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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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Wayne County Census Records ( Formed 1842 from Cabell. Now part of West Virginia.)
(Independent City. Previously part of Augusta County. Plotted in 1798, the Town of Waynesborough was incorporated in 1834 and soon became known as Waynesboro. In 1923, Basic City merged with Waynesboro to become one town. In 1948 Waynesboro became an independent city.)
Webster County Census Records ( Formed 1860 from Braxton & Nicholas. Now part of West Virginia.)
Westmoreland County Census Records (formed 1653 from Northumberland)
Wetzel County ( Formed 1846 from Tyler. Now part of West Virginia.)
Williamsburg Census Records
(Independent City) Founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation and became the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699-1780. Prior to 1870, portions of Williamsburg City were located in both James City County and York County. In 1870, the city boundaries were changed so that Williamsburg City would be entirely within James City County. Records are still maintained in James City County. Some Williamsburg records may be in York County prior to 1870. Census records were enumerated in James City County through 1880.
Winchester Census Records
(Independent City. Originally named Opequon when established in 1752. Renamed Frederick's Town and then changed to Winchester in 1852. Incorporated as an independent city in 1874. Previously part of Frederick County, census records for Winchester were enumerated with Frederick County through 1880.
Wirt County Census Records (formed 1848 from Jackson & Wood. Now part of West Virginia.)
Wise County Census Records (formed 1856 from Lee, Russell & Scott)
Wood County Census Records ( Formed 1798 from Harrison & Kanawha. Now part of West Virginia.)
Wyoming County ( Formed 1850 from Logan. Now part of West Virginia.)
Wythe County Census Records (formed 1789 from part of Grayson & Montgomery)
Yohogania County (formed 1776 from the western territory of Augusta County, Virginia. The land that comprised Yohogania County was determined to be part of Pennsylvania in a boundary dispute in 1779. In 1786, the land was ceded to Pennsylvania and the county was discontinued. What was Yohogania County is today included in the following counties of Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette and Beaver. The original records of Yohogania County cover the years 1776 to 1886 and are held in the Washington County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.) See More.....
York County Census Records (formed 1634. Formerly Charles River County.)
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