Our collection of Virginia obituaries is expanded regularly as volunteer contributors transcribe citations. You can help other researchers by taking a few minutes each day to pick up your local or county paper and enter citations for the obituaries. We also have many volunteers that transcribe obituary information from the newspaper archives at their local library.
Search by Name
Enter a last name (i.e. surname) and search through the Virginia newspapers citations already indexed.
Or, if you would like to contribute obituaries, first locate your local or county newspaper listing in the directory.
Why Citations? Where's The Rest of the Obit?
To avoid violating the copyright protection exercised by many newspapers over complete obituaries, our database simply cites the individual, date of death, age at death, newspaper name, date of paper and page of citation. We attach a link to the newspaper website (when available) so you can contact them directly to obtain the full obituary.
Browse through our listing of Virginia newspapers and access their online obituary archives. Included in our directory are highlights of genealogy columns published in each paper.
To add an obituary citation, locate the newspaper listing and then click on "Add Obituary".
Additional Virginia Sources
Below are links to Virginia sites that have uploaded state or county obituaries. If you would like us to include a link to your obituary page(s), complete this form.
Barnett Funeral Home
Bath County Obituaries
Bedford County Death Register (partial), 1853-1896
Brunswick County Deaths
Buchanan County Obituary Archive
DelMarVa Obituaries Search Engine
Henley Marriage and Obituary Database
Independent Messenger of Emporia Obituaries 1999
Independent Messenger of Emporia Obituaries 2000
Loudoun County Death Records
Loudoun County Obituaries
Lunenburg County Obituaries
Martinsville Bulletin Obituaries
Mecklenburg County Obituaries
Montgomery County Obituary Collection
Obituaries From The Central Virginian
Obituary Index to the Alexandria Gazette, 1916-1935
Old Virginia Obituaries Database
Portsmouth County Obituaries
Richmond Enquirer Obituary Index 1804-1860
Richmond Visitor Obituary Index 1809-1810
Selected Pittsylvania County Obituaries
Virgnia Democrat 1924 Death Notices
Virginia Resources at StateGenSites
Visit the StateGenSites Virginia Genealogy page, with its unique database of state and county web site links organized in 27 different categories.
Family Tree Connection - VA Resources