Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912  is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index of death and burial records in Virginia. Some records are redacted due to privacy laws. There may be a few records earlier or later than the stated date range.

You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from Virginia Death and Burial Records[/su_heading]

These records may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age of the deceased
  • Date of birth of the deceased
  • Race of the deceased
  • Occupation of the deceased
  • Marital Status
  • Date and place of burial
  • Names of surviving family of the deceased including spouse & parents, possibly birthplace of parents


[su_heading size=”18″]How Can Death Records Help Me Find Other Records?[/su_heading]

With Virginia death records information you can:

  • Use the spouse’s name to search for marriage records
  • Use the residence to search for land, tax, and court records
  • Look for the deceased person or parents in the state or federal census and put an entire family together
  • Use the person’s age or birth date and residence from census to search for birth records
  • Search for the person, spouse, parents, and witnesses in local city directories and extract any information the city directory provides
  • Use the person’s age to estimate draft registration date and find draft registration records or military service records
  • Extract surviving family member information from death records and research each family member




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