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Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy

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[http://web.culpepercounty.gov/ Culpeper County Courthouse]<br>101 South West Street<br>Culpeper, Virginia 22701<br>Phone: 540-727-3435
<br>Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1864-1896<br>and , 1912-1917, death records 1864-1896<br>, marriage records from 1781 and , land and probate<br>records from&nbsp;1749 , and court records from 1831;&nbsp; <br>. Town Clerks has have burial records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Culpeper County, Virginia. Page 712 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Parent County ====
'''1748'''--Culpeper County was created 23 March 1748 from [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]] County. <br>'''County seat: '''Culpeper
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Record Loss ====
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]Culpeper was the site of several battles during the American Civil War, and many courthouse papers were damaged or pillaged. Missing records include minute books for 1749-1762, 1765-1797, 1812-1813, and 1817.<ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 5, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br><br>
Bound volumes of deeds and wills since the county's formation still exist.
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
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== Culpeper County Virginia Places/Localities ==
If you are researching families who lived in Culpeper County, Virginia between the 1760s and 1790s, the Sparacios' books are a great time saver. They comprehensively index several publications covering that period:
*Sparacio, Ruth Trickey and Sam Sparacio. ''Surname Index of Antient Press Publications.''1993. By Ruth Trickey Sparacio, and Sam Sparacio. 14+ vols. McLean, Va.VA : R. &amp; S. Sparacio, Antient Press, 1993-. {{FHL|645782|item}}&nbsp;975.5 P22s v. 1-2; publisher's website: [http://www.antientpress.com/ Antient Press].
A website with many online resources: [http://www.culpeperhistory.info/ Culpeper County, Virginia US GenWeb Project]
==== African Americans ====
In 1790, Culpeper County had one of the largest slave populations in the state (8226 slaves).<ref name="no">''Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/ninthcensusunit00offigoog#page/n73/mode/1up Internet Archive]; {{FHL|281281|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pcu}}.</ref>  *{{VAcohab}}{{RecordSearch|1596147|Freedmen*''s Bureau Letters or CorrespondenceCulpeper County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1802, 18651803-1872}}  1823.'' By Paul Heinegg, Paul. [http://freeafricanamericans.com/culpeper.htm "Culpeper County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1802, 1803-1823,"] ''Free African Americans].com'', available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  *Hodge, Robert A. ''Some Pre-1871 Vital Statistics on Colored Persons of Culpeper County, Virginia''. Fredericksburg, Virginia: R.A. Hodge, 1978. {{FHL|367647|item}} *Randall, Ruth. "Family Lore and Effects of Slavery on the Black Psyche: Rosa Grammar's Choice," .'' By Ruth Randall. ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 97, No. 2 (June 2009):85-96. FHL 973 B2ng v. 97*{{RecordSearch|1596147|Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}} *''Some Pre-1871 Vital Statistics on Colored Persons of Culpeper County, Virginia.'' 1978. By Robert A. Hodge. Fredericksburg, Virginia : R.A. Hodge. {{FHL|367647|item}}
==== Bible Records ====
{{VABible}}*Daughters of the American Revolution. Culpeper Minute Men Chapter (Culpepper, Virginia). ''Copy of Some Family Bible Records Found in Culpepper County, Culpepper, Virginia.''By Daughters of the American Revolution. Culpeper Minute Men Chapter (Culpepper, Virginia). MSS., 1945-1946, available at {{FHL|333947|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Family Bibles of: Daingerfield, Farish, Ellis B. Long, David Wright Kelly, R.T. Kelly, Richard Payne, Rust, Tutt, George Williams, and Wood.]
==== Cemeteries ====
}} '''''1890 Union Veterans'''''
*"''Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890." '' c1994. By Ronald Ray Turner. Online at: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com Prince William County Virginia], by Ronald Ray Turner. {{FHL|686323|item|disp=FHL Collection.}}; {{WorldCat|34971138|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
==== Church Records ====
*Thomas, Arthur Dicken, Angus McDonald Green and Culpeper Historical Society. ''Early Churches of Culpeper County, Virginia: Colonial and Ante-bellum Congregations.''1987. By Arthur Dicken Thomas, Angus McDonald Green and Culpeper Historical Society. Culpeper, Virginia: Culpeper Historical Society, 1987. Available at {{FHL|647462|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
Scheel's map of Culpeper County, Virginia identifies the locations of early churches and meetinghouses circa 1776. The Family History Library has a copy: {{FHL|505590|item|disp=FHL Map 975.5392 E7s}}.
