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''[[User:Batsondl/Sandbox Strategy 1|Finding United States Births]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Utah Births'''''  
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''[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to Find United States Births]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''West Virginia Births'''''<br> __NOTOC__
  
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In 1863, West Virginia was created from the state of Virginia. Statewide registration of births began in 1917 in West Virginia and was generally complied with by 1925. The counties have copies of these records.  
 
 
= Finding Utah Birth Records  =
 
 
 
Utah was created as a state in 1896 from the Utah Territory. No government agency was required to record births&nbsp;before 1898. Salt Lake City and Ogden began recording births in 1890. Park City began in 1892.  
 
  
 
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:<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's birth record:'''</span><br>
 
:<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's birth record:'''</span><br>
  
:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Births_before_1898|Births before 1898]]'''</span>  
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Births_before_1853|Births before 1853]]'''</span>  
:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Births_from_1898_thru_1905|Births from 1898 thru 1905]]''' </span>  
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Births_from_1853_thru_1912|Births from 1853 thru 1912]]''' </span>  
:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Births_from_1913_thru_1930|Births from 1905 thru 1911]]'''</span>&nbsp;  
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Births_from_1913_thru_1930|Births from 1913 thru 1930]]'''</span>  
:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Births_after_1969|Births&nbsp;1912 to the present]]''' </span>  
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Births_from_1931_thru_1969|Births from 1931 thru 1969]]'''</span>
:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[User:HardestyPN/Sandbox Births Estimating|I don't know when the birth is]]'''</span>
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Births_after_1969|Births after 1969 to the present]]''' </span>  
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Estimate United States Birth Information|I don't know when the birth is]]'''</span>
  
 
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'''[[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 5|Learn more about U.S. Birth Records]]'''  
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'''[[How to Find United States Birth Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Birth_Records|Learn more about U.S. Birth Records]]'''  
  
 
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== '''Births before 1898'''  ==
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== '''Births before 1853'''  ==
  
Before 1898, no births were recorded by the county or state. Salt Lake City does have birth records beginning in 1890. Contact the Salt Lake Valley Health Department for copies of these records.&nbsp;The City of Ogden also began recording births in 1890 and Park City in 1892. For other areas you must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.  
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West Virginia was created from the state of Virginia in 1863.&nbsp; '''Before 1853, no births were recorded by the county or state'''. You must search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|substitute records]] to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.  
  
 
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:[[Utah Vital Records#State_Records_of_Births_and_Deaths|Death Records]]  
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:[[West Virginia Vital Records#State_Records_of_Births_and_Deaths|Death Records]]  
:[[Utah Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]  
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:[[West Virginia Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]  
:[[Utah Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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:[[West Virginia Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  
 
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:[[Utah Church Records|Church Records]]  
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:[[West Virginia Church Records|Church Records]]  
:[[Utah Census|Census]]  
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:[[West Virginia Census|Census]]  
:[[Utah Military Records|Military Records]]
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:[[West Virginia Military Records|Military Records]]
  
 
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<center>[[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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== '''Births from 1898 thru 1905'''  ==
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== '''Births from 1853 thru 1912'''  ==
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In 1863, West Virginia was created from the state of Virginia.
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:*1853 - Virginia law required counties to record births
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:*From 1853-1879, 15% of the births were recorded
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:*From 1880-1920, 65% of the births were recorded
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:*1917 - West Virginia Statewide registration began
  
In 1863, Utah was created a state from Virginia. Earlier in 1898, Virginia passed a law requiring counties to record births although not all counties complied or continued to record them on a consistent basis. Statewide registration of births began in 1917. From 1898-1879, about 15% of the births were recorded; from 1880-1920, coverage increased to about 65%. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|other records]].  
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<br> If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records]].  
  
 
For births that exist during the time period, try the following databases.  
 
For births that exist during the time period, try the following databases.  
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| width="25%" | [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx 1853-1930 - At West Virginia Division of Culture and History]  
| width="65%" | Utah Division of Culture and History; '''free;''' most counties go to 1930: [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx list of county coverage (right side of the screen)]; collection also contains delayed birth records
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| {{RecordSearch|1417341|1853-1930 - At FamilySearch.org}}  
| FamilySearch; '''Free;''' not all counties are complete to 1930: [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx list of county coverage (right side of the screen)]; collection also contains delayed birth records; click on "view partner website" to see a copy of the image
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| '''Free;''' not all counties are complete to 1930: [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx list of county coverage (right side of the screen)]; collection also contains delayed birth records; click on "view partner website" to see a copy of the image
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the index?'''  
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the index?'''  
| [[User:Batsondl/Sandbox 7|Tips for searching indexes]]  
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| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching indexes]]  
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''  
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''  
| [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|Other records with birth information]]  
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| [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|Other records with birth information]]  
 
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<center>[[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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<center>[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
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== '''Births from 1913 thru 1930'''  ==
 
== '''Births from 1913 thru 1930'''  ==
  
Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Obtain_the_Certificate|Utah Vital Registration office]].  
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==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information'''  ====
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Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp West Virginia Department of Health office].  
  
