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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 75%; float: left;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Virginia]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Virginia page,<br>Old Dominion{{/p}}[[Image:{{ColWmsburgPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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*Early [[Virginia Taxation|tax records]] replace missing 1790, 1800, &amp; 1810 federal census<ref>For a 1790 census substitute tax list see Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, ''The 1787 Census of Virginia'', 3 vols. (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987) ({{FHL|622815|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 R4sn}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17262576 WorldCat entry]) among others. For the 1800 census substitute tax lists are published county-by-county in the periodical ''The Virginia Genealogist'' ({{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1769189 WorldCat entry]). For the missing 15 counties of the 1810 federal census see Netti Schreiner-Yantis, ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for Which the Census is Missing'' (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971) ({{FHL|109831|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 R4s}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/210554 WorldCat entry]).</ref>  
 
*Early [[Virginia Taxation|tax records]] replace missing 1790, 1800, &amp; 1810 federal census<ref>For a 1790 census substitute tax list see Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, ''The 1787 Census of Virginia'', 3 vols. (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987) ({{FHL|622815|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 R4sn}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17262576 WorldCat entry]) among others. For the 1800 census substitute tax lists are published county-by-county in the periodical ''The Virginia Genealogist'' ({{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1769189 WorldCat entry]). For the missing 15 counties of the 1810 federal census see Netti Schreiner-Yantis, ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for Which the Census is Missing'' (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971) ({{FHL|109831|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 R4s}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/210554 WorldCat entry]).</ref>  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned counties]] are common in VA<ref>“Records from Burned Counties,” ''Virginia Genealogical Society Bulletin'', 4, issue 3 (July 1966) ({{FHL|41739|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 4}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61483708 WorldCat entry]).</ref>  
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned counties]] are common in VA<ref>“Records from Burned Counties,” ''Virginia Genealogical Society Bulletin'', 4, issue 3 (July 1966) ({{FHL|41739|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 4}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61483708 WorldCat entry]).</ref>  
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*Some [[Virginia Probate Records|Virginia colonial wills]] were sent to England or Scotland for probate<ref>''American Source Records in England'' (Genealogy.com, 2000) ({{FHL|996822|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58921496 WorldCat entry]). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.</ref>  
 
*Some [[Virginia Probate Records|Virginia colonial wills]] were sent to England or Scotland for probate<ref>''American Source Records in England'' (Genealogy.com, 2000) ({{FHL|996822|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58921496 WorldCat entry]). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.</ref>  
 
*Many counties have early settlers maps  
 
*Many counties have early settlers maps  
*British mercantile claims identify the deaths and migrations of many Virginians between the 1770s and early 1800s<ref>These records, found in London, have been published as serial articles in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.</ref>
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*British mercantile claims identify deaths and migrations of Virginians between 1770s and early 1800s<ref>These records, found in London, have been published as serial articles in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/ American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.</ref>
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=== Counties and Independent Cities  ===
 