Hebron Church was the first German church in Virginia.<ref>John Frederick Dorman, "Review of ''Hebron Church Register, 1750-1825, Madison, Virginia,"'' in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 26, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1982):137. Digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 26 (1982)}}</ref>
*Blankenbaker, John. ''"Hebron" Baptismal Register of the German Lutheran Church in Culpeper/Madison Counties, Virginia 1750 to 1849: Transcribed, Translated and Indexed from the Church Records with a Commentary on the Relationships of the Sponsors to the Parents.''2004. By John Blankenbaker. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania: J. Blankenbaker, 2004. Available at {{FHL|1170608|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
===== Quaker =====
'''''Grants and Patents'''''
*GrayVirginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys – Images for land patents issued prior to 1779, Land Office grants issued by the Virginia Land Office after 1779, Northern Neck grants from 1692-1862, Gertrude Eand recorded Northern Neck surveys (1786-1874) are available online at the [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30 Library of Virginia]. *''Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775.''. Vol. II. c1987. By Gertrude E. Gray. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. Available at {{FHL|511490|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version , online at : [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49390 Ancestry] ($)]. [Includes Culpeper County.] *Gray, Gertrude E. ''Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1775-1800.'' Vol. III. c1987. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1993. Available at {{FHL|511490|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version , online at : [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49391 Ancestry] ($). [Includes Culpeper County.] *Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys – Images for land patents issued prior to 1779, Land Office grants issued by the Virginia Land Office after 1779, Northern Neck grants from 1692-1862, and recorded Northern Neck surveys (1786-1874) are available online at the [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30 Library of Virginia]. [Includes Culpeper County.]<br>
==== Local Histories ====
*''A History of St. Mark's Parish: Culpeper County, Virginia, with Notes of Old Churches and Old Families, and Illustrations of the Manners and Customs of the Olden Time.'' 1877. By Philip Slaughter. Baltimore, MD : Innes & Co., Printers. Available at {{FHL|429604|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Digital versions available at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25519 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva6195_stmarks World Vital Records ($)].
*''An 18th Century Perspective, Culpeper County.'' 1976. By Mary Stevens Jones. Culpeper, Virginia: Culpeper Historical Society. Available at {{FHL|488703|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*''Culpeper and Orange County, Va., Families.'' By George W. Glass. n.p. : n.p. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/334963-culpeper-and-orange-county-va-families?offset=1 FamilySearch Books Online].*''Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia. Embracing a Revised and Enlarged Edition of Dr. Philip Slaughter's History of St. Mark's Parish.'' 1900. By Raleigh Travers Green. Culpeper, VA : Regional Publishing Company. Digital versions at [https://archive.org/details/genealogicaland00slaugoog Archive.org];($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=b9oBAAAAMAAJ Google Books] (full-view); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva6101_culpeper World Vital Records] ($). 1964 reprint available at {{FHL|423377|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1958 reprint reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1959):137-138. Reprint available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). *''A History Historical Collections of St. Mark's ParishVirginia : Culpeper CountyContaining a Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Tradition, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Virginiaetc. relating to its History and Antiquities, Together with Notes of Old Churches Geographical and Old FamiliesStatistical Description, to which is Appended an Historical and Illustrations Descriptive Sketch of the Manners and Customs District of the Olden TimeColumbia.'' 18771845. By Philip SlaughterHenry Howe. BaltimoreCharleston, MD South Carolina : Innes Babcock & Co., Printers. Available at {{FHL|429604|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Digital versions available Online at : [https://searchwww.ancestryfamilysearch.comorg/searchlibrary/db.aspx?dbid=25519 Ancestry] ($); and [http:books/records/www.worldvitalrecords.comitem/indexinfo.aspx526449-historical-collections-of-virginia-containing-a-collection-of-the-most-interesting-facts-tradition-biographical-sketches-anecdotes-etc-relating-to-its-history-and-antiquitites-together-with-geographical-and-statistical-description-to-w?ixviewer=1&offset=1#page=1&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q=qcdva6195_stmarks World Vital Records ($)FamilySearch Books Online].
