Virginia Vital Records


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How to Obtain Virginia Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Virginia birth certificates, Virginia marriage licenses, Virginia divorce decrees and Virginia death records. There are also useful links to past Virginia Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on this site's homepage

Virginia birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000

Virginia birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Virginia State Department of Health may be contacted by phone on (804) 662-6200 or online at

Remarks: State office has records from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912. Only the cities of Hampton, Newport News and Norfolk have records between 1896 and June 14, 1912

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Other Virginia Vital Records Resources
I have included these additional sites because they may contain Virginia vital records (birth records, marriage records, divorce records or death records) that you might find useful if you are conducting genealogy research: - Virginia a directory of  thousands of obituaries with a page of obituary indexes for each Virginia county

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Virginia Birth Records free online birth indexes for Virginia

Search Virginia Marriage Records Online - a comprehensive collection of many online marriage databases for Virginia indexed in county order

USGenweb Archives Project - Virginia USGenWeb is an archive of free databases including vital and other records such as marriages, church records, wills,censuses and cemetery records.

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