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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, West Virginia



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• 1852-1942: West Virginia Birth Records at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History



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• 1850s-1930s: West Virginia Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928
West Virginia Births, 1853-1930




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• 1850-1971: West Virginia Marriage Records at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History



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• 1780s-1970s: West Virginia Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970
West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932
West Virginia, Berkeley County, Church Marriages, 1819-1889




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• 1853-1967: West Virginia Death Records at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History



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• 1800s-1990s: West Virginia Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932
West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999
West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014




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