The Vital Registration Office is a division of
the West Virginia Health Statistics Center.
Its mission is to collect certificates of vital
events such as birth, marriage, death, and fetal
deaths (also known as still births). The best
resource of genealogical information is the West
Virginia Division of Culture and History's Archives
and History Library, located in the Cultural Center
in the main Capitol Complex in Charleston, West
The State Archives has a large collection of
data, including; County birth and death Records,
Census Records, Military Records, County Court
Documents and Naturalization Records.