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Death Record Question

I plan to send for a copy of my paternal grandparents birth and death certificates from the state of Virginia but I do not know what county or town they were born in. Are records only kept by county? Can they still help me? I have tried familysearch and ancestry w/o success. Their children were born in Baltimore and in Pennsylvania. They were living in Philadelphia when they died yet I can find no record of their deaths. I have found them on 1920 Census records and my grandfather filled out a WW1 Draft Card. He also worked in Eddystone, PA as a laborer. How can I find out what company he worked for or more about him? Also, I tried up until my Aunt Matilda died to learn more about the family but she wouldn't tell me more than where they were born and where children were born. She said there were no photos of them so I have no idea what they looked like. My dad died when I was an infant (9 mos.).

Thanks for you help.

Irving Minnis, b. 9/10/1876
Mamie Byrd, b. 1882
James (my dad) b. 1908

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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