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Registers of deaths and births (loose pages), 1865-1866

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Richmond, Virginia : Filmed by the Virginia State Library, 1983
on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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Microfilm of original records at the Rockingham County Courthouse in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The commissioner of the revenue registered births and deaths for the county and then turned his books or loose pages over to the clerk of the County Court. The clerk made abstracts to send to the state auditor and would also preserve the books in his office.

The pages for the register of deaths give the name of the deceased, race, sex, death date and place, cause of death, age, parents' names, birthplace, occupation, name of spouse or if unmarried, sources of information and relationship of informant to deceased. Information is not always complete.

The pages for the register of births give the date of birth, child’s name, race, sex, whether born alive or dead, birthplace, parents’ names, father’s occupation, father’s residence, how many at a birth, deformity or any circumstances of interest, and sources of information. Information is not always complete.

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