Lynchburg (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Lynchburg, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1852
Website http://www.lynchburgva.gov

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The City of Lynchburg is located in the Piedmont area of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named for John Lynch, who established a ferry service on the James River in 1757[1].

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lynchburg City Courthouse

For additional records, see Campbell County.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1852--Lynchburg was created in 1852 from Campbell County. [2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

  • Search the Library of Virginia's Virginia Untold collection for digitized records related to African Americans of the City of Lynchburg.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Lynchburg (Independent City), Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the City
  • FindAGrave Clicking on Place Name (without the word "cemetery") may list more.
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.


Funeral home collection from the Jones Memorial Library, the second oldest public library in Virginia. The Whitten Funeral Home gave these burial records to the library for preservation.
This collection includes burial records, “first call sheets” and sales records of the J. E. Fauber Funeral Home of Lynchburg, Virginia for the period from 1919 through 1952. Also included in the collection are the burial records of J. J. Hughes and Company for 1915 through 1917, and the Lynchburg Undertaking Company, Inc. for 1918. These establishments were predecessors of the Fauber Funeral home. The burial records of the Virginia Funeral Chapel, Inc., for the period from 1952 through 1985.

Church[edit | edit source]

Quaker[edit | edit source]
  • Brown, Jane Douglas Summers and Jones Memorial Library. Jane Douglas Summers Brown (1903-) Quaker Records: Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia); MS 1515. MSS, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va. Available on 26 microfilms at FHL. [Includes records of Lynchburg Quakers; Brown assisted "William Wade Hinshaw in the writing of the Virginia volume of the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy."]

Court[edit | edit source]

  • Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index can be used to search Lynchburg City's chancery records for the years 1807-1945. Digital images are available for the years 1805-1829 and indexed information and originals are available through 1945 - see online catalog or contact Archives Research Services for availabilty.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

  • [Page] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. Page Family Records in Virginia Counties. 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 1982-2006. FHL Book 929.273 P141rdc v. 2 [Lynchburg appears in Vol. 2 Part 3]
  • [Page] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. The Page Family in Virginia Personal Property Taxes (1782-1850). 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 P141rd v. 1-2 [Lynchburg appears in Vol. 2]

Immigration[edit | edit source]

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will a of resident of Lynchburg proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Bedford CountyCampbell CountyAmherst CountyVA LYNCHBURG IND CITY.PNG
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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battle was fought in Lynchburg:

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Civil War records were kept by the city of Lynchburg.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Lynchburg silversmiths.]

Probate[edit | edit source]

London Courts[edit | edit source]
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will a of resident of Lynchburg proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]
  • 1853-1868 - Lynchburg Christening Index 1853-1868. Batch C868781 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
  • 1853-1868 - Lynchburg Death Index 1853-1868. Batch B868781 at FamilySearch - free.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.lynchburgonline.com/history.html
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.