==== Maps ====
 
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 *Scheel, Eugene M. ''Culpeper, a Virginia County's History Through 1920.''1982. By Eugene M. Scheel. Culpeper, Va.VA : Culpeper Historical Society, 1982. Available at {{FHL|531216|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Features include "old roads, mills, stores, plantations, churches, ruins, cemeteries, battles, historic sites, early stream names and boundaries."<ref>"Historic Prince William Sponsors New Historic Map by Eugene Scheel," ''The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society,'' Vol. 10, No. 2 (Aug. 1991):10.</ref>]
*Online interactive map with historical quad outlines and topography: [http://www.onlinegis.net/CulpeperCountyVA/Map.html OnlineGIS].
==== Migration ====
*Clay, Robert Y. "''Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," .''By Robert Y. Clay. The Virginia Genealogist'', . Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1976):29-34. Available Online at : {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at , [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($)]. [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Culpeper County's 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on p. 29-31.]
==== Military ====
===== French and Indian War =====
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Culpeper County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.] *Boogher, William F. ''Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources.'' WashingtonBy William F. Boogher. 2007. Baltimore : nGenealogical Pub.pCo., 1903. Available at {{FHL|73108|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version Online at : [http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ Google Books]&nbsp;{{WorldCat|166291734|disp=At various libraries (full-viewWorldCat)}}. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [(French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] ) with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Culpeper County, see pp. 70, 74, 108.] *Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. By William Armstrong Crozier. 1954. Baltimore: Southern Book Co.Online at: [https://archive.org/details/virginiacolonial00croz/page/n5 Internet Archive], 1954[https://babel.hathitrust. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-org/cgi/pt?id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975uc1.5 M2c}}b2809738;view=1up; digital book at seq=9 Hathitrust], [httpshttp://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29414 Ancestry($)] ; {{WorldCat|866518707|disp=At various libraries ($WorldCat)}}. Identifies some Culpeper County militia officers and soldiers; [https://bookssee place name index.*''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers.'' By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck.google1988.com/books/about/Virginia_Colonial_Militia_1651_1776Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.html?{{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=3iriXCOOzbIC Google Books]; and [https:FHL US//archiveCAN Book 975.org/stream/virginiacolonial00croz#page/n7/mode/2up Archive.org]5 M2bL}}. [Identifies some Culpeper County militia officers , soldier enlistments, and soldiersveterans; see place name index.]
===== Dunmore's War =====
Additional resources:
*Blankenbaker''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, JohnUnder the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. ''The Culpeper Classes''1841. Washington : Blair and Rives. Online at: [https://archive. Chadds Fordorg/stream/censusofpensione00usce#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive], Pennsylvania[https: J//books. Blankenbaker, 1999google. com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; {{FHLWorldCat|1123206759888296|itemdisp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. [In 1780 and 1781 the See Virginia Legislature passed an act requiring the counties to supply a specific number of men for the Continental Army. These men would be divided into classes or divisions within the militia, each under an officer. Culpeper County had 106 classes with a total of 3Eastern District,000 men. This is a unique source for Culpeper County that does not survive for other Virginia countieson page 129.]<ref>FamilySearch Catalog, www.familysearch.org.</ref> *Godby, Jeannette. ''A List of Classes in Culpeper County for January 1781 for Recruiting the States Quota of Troops to Serve in the Continental Army.''1936. MSSBy Jeannette Godby., 1936n.p. : n.p. {{FHL|435553|item}} *''A List of Militia Classes and Index for in Culpeper County, Virginiafor January 1781, for 1781Recruiting This Year's Quota of Troops to Serve in the Continental Army.''1971. MSSBy Tennie Selby Burk., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; reproductionOnline at: {{FHL|412740|item}} *Ross, Edward. ''Your Affectionate Cousin[https: The Rosses of Culpeper County, Virginia, and San Jacinto County, Texas''//www. Houston, Texas: Thornhouse Press, 1994familysearch. {{FHL|720681|org/library/books/records/item}} ["This is the story /144980-a-list-of the descendants -classes-in-culpeper-county-for-january-1781-for-recruiting-this-year-s-quota-of Daniel Ross -troops- a veteran on the British side of the American Revolution to-serve- through two of his sons, William (in Virginia) and Wesley (in Texas)"-the-continental-Acknowledgementsarmy?offset=1 FamilySearch Books Online].] *''A Census List of Pensioners Militia Classes and Index for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their NamesCulpeper County, Ages, and Places of ResidenceVirginia, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]1781.''. 1841. Digital versions at [httpRichmond, Virginia ://www2Library of Virginia.