 
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| width="25%" | [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx 1853-1930 - At West Virginia Division of Culture and History]  
| width="65%" | Utah Virginia Division of Culture and History - '''Free''';&nbsp; most counties go to 1930: [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx list of county coverage (right side of the screen)]; collection also contains delayed birth records
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| width="65%" | '''Free;''' most counties go to 1930: [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx list of county coverage (right side of the screen)]; collection also contains delayed birth records
 
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| {{RecordSearch|1417341|1853-1930 - At FamilySearch.org}}  
| FamilySearch - '''Free'''; not all counties are complete to 1930: [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx list of county coverage (right side of the screen)]; collection also contains delayed birth records; click on "view partner website" to see a copy of the image<br>
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| '''Free;''' not all counties are complete to 1930: [http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx list of county coverage (right side of the screen)]; collection also contains delayed birth records; click on "view partner website" to see a copy of the image
 
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| [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 Utah, Births Index, 1898-1969]  
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| [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 1853-1969 - use at FamilySearch Centers/Libraries]  
| Ancestry Library edition - '''free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries;''' [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Find your local FamilySearch Center]
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| '''Free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries;''' [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Find your local FamilySearch Center]
 
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| [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 Utah, Births Index, 1898-1969]  
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| [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 1853-1969 - use your Ancestry subscription]  
| Ancestry Subscription - '''$,''' [http://www.ancestry.com/cs/offers/freetrial?o_iid=48816&o_lid=48816&o_sch=Web+Property To obtain a subscription to Ancestry]
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| '''$,''' [http://www.ancestry.com/cs/offers/freetrial?o_iid=48816&o_lid=48816&o_sch=Web+Property To obtain a subscription to Ancestry]; Ancestry is often available through your local public library for free
 
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| ''Can't search the index listed above?''
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| Go to Step Two listed below and order a search for your ancestor from the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp West Virginia Department of Health State Office].
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the index?'''  
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the index?'''  
| [[User:Batsondl/Sandbox 7|Tips for searching indexes]]  
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| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching indexes]]  
 
|  
 
|  
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''  
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''  
| [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|Other records with birth information]]  
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| [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|Other records with birth information]]  
 
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==== '''Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
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==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
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With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:
  
With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the [http://vitalrec.com/wv.html#County county of birth] or the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp Utah Department of Health office]. <br>
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://vitalrec.com/wv.html#County From County of Birth]  
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp From WV Dept. of Health State office]
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|-
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''
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| May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state
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| County websites can be more difficult to use
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| Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee
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| May be more expensive than ordering from the county
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'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> For a fee, the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp Utah Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>  
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'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> For a fee, the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp West Virginia Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>  
  
<br> '''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
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'''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
  
 
:*The person on the certificate  
 
:*The person on the certificate  
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::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
 
::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
  
'''If you do not want to order the birth record, there are [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|other records with birth information]] you can search.<br>''' <br>  
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'''If you do not want to order the birth record, there are [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]] you can search.<br>''' <br>  
<center>[[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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<center>[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
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== '''Births from 1931 thru 1969'''  ==
 
== '''Births from 1931 thru 1969'''  ==
  
Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Obtain_the_Certificate|Utah Vital Registration office]].  
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Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Obtain_the_Certificate|West Virginia Vital Registration office]].  
  
 
==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information'''  ====
 
==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information'''  ====
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| width="25%" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 Utah, Births Index, 1898-1969]  
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| [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 1853-1969 - use at FamilySearch Centers/Libraries]  
| width="65%" | Ancestry Library edition - '''free''' '''at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries'''; [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Find your local FamilySearch Center]
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| '''Free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries;''' [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Find your local FamilySearch Center]
 
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| [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 Utah, Births Index, 1898-1969]  
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| [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 1853-1969 - use your Ancestry subscription]  
| Ancestry Subscription version - '''$,''' to sign up for a subscription; [http://www.ancestry.com/cs/offers/freetrial?o_iid=48816&o_lid=48816&o_sch=Web+Property Obtain a subscription to Ancestry]
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| '''$,''' [http://www.ancestry.com/cs/offers/freetrial?o_iid=48816&o_lid=48816&o_sch=Web+Property To obtain a subscription to Ancestry]; Ancestry is often available through your local public library for free
 
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| ''Can't search the index listed above?''
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| Go to Step Two listed below and order a search for your ancestor from the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp West Virginia Department of Health State Office].
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the index?'''  
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the index?'''  
| [[User:Batsondl/Sandbox 7|Tips for searching indexes]]  
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| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching indexes]]  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''  
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''  
| [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|Other records with birth information]]  
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| [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|Other records with birth information]]  
 
|  
 
|  
 
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<br>
  
 
==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
 
==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
  
With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the [http://vitalrec.com/wv.html#County county of birth] or the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp Utah Department of Health office]. <br>
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With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:  
  
