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Obituary Lookup Volunteers
Virginia


Please follow these guidelines when making a lookup request:

  • If this is your first request, read Making a Request.
  • To find the county for your lookup request, use the USA County Lookup.
  • Before making a request, do a quick Web Search in case the obituary is available there.
  • If you find a volunteer for your area, use the listing's Email link to send your request directly to him or her.  If you don't find a volunteer, send your request to the mailing list (see OBIT-LOOKUPS-L Mailing List for subscription information).
  • After receiving a lookup, post or publish the obituary or an abstract to help other researchers.
  • Please do not send the same request to more than one volunteer.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - Please consider volunteering
for your area, even on a limited basis, because every lookup
helps someone. 
Becoming a Volunteer has more information.



Volunteer listings are by county, with statewide listings last, and related statewide links below.  The areas the volunteer covers and the resources available are listed along with the volunteer's name and e-mail address, and web page if any.  Entries in green are web sites for libraries, newspapers, death records, cemeteries, and genealogical/historical societies.  Many library web sites have information about local obituaries and newspapers. 

County/City City or Town/Newspapers/Libraries, Etc. Volunteer
Accomack Genealogy and History of the Eastern Shore: Virtual Cemetery WebPage
Alexandria Alexandria Gazette (1784-1979)
ONE Request at a time, NEED Date of Death
Rita H -
Bland Obits 1985-Present(Lookups may take two weeks) Sue S -
Campbell Lynchburg, Spring Hill Cemetery Association Lookups Kay -
Chesterfield Richmond Public Library Juanita A -
Fairfax Fairfax County Public Library WebPage
Fairfax Fairfax County Library Historical Newspaper Index (1886-1973, partial earlier and later) WebPage
Frederick Public Record Lookups - Send Full Name, Area Last Resided and any Personal Information that May Help. Can send Snail Mail or Email. Carolyn F -
Fredericksburg Free Lance Star Cindy L -
Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Research Resources
Newspapers (1811-1926), Wills, Census, City Direct., etc.
WebPage
Gloucester   Sara H -
Greensville The Independent-Messenger, Emporia, Greensville Co., VA (2001 thru Current ONLY) Sandra B -
Hampton   Sharease C -
Hampton The Hampton Monitor, The Daily Press Dawn S -
Hampton Hampton City - Need Exact Death Date
Waiting List - Lookups: Once Every 2 Months ONLY
Rhonda G -
Hampton Oakland Cemetery Burials (**Must put OAKLAND in Subject Line)
Waiting List - Lookups: Once Every 2 Months ONLY
Rhonda G -
Harrisonburg   Angel J -
Lee Bicentennial Book of Co 1792-1992 Milly -
Mathews   Sara H -
Newport News The Daily Press and the Times Herald. Dawn S -
Newport News   Sharease C -
Newport News Newport News City - Need Exact Death Date
Waiting List - Lookups: Once Every 2 Months ONLY
Rhonda G -
Norfolk Norfolk, Portsmouth & Some of Chesapeake:
Obituary Lookups, Hill's Directories Lookups (1885-Present)
Norfolk County Census Listings (1790-1930)
Cemetery Lookups and Digital Photos in Norfolk & Portsmouth Cemeteries
Dave S-
Northampton Genealogy and History of the Eastern Shore: Virtual Cemetery WebPage
Poquoson Poquoson City - Need Exact Death Date
Waiting List - Lookups: Once Every 2 Months ONLY
Rhonda G -
Pulaski Southwest Times (9/2003-P).  Use Obituary Archives link at bottom of page for obituaries previous to the last few days. WebPage
Pulaski The Southwest Times Historic Newspaper Archive for Southwest Virginia WebPage
Richmond Richmond Times Dispatch Online Obits - Last 30 Days WebPage
Richmond Richmond Times Dispatch Archives (8/1985-P) - Fee for Full Text WebPage
Roanoke Roanoke City and County/Roanoke Times (1889-P) Don B -
Rockingham   Angel J -
Salem Roanoke Times (1889-P) Don B -
Shenandoah Strasburg, Ft. Valley, Maurertown, Woodstock
Public Record Lookups - Send Full Name, Area Last Resided and any Personal Information that May Help. Can send Snail Mail or Email.
Carolyn F -
Spotsylvania Free Lance Star Cindy L -
Stafford   Cindy L -
Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Public Library Joe H -
WebPage
Virginia Beach Virginian Pilot covers Norfolk,Virginia Beach,Chesapeake, Portsmouth Requestors - Please specify State, Location, EXACT Date and Names for Lookups Kristina D -
Warren Public Record Lookups - Send Full Name, Area Last Resided and any Personal Information that May Help. Can send Snail Mail or Email. Carolyn F -
Washington Cemetery Listings & 1850/1860 Census for County Milly -
Washington Marriages & Families of Wash. Co and Bristol, VA 1776-1996 Milly -
Wythe Obits & Marriages 1964-Present(Lookups may take two weeks) Sue S -
York Yorktown Peninsula - Need Exact Death Date
Waiting List - Lookups: Once Every 2 Months ONLY
Rhonda G -
*Statewide* Death Records Indexing Project(1853-1896) WebPage

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