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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
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
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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
Hardy County Census Records (formed 1786 from Hampshire. Now part of West Virginia.)
Harrison County Census Records
(formed 1784 from Monongalia & Ohio. Now part of West Virginia.)
Harrisonburg Census Records (Harrisonburg was first known as Rocktown and was part of Rockingham County. Later the area became known as Harrisonburg and in 1916 became an Independent City. Harrisonburg City's records are filed in Rockingham County.)
Henrico County Census Records (formed 1634 - Original Shire)
1890 Federal Census Veterans and Widows Schedule for:
Henry County Census Records (formed 1776 from Patrick & Pittsylvania)
Highland County Census Records (formed 1847 from Bath & Pendleton)
Hopewell City Census Records
(Originally known as Charles City Point as part of Prince George County, Name changed to Hopewell City 1913. Incorporated as an Independent City in 1916.. See Prince George County for earlier census records.)
Illinois County Census Records (formed 1778 from Botetourt County. Discontinued 1784).
Illinois County, Virginia formed from Botetourt County. Northwest Territory ceded to the United States in 1784. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Isle of Wight County Census Records (formed 1634 - Original Shire)
Jackson County Census Records
(formed 1831 from Kanawha, Mason & Wood. Now part of West Virginia.)
James City County Census Records (formed 1634 - Original Shire)
Jefferson County Census Records (formed 1801 from Berkely. Now part of West Virginia.)
Kanawha County Census Records
(formed 1789 from Greenbrier & Montgomery. Now part of West Virginia.)
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