Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy
Guide to Floyd County, Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
|Floyd County, Virginia|
Location in the state of Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
- 1 County Information
- 2 Floyd County Virginia History
- 3 Floyd County Virginia Places/Localities
- 4 Floyd County Virginia Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African American
- 4.3 Bible Records
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.5 Census
- 4.6 Church Records
- 4.7 Court
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 Land and Property
- 4.10 Local Histories
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Military
- 4.13 Miscellaneous Records
- 4.14 Naturalization
- 4.15 Newspapers
- 4.16 Probate Records
- 4.17 Private Papers
- 4.18 Taxation
- 4.19 Vital Records
- 5 Floyd County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Floyd County Virginia Genealogy Websites
- 7 Floyd County Virginia Genealogy References
Floyd County is located in the Southwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named for then Governor John Floyd.
Floyd County Virginia Courthouse
Floyd County Courthouse
100 East Main Street Room 200
Floyd, Virginia 24091
Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records from 1852-1872, marriage, divorce, probate and court and land records from 1831
Floyd County Virginia History
The county was named after Virginia Governor John Floyd (1783-1837).
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
- Lost census: 1890
Floyd County Virginia Places/Localities
Floyd County Virginia Genealogy Resources
- "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Floyd County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1966):74-75. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
- Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.
Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy cohabitation records are available online.
- Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872
Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:
- Virginia Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007 - browse collection at FamilySearch; free.
Additional Bible records include:
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
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- Talbert, Bobby. Floyd County, Virginia Burials (VAGenWeb).
For tips on accessing Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.
- Douthat, James L. 1840 Mountain Empire of Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2001. FHL Collection 975.5 X2d 1840. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Includes Floyd County.]
1890 Union Veterans
- "Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890." Prince William County Virginia, by Ronald Ray Turner. FHL Collection. Includes residents of this county.
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
- Pine Creek. Membership lists (1795-1920) have been published: Virginia Appalachian Notes, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Oct. 1978). FHL Book 975.5 D25v v. 1-2 (1977-1978).
More than a dozen genealogies have been published about Floyd County families. To view a list, visit Floyd County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.
Land and Property
- Kegley, Mary B. Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. FHL Collection [Includes Floyd County pensioners.]
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Floyd County on page 134.]
- Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812
- List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Floyd County, p. 79. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Regiments. Service men in Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy:
- - 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company I (1st).
- - 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company A
- - 21st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company G 2nd.
- - 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Floyd Riflemen).
- - 25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.
- - 42nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Henry Volunteers), Company F (Leatherwood Fencibles), and Company G (Second Company of Volunteers).
- - 47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.
- - 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies A, B, D, H, and I.
Records and histories are available, including:
- 1861-1865 - Virginia, Civil War, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
- 1861-1865 - Virginia, Civil War, Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929
The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.
- 1831-1852 - Will Book I, 1831-1852, Floyd County, VA (New River Notes) - free.
- Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007
Indexes to Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records
- 1853-1872 - Floyd County Birth Index 1853-1872. Batch C868773 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1912-1913 - Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913 at FamilySearch — index and images
Beth Fridley has published abstracts of the following Floyd County birth record online at Ancestry:
- Floyd County, Virginia Births, 1853-73 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
- Floyd County, Virginia Births, 1873-79 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
- Floyd County, Virginia Births, 1880-84 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
- 1660-1959 - Virginia, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
- 1740-1850 - Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 (Ancestry) ($).
- 1843-1925 - Floyd County Marriage Index 1843-1925. Batch M868773 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1936-1988 - Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988 at FamilySearch — index and images
- Fisher, Therese A. Marriages in the New River Valley, Virginia: Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski and Giles Counties. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1991. FHL.
- 1853-1872 - Index to Death Records Floyd County, Virginia 1853-1872 (VAGenWeb) PDF file.
- 1912-1987 - Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987 at FamilySearch — index and images
Beth Fridley has published abstracts of the following Floyd County death records online at Ancestry:
- Floyd County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-82 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
- Floyd County, Virginia Deaths, 1883-96 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes
|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.|
Floyd County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- Bassett Historical Center, Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.
Family History Centers
Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
Floyd County Virginia Genealogy Websites
- Floyd County, VirginiaUSGENWEB.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Floyd County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Familytree101)
- Cyndi's List
Floyd County Virginia Genealogy References
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Virginia. Page 713 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
- John E. Olson, 21st Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 57.
- Ralph White Gunn, 24th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 34.
- Dobbie E. Lambert, 25th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 106.
- John Chapla, 42nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1983). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 5.
- Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.
- George L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 54th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 91.
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.
- Alice J. Sweeney, "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org