Virginia, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Virginia Information[edit | edit source]

Virginia became the tenth state admitted to the United States in June 25, 1788. Virginia was created from the Colony of Virginia and is located in the southeast region of the United States.[1] There are 95 counties in Virginia.

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Virginia Research

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Virginia Research Tools

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Virginia Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

LexingtonAmelia CountyHenry CountyRockbridge CountyPatrick CountyBland CountyLee CountyScott CountyDickenson CountyBuchanan CountyTazewell CountyRussell CountyWashington CountyWise CountySmyth CountyGrayson CountyCarroll CountyPulaski CountyGiles CountyMontgomery CountyCraig CountyBotetourt CountyBedford CountyCampbell CountyAppomattox CountyCampbell CountyPittsylvania CountyHalifax CountyCharlotte CountyMecklenburg CountyBrunswick CountyGreensville CountySouthampton CountyIsle of Wight CountySurry CountyPrince George CountySussex CountyDinwiddie CountyNottoway CountyLunenburg CountyPrince Edward CountyBuckingham CountyCumberland CountyFluvanna CountyAlbemarle CountyAugusta CountyHighland CountyBath CountyAlleghany CountyRoanoke CountyFranklin CountyFloyd CountyAmherst CountyNelson CountyGoochland CountyPowhatan CountyHenrico CountyCharles City CountyPrince George CountyChesterfield CountyGreene CountyRockingham CountyPage CountyShenandoah CountyWarren CountyFrederick CountyClarke CountyLoudoun CountyFairfax CountyPrince William CountyFauquier CountyRappahannock CountyPage CountyMadison CountyOrange CountySpotsylvania CountyLouisa CountyCaroline CountyHanover CountyKing William CountyKing and Queen CountyNew Kent CountyJames City CountyIsle of Wight CountyYork CountyGloucester CountyMathews CountyMiddlesex CountyEssex CountyRichmond CountyLancaster CountyNorthumberland CountyWestmoreland CountyKing George CountyStafford CountyCulpeper CountyNorthampton CountyAccomack CountyArlington CountyAlexandriaBedfordBristolBuena VistaCharlottesvilleChesapeakeAlexandriaBedfordBristolBuena VistaCharlottesvilleChesapeakeClifton ForgeColonial HeightsCovingtonDanvilleEmporiaFairfaxFalls ChurchFranklinFredericksburgGalaxHamptonHarrisonburgHopewellLexingtonLynchburgManassasManassas ParkMartinsvilleNewport NewsNorfolkNortonPetersburgPoquosonPortsmouthRadfordRichmondRoanokeSalemStauntonSuffolkVirginia BeachWaynesboroWilliamsburgWinchesterWinchesterVirginia BeachPortsmouthNorfolkNewport NewsHamptonPoquosonWilliamsburgPetersburgColonial HeightsHopewellRichmondSuffolkFranklinEmporiaDanvilleMartinsvilleGalaxNortonBedfordLynchburgRockbridge CountyRadfordRoanokeSalemBuena VistaLexingtonStauntonWaynesboroHarrisonburgCharlottesvilleFredericksburgManassasAlexandriaFairfaxFalls ChurchManassas ParkClifton ForgeCovingtonLexingtonPrince William CountyKing George CountyWestmoreland CountyNorthumberland CountyLancaster CountyYork CountyMathews CountyMiddlesex CountyArlington CountyAccomackWythe CountyVirginia-county-map.gif

Counties and Independent Cities[edit | edit source]


Independent Cities:

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Alexandria County • Dunmore • Elizabeth City • Fincastle • Illinois • Kentucky • Manchester • Nansemond • Norfolk • Norfolk (Lower) • Norfolk (New) • Norfolk (South) • Norfolk (Upper) • Princess Anne • Rappahannock (Old) • South Boston • Warwick • Yohogania

Virginia Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Coast Ports · Chesapeake Bay · James River · Potomac River · Rappahannock River · York River · Chesapeake and Ohio Canal · Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad · Cumberland Road (or National Road) · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Great Indian Warpath · Great Trading Path · Great Valley Road · Kanawha Trail · King's Highway · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · New River and Southern Trail · Occaneechi Path · Old Cherokee Path · Old Northwestern Turnpike · Pamunkey-New River Trail · Pioneer Road · Richmond Road · Richmond-Williamsburg Road · Saura-Saponi Trail · Secondary Coast Road · Fall Line Road (or (Fall LIne Road) · Upper Road · Wilderness Road · Wilmington, Highpoint, and Northern Trail

Colonial Parishes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

Colonial Williamsburg reenactment

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Virginia" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 15 March 2016).