Russell County, Virginia: Vol. 1, 1912-1923.
Thomas Jack Hockett, Anne Bays and Michael A. Dye; annotations by Michael A. Dye; compiled by Donald W. Helton and Michael A. Dye.. 2013.
From the Introduction:
This first volume contains abstractions of the Russell County, Virginia death records beginning with the start of the statewide collection in 1912 and runs through the year 1923 and is a complete collection of those records as taken from microfilm of original death certificates held by the Library of Virginia. A second volume will follow which will continue from 1924 up through 1940. Also included in this volume are newspaper and magazine extracts of deaths that either occurred and were not reported during the period 1853 - 1896, occurred during the period 1896 - 1912 when reporting was not required or occurred following the beginning of the statewide collection of data in 1912 and that went unreported. Also included are 32 pages of selected Tazewell County, Virginia death records again taken from microfilm of original death certificates held by the Library of Virginia. This is not a complete record of the Tazewell County deaths for the years included. Many of these are of persons from Russell County. Lastly, included is a section of death records of persons from Russell County or whose parents were from Russell County who died outside the Commonwealth of Virginia, mostly having migrated to other states. These records were collected from a variety of sources, including original death certificates, online death records and indexes. Again, these records are in no way considered complete and the researcher who suspects a death occurred in a certain state but does not find the record in this volume should consult that state's death records before assuming the record does not exist.