Delaware Death Records Search

Perform a free Delaware public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


City of Wilmington Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search Wilmington genealogy records by name, life event, relationship, and records type. Search Records


Delaware Family Court Divorce Records Divorce Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Genealogy, Court Records View Delaware Family Court copies of divorce or annulment decrees information, including contact information and fees for copies. Search Records

Delaware Libraries Library Database Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Delaware Libraries genealogy records, online catalog, downloads, reference materials, and digital periodicals. Search Records

Delaware Office of The State Bank Commissioner Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Delaware Office of the State Bank Commissioner preneed funeral contracts, including license applications and regulations. Search Records

Delaware Office of Vital Statistics Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Delaware Office of Vital Statistics' birth and death records information including how to obtain records and form links. Search Records

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Diocese of Wilmington Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search Diocese of Wilmington burial records database by cemetery and first and last name. Search Records

Family Search Death Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search Family Search site for deaths and burials in the state of Delaware form 1815-1955. Search Records

Kent County Clerk of The Peace Office Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Employee Directory View Kent County Clerk of the Peace Office marriage licenses information, including required documents, waiting period, and license fee. Search Records

New Castle County Clerk of The Peace Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View New Castle County Clerk of the Peace marriage license information, including requirements and an online application. Search Records

New Castle County Clerk of The Peace Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View New Castle County Clerk of the Peace ceremonies information, including civil marriage, vow renewal, and ceremony extras. Search Records

New Castle County Clerk of The Peace Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View New Castle County Clerk of the Peace certified copies of records information, including ordering instructions. Search Records

New Castle County Court Records Court Records, Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Property Records, Land Records Search New Castle County affidavit records using deceased name, date of death and social security number. Search Records

New Castle County Records Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records Search New Castle County recorded documents by names, date and document type. Search Records

State of Delaware Archives Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View State of Delaware archival records database by birth, residence and death, first and last name and marital status. Search Records

State of Delaware Birth Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search State of Delaware archival birth records database by first and last name, sex, birthplace and date range. Search Records

State of Delaware Marriage Records Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search State of Delaware historical marriage records by first and last name. Search Records

State of Delaware Marriage Records Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search State of Delaware historical marriage records by first and last name. Search Records

State of Delaware Naturalization Records Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View State of Delaware's county naturalization records by county and date. Search Records

Sussex County Marriage Bureau Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Sussex County Marriage Bureau marriage license information, including contact information and office hours. Search Records

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What are Death Records?

Death Records are documents relating to an individual's death. These can include death certificates, local and state death registries, and the National Death Index. Death Records are kept by Vital Records Offices or Clerk's Offices, which may be run by the state or at the local level.

A death certificate is a document signed by an authorized medical professional that contains essential facts about a person's death, such as the time, place, and cause of death. A certified death certificate can help families of the recently deceased with the difficult process of handling legal matters related to the death. For example, a death certificate contains important information to place an obituary in a printed newspaper or an online registry of death notices.

Death Records are required to settle financial and legal matters after an individual's death. A certified death certificate may be required by financial institutions to close a deceased person's bank account, to file for life insurance, or to transfer car titles, registrations, and utility accounts. Death certificates are also necessary to settle wills and estates, transfer property, and arrange the deceased person's funeral.

At the local, state, and national level, death registries and the National Death Index collect death statistics that are useful for research. Some Death Record databases are only available for statistical purposes and are not accessible to the public. Medical and health professionals can use death statistics to understand the most common causes of death, determine if an individual in a research study has passed away, and some of the records are available to the public.

Death Records are an important source for genealogical research. Some locations in the United States have vital records, including death certificates, that date back to 1630. Many states provide online access to Death Records for individuals who passed away in their state. This information is typically limited to the individual's name, date of death, and age at death.