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'''''Counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Accomack County, Virginia|Accomack]]{{·}} [[Albemarle County, Virginia|Albemarle]]{{·}} [[Alleghany County, Virginia|Alleghany]]{{·}} [[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia]]{{·}} [[Amherst County, Virginia|Amherst]]{{·}} [[Appomattox County, Virginia|Appomattox]]{{·}} [[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]]{{·}} [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta]]{{·}} [[Bath County, Virginia|Bath]]{{·}} [[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]]{{·}} [[Bland County, Virginia|Bland]]{{·}} [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]]{{·}} [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]]{{·}} [[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]]{{·}} [[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]]{{·}} [[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]]{{·}} [[Caroline County, Virginia|Caroline]]{{·}} [[Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll]]{{·}} [[Charles City County, Virginia|Charles City]]{{·}} [[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]]{{·}} [[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]]{{·}} [[Clarke County, Virginia|Clarke]]{{·}} [[Craig County, Virginia|Craig]]{{·}} [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]]{{·}} [[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]]{{·}} [[Dickenson County, Virginia|Dickenson]]{{·}} [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia|Dinwiddie]]{{·}} [[Essex County, Virginia|Essex]]{{·}} [[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{·}} [[Fauquier County, Virginia|Fauquier]]{{·}} [[Floyd County, Virginia|Floyd]]{{·}} [[Fluvanna County, Virginia|Fluvanna]]{{·}} [[Franklin County, Virginia|Franklin]]{{·}} [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]]{{·}} [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]]{{·}} [[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]]{{·}} [[Goochland County, Virginia|Goochland]]{{·}} [[Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson]]{{·}} [[Greene County, Virginia|Greene]]{{·}} [[Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville]]{{·}} [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]]{{·}} [[Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]]{{·}} [[Henrico County, Virginia|Henrico]]{{·}} [[Henry County, Virginia|Henry]]{{·}} [[Highland County, Virginia|Highland]]{{·}} [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]]{{·}} [[James City County, Virginia|James City]]{{·}} [[King and Queen County, Virginia|King and Queen]]{{·}} [[King George County, Virginia|King George]]{{·}} [[King William County, Virginia|King William]]{{·}} [[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]]{{·}} [[Lee County, Virginia|Lee]]{{·}} [[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]{{·}} [[Louisa County, Virginia|Louisa]]{{·}} [[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]]{{·}} [[Madison County, Virginia|Madison]]{{·}} [[Mathews County, Virginia|Mathews]]{{·}} [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia|Mecklenburg]]{{·}} [[Middlesex County, Virginia|Middlesex]]{{·}} [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]]{{·}} [[Nelson County, Virginia|Nelson]]{{·}} [[New Kent County, Virginia|New Kent]]{{·}} [[Northampton County, Virginia|Northampton]]{{·}} [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]]{{·}} [[Nottoway County, Virginia|Nottoway]]{{·}} [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]]{{·}} [[Page County, Virginia|Page]]{{·}} [[Patrick County, Virginia|Patrick]]{{·}} [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia|Pittsylvania]]{{·}} [[Powhatan County, Virginia|Powhatan]]{{·}} [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]]{{·}} [[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]]{{·}} [[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]{{·}} [[Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]]{{·}} [[Rappahannock County, Virginia|Rappahannock]]{{·}} [[Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]]{{·}} [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]]{{·}} [[Rockbridge County, Virginia|Rockbridge]]{{·}} [[Rockingham County, Virginia|Rockingham]]{{·}} [[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]]{{·}} [[Scott County, Virginia|Scott]]{{·}} [[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]]{{·}} [[Smyth County, Virginia|Smyth]]{{·}} [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]]{{·}} [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]]{{·}} [[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]]{{·}} [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]]{{·}} [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]]{{·}} [[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]]{{·}} [[Warren County, Virginia|Warren]]{{·}} [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington]]{{·}} [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]]{{·}} [[Wise County, Virginia|Wise]]{{·}} [[Wythe County, Virginia|Wythe]]{{·}} [[York County, Virginia|York]]<br> '''''Independent Cities:&nbsp;''''' [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]]{{·}} [[Bedford, Virginia|Bedford]]{{·}} [[Bristol, Virginia|Bristol]]{{·}} [[Buena Vista, Virginia|Buena Vista]]{{·}} [[Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlottesville]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]]{{·}} [[Clinton Forge, Virginia|Clinton Forge]]{{·}} [[Colonial Heights, Virginia|Colonial Heights]]{{·}} [[Covington, Virginia|Covington]]{{·}} [[Danville, Virginia|Danville]]{{·}} [[Emporia, Virginia|Emporia]]{{·}} [[Fairfax, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{·}} [[Falls Church, Virginia|Falls Church]]{{·}} [[Franklin, Virginia|Franklin]]{{·}} [[Fredericksburg, Virginia|Fredericksburg]]{{·}} [[Galax, Virginia|Galax]]{{·}} [[Hampton, Virginia|Hampton]]{{·}} [[Harrisonburg, Virginia|Harrisonburg]]{{·}} [[Hopewell, Virginia|Hopewell]]{{·}} [[Lexington, Virginia|Lexington]]{{·}} [[Lynchburg, Virginia|Lynchburg]]{{·}} [[Manassas Park, Virginia|Manassas Park]]{{·}} [[Martinsville, Virginia|Martinsville]]{{·}} [[Newport News, Virginia|Newport News]]{{·}} [[Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk]]{{·}} [[Norton, Virginia|Norton]]{{·}} [[Petersburg, Virginia|Petersburg]]{{·}} [[Poquoson, Virginia|Poquoson]]{{·}} [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth]]{{·}} [[Radford, Virginia|Radford]]{{·}} [[Richmond, Virginia|Richmond]]{{·}} [[Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke]]{{·}} [[Salem, Virginia|Salem]]{{·}} [[Staunton, Virginia|Staunton]]{{·}} [[Suffolk, Virginia|Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Virginia Beach, Virginia|Virginia Beach]]{{·}} [[Waynesboro, Virginia|Waynesboro]]{{·}} [[Williamsburg, Virginia|Williamsburg]]{{·}} [[Winchester, Virginia|Winchester]]  
