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Virginia Vital Records (VA Vitals)

Featuring handy resources to help you locate vital records online for the state of Virginia.

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Fairfax County Historical Newspaper Index

Located at the Fairfax County Public Library.  Contains over a million records from ten local newspapers.  Includes birth notices, death notices, marriage announcements and various other types of records not found in any other resource.  Newspaper dates range from the mid 1800s to the late 1900s.  This resource is definitely worth checking.


Freedmen's Bureau Marriage Records Search

Located at, this database holds historical marriage records of former slaves occurring between 1815 and 1866 in the counties of Augusta, Goochland, Louisa, Nelson and Rockbridge.


Richmond Historical Newspaper Search (Henley Index)

Located at The Library of Virginia, the searchable database features more than 51,000 marriage notices and obituaries published in Richmond area newspapers between 1736 and 1982.  Compiled by Bernard J. Henley.


Russell County Death Records Index

Located at the Russell County USGenWeb.  Features an index of deaths occurring in Russell County, VA.  Covers years 1853-1896 with some missing records in the years 1863, 1864 and 1895.  The site also features some death records in Russell county  for years 1912, 1913, 1923 and 1924. (Not searchable).


Virginia Death Records Search

Located at the Library of Virginia.  Features a searchable statewide index of Virginia death records covering years 1853-1896. 

Also see: Statewide Military deaths in Virginia which is searchable and includes all wars.

Also see: Vital Records Data at the Library of Virginia.


472,837 Marriage Records at RootsWeb!

Free search of a vast repository of early marriages.


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Obtaining Virginia Vital Records

Virginia Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics

Street Address:

The Shops at Willow Lawn

1601 Willow Lawn Drive

Suite 275

Richmond, VA 23220



Info Line: (804) 662-6200

Order Virginia Vital Records Online 


Mailing Address:

VDH, Office of Vital Records

and Health Statistics

P.O. Box 1000

Richmond, VA 23218-1000




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The Virginia Division of Vital Records holds birth and death records 1853-1896 and June 1912 to present day.

Marriage records are on file from 1853 to present.

Divorce records are on file from 1918 to present.

There are privacy limits on vital records.

Birth records become public after 100 years.

Death, marriage and divorce records become public record 50 years after the vital event occurred.

Order & Search Vital Records Online 

A quick and easy way to find and order Virginia birth records or find and order Virginia death records online.



Finding Vermont Genealogical Vital Records

The Virginia Vital Records Office does not conduct genealogical searches.  Contact the Library of Virginia for help in genealogical record searches.


Mailing Address:

Archives Research Services

Library of Virginia

800 E. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219-8000


Phone: (804) 692-3888


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Virginia Counties:

Accomack County

Albemarle County

Alleghany County

Amelia County

Amherst County

Appomattox County

Arlington County

Augusta County

Bath County

Bedford County

Bland County

Botetourt County

Brunswick County

Buchanan County

Buckingham County

Campbell County

Caroline County

Carroll County

Charles City County

Charlotte County

Chesterfield County

Clarke County

Craig County

Culpeper County

Cumberland County

Dickenson County

Dinwiddie County

Essex County

Fairfax County

Fauquier County

Floyd County

Fluvanna County

Franklin County

Frederick County

Giles County

Gloucester County

Goochland County

Grayson County

Greene County

Greensville County

Halifax County

Hanover County

Henrico County

Henry County

Highland County

Isle of Wight County

James City County

King and Queen County

King George County

King William County

Lancaster County

Lee County

Loudoun County

Louisa County

Lunenburg County

Madison County

Mathews County

Mecklenburg County

Middlesex County

Montgomery County

Nelson County

New Kent County

Northampton County

Northumberland County

Nottoway County

Orange County

Page County

Patrick County

Pittsylvania County

Powhatan County

Prince Edward County

Prince George County

Prince William County

Pulaski County

Rappahannock County

Richmond County

Roanoke County

Rockbridge County

Rockingham County

Russell County

Scott County

Shenandoah County

Smyth County

Southampton County

Spotsylvania County

Stafford County

Surry County

Sussex County

Tazewell County

Warren County

Washington County

Westmoreland County

Wise County

Wythe County

York County


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Virginia Vital Records is a free service providing you with tools to locate vital records in the state of Virginia.  This page provides resources to help you locate current vital records along with historical vital records to assist you in genealogy research.  Find Virginia death records, Virginia birth records, Virginia marriage records, Virginia divorce records and other Virginia public records with this handy reference resource.



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