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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lunenburg County'''
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Guide to '''Lunenburg County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Lunenburg County, Virginia Courthouse  ==
  
'''Lunenburg County, Virginia'''<br>11435 Courthouse Road<br>Lunenburg, VA 23952  
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Lunenburg County Courthouse<br>11435 Courthouse Road<br>Lunenburg, VA 23952<br>Phone: 804-696-2230<br>
  
*Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, court, and land records from 1746.<ref name="Handybook" />
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,<br>probate and land records from 1746<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lunenburg County, Virginia. Page 716 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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== History  ==
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== Lunenburg County, Virginia History  ==
 
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[[Image:{{DuchyofBrunswickLunenburg}}]]  
 
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*Lost censuses:&nbsp;1790, 1800, 1890
 
*Lost censuses:&nbsp;1790, 1800, 1890
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Lunenburg County, Virginia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources  ==
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== Lunenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Valunenburg.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Valunenburg.jpg]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
Freedmen's Bureau [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147 Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721]
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Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
  
 
Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/lunenburg.htm "Lunenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1807,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/lunenburg.htm "Lunenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1807,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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==== Bible Records  ====
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{{VABible}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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{{VAcensus}} {{Historical populations
 
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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  =====
  
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. "Meherrin Baptist Church, Lunenburg County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):225-226. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($). [List of original members dated 1771.]
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
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#'''Cedar Creek''' (1779)<ref name="baptist" />
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#'''Flatrock '''(1805)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 287. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
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#'''Meherrin '''(1771)<ref name="baptist" />. 1771 list of original members has been published.<ref>Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, "Meherrin Baptist Church, Lunenburg County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):225-226. {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). [List of original members dated 1771.]</ref> Marriages 1771-1773 have been published: ''Southsider'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1983). A history was published in ''Virginia Baptist Register,'' Issue 15 (1976) and a 1774 note in the same publication, Issue 10 (1971).
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#'''Reedy Creek''' (1775)<ref name="baptist" />
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#'''Tussekiah '''(1777)<ref name="baptist" />
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Lunenburg County fell within the bounds of the Meherrin Association.
  
 
===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
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==== Immigration  ====
 
==== Immigration  ====
  
*[http://www.immigrantservants.com/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Lunenburg&placeOfIndentureColony=Virginia&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Lunenburg County, Virginia (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database].
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{{ImmigrantServants|Lunenburg}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 618 patents dated 1728-1796 in what is now Lunenburg County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2002.&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. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 618 patents dated 1728-1796 in what is now Lunenburg County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2002.&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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Bell, Landon Covington. ''The Old Free State: A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia''. Richmond, Virginia: W. Byrd Press, 1927. Two volumes available at {{FHL|154202|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30029 Ancestry] ($); and World Vital Records ($) [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_oldfreestate1927 Volume 1] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_oldfreestate1927_vol2 Volume 2].
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*Bell, Landon Covington. ''The Old Free State: A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia''. Richmond, Virginia: W. Byrd Press, 1927. Two volumes available at {{FHL|154202|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30029 Ancestry] ($); and World Vital Records ($) [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_oldfreestate1927 Volume 1] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_oldfreestate1927_vol2 Volume 2].
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Lunenburg County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]  
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Lunenburg County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]  
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*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Lunenburg County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Lunenburg County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Lunenburg County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Lunenburg County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Lunenburg County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Lunenburg County supplied soldiers for the:  
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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, Lunenburg County on page 131.]  
 