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860412740|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Culpeper County on page 129.] *''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions.'' 1852. Washington, D.C. : Clearfield. With Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States. {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; " Collection with index and images at [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry($)] ; {{WorldCat|106602|disp=At various libraries ($WorldCat)}}. [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]*''The Culpeper Classes.'' 1999. By John Blankenbaker. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania : J. Blankenbaker. {{FHL|1123206|item}}. In 1780 and 1781 the Virginia Legislature passed an act requiring the counties to supply a specific number of men for the Continental Army. These men would be divided into classes or divisions within the militia, each under an officer. Culpeper County had 106 classes with a total of 3,000 men. This is a unique source for Culpeper County that does not survive for other Virginia counties.<ref>FamilySearch Catalog, www.familysearch.org.</ref> *''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data.''. By J.T. McAllister. 1913c1913. Hot Springs, Va.Virginia : McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101013939630;view=1up;seq=5 Hathitrust], [http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/2814/mode/1up Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books?id=KKc-AAAAYAAJ Google Books]; {{WorldCat|975994729|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.*''Your Affectionate Cousin: The Rosses of Culpeper County, Virginia, and San Jacinto County, Texas.'' 1994. By Edward Ross. Houston, Texas : Thornhouse Press. {{FHL|720681|item}}. This is the story of the descendants of Daniel Ross -- a veteran on the British side of the American Revolution -- through two of his sons, William (in Virginia) and Wesley (in Texas).
===== War of 1812 =====
Culpeper County men served in the 5th and 34th Regiments.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 71. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
*''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...'' 1883. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp vOnline at: [https://archive. 5; digital versions at org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog/page/n7 Internet Archive], [httphttps://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ o5t4AAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Culpeper County, p. 68.]
===== Civil War =====
==== Miscellaneous Records ====
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Naturalization ====
{{Vawill|1749-1800}}'''''Wills'''''
*Dorman'''1749-1770; 1770-1783''' Images of Wills, Estates, John FrederickInventories etc. [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)] *''Culpeper County, Virginia Will Abstracts.'' By George W. Glass. n.p. : n.p. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/469225-culpeper-county-virginia-will-abstracts?viewer=1&offset=0#page=1&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= FamilySearch Books Online].*''Culpeper County, Virginia: Will Book A, 1749 - 1770.'' 1956. By John Frederick Dorman. Washington, District of Columbia: [J.F. Dorman], 1956. Available at {{FHL|50306|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital verstion at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva6100_culpeper World Vital Records] ($)]. *Green, Susanna Thornton and James W. Green. ''The Will of Robert Green of Culpeper County, VaVirginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, Inscriptions.'' 1895; reprint with supplements1965. By Dorothy Ford Wulfeck. Naugatuck, 1957CT : D.F. Wulfeck. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/149497-culpeper-county-virginia-will-books-b-and-c-court-suits-loose-papers-inscriptions?offset=1 FamilySearch Books Online]. Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 210, No. 2 1 (AprJan.-JunMar. 19581966):9135-9236. Available Review available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($)]. *Wulfeck, Dorothy FordDigital Images of Culpeper County Wills 1749-1770. See names of testators. [http://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyculpeper. html Virginia Pioneers ($)]*''The Will of Robert Green of Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, InscriptionsVa.'' Naugatuck, Conn1895.: DBy Susanna Thornton Green and James W.FGreen. WulfeckReprint with supplements, 1965. Available at {{FHL|379568|title-id|disp=FHL}}1957. Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 102, No. 1 2 (JanApr.-MarJun. 19661958):3591-3692. Review available Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($)]. *Digital Images of Culpeper County Wills 1749-1770. See names of testators. [http://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyculpeper.html Virginia Pioneers]*'''1749-1770; 1770-1783''' – Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories etc. [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1639 -1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7832 Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records 1639-1850] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com($)] — index to transcribed records, incomplete, $*'''1749 - 1770; 1770 - 1783''' Images of Wills [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)]*'''1826 -1845; 1845 -1852''' Images of Wills [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)]*''' 1845 -1852''' Indexes to Wills and Inventories [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)]
==== Research Guides ====
*"''A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Culpeper County," .'' ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1964):63-66. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($)].
