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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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P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 662-6200
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.
VA Vital Record Databases
Newspapers & Obituaries
Virginia Databases Online
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Online Virginia Books
*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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VA Census Records Online by County
Bath County Census Records (formed 1790-1791 from Augusta, Botetourt & Greenbriar)
Bedford County Census Records (formed 1753 from Albemarle & Lunenburg. The Independent City of Bedford's records are also on file in Bedford County.)
1850 Federal Census Pages 162B-171A (this 1850 census incomplete)
Berkeley County Census Records (formed 1772 from Frederick. (Now in W. Virginia)
Bland County Census Records (formed 1861 from Giles, Tazewell & Wythe)
Boone County Census Records
(formed 1847 from Cabell, Kanawha & Logan. Now in W. Virginia)
Botetourt County Census Records (formed 1769 from Augusta)
Braxton County Census Records
(formed 1836 from Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas & Randolph. Now in W. Virginia)
Bristol City Census Records
Bristol, Virginia incorporated as a city in 1890. Formerly called Goodson which was incorporated in 1856 and established in 1850. Located in Washington County. Courtesy of: Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.
Brooke County Census Records (formed 1776 from Ohio. Now in W. Virginia)
Brunswick County Census Records (formed 1720 from Isle of Wight, Prince George & Surry)
Buchanan County Census Records (formed 1858 from Russell & Tazewell)
Buckingham County Census Records (formed 1758 from Albemarle & Appomattox)
Buena Vista Census Records
Buena Vista, Virginia was incorporated as a town in 1890. Incorporated as a city in 1892. Located in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Established in 1889.
Courtesy of: Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.
Buena Vista was previously known as Hart's Bottom, Rockbridge County. See Rockbrodge County Census Records
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