McDowell County Lookup Information


Also, Craft Memorial Library maintains information on the Eastern Regional Coal Archives. An is attached.

Reference Contact

Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records Information (there


WV Health Statistics Center (currently, there is a fee of $12.00 per certificate)

Birth, Death, and Marriage Information


West Virginia Division of Culture and History (these are free, but the years available are limited. Nonetheless, this site is a great resource and definitely worth checking out.

Larry Smith

I would like to offer my research assistance to anyone looking for persons or families with roots in McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV. I have an extensive database posted on the McDowell Web Site under the "Genealogy" tab or at WV Coal Exchange. Please provide as much information as you have to help narrow the research.

Map of McDowell County McDowell County map





Eastern Region Coal Archives

Craft Memorial Library
600 Commerce Street
Bluefield, WV

Obtain an obituary published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Records date to 1896. There is a slight charge, based on time to locate the record (I received two obituaries in Dec. 2010 for a charge of $10.96). Be sure to provide as much information requested as possible.

In addition, Craft Memorial Libary maintains the Eastern Region Coal Archives. See attached Accession List.


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McDowell County


Last Updated 4/26/2015