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

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.


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.


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


Library of Virginia
Death Certificates, 1912-1939

Virginia Department of Health.  Office of Vital Records


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