Source Information

Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

"Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853–1912." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

About Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917

This database is an index extracted from more than 750,000 death and burial records from Virginia.

What’s in the Index

Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Virginia deaths and burials. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Details in the index entries vary depending on the original record, but they may include

  • name
  • birth date
  • birthplace
  • age
  • occupation
  • race
  • gender
  • residence
  • street address
  • spouse
  • marital status
  • date of death
  • place of death
  • date of burial
  • place of burial
  • cemetery
  • father’s name and birthplace
  • mother’s name and birthplace
  • FHL film number

The FHL film number refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Because this database includes details extracted from family records, researchers will want to confirm facts with original and primary sources.