Petersburg, Virginia

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Blandford Church served Petersburg's residents.
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*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Petersburgh [Petersburg] proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
 
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Petersburgh [Petersburg] proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
  
During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 50 British aliens, many of&nbsp;whom had families,&nbsp;living in Petersburg.<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}} 973 W4s; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091 Ancestry] ($).</ref>
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During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 50 British aliens, many of&nbsp;whom had families,&nbsp;living in Petersburg.<ref name="null">Kenneth Scott. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/british-aliens-in-the-united-states-during-the-war-of-1812/oclc/5711802 British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812.]'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 320-333. {{FHL|78653|item}} 973 W4s; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091 Ancestry] ($).</ref>  
  
 
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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, Dinwiddie County, Petersburg 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, Dinwiddie County, Petersburg on page 130.]
  
 
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*''Daily Index-Appeal'' (Petersburg,Virginia) Digital version at World Vital Records ($) [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=newspaperarchive_dailyindexappeal_15824 click here] for years 1885-1886, 1887 and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=newspaperarchive_dailyindexappealthe_16212 click here] for years 1900, 1903-1904. See also [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaper Archive] ($)  
 
*''Daily Index-Appeal'' (Petersburg,Virginia) Digital version at World Vital Records ($) [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=newspaperarchive_dailyindexappeal_15824 click here] for years 1885-1886, 1887 and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=newspaperarchive_dailyindexappealthe_16212 click here] for years 1900, 1903-1904. See also [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaper Archive] ($)  
 
*''Daily Progress, The'' (Petersburg,Virginia). Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=newspaperarchive_dailyprogressthe_16214 World Vital Records] ($) for years 1904-1905, 1906, 1909-1910. See also [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaper Archive] ($).  
 
*''Daily Progress, The'' (Petersburg,Virginia). Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=newspaperarchive_dailyprogressthe_16214 World Vital Records] ($) for years 1904-1905, 1906, 1909-1910. See also [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaper Archive] ($).  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=6538 Blandford Church and Cemetery Marker], The Historical Marker Database
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=6516 Blandford Church Marker], The Historical Marker Database
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Petersburg+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
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Revision as of 16:01, 18 February 2011

United States  > Virginia > Petersburg (Independent City)

Contents

Courthouse

Petersburg, Virginia Courthouse.JPG
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History

Parent County

1850--Petersburg was created 16 March 1850 from Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Chesterfield Counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Church

Blandfordchurchpetersburg.jpg
Church of England (Anglican, Protestant Episcopal)

Blandford Church served Petersburg's residents.

Court

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Intercepted Letters Relating to America 1777-1811," The Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2000):184-200; Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001):53-74. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Petersburg with the following surnames: King, Mare, Neveu, Schvarts, Scott.]
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Petersburgh [Petersburg] proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 50 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Petersburg.[2]

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • 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, Dinwiddie County, Petersburg on page 130.]

Newspapers

 

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 Petersburg silversmiths.]

Probate

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Petersburgh [Petersburg] proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [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. Petersburg is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1790, 1799] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Petersburg, Virginia are available online at Binns Genealogy.
  • [1790] Indexed images of the 1790 Land Tax List of Petersburg, Virginia are available online at Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800-1833] Heinegg, Paul. "Petersburg Personal Property Tax List, 1800-1833," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [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. Petersburg is included in Vol. 1.]

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Kenneth Scott. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 320-333. FHL Collection 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).