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Births between 1863 to 1930

ACTION: Step ONE: Index and certificates

There is a free online index and digital images of birth records on FamilySearch.org: West Virginia, Births, 1853-1930

Another version of this index is on the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

TIPS: If you can’t find your individual, try the following:

  • Because most of the state copies of the records from 1917 to 1921 were destroyed in a fire, it is best to request vital records through 1921 from the county clerk.
  • If you did not get results, type in less information about the person. Try only search for the first and last name of the person.
  • If you have too many hits, try adding information including approximate birth date and the county
  • Try a different index. Different indexes use different search parameters and your ancestor may be located in one but not the other.