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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Portsmouth,_Virginia|Portsmouth (Independent City)]]''  
  
== Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox settlement
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| name                    = Portsmouth, Virginia
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| settlement_type        = Independent City
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| image_map              = Vaportsmouth.PNG
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| map_caption            = Location in [[Virginia]]
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| established_title      = Founded
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| established_date        = 1858
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| website                = http://www.portsmouthva.gov/
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== History ==
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==== Parent County ====
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{{Tip|For additional records, see [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk County]].}}
'''1858--'''Portsmouth was created in 1858 from Norfolk County. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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== Courthouse ==
  
==== Record Loss ====
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== History ==
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Parent County ====
 
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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'''1858--'''Portsmouth was created in 1858 from [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk County]]. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
'''''Chancery Court'''''
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===== Chancery Court =====
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*Indexes and images to Portsmouth, Virginia Chancery Records&nbsp;1859-1932 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
 
*Indexes and images to Portsmouth, Virginia Chancery Records&nbsp;1859-1932 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
  
 
==== Immigration  ====
 
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*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;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.]
 
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;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 ====
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==== Military ====
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[[Image:Vaportsmouth.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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.]
  
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===== Civil War =====
  
==== Military  ====
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Civil War records for Portsmouth were kept by the city.<br>
  
 
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==== 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.
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==== Occupations  ====
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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.]
  
 
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'''''London Courts'''''
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'''''London Courts'''''  
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*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;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.]
 
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;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.]
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ColoredBirths1857-1899Ptsm.pdf Births, 1857-1896 (African-American)]
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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]
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages1935-1937.pdf Marriages, 1935-1937]
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===== Death  =====
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*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/lincoln-african-american-cemetery/ Burials, Lincoln (African-American)]
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*[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  ==
  
== Websites ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[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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*[[Deep Creek/Portsmouth Virginia Family History Center|Portsmouth Virginia Family History Center]]
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Portsmouth+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Revision as of 00:19, 31 January 2013

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

Portsmouth, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1858
Website http://www.portsmouthva.gov/

Contents

Courthouse

History

Parent County

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

Resources

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.]

Military

Vaportsmouth.jpg
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, Portsmouth County [sic] on page 133.]
Civil War

Civil War records for Portsmouth 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

References

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