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Norfolk, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Founded 1845
Website http://www.norfolk.gov/

Contents

Courthouse

History

Parent County

1845--Norfolk was created in 1845 from Norfolk County. [1]

Resources

Directories

Don's List contains Norfolk telephone directories for 1957, 1961-1962, and 1964.

Family Histories

Maps

Military

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Civil War

Since Norfolk was created in 1845, the Civil War records for the men of this area will usually be found in the city records, rather than county records.

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Norfolk:

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

Newspapers

  • 1804-1816 - Norfolk Gazette and Publick Ledger at Google News - free.
  • 1811-1859 - Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald at Google News - free.
  • 1820-1833 - The Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald at Google News - free.

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Occupations

  • 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 Norfolk silversmiths.]

Probate

A free index to Norfolk, Virginia wills and administrations (1784-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

Taxation

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Vital Records

  • Tucker, George Holbert. Abstracts from Norfolk City Marriage Bonds [1797-1850]. [Norfolk, Va.?]: William H. Delaney, 1934. Available at FHL; digital version at World Vital Records ($).

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).


 

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