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Click on the links below to search free birth, death, marriage, and divorce record databases in Virginia.

To order copies of birth and death certificates, and marriage & divorce records, contact:

Virginia Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 662-6200

The Department of Health provides:

Birth and Death records from Jan 1853 to Dec 1896, and records since June 14, 1912. Only the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Richmond have records between 1896 and June 14, 1912. Birth records are public information 100 years after the date of the event. Death records are public information 50 years after the event. You must be the subject, or next of kin to receive more recent records.

Marriage and Divorce records since 1853. Marriage and divorce records are public information 50 years after the event. You must be the subject, or next of kin to receive more recent records. If the records are not available from the State office, they should be available from the Clerk of Court in the county where the marriage license was issued, or the divorce was granted.

More vital records can be found at:

The Archives Division
The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia, 23219-1905

They have copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. They also have Bible, Church, Census, Land, Military and Tax records, as well as, passenger lists.

Events that occurred in the portion of Virginia that is now West Virginia are recorded in the:

Archives of the Division of Culture and History
Capital Complex, Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300

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