Virginia Vital Records

Virginia Birth Records

  • Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917
    Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Virginia. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers.
  • Virginia, birth records, 1721-2011
    Images of Department of Health birth certificates located at the Virginia State Library.Virginia, Birth Records, 1721-2011
  • Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913
    Index and images of Department of Health birth certificates located at the Virginia State Library.
  • Fairfax County, Frying Pan Spring Baptist Church records, 1791-1908
    Records, 1791-1908, of the Frying Pan Spring Baptist Church, Fairfax County, Va., and Occoquan and Quantico Baptist churches, Prince William County, Va., edited in 1946 by Flossie C. McNicol. The records include minutes of church meetings, lists of members (including slaves), and birth, death, and baptismal data.
  • Mathews County, Salem Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1868-1913
    Include births, baptisms, marriages, and funerals recorded by George E. Thomas as a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and Methodist Church in Mathews County, Va. Include 1) Register of Marriages, 1868-1912; 2) Register of Baptisms and Funerals, 1876-1889; and 3) Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals, 1887-1913, and Accounts, 1888-1901, concerning hogs and lumber.
  • Prince William County, Occoquan Baptist Church records, 1794-1842
    Records, 1794-1842, of Occoquan Baptist Church, Prince William County, Va., edited by Flossie C. McNicol (of Gore, Va.), including minutes of members’ meetings, lists of members, and birth, death, and baptismal records.
  • Stafford County, Chappawamsic Baptist Church record
    Contents: Vol. I (1766-1860) and Vol. II (1869-1919). Include accounts, baptisms, deaths, minutes of meetings and list of members (i.e., white and African-American).

Virginia Death Records

Virginia Obituary records

  • Marriage and obituaries, 1736-1810, abstracted mainly from Virginia newspapers.
  • Obituary index from the Richmond Enquirer (1804-1860)
    Part of an index compiled by Library of Virginia staff. The index references obituaries appearing in the Richmond Enquirer (1804-1860) and the Richmond Visitor (1809-1810). The Richmond Enquirer was published as the Enquirer from May 9, 1804-Sept. 16, 1815.
  • Petersburg Public Library newspaper index, 1797-1877 – Obituaries
    A proper name and subject index covering more than 40 newspaper titles primarily published in Petersburg, Va., 1797-1877. Originally a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, the card index, from which this database was created, is comprised of 43,810 typed 3 x 5 cards with detailed entries for proper names and subjects including births, marriages, deaths, property sales, and chancery suits. Local events are covered in great detail, including the period of reconstruction following the Civil War. This link above takes you to the obituaries recorded.
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: Marriages and Obituaries Index cards 1903-1909

Virginia Marriage Records

Virginia Divorce Records

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