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'''''Counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Accomack County, Virginia|Accomack]]{{·}} [[Albemarle County, Virginia|Albemarle]]{{·}} [[Alleghany County, Virginia|Alleghany]]{{·}} [[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia]]{{·}} [[Amherst County, Virginia|Amherst]]{{·}} [[Appomattox County, Virginia|Appomattox]]{{·}} [[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]]{{·}} [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta]]{{·}} [[Bath County, Virginia|Bath]]{{·}} [[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]]{{·}} [[Bland County, Virginia|Bland]]{{·}} [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]]{{·}} [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]]{{·}} [[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]]{{·}} [[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]]{{·}} [[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]]{{·}} [[Caroline County, Virginia|Caroline]]{{·}} [[Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll]]{{·}} [[Charles City County, Virginia|Charles City]]{{·}} [[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]]{{·}} [[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]]{{·}} [[Clarke County, Virginia|Clarke]]{{·}} [[Craig County, Virginia|Craig]]{{·}} [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]]{{·}} [[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]]{{·}} [[Dickenson County, Virginia|Dickenson]]{{·}} [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia|Dinwiddie]]{{·}} [[Essex County, Virginia|Essex]]{{·}} [[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{·}} [[Fauquier County, Virginia|Fauquier]]{{·}} [[Floyd County, Virginia|Floyd]]{{·}} [[Fluvanna County, Virginia|Fluvanna]]{{·}} [[Franklin County, Virginia|Franklin]]{{·}} [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]]{{·}} [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]]{{·}} [[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]]{{·}} [[Goochland County, Virginia|Goochland]]{{·}} [[Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson]]{{·}} [[Greene County, Virginia|Greene]]{{·}} [[Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville]]{{·}} [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]]{{·}} [[Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]]{{·}} [[Henrico County, Virginia|Henrico]]{{·}} [[Henry County, Virginia|Henry]]{{·}} [[Highland County, Virginia|Highland]]{{·}} [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]]{{·}} [[James City County, Virginia|James City]]{{·}} [[King and Queen County, Virginia|King and Queen]]{{·}} [[King George County, Virginia|King George]]{{·}} [[King William County, Virginia|King William]]{{·}} [[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]]{{·}} [[Lee County, Virginia|Lee]]{{·}} [[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]{{·}} [[Louisa County, Virginia|Louisa]]{{·}} [[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]]{{·}} [[Madison County, Virginia|Madison]]{{·}} [[Mathews County, Virginia|Mathews]]{{·}} [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia|Mecklenburg]]{{·}} [[Middlesex County, Virginia|Middlesex]]{{·}} [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]]{{·}} [[Nelson County, Virginia|Nelson]]{{·}} [[New Kent County, Virginia|New Kent]]{{·}} [[Northampton County, Virginia|Northampton]]{{·}} [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]]{{·}} [[Nottoway County, Virginia|Nottoway]]{{·}} [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]]{{·}} [[Page County, Virginia|Page]]{{·}} [[Patrick County, Virginia|Patrick]]{{·}} [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia|Pittsylvania]]{{·}} [[Powhatan County, Virginia|Powhatan]]{{·}} [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]]{{·}} [[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]]{{·}} [[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]{{·}} [[Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]]{{·}} [[Rappahannock County, Virginia|Rappahannock]]{{·}} [[Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]]{{·}} [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]]{{·}} [[Rockbridge County, Virginia|Rockbridge]]{{·}} [[Rockingham County, Virginia|Rockingham]]{{·}} [[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]]{{·}} [[Scott County, Virginia|Scott]]{{·}} [[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]]{{·}} [[Smyth County, Virginia|Smyth]]{{·}} [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]]{{·}} [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]]{{·}} [[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]]{{·}} [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]]{{·}} [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]]{{·}} [[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]]{{·}} [[Warren County, Virginia|Warren]]{{·}} [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington]]{{·}} [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]]{{·}} [[Wise County, Virginia|Wise]]{{·}} [[Wythe County, Virginia|Wythe]]{{·}} [[York County, Virginia|York]]<br>'''''Independent Cities:&nbsp;''''' [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]]{{·}} [[Bedford, Virginia|Bedford]]{{·}} [[Bristol, Virginia|Bristol]]{{·}} [[Buena Vista, Virginia|Buena Vista]]{{·}} [[Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlottesville]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]]{{·}} [[Clifton Forge, Virginia|Clifton Forge]]{{·}} [[Colonial Heights, Virginia|Colonial Heights]]{{·}} [[Covington, Virginia|Covington]]{{·}} [[Danville, Virginia|Danville]]{{·}} [[Emporia, Virginia|Emporia]]{{·}} [[Fairfax, Virginia|Fairfax]]{{·}} [[Falls Church, Virginia|Falls Church]]{{·}} [[Franklin, Virginia|Franklin]]{{·}} [[Fredericksburg, Virginia|Fredericksburg]]{{·}} [[Galax, Virginia|Galax]]{{·}} [[Hampton, Virginia|Hampton]]{{·}} [[Harrisonburg, Virginia|Harrisonburg]]{{·}} [[Hopewell, Virginia|Hopewell]]{{·}} [[Lexington, Virginia|Lexington]]{{·}} [[Lynchburg, Virginia|Lynchburg]]{{·}} [[Manassas Park, Virginia|Manassas Park]]{{·}} [[Martinsville, Virginia|Martinsville]]{{·}} [[Newport News, Virginia|Newport News]]{{·}} [[Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk]]{{·}} [[Norton, Virginia|Norton]]{{·}} [[Petersburg, Virginia|Petersburg]]{{·}} [[Poquoson, Virginia|Poquoson]]{{·}} [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth]]{{·}} [[Radford, Virginia|Radford]]{{·}} [[Richmond, Virginia|Richmond]]{{·}} [[Roanoke, Virginia|Roanoke]]{{·}} [[Salem, Virginia|Salem]]{{·}} [[Staunton, Virginia|Staunton]]{{·}} [[Suffolk, Virginia|Suffolk]]{{·}} [[Virginia Beach, Virginia|Virginia Beach]]{{·}} [[Waynesboro, Virginia|Waynesboro]]{{·}} [[Williamsburg, Virginia|Williamsburg]]{{·}} [[Winchester, Virginia|Winchester]]  
  
