U.S. Virgin Islands Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

The Office of Vital Records & Statistics (VRS)
St. Croix: Charles Harwood Complex (340) 643-6302
St. Thomas: Dr. John S. Moorehead Municipal Hospital Complex (340) 774-9000 ext. 4685
VRS is the custodian for data related to births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and other health related chronic diseases.[2]

Saint Croix[3]
For birth or death records write to:
Dept. of Health, Vital Statistics
Charles Harwood Memorial Complex
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Telephone: (340) 773-4050

For divorce or marriage records write to:
Chief Deputy Clerk, Family Division
Territorial Court of the VI
P.O. Box 929
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820

Saint Thomas[3]
For birth and death records write to:
Vital Statistics
Old Municipal Hospital
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Telephone: (340) 774-1734

For marriage records write to:
Bureau of Vital Statistics and Stat. Services
Virgin Islands Dept. of Health
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00801

Saint Thomas/Saint John[3]
For birth and death records write to:
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Knud Hansen Complex, Hospital Ground
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Telephone: (340) 774-9000 extension 4621 or 4623

For divorce and marriage records write to:
Clerk of the Territorial Court of the VI
Family Division
P.O. Box 70
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00801

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

1664-1733 The French West India Company controlled Saint Croix.

1672 The Danish West India Guinea Company annexed the uninhabited island of Saint Thomas.

1718 The Danish West India Guinea Company annexed St. John.

1733 The Danish West India Guinea Company purchased Saint Croix from the French West India Company.

1754 The Danish company went bankrupt, and the King of Denmark–Norway assumed direct control of the three islands.

1754-1917 The islands belonged to Denmark.

1801–02 and 1807–15 Britain occupied the Danish West Indies, during the Napoleonic Wars.

1917 The United States bought the islands.

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

For Births

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Birth/Baptism date
  • Birth/Baptism place
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Eastman, Dick. "US Virgin Islands Transfer-Era Documents Have Now Been Digitized", in Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 25 May 2016,
  2. https://doh.vi.gov/programs/vital-records-statistics United States Virgin Island Department of Health
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Virgin Islands Vital Records Information, VitalRec.com, accessed 28 April 2020
  4. Caribbean Births and Baptisms - FamilySearch Historical Records, (accessed 2 May 2020).