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Virginia Census Notes
1790 Federal Virginia Census Records were lost unfortunately. Using state census records, a reconstructed census has been created and is often used when searching for ancestors in Virginia during this time period. See Heads of Families Index created from 1782-1785 Virginia state census records at Ancestry.
Federal Virginia census records are available to the public for census years 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
1890 Federal Virginia Census Records were completely lost in a 1921 warehouse fire, however, the 1890 Veterans and Widows Census survived the fire and may be used as a census substitute. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap & 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry. There is an 1890 census copy for Floyd County. Also See Local Copies of 1890 Census Records.
Virginia State Census Records: The state of Virginia took a census in the following years: 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785 & 1786. All of these censuses are incomplete. See Heads of Families Index created from 1782-1785 Virginia state census records at Ancestry.
1863 Virginia Split - The state of Virginia was split during the Civil War. Many of the Virginia counties are now part of West Virginia. If your ancestor lived in one of these counties, you will need to search for census records in both states.
More information about the Virginia / WV Split:
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Due to Virginia privacy laws, VA Birth Records are private until 100 years after the event.
VA Death, marriage and divorce records are also private until 50 years after the event.
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*1892-1919 William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine
*History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory
*New Papyrus Publishing $
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(Statehood: 1788 )
Statewide Virginia Census Records Online
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(formed 1777 from Fincastle County, Virginia, it became part of the state of Kentucky in 1780 and was divided into the KY counties of Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln.)
King and Queen County Census Records (formed 1691 from New Kent)
King George County Census Records (formed 1720 from Richmond and Westmoreland)
King William County Census Records (formed 1701 from King and Queen)
Lancaster County Census Records (formed 1651 from Northumberland & York)
Lee County (formed 1792 from Russell & Scott)
(formed 1816 from Harrison & Randolph. Now part of West Virginia.)
Lexington, City of
(The City of Lexington was established as the town of Lexington in the spring of 1778. It was originally part of the Borden Grant and was acquired in 1739 by Gilbert Campbell. It became a town in 1777 known as Gilbert Cambell's Ford and was located in Rockbridge County. The City of Lexington was incorporated in 1841. See Rockbridge County Census Records for genealogical records.)
(Lincoln County was formed from part of Kentucky County, Virginia in 1780. Now part of Kentucky.)
(formed 1824 from Cabell, Giles, Kanawha, & Tazewell. Now part of West Virginia.)
Loudoun County Census Records (formed 1757 from Fairfax)
Louisa County Census Records (formed 1742 from Hanover)
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