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Entered Union: 1863 (35th state)
Nickname: Mountain State

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West Virginia Obituaries

Our collection of West Virginia obituaries is expanded regularly as volunteer contributors transcribe citations. You can help other researchers by taking a few minutes each day to pick up your local or county paper and enter citations for the obituaries. We also have many volunteers that transcribe obituary information from the newspaper archives at their local library.

Search by Name

Enter a last name (i.e. surname) and search through the West Virginia newspapers citations already indexed.


Or, if you would like to contribute obituaries, first locate your local or county newspaper listing in the directory.

Why Citations? Where's The Rest of the Obit?

To avoid violating the copyright protection exercised by many newspapers over complete obituaries, our database simply cites the individual, date of death, age at death, newspaper name, date of paper and page of citation. We attach a link to the newspaper website (when available) so you can contact them directly to obtain the full obituary.

Newspaper Directory

Browse through our listing of West Virginia newspapers and access their online obituary archives. Included in our directory are highlights of genealogy columns published in each paper. To add an obituary citation, locate the newspaper listing and then click on "Add Obituary".

Additional West Virginia Sources

Below are links to West Virginia sites that have uploaded state or county obituaries. If you would like us to include a link to your obituary page(s), complete this form.

  • Antill Funeral Home Records
  • Barbour County Obituaries
  • Brooke County Obituaries
  • Cabell County Deaths-1853
  • Cabell County Deaths-1880
  • Cabell County Deaths-1881
  • Cabell County Obituaries
  • Calhoun County Obituaries
  • Calhoun County, W. Va 1893-1900
  • Central States Obituary Search Engine
  • Civil War Veterans Obituary Index 1895-1946
  • Greenbrier County Obituaries
  • Hancock County Obituaries
  • Hardy County Obituaries
  • Inter Mountain Obituaries
  • Kanawha County Deaths 1853-1859
  • Kanawha County Deaths 1860-1869
  • Kanawha County Obituaries
  • Lincoln County Obituaries
  • Mercer County Obituaries
  • Monroe County Obituaries
  • Parkersburg News Obits 1951
  • Pleasants County Obituaries
  • Recent Pleasants County Obituaries
  • Ritchie County Obituaries
  • Tyler County Obituaries
  • Wayne County Obituaries
  • Wood County Obituaries

    West Virginia Resources at StateGenSites

    Visit the StateGenSites West Virginia Genealogy page, with its unique database of state and county web site links organized in 27 different categories.

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