Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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The Vital Record Indexes are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. These collections may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
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The Vital Record Indexes are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
  
 
Sometimes we identify a set of entries for a locality and record type that form their own collection. When these are identified and pulled together into the new “complete” collection (usually with images), the entries are removed from the Vital Records Index collection.  
 
Sometimes we identify a set of entries for a locality and record type that form their own collection. When these are identified and pulled together into the new “complete” collection (usually with images), the entries are removed from the Vital Records Index collection.  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:  
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Death or burial index entries may include:  
  
 
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Each entry in this index includes a source film number. You may find additional information by searching the film. These film numbers are Family History Library Catalog numbers. To find more information about a specific FHL film number, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
 
Each entry in this index includes a source film number. You may find additional information by searching the film. These film numbers are Family History Library Catalog numbers. To find more information about a specific FHL film number, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
 
The following wiki articles have more information on batch numbers:
 
 
*[[IGI]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
  
 
== Related Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections  ==
 
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=== United States  ===
 
=== United States  ===
  
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*[[Alabama Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Connecticut Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Delaware Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[District of Columbia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Florida Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Georgia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Hawaii Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Illinois Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Indiana Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Kansas Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Kentucky Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Massachusetts Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Michigan Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Mississippi Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Missouri Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[New Mexico Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Texas Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Utah Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Vermont Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Bolivia Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Brazil Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Finland Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Guatemala Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[India Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Mexico Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Panama Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Philippines Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Scotland Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Sweden Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Wales Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[World Miscellaneous Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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Contents

Record Description

These collections are electronic indexes comprised of the following:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations
  • The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church

The Vital Record Indexes are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Sometimes we identify a set of entries for a locality and record type that form their own collection. When these are identified and pulled together into the new “complete” collection (usually with images), the entries are removed from the Vital Records Index collection.

Record Content

Death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library microfilm and item numbers for the source materials.

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of your ancestor and some other identifying information such as the date or place of the event.

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. Remember this is only an index, not the original records.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may lead you to the original source that was indexed.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The records are very brief, so it is easy to confuse individuals in the index. In addition, an individual may be listed multiple times with slight spelling variations of their name.
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to determine if any of the individuals in this collection are part of your family.
  • Additional searches of the index may be necessary to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  • Information submitted by private individuals is available in the "Trees" section of FamilySearch.
  • Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby states or countries.
  • Search the Family History Library Catalog to see if other records for this place are available.

Indexing Project (Batch) Numbers

Individual indexing projects were given a unique number called a batch number. The batch numbers listed in this index are links. Clicking on the batch number will display an alphabetical list of all the index entries in that batch.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index includes a source film number. You may find additional information by searching the film. These film numbers are Family History Library Catalog numbers. To find more information about a specific FHL film number, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Related Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections

United States

Other International Localities

Contributions to This Article

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