*''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, Lunenburg County on page 131.]  
*''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] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
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Lunenburg County men served in the 73rd Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 131. {{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 Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg County.]  
*War of 1812 the &nbsp;6th Virginia Militia was Lunenburg County, Virginia
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*War of 1812 the &nbsp;6th Virginia Militia was Lunenburg County, Virginia  
 
*''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, Lunenburgh County [sic], p. 89. 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, Lunenburgh County [sic], p. 89. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
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===== Civil War =====
  
Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]
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{{VAciv}}
  
<br>Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865]
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:- [[9th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Lunenburg Light Dragoons).<ref>Robert K. Krick, ''9th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1982). {{FHL|342006|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 2}}.</ref>
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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (The Pryor Rifle Company) and Company C (The Flat Rock Riflemen or Loch Leven Rangers).<ref>G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''20th and 39th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1994). {{FHL|566446|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 105}}.</ref>
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:- [[59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H2 (Lunenburg Heavy Artillery).<ref>G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''59th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|197669|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 107}}.</ref>
  
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'''Naturalization'''
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*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932382|Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}}
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*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932427|Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}}
  
Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1877093 Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
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==== Naturalization ====
  
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Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1877093 Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
<br>Newspapers
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{{VAnews}}
  
 
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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==== Private Papers  ====
  
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*Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510|Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}
  
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
'''<br>Virginia,[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932510 Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007]'''
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*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Early Wills, 1746-1765, Lunenburg County, Virginia''. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1967.&nbsp;Available at {{FHL|118780|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):137. Review 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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*Digital Images of Lunenburg County Wills 1810-1818; 1818-1826. See names of&nbsp;Testators. [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countylunenburg.html Virginia Pioneers]&nbsp;
 
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Probate
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*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Early Wills, 1746-1765, Lunenburg County, Virginia''. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1967.&nbsp;Available at {{FHL|118780|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):137. Review 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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[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help&nbsp;me?]]&nbsp;  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help&nbsp;me?]]&nbsp;  
  
*'''[1748-1783] '''Bell, Landon C. ''Sunlight on the Southside: Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783''.&nbsp;Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George S. Ferguson, 1931. Available at {{FHL|118805|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version available under "Tax Lists" at [http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/lunenburg.htm Lunenburg County, VA USGenWeb Archives census genealogy].  
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*'''[1748-1783] '''Bell, Landon C. ''Sunlight on the Southside: Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783''.&nbsp;Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George S. Ferguson, 1931. Available at {{FHL|118805|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version available under "Tax Lists" at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/lunenburg.htm Lunenburg County, VA USGenWeb Archives census genealogy].  
 
*'''[1749]''' Morton, W.S. "Lunenburg County Tithable List Taken by William Caldwell in 1749," ''William and Mary College Quarterly'', 2nd Series, Vol.&nbsp;11 (1931):55-58. Available at {{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).  
 
*'''[1749]''' Morton, W.S. "Lunenburg County Tithable List Taken by William Caldwell in 1749," ''William and Mary College Quarterly'', 2nd Series, Vol.&nbsp;11 (1931):55-58. Available at {{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).  
 
*'''[1782, 1785] '''T.L.C. Genealogy. ''Lunenburg County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists 1782 &amp; 1785''. Miami Beach, Florida: TLC Genealogy, 1992. Available at {{FHL|550483|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[1782, 1785] '''T.L.C. Genealogy. ''Lunenburg County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists 1782 &amp; 1785''. Miami Beach, Florida: TLC Genealogy, 1992. Available at {{FHL|550483|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*'''1853-1868''' - Lunenburg County Birth Index 1853-1889. Batch {{IGI|C868778}} 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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*Bell, Landon Covington. ''The Old Free State:&nbsp;A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia''. 2 vols. Richmond, Va.: W. Byrd Press, 1927. Available at {{FHL|154202|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30029 Ancestry] ($); digital version of marriage abstracts from this publication&nbsp;(pp. 385-431) at [http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/lunenburg.htm USGenWeb].  
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
*Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. ''Marriage Bonds for Lunenburg County, Virginia 1763-1821''. Chillicothe, MO, USA: Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, 1965. Digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5685 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
*Matheny, Emma R. and Helen K. Yates. ''Marriages of Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1746-1853''. 1967; reprint, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979. Available at {{FHL|118788|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49051 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1746-1929''' - Lunenburg County Marriage Index 1746-1929. Batch {{IGI|M868777}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
**Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1968):36. Review available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*'''1746-1853''' - Matheny, Emma R. and Helen K. Yates. ''Marriages of Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1746-1853''. 1967; reprint, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979. Available at {{FHL|118788|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49051 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''1760s-1790s''' - Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Early Virginia Marriages.'' Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1953. Digital version at {{FSbook|113561}} - free. Includes Lunenburg County marriages 1760s-1790s.  
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*'''1763-1821''' - Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. ''Marriage Bonds for Lunenburg County, Virginia 1763-1821''. Chillicothe, MO, USA: Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, 1965. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5685 Ancestry] ($).  
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*Bell, Landon Covington. ''The Old Free State:&nbsp;A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia''. 2 vols. Richmond, Va.: W. Byrd Press, 1927. Available at {{FHL|154202|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30029 Ancestry] ($); digital version of marriage abstracts from this publication&nbsp;(pp. 385-431) at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/lunenburg.htm USGenWeb].
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Guide to Lunenburg County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Lunenburg County, Virginia
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Location in the state of Virginia
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Facts
Founded 1745
County Seat Lunenburg
Courthouse

