Staunton, Virginia

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Virginia|Virginia]] > Staunton (Independent City)''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Staunton, Virginia|Staunton (Independent City)]]''
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{{Infobox settlement
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| name                    = Staunton, Virginia
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| settlement_type        = Independent City
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| image_map              = Vastaunton.PNG
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| map_caption            = Location in [[Virginia]]
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| established_title      = Founded
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| established_date        = 1908
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| website                = http://www.staunton.va.us/
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{{Tip|For additional records, see [[Augusta County, Virginia]].}}
  
 
== Courthouse  ==
 
== Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1908--'''Staunton was created 16 January 1908 from [[Augusta_County,_Virginia|Augusta County]]. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1908--'''Staunton was created 16 January 1908 from [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta County]]. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Vastaunton.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== Court ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Indexes (1808-1951) and images (1808-1913)&nbsp;to Staunton City, Virginia Chancery Records 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.
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==== Military ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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Since Staunton was created 16 January 1908 from [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta County]]. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> go to the Nansemond County page for information about the Civil War military units of that county. Civil War service men from Suffolk served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their area. <br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Newspapers ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1793-1794''' - ''Staunton Spy'' (Staunton, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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*'''1800-1801''' - ''Political Mirror'' (Staunton, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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*'''1808-1809''' - ''Political Censor'' (Staunton, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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*'''1811''' - ''Spirit of the Press'' (Staunton, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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*'''1814''' - ''Staunton Observer'' (Staunton, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Occupations ====
  
==== Church  ====
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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 Staunton silversmiths.]
  
==== Court ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
Indexes (1808-1951) and images (1808-1913)&nbsp;to Staunton City, Virginia Chancery Records 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.
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[[Virginia Tax Lists|&nbsp;How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
  
==== Land  ====
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*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Staunton is included in Vol. 5.]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
==== Maps ====
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===== Birth =====
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''1854-1896''' - Staunton Birth Index 1854-1896. Batch {{IGI|C868671}} 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>
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1802-1926''' - Staunton Marriage Index 1802-1926. Batch {{IGI|M868671}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
==== Taxation ====
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===== Death =====
  
At first glance, researchers might conclude that Virginia tax lists contain very little family history data, though one soon learns that valuable genealogical conclusions can be drawn from these records, nicknamed "annual censuses," such as: relationships, approximate years of birth, socio-economic status, identification of neighbors, the ability to distinguish between persons of the same name,&nbsp;evidence of land inheritance, years of migration, and years of death.  
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*'''1853-1893''' - Staunton Death Index 1853-1893. Batch {{IGI|B868671}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
Virginia began enumerating residents' payments of personal property and land taxes in 1782. These two types of taxation were recorded in separate registers. Personal property tax lists include more names than land tax lists, because they caught more of the population. The Family History Library has an excellent microfilm collection of personal property tax lists from 1782 (or the year the county was organized) well into the late nineteenth century for most counties, but only scattered land tax lists. Microfilm collections at [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ The Library of Virginia]&nbsp;include land tax lists for all counties and independent cities for the years 1782 through 1978, as well as personal property tax lists for the years 1782 through 1930 (and every fifth year thereafter). Taxes were not collected in 1808.&nbsp;
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== Web Sites  ==
  
Some tax records are available online or in print, though published abstracts often omit useful details found only in the original sources. Statewide indexes can help genealogists identify specific counties where surnames occurred in the past, providing starting points for research.<ref>"Using Personal Property Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn3_persprop.htm.</ref><ref>"Using Land Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn1_landtax.pdf.</ref>
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Staunton+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
*Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=692063&disp=1815+Directory+of+Virginia+landowners+%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Staunton is included in Vol. 5.]
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== References  ==
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{Virginia|Virginia}}
  
== 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.
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190788&subject_disp=Virginia%2C+Staunton+%28Independent+City%29&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Staunton,_Virginia]]
 
[[Category:Staunton,_Virginia]]

Revision as of 17:05, 27 March 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Virginia Gotoarrow.png Augusta County Gotoarrow.png Staunton (Independent City)

Staunton, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1908
Website http://www.staunton.va.us/

Contents

Courthouse

History

Parent County

1908--Staunton was created 16 January 1908 from Augusta County. [1]

Resources

Vastaunton.jpg

Court

Indexes (1808-1951) and images (1808-1913) to Staunton City, Virginia Chancery Records are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Military

Since Staunton was created 16 January 1908 from Augusta County. [1] go to the Nansemond County page for information about the Civil War military units of that county. Civil War service men from Suffolk served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their area.

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 Staunton silversmiths.]

Taxation

 How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [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. Staunton is included in Vol. 5.]

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1854-1896 - Staunton Birth Index 1854-1896. Batch C868671 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
Marriage
  • 1802-1926 - Staunton Marriage Index 1802-1926. Batch M868671 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
Death
  • 1853-1893 - Staunton Death Index 1853-1893. Batch B868671 at FamilySearch - free.[2]

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.