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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 Vital Records

Virginia Dept. of Health

Office of 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. 

1853-1896 Birth & Death records are on file at The Virginia Archives as well as marriage records prior to 1936.  See: more genealogy information.

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 Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol.1

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*1745-1800 Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement in Virginia

*1892-1919 William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine

*History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory

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(Statehood: 1788 )


Statewide Virginia Census Records Online

 1607-1890 Virginia Census Records at Ancestry

 1810 Federal Census Statewide Extraction of "Other Free" Heads of Households

 1820 Missing Pages from Virginia Census Records

 1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

 1850 Federal Census Slave Schedules Index and Images

 1860 Federal Census Index

 1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

 1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

 1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

 1890 Union Veterans Census of Southwest Virginia Counties

 1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

 1910 Federal Census Index

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 1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

 Virginia Databases at World Vital Records

 Virginia State Databases of Genealogy and Census Records

 

Other VA Statewide Genealogy Records and Colonial Records

 1600s Irish Immigrants to America

 1607-2007 Virginia Historical Society Papers

 1621 Walloons and French to Virginia

 1664-1666 Quakers Transported To Virginia

 1700 French Refugees in Virginia

 1790 & 1800 Virginia Tax Lists

 1704-1705 Rent Roll of Virginia

 1835 Pension Roll - Statewide

 1840 Pensioners Census

 Revolutionary War Pensioners Surnames A-K Statewide Index

 Revolutionary War Pensioners Surnames L-Z Statewide Index

 


VA Census Records Online by County

Accawmack County Original Shire formed 1634.  Name changed to Northampton County in 1642.  Northampton was divided into two counties in 1663 - Accomac County and Northampton County.  The k was added to Accomac in 1940, making the proper county name we know today as Accomack County.


Accomack County Census Records

1810 Federal Census Records of Accomack Parish

1810 Federal Census Records of St. George's Parish

1840 Census of Pensioners

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1890 Federal Census Index - Veterans & Widows Schedules

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1663-1800 Index to Wills and Admins

1704 Rent Roll

1757 Tobacco Proprietors

1888-1889 Virginia Gazetteer and Business Directory

Confederate Pension Rolls

Confederate Units of the Civil War


Albemarle County Census Records (formed 1744 from Goochland & Louisa)

1785 (First) Census Records

1810 Federal Census Records

1840 Federal Census Records Transcript

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Index and Census Transcript

1850 Federal Census Slave Schedule for Charlottesville

1870 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription (partial)

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1782 Personal Property Tax List

1853-1875 Deaths

1888-1889 Virginia Gazetteer and Business Directory

Civil War Records

Confederate Pension Rolls


Alexandria County Census Records 

(formed 1791 from Fairfax County, VA and ceded to the District of Columbia.  In 1801, the area became Alexandria County, District of Columbia.  This county was enumerated in the 1800 census with the state of Virginia but this census was lost.  It was enumerated with DC in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 Federal Census.  In 1846, Alexandria County was retro ceded back to the state of Virginia.  In 1920, it was renamed Arlington County.)

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedule for Town of Fort Myers

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Confederate Pension Rolls Index

City of Alexandria Confederate Pension Rolls Index

Revolutionary War Pensioners

1888-1889 Virginia Gazetteer and Business Directory


Alexandria City Census Records  

(Established as a city in 1748 in Fairfax County, VA.  First named Hunting Creek, then Belhaven.  Ceded to the District of Columbia in 1789.  Declared an independent municipality in 1801.  Enumerated in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 Federal Census as part of District of Columbia.  Retro ceded back to Virginia in 1846 as part of Alexandria County, VA.  Alexandria City was incorporated as a city independent of Alexandria County in 1870.

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1834 City Directory for Alexandria City, Washington DC


Alleghany County Census Records (formed 1822 from Bath, Botetourt & Monroe)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records - Pages 95-100

1840 Federal Census Records - Pages 101-106

1840 Federal Census Records - Pages 107-109

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Records - Pages 1-12

1850 Federal Census Records - Pages 13-24

1850 Federal Census Records - Pages 25-34

1883 Census of Pensioners

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedule for Town of Bailing

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1888-1889 Virginia Gazetteer and Business Directory

Confederate Pension Rolls


Amelia County Census Records (formed 1734 from Brunswick & Prince George)

1810 Federal Census Records

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index Surnames A-F

1850 Federal Census Index Surnames G-R

1850 Federal Census Index Surnames S-Z

 

1850 Federal Census Records.  Pages:
[36A-47B]    [48A-59A]    [59B-70B]    [71A]

 

1860 Federal Census Records Transcription

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedules for Giles

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedules for 4th District

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1736 Titheables Below Deep Creek

