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Places to look for Death Records

  • State Archives
  • City and County civil registrations
  • Church records of deaths and burials
  • Online records sites like Ancestry, Footnote, World Vital Records, Heritage Quest...
  • FamilySearch in the Advanced Search, Records Search, and Historic Books
  • Newspapers often listed articles about deaths
  • Family Bibles and personal histories
  • Obituaries
  • Tombstones usually give birth and death dates
  • Submitted genealogies posted by others
  • Google and other web site search sites, and don't forget to search Google Books

Look for more detailed information in the Wiki under each State by clicking on the link for Vital Records.


Summary of Online Death Records by State

  • This Page is under construction *** The plan is to add links to online death records only and to create a link for each state back to that States Vital Records page for more detailed information. ***See Utah below as an example***

Alabama

   Alabama Statewide Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records), index and abstracts, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search

Alaska

 

Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services has searchable Death Certificates from 1844 to 1957 most include images of certificates.

Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951, index and images, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search

Arizona Gravestone Photos has photos of 1000's of gravestones in Arizona cemeteries.

Arkansas

 

California

 

Colorado

  

Connecticut

 

Delaware

 

Florida

   Florida Deaths, 1877-1939, index and abstracts, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search, Florida Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) more information at the Wiki.

Georgia

  Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search. Georgia Death Records, 1914-1927 (FamilySearch Historical Records) At the Wiki has more information.

Hawaii

 

Idaho

 

Illinois

 

Indiana

 

Iowa

 

Kansas

 
Kentucky

 

Louisiana

Maine

 

Maryland

 

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

  


Mississippi

 


Missouri

 Missouri State Archives has searchable online death certificates from 1910 to 1957.

Missouri Death Records 1834 to 1931 are available for search online at Ancestry.com.

More searchable Missouri Death Records are available online at Ancestry.com


Montana

 


Nebraska

 


Nevada

 


New Hampshire

 


New Jersey

 


New Mexico 

 


New York

 


North Carolina

  North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search. North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994 North Carolina Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) on the Wiki has more information.


North Dakota

 


Ohio

  Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records) more information.


Oklahoma

 


Oregon

 


Pennsylvania

  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search. Also more information in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Rhode Island

 


South Carolina

  South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search More information at South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1945 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

  South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955, index and abstracts, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search More information at [[South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955 (FamilySearch Historical Records)


South Dakota

 


Tennessee

 


Texas

  Texas Death Index, 1964-1998, index, searchable at FamilySearch Record Search

  Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, searchable at FamilySearch Record Search

Utah

Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956 is searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search for free (index with images)

Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956 is searchable online at Utah State Archives  for free (index with Images)

Utah Death Index 1905-1951 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Vermont

   

Virginia

  


Washington

   Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960, index and abstracts, searchable online at FamilySearch Record Search

West Virginia

  West Virginia Deaths, 1853-1970, index and abstracts at FamilySearch Record Search

Wisconsin

 

Wyoming

 


 

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