West Virginia Death Records

West Virginia death records become public domain fifty years after the date of death. If you want to access a recent death record, you must submit a request and prove that you’re a member of the deceased’s immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling grandparent or grandchild) by sending copies of photo identification with the request. West Virginia has been officially recording death occurrences since 1917, although some may go back as far as the 1850s. Some of the records may be incomplete and difficult to decipher because of being handwritten, but you may be able to get the information you need. You must complete the request form, available from the Health Statistics Department, and send it, along with appropriate documents and a $12 fee (to Vital Registration) to the following address:

West Virginia Dept. of Health
Vital Registration Department
Rm #165
350 Capitol St.
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304) 558-2931

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The form you need to complete only requests the full name of the deceased and the date and place of death. But, you also must state your relationship to the deceased and provide your address and phone number. The state attempts to process your requests within five business days of receipt, but it may be longer depending on the workload. There are no refunds from the state if a death record isn’t found.

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The state of West Virginia doesn’t have as many stringent rules and regulations about obtaining death records as some states, but if you would like a faster response without all the red tape involved, you can use a private, Internet search site. If you Google ‘’Internet search sites’ you’ll be bombarded with many various sites. Most offer the same type of services and if no record is found, you pay nothing. One of the advantages to using a private search site is that you don’t have to prove that you’re related to the deceased or provide copies of photo identification. You’ll also receive a response, likely within minutes, of submitting a small amount of information used for the search. The search engines and databases of private search sites can reach far beyond those of the state. You might find information that you never expected on a vital record because of the timeliness and accuracy that these databases maintain. These sites encrypt your payment data, making it impossible for anyone to access that information or discover who requested the death record. Whether you have legal issues to research or want to further trace your family tree, look into the advantages of private Internet sites to help you in your search. Click on the link below to discover how an Internet site can help you find West Virginia death records.

Montana Death Records

Montana didn’t begin to record death records officially until the year 1907. Before that year, deaths were recorded at the county level, as were most vital records for the state. Since Montana didn’t become part of the United States until 1889, vital records before that might have been kept by churches, individual families and cemeteries, but they may lack much information about the deceased. Although there are no laws that protect privacy of vital records in Montana, you may still need to send identification when requesting Montana death records and state why you are requesting the record. As with most states, there is a fee for the search and as of now, the fee is $12 (5 for each copy thereafter) and is payable to Montana Vital records. You should include a money order or check for the fee along with a completed application and copies of your photo identification. Even though you don’t have to prove a relationship to the deceased, you’ll need to have the application notarized so they’ll know it’s actually you who’s making the request. Send this information to the following address:

Dept. of Public Health and Human Services
Vital Records Office
111 No. Sanders
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
Phone: (406) 444-2685

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Some of the information you’ll need to provide via the application are the full name of the deceased, place and date of death and spouse’s and parents’ names. Keep in mind that the fee is non-refundable even if no record is found.

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The Internet is also a great way to access Montana death records. There are many online search sites available that charge a reasonable fee and then conduct the search for you. The advantages of using one of these private sites is that you’ll get a rapid response and the information you receive will be thorough and up-to-date. If no record is found, you pay nothing. The Internet search sites are manned by professionals who are experts in knowing how to search for buried information and pull out the exact data you need for your purpose. Search engines used by the Internet sites are extremely powerful and can plow through thousands of references in a very short amount of time. Far reaching databases used by the sites are also powerful and can reference and cross-reference material both in Montana and other states and countries. You’ll receive a full report usually within minutes and can be assured of its accuracy and thoroughness. Legal professionals and genealogy experts usually become members of these Internet sites so they can search on a constant basis to find data they need for a case or for research purposes. It’s important to them that they receive accurate information in a timely manner. Learn more about private Internet search sites by clicking on the link.

Idaho Death Records

The state of Idaho began keeping an official record of deaths in 1907. Previous to that year, the records were kept by doctors, midwives, churches and mortuaries. A county recording clerk kept the records in each county until 1911, when all records were directed to be sent to the state office. Currently, anyone can access Idaho death records that are over fifty years old. If the death occurred after that, you’ll need to be a close relative of the decedent. By mail, you must complete an application form and mail to:

Idaho State Dept. of Health and Welfare
Vital Statistics Dept.
450 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-5988

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Idaho charges a fee of $14 for a death record search and you can add $5 to that fee if you want the delivery in a hurry. You’ll be required to enter pertinent information on the application such as date of death, birth, full name and place of death. You will receive a notice if no record is found, but there are no refunds. If you’re searching for a very old Idaho death record, you may want to contact the Idaho State Historical Society which has registered deaths dating back to the 1870s. The information you might receive, if available, are addresses, marital status, cause of death and age at death. Keep in mind that Idaho records are confidential for 50 years after date of death and you will need to show photo identification that links your relationship to the deceased to get a copy of the record.

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The Internet can also be very helpful in searching for Idaho death records. With their vast databases and powerful search engines, these private search sites can quickly find the information you need from the data you enter about the deceased. There are many perks to using an Internet search site compared to a state-based search. You’ll receive a full report of everything they can locate about the person’s death, whereas the states are limited in what information they can provide. The report is usually sent within minutes after you submit the data and it’s sent to your private email address. Your payment information is encrypted, so no one can access the data. The fees are reasonable and competitive, so you can usually find a price you can afford. Many professionals in the legal field and those who search for genealogical data for a living depend on these private sites to gather information quickly and easily and can rely on them for accuracy. Vital records information is sensitive and getting inaccurate data could be detrimental in future searches or could compromise a legal matter. Find out more about an Internet search site and how it can help you search for Idaho death records by clicking on the link.

Nebraska Death Records

To gain access to Nebraska death records you’ll need to state a purpose for wanting the information. You can receive a death certificate only if you’re a spouse, one of the parents or a child of the deceased. Legal representatives may also be given access to the record if a proper purpose is stated. The fee for a Nebraska, state-based search is $11 (money order or check) made payable to the Nebraska Vital Records Department. Some required information that you should be able to provide on the application are the full name of the deceased, date of death, city and county, your relationship and why you need the record. A copy of your personal photo identification should be included with the application and fee. Mail this information to:

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Vital Records Dept.
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2871

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Nebraska doesn’t have stringent privacy laws concerning death records, but there are a few rules and regulations that shouldn’t prevent you from obtaining a copy of the death certificate. Most of Nebraska death records can be found from 1904 to the present day, but if you can search by county, you may even find records that date back to the 1870s. The state search fee is non-refundable as is true for most states. If you’re attempting to find Nebraska death records that date back before 1870, you may also want to try the Nebraska State Historical Society’s archives.

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There may be quite a wait for a response because of overloaded work and a shortage of staff. If you need a quick response, you may want to consider one of the many Internet search sites now available. These search sites aren’t mired down in red tape like state-based searches and their powerful search engines and databases can find records within seconds or minutes of submitting the information. When you use a private search site, a full report of the findings will be sent to your private email address, and your payment information is encrypted, so no one will ever have access to that data. Private online search sites have experienced a boom in activity since some states and countries have begun recording their vital record statistics online. Anyone now searching for family history or a piece of another kind of puzzle can now access them online without having to travel to the place where the event occurred. It’s one way that the Internet has made our lives better and able to delve into family histories where we couldn’t before. Check out an online search site that can help you search through Nebraska death records by clicking on the link for more information.