West Virginia Genealogy

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US TERRITORY OR
COLONY SETTLED

1607 (as part of Virginia)

STATEHOOD

1863

AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
(OR SIMILAR)

1624–25, 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785, 1786 (1700s censuses are partial; as part of Virginia)

FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS

1810 (partial; as part of Virginia)

PUBLIC-LAND OR
STATE-LAND STATE

State

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
BEGIN

1917

MARRIAGE RECORDS
BEGIN

1964

CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS

West Virginia Department of Health
Health Statistics Center

Room 165
350 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-9100

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