1736 Titheables Page 2, Deep and Flatt Creeks

1736 Titheables Page 4, Deep and Flatt Creeks

1737 Tithe List, Page 2, Page 4, Page 6, Page 7 

1738 Tithes List

1765 Personal Property Tax Lists

1766 Personal Property Tax Lists

1769 Personal Property Tax Lists

1770 Personal Property Tax Lists

1771 Personal Property Tax Lists

1778 Personal Property Tax Lists

1782 Tax Lists

1888-1889 Virginia Gazetteer and Business Directory

Confederate Pension Rolls


Amherst County Census Records (formed 1761 from Albemarle)

1810 Federal Census Images Index

1810 Federal Census Images

1810 Federal Census Transcription

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription

 

1850 Federal Census Records.  Pages:
[73A-83B]    [84A-96A]    [96B-108B]    [109A-122A]
[122B-134B]    [135A-147A]    [147B-154B]

 

1870 Federal Census Index - Agricultural Schedules (PDF File)

1880 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census Index - Agricultural Schedules (PDF File)

1890 Federal Census Index - Veterans and Widows Schedule

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Confederate Pension Rolls

Early Settlers List of Old Amherst from the Alexander Brown Papers

Hugenot Emigration to Manikin Documents - Published 1886

WWII Honor List

1779 Legislative Petition with signers

1779 Petition to Levy General Assessment for Ministers with signers

1782 Personal Property Tax List

1783 Heads of Families List

1785 Heads of Families List

1785 Petition to Levy General Assessment for Ministers with signers

1888-1889 Virginia Gazetteer and Business Directory


Appomattox County Census Records 

(formed 1845 from Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte & Prince Edward)

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription at USGenWeb Archives

1860 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription

1860 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription at USGenWeb Archives

1870 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription

1870 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription at USGenWeb Archives

1880 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription at USGenWeb Archives

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1900 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription (partial)

1900 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription at USGenWeb Archives

1910 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription (partial)

1910 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription at USGenWeb Archives

1920 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Confederate Pension Rolls

Piney Ridge Methodist Church History and Membership List

1888-1889 Virginia Gazetteer and Business Directory


Arlington County Census Records (formed 1791 from Fairfax County as Alexandria County, VA.  In 1801, the area became Alexandria County, District of Columbia.  This county was enumerated in the 1800 census with the state of Virginia but this census was lost.  It was enumerated with DC in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 Federal Census.  In 1846, Alexandria County was retro ceded back to the state of Virginia.  In 1920, it was renamed Arlington County.

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Index and Transcript of the Arlington Wireless Station

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Confederate Pension Rolls

WWII Honor List


Augusta County Census Records (formed 1738 from Orange)

1810 Federal Census Index at SK Census

1810 Federal Census Index to Images

1810 Federal Census Images

1820 Federal Census Index at SK Census

1830 Federal Census Index at SK Census

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

 

1850 Federal Census Records.  Pages:
[233-259]    [259-298]    [298-319

 

1850 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Archives

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1860 & 1870 Federal Census Records Search

1860 & 1870 Federal Census Agricultural Schedule

1860 & 1870 Manufacturing Census Search

1860 Federal Census Slaveowners Search

1866 Census of Children of Ceased Cohabitation

1870 Federal Census Records District 1 - Files arranged by page number

1870 Federal Census Records District 3 - Files arranged by page number

1870 Federal Census Records District 6 - Files arranged by page number

1870 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Archives (partial)

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedules Search

 

1890 Federal Census Records - Veterans and Widows Schedules:
[Beverly Manor]    [County Jail]    [Middle River]    [North River]
[Pastures]    [River Heads]    [South River]    [Staunton]

 

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Chalkley's Chronicles - Important source for Augusta & Rockingham early records.

Confederate Pension Rolls

Military Rosters Search Engine

1736 Beverly Manor Patent Map Index of Original Landowners

1740-1749 List of Baptisms

1756-1796 Military Court-Martial Records

1781 Tithables List

1803-1865 Registry of Free Blacks

1860 Tax Records Search

1888-1889 Virginia Gazetteer and Business Directory

1909 Confederate Pension List


Barbour County Census Records 

(formed 1843 from Harrison, Lewis & Randolph.   Now in W. Virginia)

 

1850 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:
[A-C]    [C-H]    [H-M]    [M-P]    [P-S]    [S-Z]

 

1850 Federal Census Records.  Pages:
[1A-12A]    [12B-24A]    [24B-35A]    [35B-46A]
[46B-57A]    [57B-68A]    [68B-79B]    [80A-90B]
[91A-101B]    [102A-107B]

 

1850 Federal Census Slave Schedules

1860 Federal Census with Census Index

1860 Federal Census Index to Images

1860 Federal Census Images

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedules

 

 

 

 

 

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