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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia, United States Genealogy|Virginia]] ''
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|CID=CID1708697  
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|title=Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
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|location=Virginia
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| LOC_01 = Virginia
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| record_type = Deaths and Burials Index
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| start_year = 1853
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| end_year = 1912
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Virginia Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Virginia Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3AVirginia,%20%2Bkeywords%3ADeath%20%2Bkeywords%3ARecords FamilySearch Library Catalog Keyword Virginia Death Records]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Virginia Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Virginia Newspapers]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Virginia Cemeteries]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Virginia Directories]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.deathindexes.com/virginia/index.html Online Virginia Death Records &amp; Indexes] - free.
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2558 Virginia Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917] at Ancestry ($).
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| custodian =  Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
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This collection is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1853 to 1912 taken from the following sources:
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*Indexed church records
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*Civil registrations
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*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church
  
== Record Description  ==
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Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1853 to 1912. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
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This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
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== Collection Content  ==
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
  
A Coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article [[Virginia Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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A Coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article [[Virginia Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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The records in this collection usually contain the following information:
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*Name
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*Gender
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*Date of death
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*Place of death
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*Age
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*Date of birth
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
{{Collection citation | text="Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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The records may also include the following information:
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*Marital status
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*Names of parents
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*Name of spouse
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*Race
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*Occupation
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*Burial date and place
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*Birthplace of parents
  
[[Virginia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of death
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*The residence of your ancestor
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*Names of other relatives
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708697?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
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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.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 +
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 +
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
 +
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 +
*Remember this is only an index, not the original records.
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'''Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection'''
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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*[[IGI]]
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number FamilySearch Catalog].
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
 +
*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
 +
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
 +
*The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor.
 +
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 +
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 +
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 +
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Virginia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*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.
 +
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
 +
*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
 +
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 +
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 +
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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*Search the [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlc/ FamilySearch Catalog] to see if other records for this place are available.
  
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/virginia/index.html Online Virginia Death Records &amp; Indexes] - free.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2558 Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917] at Ancestry ($).
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Virginia-Deaths-and-Burials-1853-1912-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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*[[Virginia]]
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Virginia-Deaths-and-Burials-1853-1912-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
*[[Virginia Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contribution to This Article ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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{{Collection citation | text="Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|title=Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Virginia, United States
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Flag of Virginia
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Location of Virginia
Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1853-1912
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This collection is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1853 to 1912 taken from the following sources:

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

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A Coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article Virginia Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

The records in this collection usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The records may also include the following information:

  • Marital status
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Race
  • Occupation
  • Burial date and place
  • Birthplace of parents

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The residence of your ancestor
  • Names of other relatives

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  • Remember this is only an index, not the original records.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
  • The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog to see if other records for this place are available.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.