Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to death collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific death information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.
There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include death information that are not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers and obituaries have death info, but most times obituary indexes include the date of the obituary but not the date of death. To find out which types of other records may include death information, please see:
The lists below are specific death indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the states in the region.
(Updated June 2022)
- Free Online Connecticut Death Records and Indexes
- Free Online Maine Death Records and Indexes
- Free Online Massachusetts Death Records and Indexes
- Free Online New Hampshire Death Records and Indexes
- Free Online Rhode Island Death Records and Indexes
- Free Online Vermont Death Records and Indexes
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