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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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Richmond, VA 23218
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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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VA Census Records Online by County
(Independent City. Originally a part of Warwick County. In 1896, The City of Newport News was incorporated and removed from the County of Warwick. What was left of Warwick County became the City of Warwick. In 1958, the City of Warwick and the City of Newport News consolidated into Newport News.)
Nicholas County Census Records
(formed 1818 from Greenbrier, Kanawha & Randolph. Now part of West Virginia.)
Norfolk County Census Records / City of Norfolk Census Records
(Norfolk County was formed 1691 from Lower Norfolk County with Portsmouth as the county seat. Norfolk was first established in 1680. It was incorporated as a borough in 1736 and became a city in 1845. In 1906 Berkeley was annexed by the City of Norfolk. Norfolk County consolidated with the City of South Norfolk in 1963 to form the City of Chesapeake. The Virginia cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake were all at one time a part of Norfolk County.) Also see: History of this county.
Northampton County Census Records (formed 1634 as Accawmack County - Original Shire. The name changed to Northampton County in 1642.)
Northumberland County Census Records (formed 1648 from Indian District of Chickacoan)
Norton (Independent City. Known as Princes' Flats in Wise County from 1787-1883. In 1883, it was known as Eolia. The city was named Norton in 1890 and incorporated in 1894. Records for Norton City are on file in Wise County.)
Nottoway County Census Records (formed 1788 from Amelia)
1788-1860 Nottoway County History - From "Old Homes and Families in Nottoway"
Ohio County Census Records (formed 1776 from Augusta. Now part of West Virginia.)
Orange County Census Records (formed 1734 from Spotsylvania)
Page County Census Records (formed 1831 from Rockingham & Shenandoah)
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