'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> For a fee, the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp Utah Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>  
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| align="center" colspan="4" | '''To Order Birth Certificates'''
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://vitalrec.com/wv.html#County From County of Birth]
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp From WV Dept. of Health State office]
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|-
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Cons'''
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|-
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| May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state
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| County websites can be more difficult to use
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| Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee
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| May be more expensive than ordering from the county
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|}
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'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> For a fee, the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp West Virginia Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>  
  
 
<br> '''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
 
<br> '''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
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::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
 
::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
  
'''If you do not want to order the birth record, there are [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|other records with birth information]] you can search.<br>''' <br>  
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'''If you do not want to order the birth record, there are [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]] you can search.<br>''' <br>  
<center>[[User:BlaylockJT/Sandbox strategy 1#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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<center>[[How to Find West Virginia Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
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== '''Births after 1969'''  ==
 
== '''Births after 1969'''  ==
  
With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the [http://vitalrec.com/wv.html#County county of birth] or the [https://silver.health.utah.gov/birthinfo.html Utah Department of Health office]. <br>
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How to Find United States Births Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Births

In 1863, West Virginia was created from the state of Virginia. Statewide registration of births began in 1917 in West Virginia and was generally complied with by 1925. The counties have copies of these records.

Next Step: When did the birth occur?

Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's birth record:

Learn more about U.S. Birth Records

Births before 1853

West Virginia was created from the state of Virginia in 1863.  Before 1853, no births were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Church Records
Census
Military Records
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Births from 1853 thru 1912

In 1863, West Virginia was created from the state of Virginia.

  • 1853 - Virginia law required counties to record births
  • From 1853-1879, 15% of the births were recorded
  • From 1880-1920, 65% of the births were recorded
  • 1917 - West Virginia Statewide registration began


If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that exist during the time period, try the following databases.

West Virginia Births Databases - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try 1st:
1853-1930 - At West Virginia Division of Culture and History Free; most counties go to 1930: list of county coverage (right side of the screen); collection also contains delayed birth records
Try 2nd:
1853-1930 - At FamilySearch.org Free; not all counties are complete to 1930: list of county coverage (right side of the screen); collection also contains delayed birth records; click on "view partner website" to see a copy of the image
Can't find your ancestor in the index? Tips for searching indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information
Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 1913 thru 1930

STEP ONE: Find Birth Information

Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the West Virginia Department of Health office.

West Virginia Births Databases - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try 1st:
1853-1930 - At West Virginia Division of Culture and History Free; most counties go to 1930: list of county coverage (right side of the screen); collection also contains delayed birth records
Try 2nd:
1853-1930 - At FamilySearch.org Free; not all counties are complete to 1930: list of county coverage (right side of the screen); collection also contains delayed birth records; click on "view partner website" to see a copy of the image
Next try:
Includes Index Only

Choose one of the following:

1853-1969 - use at FamilySearch Centers/Libraries Free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries; Find your local FamilySearch Center

1853-1969 - use your Ancestry subscription $, To obtain a subscription to Ancestry; Ancestry is often available through your local public library for free
Can't search the index listed above? Go to Step Two listed below and order a search for your ancestor from the West Virginia Department of Health State Office.
Can't find your ancestor in the index? Tips for searching indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information

STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate

With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:

To Order Birth Certificates
From County of Birth From WV Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county

If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:
For a fee, the West Virginia Department of Health office will do a 3 year search.

Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parents and grandparents of person on the certificate
  • The wife or husband of the person on the certificate
  • The children and grandchildren of the person on the certificate
  • The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 1931 thru 1969

Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the West Virginia Vital Registration office.

STEP ONE: Find Birth Information

Includes Index Only

Choose one of the following:

1853-1969 - use at FamilySearch Centers/Libraries Free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries; Find your local FamilySearch Center

1853-1969 - use your Ancestry subscription $, To obtain a subscription to Ancestry; Ancestry is often available through your local public library for free
Can't search the index listed above? Go to Step Two listed below and order a search for your ancestor from the West Virginia Department of Health State Office.
Can't find your ancestor in the index? Tips for searching indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information


STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate

With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:

To Order Birth Certificates
From County of Birth From WV Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county

If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:
For a fee, the West Virginia Department of Health office will do a 3 year search.


Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parents and grandparents of person on the certificate
  • The wife or husband of the person on the certificate
  • The children and grandchildren of the person on the certificate
  • The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births after 1969

With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:

To Order Birth Certificates
From County of Birth From WV Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county

If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:
For a fee, the West Virginia Department of Health office will do a 3 year search.

Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parents and grandparents of person on the certificate
  • The wife or husband of the person on the certificate
  • The children and grandchildren of the person on the certificate
  • The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


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