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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
Other VA Statewide Genealogy Records and Colonial Records
VA Census Records Online by County
Cumberland County Census Records (formed 1749 from Goochland.)
1820 Federal Census Records Transcription - Surnames M-Z only.
Danville Census Records
(Established in 1793 in Pittsylvania County. Incorporated as a town in 1830. Incorporated as an Independent City in 1890. North Danville was annexed in 1896.)
Dickenson County Census Records (formed 1880 from Buchanan, Russell & Wise.)
Dinwiddie County Census Records (formed 1752 from Prince George.)
Doddridge County Census Records
(Formed 1845 from Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie & Tyler. Now part of West Virginia.)
Dunmore County Census Records
(Formed 1772 from Frederick. Changed in 1776 to Shenandoah.)
(Formed 1634 as one of the original 8 shires of Virginia Colony. Merged with the Town of Hampton in 1952 to become the independent City of Hampton.
Emporia City (Independent City. Formed when Hickford (created 1710) and Belfield (created 1798) merged together in 1887 to form the town of Emporia in Greensville County. Emporia became an independent city in 1967. Emporia City's records are still maintained by Greensville County.)
Essex County Census Records (Formed 1692 from Old Rappahannock.)
Fairfax County Census Records (formed 1742 from Loudoun & Prince William)
Falls Church (Falls Church became a township in 1875 and was incorporated at the City of Falls Church in 1948 as an Independent City. Records of City of Falls Church are maintained today by Arlington County. Records prior to 1-1-1988 are found in Fairfax County.)
Fauquier County Census Records (formed 1759 from Prince William)
Fayette County Census Records (formed 1831 from Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan & Nicholas.)
Now part of West Virginia.
Fincastle County Census Records (formed 1772 from Botetourt and discontinued 1777. If you are doing genealogy research which leads you to Fincastle County, see About Early Fincastle County Records)
Floyd County Census Records (formed 1831 from Franklin & Montgomery)
Fluvanna County Census Records (formed 1777 from Albemarle)
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