West Virginia Birth & Death Vital Records

West Virginia birth death recordsState Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
State Flower: Rhododendron
State Name Language of Origin: Latin
State Name Meaning: The western counties of Virginia, separated from Virginia during the Civil War
Admission to Union: June 20, 1863
Source: Wikipedia

West Virginia vital records are available from the state Vital Registration Office for $12 in most cases. West Virginia birth records are stored centrally from January 1917 to the present and with the Clerk of County Court before that; the same is true for West Virginia death records. Only the person on the certificate, immediate family (including grandparents but not aunts or uncles), or someone with legal interest may obtain the birth or death certificate. Fees may be paid by check or money order; credit card payments incur an additional $30 processing charge, plus $5 if the request is rushed. West Virginia was created during the beginning of the Civil War, after the state of Virginia seceded from the Union; a few dozen counties in the northwest of the state voted to secede from Virginia and remain in the Union. The state was admitted in 1863.

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West Virginia Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Bureau for Public Health
Vital Records
350 Capitol St, Rm 165
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
Phone: 304-558-2931
Fax: 304-558-1051
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-5PM
Note: Forward questions to vitalreg@wvdhhr.org.
Record Access Requirements: This is a restricted record state. Records released to immediate family members only and others who can demonstrate a legal and tangible interest. Records forms are available at the webpage.
Search Note: Online ordering is available from an approved vendor at www.vitalchek.com.

Records Available: Death Records
Bureau for Public Health
Vital Records
350 Capitol St, Rm 165
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
Phone: 304-558-2931
Fax: 302-343-2169
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-5PM
Note: Forward questions to vitalreg@wvdhhr.org.
Record Access Requirements: This is a restricted record state. Records released to immediate family members only and others who can demonstrate a legal and tangible interest. Records forms are available at the webpage.
Note: Online ordering is available from an approved vendor at www.vitalchek.com.

Records Available: State Archives
Division of Culture & History
Archives & History Section
Bldg 9, 1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone: 304-558-0230
Fax: 304-558-4193
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-8PM M-TH; 9AM-6PM F-Sat

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