Vital Records

CDC Vital Records Directory Center of Disease Control’s directory of where to write for birth, marriage and death records in each state

Death Indexes & Records directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county, includes death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records.

USGenWeb Archives searchable state and county databases with marriage, cemetery and tombstone records

vitalrec how to obtain vital records (birth certificates, death records, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, naturalization, adoption and land records) from each state, territory and county of the United States

 

Cemeteries & Graves

BillionGraves images of headstones with GPS locations, with iPhone and Android smartphone apps so can easily add more

Daddezio links to cemeteries across the US, Australia and Canada

Findagrave search 15 million grave records

The Farber Gravestone Collection from the American Antiquarian Society, over 13,000 images of graves, most prior to 1800 in the northeastern US

Interment.net published transcriptions from 5,000+ cemeteries across the world

Political graveyard lists where dead US politicians are buried, includes political biographies

US Department of Veterans’ Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator lists burials of military personnel and family members in US military cemeteries. Listings date from the Revolutionary War to the present

 

Funeral Homes

USA Funeral Homes Online Directory of funeral homes

 

Obituaries & Deaths

DeathIndexes links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records.

GenealogyBank Newspaper Obituaries ($ or access with your Seattle Public Library card) searchable obituaries from 1690 to today

Legacy searchable obituaries, guest books and memorial sites

Obituary Central search for obituaries and cemeteries in the US

Request for a Deceased Individual’s Social Security Record to order a social security record, can be used even without social security number when death wasn’t reported to the Social Security Administration

Social Security Death Index Steve Morse’s SSDI search, choose which search engine to use

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 Familysearch’s index to recent obituary indexes on GenealogyBank