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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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Virginia Census Records &
Virginia Vital Records
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
Virginia Genealogy Links
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
Cabell County Census Records (Formed 1809 from Kanawha. Now part of West Virginia.)
Calhoun County Census Records (formed 1856 from Gilmer. Now part of West Virginia.)
Campbell County Census Records (Formed 1781-1782 from Bedford)
Caroline County Census Records
(Formed 1727-1728 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William)
Carroll County Census Records (Formed 1842 from Grayson & Patrick)
Charles City County Census Records (Formed 1634 - Original Shire)
Charles River (Formed in 1634 as Charles River County. Name changed in 1643 to York County)
Charlotte County Census Records (formed 1764-1765 from Lunenburg)
1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedule for:
Charlottesville City Census Records (Established 1762 in Albemarle County. Incorporated as a town in 1801. Incorporated as an Independent City in 1888.)
Chesterfield County Census Records (Formed 1749 from Henrico)
Clarke County Census Records (formed 1836 from Frederick)
Clay County Census Records (Formed 1858 from Braxton & Nicholas. Now part of West Virginia.)
Clifton Forge City Census Records
(No longer an Independent City. Formed 1861 as Williamson's Station in Alleghany County. Changed to Clifton Forge in 1884. Incorporated as an Independent City in 1906. In 2001, Clifton Forge reverted to a being a town in Alleghany County.)
Colonial Heights (Independent City. Previously part of Chesterfield County. In 1926, Colonial Heights became an incorporated town in Chesterfield County and in 1948, it became an independent city.)
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Craig County Census Records
(Formed 1851 from Alleghany, Botetourt, Giles, Monroe, Montgomery and Roanoke.)
Culpeper County Census Records (formed 1748 from Orange County.)
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