Death -- Death Records

Note:  The Commonwealth required the recording of deaths beginning in 1853, but records were not maintained between 1896 and 1912.

Years Publication
1853-1871

Tazewell County death records.
Incomplete. Indexed.
Tazewell Circuit Court

Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. Archives of the pioneers of Tazewell County, Virginia. For those born before 1820.

Wilson, Thurman and Ruth Boyd Wilson.  Tazewell County death register.

1872-1896

Wilson, Thurman and Ruth Boyd Wilson. Tazewell County death register, 1872-1896.
Bureau of Vital Statistics records. Gives names of parents where known.  This material is not found at the Courthouse and can be very useful for the time period.

1853-1896

Library of Virginia
Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers on Microfilm

1912-1939

Library of Virginia
Death Certificates, 1912-1939

Virginia Department of Health.  Office of Vital Records

1937- 

Social Security Death Index
Contains 90 million death records for individuals with U. S. Social Security cards.  Includes names, birth dates, death dates, locations.