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Staunton (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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

Staunton, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1908

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The City of Staunton is located in the Western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named for Lady Rebecca Staunton, wife of colonial governor Sir William Gooch[1].

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Staunton City Courthouse

For additional records, see Augusta County, Virginia.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1908--Staunton was created 16 January 1908 from Augusta County. [2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Indexes (1808-1951) and images (1808-1913) to Staunton City, Virginia Chancery Records are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Since Staunton was created 16 January 1908 from Augusta County. [3] go to the Nansemond County page for information about the Civil War military units of that county. Civil War service men from Suffolk served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their area.

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 Staunton silversmiths.]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Staunton is included in Vol. 5.]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]
  • 1854-1896 - Staunton Birth Index 1854-1896. Batch C868671 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at