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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Fluvanna County'''
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Guide to '''Fluvanna County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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Virginia county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_region_of_Virginia Piedmont] region.
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== Fluvanna County Virginia Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://home.earthlink.net/~marketedge/fluvanna/ Fluvanna County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 299<br>Palmyra, Virginia 22963<br>Phone: 804-589-8011
  
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<br>Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896,<br>marriage, divorce, probate court and land records from 1777<br>and some burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fluvanna County, Virginia. Page 713 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
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'''Fluvanna County, Virginia'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 299<br>Palmyra, Virginia 22963<br>804-589-8011<br>  
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== History  ==
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== Fluvanna County Virginia History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Fluvanna County Virginia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources  ==
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== Fluvanna County Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia:&nbsp;Fluvanna County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1966):76-77. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors ]($).
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*Murphy, Marie Martin. "Fluvanna County Research," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 23, No. 6 (Jun. 1999):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org/ Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
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Freedmen's {{RecordSearch|1596147|Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
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Freedmen's {{RecordSearch|1596147|Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}  
  
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://freeafricanamericans.com/fluvanna.htm "Fluvanna County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1818,"] ''Free African Americans.com'', available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://freeafricanamericans.com/fluvanna.htm "Fluvanna County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1818,"] ''Free African Americans.com'', available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
  
[[Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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'''''1782 Enumeration'''''
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'''''1782 Enumeration'''''  
  
 
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf Fluvanna County Heads of Families - 1782] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 18.
 
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf Fluvanna County Heads of Families - 1782] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 18.
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
*King, Mrs. James E. "First Minute Book, Upper Beaver Dam Church, Fluvanna, Virginia," [1830s-1850s]&nbsp;''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1970):99-104.&nbsp;Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors ]($).
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
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#'''Lyle's''' (1798), Wilmington, Va.<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 221. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref> A history, which includes membership lists 1799-1815, 1877-1974, was published in 1974: {{FHL|183862|item|disp=FHL Book 975.547 K2t}}.<ref>Archie Paul Thompson, ''Lyles Baptist Church, 1774-1974, Fluvanna County, Virginia'' (Va.: A.P. Thompson and Trustees of Lyles Baptist Church, 1974). {{FHL|183862|item|disp=FHL Book 975.547 K2t}}.</ref> Another history was published in the ''Fluvanna County Historical Society Bulletin'', Issue 59 (Spring 1995), as well as back in Issue 18 (April 1974).
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Fluvanna County fell within the bounds of the Albemarle Association.
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*King, Mrs. James E. "First Minute Book, Upper Beaver Dam Church, Fluvanna, Virginia," [1830s-1850s]&nbsp;''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1970):99-104. {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors ]($).
  
 
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===== Church of England  =====
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During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 1 British alien living in Fluvanna County.<ref name="null">Kenneth Scott, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/british-aliens-in-the-united-states-during-the-war-of-1812/oclc/5711802 British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812]'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. {{FHL|78653|item|disp=FHL Book 973 W4s}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091 Ancestry] ($).</ref>  
 
During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 1 British alien living in Fluvanna County.<ref name="null">Kenneth Scott, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/british-aliens-in-the-united-states-during-the-war-of-1812/oclc/5711802 British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812]'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. {{FHL|78653|item|disp=FHL Book 973 W4s}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091 Ancestry] ($).</ref>  
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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*Hudgins et al.&nbsp;[http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 713 patents dated 1721-1855 in what is now Fluvanna County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2008.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
 
*Hudgins et al.&nbsp;[http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 713 patents dated 1721-1855 in what is now Fluvanna County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2008.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
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*''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 [http://www2.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|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Fluvanna County on page 130.]  
 
*''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 [http://www2.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|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Fluvanna County on page 130.]  
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
 
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===== '''''War of 1812'''''  =====
  
Fluvanna County men served in the 12th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 84. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
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Fluvanna County men served in the 12th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 84. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Fluvanna County.]  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Fluvanna County.]  
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Fluvanna County, pp. 79-80. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Fluvanna County, pp. 79-80. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
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*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932382|Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}}
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Fluvanna Rifle Guard).<ref>Edward R. Crews and Timothy A. Parish, ''14th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|769612|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 117}}.</ref>
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:- [[44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Ambler Grays), Company F (Fluvanna Hornets) and Company K (Fluvanna Guards).<ref>Kevin C. Ruffner, ''44th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|610175|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39}}.</ref>
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:- [[46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Scottsville Grays).<ref>Darrell L. Collins, ''46th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|135277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85}}.</ref>
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*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932382|Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}}  
 
*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932427|Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}}
 
*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932427|Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}}
  
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*Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
 
*Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ 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: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
 
Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ 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: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
 
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{{Vawill|1777-1800}}
 
  
 
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Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510|Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia:&nbsp;Fluvanna County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1966):76-77. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors ]($).
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*Murphy, Marie Martin. "Fluvanna County Research," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 23, No. 6 (Jun. 1999):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org/oldnewsl.htm Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
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*'''1851-1854''' - Fluvanna County Birth Index 1851-1854. Batch {{IGI|C868774}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1777-1858''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fluvanna/vitals/marriages/marr7758.txt Fluvanna County Marriage Bonds] (VAGenWeb) - free.
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*'''1781-1923''' - Fluvanna County Marriage Index 1781-1923. Batch {{IGI|M868774}} (broken link) at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
  
[[Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Fluvanna County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[[Central_Virginia_Genealogical_Association|Central Virginia Genealogical Association]]
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*[[Central Virginia Genealogical Association|Central Virginia Genealogical Association]]
  
 
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== Fluvanna County Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*Fluvanna County, Virginia [http://home.earthlink.net/~marketedge/fluvanna/ USGENWEB.]  
 
