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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth (Independent City)]]''
  
 
== Courthouse  ==
 
== Courthouse  ==
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==== Military  ====
 
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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, Portsmouth County [sic] on page 133.]
 
*''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, Portsmouth County [sic] on page 133.]
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==== ''Civil War''<br>  ====
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Since the independent city of Portsmouth was created in 1858, Civil War records for that area were kept by the city.<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
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:*'''1787-1789''' - ''Norfolk and Portsmouth Journal'' at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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:*'''1789''' - ''Norfolk and Portsmouth Gazette'' at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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:*'''1811-1859''' - ''Norfolk &amp; Portsmouth Herald'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=FQnhRx9bfrkC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1820-1833''' - ''The Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=wP5e0sba15sC Google News] - free.
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=78198&disp=The+silversmiths+of+Virginia FHL]. [Includes a section on Portsmouth silversmiths.]
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*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|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Portsmouth silversmiths.]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
  
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ColoredBirths1857-1899Ptsm.pdf Births, 1857-1896 (African-American)]
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ColoredBirths1857-1899Ptsm.pdf Births, 1857-1896 (African-American)]
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Marrages1858-1901.pdf Marriages, 1858-1901]
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1902-1906-Marriages.pdf Marriages, 1902-1906]
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===== Marriage  =====
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Marrages1921-25.pdf Marriages, 1921-1925<br>]
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages192831.pdf Marriages, 1928 &amp; 1931]
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Marrages1858-1901.pdf Marriages, 1858-1901]  
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1902-1906-Marriages.pdf Marriages, 1902-1906]  
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Marrages1921-25.pdf Marriages, 1921-1925<br>]  
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages192831.pdf Marriages, 1928 &amp; 1931]  
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages1935-1937.pdf Marriages, 1935-1937]
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages1935-1937.pdf Marriages, 1935-1937]
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/lincoln-african-american-cemetery/ Burials, Lincoln (African-American)]
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===== Death  =====
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/lincoln-african-american-cemetery/ Burials, Lincoln (African-American)]  
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/St-Pauls-RC-Church-Burials-to-1942-2.pdf Burials, St. Paul's / Catholic]
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/St-Pauls-RC-Church-Burials-to-1942-2.pdf Burials, St. Paul's / Catholic]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Deep Creek/Portsmouth Virginia Family History Center|Portsmouth Virginia Family History Center]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
 
*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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190662&subject_disp=Virginia%2C+Portsmouth+%28Independent+City%29&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Portsmouth+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 21:18, 12 October 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Virginia Gotoarrow.png Portsmouth (Independent City)

Contents

Courthouse

 

History

Parent County

1858--Portsmouth was created in 1858 from Norfolk County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Chancery Court

  • Indexes and images to Portsmouth, Virginia Chancery Records 1859-1932 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Immigration

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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • 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, Portsmouth County [sic] on page 133.]

Civil War

Since the independent city of Portsmouth was created in 1858, Civil War records for that area were kept by the city.

Newspapers

 

  • 1811-1859 - Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald at Google News - free.
  • 1820-1833 - The Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald at Google News - free.

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 Portsmouth silversmiths.]

Probate

London Courts

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Portsmouth, Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).