Contents

Lunenburg County, Virginia Courthouse

Lunenburg County Courthouse
11435 Courthouse Road
Lunenburg, VA 23952
Phone: 804-696-2230

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate and land records from 1746[1]

Beginning Dates for Lunenburg County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1746 1853 1810 1746 1746

Lunenburg County, Virginia History

This county takes its name from the Duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg in modern-day Germany

The county was named after the Duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg, which is located in modern-day Germany. 

Parent County

1745--Lunenburg County was created 6 May 1745 from Brunswick County. County seat: Lunenburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Lunenburg County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Lunenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

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African American

Lunenburg County, Virginia cohabitation records are available online.

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872

Heinegg, Paul. "Lunenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1807," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 8,959
1800 10,381 15.9%
1810 12,265 18.1%
1820 10,662 −13.1%
1830 11,957 12.1%
1840 11,055 −7.5%
1850 11,692 5.8%
1860 11,983 2.5%
1870 10,403 −13.2%
1880 11,535 10.9%
1890 11,372 −1.4%
1900 11,705 2.9%
1910 12,780 9.2%
1920 15,260 19.4%
1930 14,058 −7.9%
1940 13,844 −1.5%
1950 14,116 2.0%
1960 12,523 −11.3%
1970 11,687 −6.7%
1980 12,124 3.7%
1990 11,419 −5.8%
2000 13,146 15.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Cedar Creek (1779)[4]
  2. Flatrock (1805)[4]
  3. Meherrin (1771)[4]. 1771 list of original members has been published.[5] Marriages 1771-1773 have been published: Southsider, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1983). A history was published in Virginia Baptist Register, Issue 15 (1976) and a 1774 note in the same publication, Issue 10 (1971).
  4. Reedy Creek (1775)[4]
  5. Tussekiah (1777)[4]

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.

Lunenburg County fell within the bounds of the Meherrin Association.

Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also Cornwall Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Cumberland Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. James's Parish

Christian
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. "Deaths from the Records of Perseverance Christian Church in Lunenburg County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1980):301-302. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Court

Genealogy

More than 130 genealogies have been published about Lunenburg County families. To view a list, visit Lunenburg County, Virginia Genealogy.

Immigration

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

  • Bell, Landon Covington. The Old Free State: A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: W. Byrd Press, 1927. Two volumes available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($) Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Maps

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):199-208; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Lunenburg County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on 20:202-204; 1787 Delinquent List appears on 22:46.]
  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at FHL; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at FHL; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at FHL. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Lunenburg County to other parts of the country.]

