy of a West Virginia Death Certificate

To order Death Certificates you can contact the West Virginia Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for West Virginia

Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: $12.00

Vital Registration Office
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701

Remarks: State office has records since January 1917. For earlier records, write to Clerk of County Court in county where event occurred.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Registration. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (304) 558-2931.

Directory of West Virginia Obituary and Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of West Virginia Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access West Virginia Newspapers.
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West Virginia Obituary and Death Notice Search Engine
West Virginia Obituary and Death Notices Archive
Honor Students Archive - West Virginia Students
West Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions Search Engine
West Virginia Cemetery Readings, 1941
West Virginia Veterans Memorial Database
West Virginia Data Library

Barbour Co.

Barbour County Obituaries
Miscellaneous Barbour County Obituaries

Boone Co.

Miscellaneous Boone County Obituaries

Braxton Co.

Braxton's Citizen's News
Miscellaneous Braxton County Obituaries

Brooke Co.

Brooke County Obituaries A-J - K-R - S-Z
Brooke County Death Notices 1830's-1860's
Reasner Funeral Home Records

Cabell Co.

Cabell/Putnam Counties Obituary Search Engine
Huntington Herald Dispatch and Charleston Gazette Obit Index
Civil War Veterans Obituary Index
Miscellaneous Cabell County Obituaries
Cabell County Deaths-1853
Cabell County Deaths-1880
Cabell County Deaths-1881
Cabell County Selected Death Records

Grant Co.

Grant County Press - Current
Grant County Press - Sept. - Dec. 2000
Grant County Press - Jan-June 2001 obituary archive
Grant County Press - July-Dec 2001 obituary archive

Greenbrier Co.

Greenbrier County Obituaries
Miscellaneous Greenbrier County Obituaries
Miscellaneous Greenbrier County Obituaries

Hampshire Co.

Hampshire Review

Hancock Co.

Recent Hancock County Obituaries A-G - H-Z - Misc
Hancock County Deaths

Hardy Co.

Hardy County Obituaries

Harrison Co.

Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram
Miscellaneous Harrison County Deaths
Miscellaneous Harrison County Deaths, Book 6
Miscellaneous Harrison County Deaths, 1873-1884
Miscellaneous Harrison County Deaths, 1884-1885

Kanawha Co.

Miscellaneous Kanawha Co. Obituaries
Charleston Daily Mail
The Charleston Gazette
Kanawha County Obituaries
Kanawha County Birth Records
Kanawha County Deaths 1853-1859
Kanawha County Deaths 1860-1869
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 1
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 2
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 3
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 4
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 5
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Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 7
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 8
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Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 12
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Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 14
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Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 20
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 21
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 22
Miscellaneous Kanawha County Obituaries 23

Lewis Co.

Miscellaneous Lewis County Obituaries

Lincoln Co.

Charleston Daily Mail
Miscellaneous Lincoln County Obituaries
Miscellaneous Lincoln County Obituaries 2

Marion Co.

Times West Virginian

Marshall Co.

Altmeyer Funeral Home Obituaries

Mercer Co.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Miscellaneous Early Mercer County Obituaries
Miscellaneous Early Mercer County Obituaries 2
Miscellaneous Early Mercer County Obituaries 3
Miscellaneous Early Mercer County Obituaries 4
Miscellaneous Early Mercer County Obituaries 5
Miscellaneous Mercer County Obituaries
Mercer County Obituaries

Mineral Co.

Mineral Daily News-Tribune Obituaries

Mingo Co.

Williamson Daily News

Monongalia Co.

The Dominion Post
Miscellaneous Monongalia County Obituaries

Monroe Co.

Monroe County Obituaries

Morgan Co.

The Morgan Messenger
Keyword Search Morgan Messenger's Obituaries
Miscellaneous Morgan County Obituaries

Ohio Co.

Early Ohio County Marriages
Altmeyer Funeral Home Obituaries

Pendleton Co.

Pendleton County Obituary Search Engine

Pleasants Co.

Archived Pleasants County Obituaries

Pocahontas Co.

Pocahontas County Obituary Search Engine
The Pocahontas Times

Putnam Co.

Putnam/Cabell Counties Obituary Search Engine

Raleigh Co.

Raleigh County Obituary Search Engine
The Register-Herald

Randolph Co.

The Elkins Inter Mountain Obituaries
Elkins Intermountain Obituary Archive
Miscellaneous Randolph County Obituaries

Ritchie Co.

Various Ritchie County Obituaries
Obituaries from 1951

Taylor Co.

Grafton National Cemetery Inscriptions (Civil War)

Tucker Co.

Tucker County Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate

Tyler Co.

Tyler County Obituaries
Tyler County Cemetery Inscriptions

Upshur Co.

Upshur County Obituaries 1996
Upshur County Obituaries 1997
Upshur County Obituaries 1998
Upshur County Obituaries 1999
Upshur County Obituaries 2000

Wayne Co.

Wayne County Obituary Search Engine
Miscellaneous Wayne County Obituaries
Wayne County Obituaries

Wood Co.

Wood County Obituary Search Engine
Miscellaneous Wood County Obituaries 1
Miscellaneous Wood County Obituaries 2
Miscellaneous Wood County Obituaries 3
Miscellaneous Wood County Obituaries 4
Wood County Obituaries A-D - E-I - J-P - R-Z
Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home Obituaries
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Wyoming Co.

Miscellaneous Wyoming County Obituaries

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