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.
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.
Family Tree Connection - WV Resources