Bell published records of Lunenburg County residents who migrated to South Carolina:

  • Bell, Mary McCampbell. "Some Migrations from Virginia to South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Summer 1981):143-144; Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring 1982):70-77; Vol. 11, No. 2 (Spring 1983):97-102; Vol. 12, No. 1 (Winter 1984):19-21. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 10-12

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Lunenburg 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. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books. [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 Lunenburg County, see pp. 89-95, 112.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Lunenburg County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 6th Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment (3rd Company)[6]

Additional resources:

Lunenburg residents' participation in the Revolutionary War.[7]

  • 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, Lunenburg County on page 131.]
  • 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 Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Lunenburg County men served in the 73rd Regiment.[8]

  • 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 Lunenburg County.]
  • War of 1812 the  6th Virginia Militia was Lunenburg County, Virginia
  • 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, Lunenburgh County [sic], p. 89. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg County, Virginia:

- 9th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company G (Lunenburg Light Dragoons).[9]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (The Pryor Rifle Company) and Company C (The Flat Rock Riflemen or Loch Leven Rangers).[10]
- 59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company H2 (Lunenburg Heavy Artillery).[11]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Lunenburg 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

Probate Records

  • Elliott, Katherine B. Early Wills, 1746-1765, Lunenburg County, Virginia. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1967. Available at FHL. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):137. Review available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • Digital Images of Lunenburg County Wills 1810-1818; 1818-1826. See names of Testators. Virginia Pioneers 

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Lunenburg County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1972):219-221. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • [1748-1783] Bell, Landon C. Sunlight on the Southside: Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George S. Ferguson, 1931. Available at FHL; digital version available under "Tax Lists" at Lunenburg County, VA USGenWeb Archives census genealogy.
  • [1749] Morton, W.S. "Lunenburg County Tithable List Taken by William Caldwell in 1749," William and Mary College Quarterly, 2nd Series, Vol. 11 (1931):55-58. Available at FHL; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [1782, 1785] T.L.C. Genealogy. Lunenburg County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists 1782 & 1785. Miami Beach, Florida: TLC Genealogy, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [1782] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at FHL. [1782 personal property tax list of Lunenburg County.]
  • [1782-1807] Heinegg, Paul. "Lunenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1807," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1783-1784] Lunenburg County 1783-1784 Tax List. Purchase at Simmons Historical Bookstore.
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Lunenburg County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1787, 1789] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):199-208; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Lunenburg County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on 20:202-204; 1787 Delinquent List appears on 22:46.]
  • [1789] Indexed images of the 1789 Personal Property Tax List of Lunenburg County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. 1994); Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct. 1994); Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan. 1995). Available at FHL.
  • [1803] Images of the 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Lunenburg County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [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. Lunenburg County is included in Vol. 2.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Lunenburg 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
  • 1853-1868 - Lunenburg County Birth Index 1853-1889. Batch C868778 at FamilySearch - free.[12]
Marriage
  • 1660-1800 - Virginia Marriages 1660-1800 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1740-1850 - Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1746-1929 - Lunenburg County Marriage Index 1746-1929. Batch M868777 at FamilySearch - free.[12]
  • 1746-1853 - Matheny, Emma R. and Helen K. Yates. Marriages of Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1746-1853. 1967; reprint, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1760s-1790s - Crozier, William Armstrong. Early Virginia Marriages. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1953. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Lunenburg County marriages 1760s-1790s.
  • 1763-1821 - Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Marriage Bonds for Lunenburg County, Virginia 1763-1821. Chillicothe, MO, USA: Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, 1965. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Bell, Landon Covington. The Old Free State: A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia. 2 vols. Richmond, Va.: W. Byrd Press, 1927. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($); digital version of marriage abstracts from this publication (pp. 385-431) at USGenWeb.
Death
  • 1853-1870 - Lunenburg County Death Index 1853-1870. Batch B868778 at FamilySearch - free.[12]
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.

Lunenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Lunenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lunenburg County, Virginia. Page 716 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. 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.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883), 89. Digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 287. Digital version at Google Books.
  5. Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, "Meherrin Baptist Church, Lunenburg County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):225-226. FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [List of original members dated 1771.]
  6. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 71. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.
  7. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 37. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  8. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 131. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  9. Robert K. Krick, 9th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1982). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 2.
  10. G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 20th and 39th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 105.
  11. G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 59th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 107.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 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.