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Virginia Death Records

Death is never an easy topic and quite often it is a sensitive one. When it comes to genealogical researchers, death records are one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Death certificates can greatly help in the making of a family tree as it provides names, dates, locations and possible information on additional relatives. There are different laws that will govern your search for death records. Virginia death records are kept by the Division of Vital Records, which is part of the Department of Health. This agency maintains records that stretch back to 1853. It should be noted that the records that exist from 1896 to 1914 refer only to the cities of Hampton, Newport News, and Norfolk. Many investigators realize that the information superhighway of the internet contains many record-finding-websites dedicated to this form of information expedition. Not only do you save time and money as you are not required to travel to various institutes all over the state, the search method itself is greatly expedited.

 
State of Virginia Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
7,089,769

 
Under 18:
1,179,826

 
Over 65:
909,522

 
Employed:
4,015,859

 
Land in Square Miles:
39,594.07

 
Acres of Farms:
8,829,624

 
Births:
104,555

 
Deaths:
57,855

 
Infant Deaths:
608

 
 
Murder:
368

 
Forcible Rape:
1,758

 
Robbery:
7,737

 
Assault:
10,319

 
Total Violent Crime:
19,882

 
Burglary:
31,993

 
Larceny \ Theft:
150,382

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
13,259

 
Total Property Crime:
195,634

 
Virginia Death Records Locations
State Health Department
Office of Vital Records
PO Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone:
804-662-6200