Virginia Death Records Search

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


Amelia County Circuit Court Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Employee Directory, Court Records View Amelia County Circuit Court marriage license information, including fees, application requirements, and document requirements. Search Records


Bedford Cemetery List Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Bedford cemeteries active and historical locations via the Google Maps. Search Records

Bedford Town Government Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records Search Bedford Town Government burial records GIS map by last name. Search Records

Library of Virginia Death Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search Library of Virginia military dead database by last name, county, conflict, date of death, or place of death. Search Records

Lord Fairfax Health District Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Lord Fairfax Health District's information including hours of operation and counties in the district. Search Records

Mount Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search Mount Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum burial records using the deceased last name only. Search Records

Smyth County Circuit Court Clerk's Office Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Employee Directory, Court Records View Smyth County Circuit Clerk's Office marriage licenses, including age requirement, license fee, document requirements, license validity, and officiant. Search Records

Spotsylvania County Clerk of The Circuit Court Marriage Records Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Court Records View Spotsylvania County Clerk of the Circuit Court marriage and divorce records including links to additional information. Search Records

Stafford County Archives Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Stafford County historical resources including local history, things to do, and historic preservation guidance. Search Records

Stafford County Circuit Court Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Court Records View Stafford County Circuit Court vital record information, including links to birth record and marriage license material. Search Records

Virginia Department of Health Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Employee Directory View Virginia Department of Health marriage license information, including age, consent, prohibited type, requirement, ceremony and certificate copy. Search Records

Virginia Department of Health Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Virginia Department of Health vital records page for York County to order death certificates and other vital records. Search Records

Warren County Circuit Court Clerk Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Warren County Circuit Court Clerk home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Washington County Circuit Court Clerk Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Washington County Circuit Court Clerk home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Washington County Circuit Court Clerk Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Washington County Circuit Court Clerk home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Westmoreland County Circuit Court Clerk Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Westmoreland County Circuit Court Clerk information page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Wise County Historical Society Website Employee Directory, Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Wise County Historical Society home page including genealogy information, news and articles, book store, and recent articles. Search Records

Wythe County Clerk of Circuit Court Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Wythe County Clerk of Circuit Court home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

York County Circuit Court Clerk Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View York County Circuit Court Clerk home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

York County Clerk of The Circuit Court Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Employee Directory, Court Records View York County Clerk of the Circuit Court marriage licenses information including requirements, time limits and fees. 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.