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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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*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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Lunenburg County Census Records (formed 1746 from Brunswick)
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Lynchburg (Independent City. Lynchburg was established 1786 in Campbell County at the site of Lynch's Ferry on the James River. In 1805 Lynchburg was incorporated as a town and incorporated in 1852 as Lynchburg City. The town began managing it's own records when founded in 1805. For earlier records see Campbell County. )
1820 Campbell County Federal Census - Includes Lynchburg City.
Madison County Census Records (formed 1792 from Culpeper)
Manchester Census Records (No longer exists as a separate city. Incorporated in 1874 as an Independent City in Henrico County. Annexed by the City of Richmond in 1910. See Henrico County for records earlier than 1874 and City of Richmond after 1910.)
Manassas (Independent City. Incorporated in 1873, it became the county seat of Prince William County in 1892. Manassas became an independent city in 1975. Manassas City's records are on file in Prince William County.)
(formed 1842 from Harrison & Monongalia. Now part of West Virginia.)
1860 Federal Census Index to Images.
Marshall County (formed 1835 from Ohio. Now part of West Virginia.)
Martinsville (Independent City. Originally founded in 1791, Martinsville was incorporated as a town in 1873 in Henry County. In 1928 it was incorporated as an independent city. See Henry County for records prior to 1928.)
Mason County Census Records (formed 1804 from Kanawha. Now part of West Virginia.)
Mathews County Census Records (formed 1790 from Gloucester)
McDowell County Census Records (formed 1858 from Tazewell. Now part of West Virginia.)
Mecklenburg County (formed 1764 from Lunenburg)
Mercer County Census Records (formed 1837 from Giles & Tazewell. Now part of West Virginia.)
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