*Fluvanna County, Virginia [http://home.earthlink.net/~marketedge/fluvanna/ USGENWEB.]  
 
*[http://www.fluvannahistory.org/index.html Fluvanna Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.fluvannahistory.org/index.html Fluvanna Historical Society]  
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Fluvanna|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Fluvanna|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/fluvanna/ Cyndi's List]
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Guide to Fluvanna County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Fluvanna County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Fluvanna County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Fluvanna County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1777
County Seat Palmyra
Courthouse

Contents

Fluvanna County Virginia Courthouse

Fluvanna County Courthouse
P O Box 299
Palmyra, Virginia 22963
Phone: 804-589-8011


Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896,
marriage, divorce, probate court and land records from 1777
and some burial records[1]

Beginning Dates for Fluvanna County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1777 1853 1810 1777 1777

Fluvanna County Virginia History

Parent County

1777--Fluvanna County was created 5 May 1777 from Albemarle County.
County seat: Palmyra [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Fluvanna County Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Fluvanna County Virginia Genealogy Resources

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Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Fluvanna County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1966):76-77. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • Murphy, Marie Martin. "Fluvanna County Research," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 6 (Jun. 1999):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

African American

Fluvanna County, Virginia cohabitation records are available online.

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

  • Tombstone Transcription Project Fluvanna County - cemetery transcriptions and photos -  USGenWeb

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Census

For tips on accessing Fluvanna County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
17903,921
18004,62317.9%
18104,7753.3%
18206,70440.4%
18308,22122.6%
18408,8127.2%
18509,4877.7%
186010,3539.1%
18709,875−4.6%
188010,8029.4%
18909,508−12.0%
19009,050−4.8%
19108,323−8.0%
19208,5472.7%
19307,466−12.6%
19407,088−5.1%
19507,1210.5%
19607,2271.5%
19707,6215.5%
198010,24434.4%
199012,42921.3%
200020,04761.3%

1782 Enumeration

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Fork (1774)[3]
  2. Lyle's (1798), Wilmington, Va.[3] A history, which includes membership lists 1799-1815, 1877-1974, was published in 1974: FHL Book 975.547 K2t.[4] Another history was published in the Fluvanna County Historical Society Bulletin, Issue 59 (Spring 1995), as well as back in Issue 18 (April 1974).

The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.

Fluvanna County fell within the bounds of the Albemarle Association.

  • King, Mrs. James E. "First Minute Book, Upper Beaver Dam Church, Fluvanna, Virginia," [1830s-1850s] The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1970):99-104. FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
Church of England

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Court

Genealogy

More than 25 genealogies have been published about Fluvanna County families. To view a list, visit Fluvanna County, Virginia Genealogy.

Immigration

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 1 British alien living in Fluvanna County.[5]

Land and Property

Grants and Patents

Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.

Local Histories

  • Fluvanna County Historical Society. The Bulletin of the Fluvanna County Historical Society. Issues 1-12. The Society, 1965-1971. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).

Maps

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Fluvanna County veterans; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

Regiments. Service men in Fluvanna County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Fluvanna County supplied soldiers for the:

- Fluvanna County Militia

Additional resources:

Fluvanna residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[6]

  • 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, Eastern District, Fluvanna County on page 130.]
  • 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

Fluvanna County men served in the 12th Regiment.[7]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Fluvanna County.]
  • 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, Fluvanna County, pp. 79-80. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Fluvanna County, Virginia 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 Fluvanna County, Virginia:

- 14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Fluvanna Rifle Guard).[8]
- 44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Ambler Grays), Company F (Fluvanna Hornets) and Company K (Fluvanna Guards).[9]
- 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Scottsville Grays).[10]

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Fluvanna County, Virginia newspapers.

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.

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

Probate Records

A free index to Fluvanna County, Virginia wills and administrations (1777-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1782-1850] Fluvanna County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1850. Original records, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; also available on microfilm at FHL.
  • [1782-1818] Heinegg, Paul. "Fluvanna County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1818," Free African Americans.com, available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1782-1800, 1863-1864, 1892] Fluvanna County, Virginia Land (Tax) Books, 1782-1800, 1863-1864, 1892. Original records, Fluvanna County Courthouse, Palmyra, Va.; also available on microfilm at FHL.
  • [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 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Fluvanna County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1790, 1802] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Fluvanna County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] "Fluvanna County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):16-22. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [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. Fluvanna County is included in Vol. 1.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Fluvanna County, Virginia 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

Birth
  • 1851-1854 - Fluvanna County Birth Index 1851-1854. Batch C868774 at FamilySearch - free.[11]
Marriage
Vital Record Substitutes

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available for free online. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Fluvanna County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Fluvanna County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Fluvanna County Virginia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fluvanna County, Virginia. Page 713 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 221. Digital version at Google Books.
  4. Archie Paul Thompson, Lyles Baptist Church, 1774-1974, Fluvanna County, Virginia (Va.: A.P. Thompson and Trustees of Lyles Baptist Church, 1974). FHL Book 975.547 K2t.
  5. Kenneth Scott, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. FHL Book 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  6. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 31-32. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  7. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 84. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  8. Edward R. Crews and Timothy A. Parish, 14th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 117.
  9. Kevin C. Ruffner, 44th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39.
  10. Darrell L. Collins, 46th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85.
  11. 11.0 11.1 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.