==== Taxation ====
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*'''1782-1791''' Tax Digests [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]*'''1782-1802''' - Culpeper County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1802 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($)].*'''1782-17911823''' - Tax Digests [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)*'''Culpeper County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1802, 1803-1823.''' - By Paul Heinegg, Paul. Online at:[http://freeafricanamericans.com/culpeper.htm "Culpeper County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1802, 1803-1823,"] ''Free African Americans.com'', available online. Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records]. *'''1783''' - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online . Online at : [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/revservice.htm#vatax Revolutionary War Service website] - free.*'''1783''' - Norris, Mary Boldridge. ''Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia: And Names of Slaves, 1783.''1936. By Mary Boldridge Norris. Raleigh, N.C.NC : n.p., 1936. Digital versions Online at : [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30148 Ancestry] ($)]; {{FSbook|217300}} - free. *'''1783''' - Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. ''Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau.''1940. By Augusta B. 1940; reprintFothergill and John Mark Naugle. Baltimore, BaltimoreMD : Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Online at : [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE7470263 FamilySearchBooks Online] - free, {{FHL|975.5 R4f 1978}}. 1783 personal property tax list of Culpeper County. *'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued.''By Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love. 3 volsc1987. Springfield, Va.Virginia : Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHLWorldCat|622815|title-id851571982|disp=FHLAt various libraries (WorldCat)}}. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Culpeper County is included in Vol. 1. *'''1788-1789''' - Clay, Robert Y. "''Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," .'' By Robert Y. Clay. ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 2019, No. 1 3 (JanJul.-MarSep. 19761975):29190-34194. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL975.5 B2vg}}; digital version CD available at : [httpshttp://wwwlibrary.americanancestorsnehgs.org/search~S0?/tVirginia+Genealogist/tvirginia+genealogist/1%2C2%2C6%2CB/advanced-search?databaseframeset&FF=Virginiatvirginia+genealogist+volumes++++1+++27&1%20Genealogist,2C1%20The American 2C New England Ancestors] ($)]. These records often identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Culpeper County's 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on p. 29-31. *'''1791''' - Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1791 Personal Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy]. *'''1800''' - "''Culpeper County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," .'' ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1972):185-190; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):277-280; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):29-32; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):93-100. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($)]. *'''1801''' - Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1801 Personal Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ Binns Genealogy]. *'''1815''' - Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer).''By Roger D. 6 volsWard. c1997. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063975 E4w}}. {{WorldCat|title-id36944422|disp=FHLAt various libraries (WorldCat)}}. The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Culpeper County is included in Vol. 4.
==== Vital Records ====
===== Birth =====
*'''1864-1917''' - Culpeper County Birth Index 1864-1917. Batch {{IGI|C868611}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===== Marriage =====
*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($)]. *'''1660-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=virginia%2cva Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast($)] — index $*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($)]. *'''1751-1754''' - King, ''Some Culpeper County Marriages.'' By George H.S. "Some Culpeper County Marriages," King. ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1961):176. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($)]. [Identifies marriage license fees some men paid in 1751 and 1754. These entries were found in the Chancery Suit Clayton v. Gray, File #49, Fredericksburg District Court.] *'''1781-1853''' - Culpeper County Marriage Index 1781-1853. Batch {{IGI|M868744}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - index and images*''Culpeper County, Virginia marriage bonds, 1780-1850.'' 1939. By Joel Ricks. Salt Lake City, UT : Genealogical Society of UT. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/572398-culpeper-county-virginia-marriage-bonds-1780-1850?viewer=1&offset=0#page=1&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= FamilySearch Books Online].*''Marriages of Culpeper County, Virginia, 1781-1815.'' c1954. By Katherine Lindsay Knorr. Pine Bluff, Arkansas : C.L. Knorr. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/300973-marriages-of-culpeper-county-virginia-1781-1815?viewer=1&offset=0#page=1&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= FamilySearch Books Online].
===== Divorce =====
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===== Death =====
*'''1864-1896''' - Culpeper County Death Index 1864-1896. Batch {{IGI|B868611}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
Beth Fridley has published abstracts of Culpeper County death records online at Ancestry:
*''Culpeper County, Virginia Deaths, 1854-1879'' [database on-line]. Available Online at : [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6039 Ancestry] ($)]. *''Culpeper County, Virginia Deaths, 1880-96 ''[database on-line]. Available Online at : [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4115 Ancestry] ($)].
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Culpeper Virginia Family History Center]]
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