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. For a '''larger''' version of the map, see [[Virginia Counties Map|Virginia Counties Map]]. {{VAimagemap2}}  
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. For a '''larger''' version of the map, see [[Virginia Counties Map|Virginia Counties Map]]. {{VAimagemap2}}  
  
 
'''Extinct Counties and Cities:'''&nbsp; [[Alexandria County, Virginia|Alexandria County]]{{·}} [[Dunmore County, Virginia|Dunmore]]{{·}} [[Elizabeth City County, Virginia|Elizabeth City]]{{·}} [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]]{{·}} [[Illinois County, Virginia|Illinois]]{{·}} [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]]{{·}} [[Manchester, Virginia|Manchester]]{{·}} [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond]]{{·}} [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk]]{{·}} [[Lower Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (Lower)]]{{·}} [[New Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (New)]]{{·}} [[South Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk (South)]]{{·}} [[Upper Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (Upper)]]{{·}} [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne]]{{·}} [[(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia|Rappahannock (Old)]]{{·}} [[South Boston, Virginia|South Boston]]{{·}} [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick]]{{·}} [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania]]  
 
'''Extinct Counties and Cities:'''&nbsp; [[Alexandria County, Virginia|Alexandria County]]{{·}} [[Dunmore County, Virginia|Dunmore]]{{·}} [[Elizabeth City County, Virginia|Elizabeth City]]{{·}} [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]]{{·}} [[Illinois County, Virginia|Illinois]]{{·}} [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]]{{·}} [[Manchester, Virginia|Manchester]]{{·}} [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond]]{{·}} [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk]]{{·}} [[Lower Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (Lower)]]{{·}} [[New Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (New)]]{{·}} [[South Norfolk, Virginia|Norfolk (South)]]{{·}} [[Upper Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk (Upper)]]{{·}} [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne]]{{·}} [[(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia|Rappahannock (Old)]]{{·}} [[South Boston, Virginia|South Boston]]{{·}} [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick]]{{·}} [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania]]  
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'''Counties now part of Kentucky:&nbsp;''' [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]{{·}} [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]]{{·}} [[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson]]{{·}} [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]] (extinct){{·}} [[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln]]{{·}} [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]{{·}} [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]]{{·}} [[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]{{·}} [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]{{·}} [[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]  
 
'''Counties now part of Kentucky:&nbsp;''' [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]{{·}} [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]]{{·}} [[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson]]{{·}} [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]] (extinct){{·}} [[Lincoln County, Kentucky|Lincoln]]{{·}} [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]{{·}} [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason]]{{·}} [[Mercer County, Kentucky|Mercer]]{{·}} [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]{{·}} [[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]  
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[[Image:Virginia.png|right|200px|Virginia.png]]'''Counties now part of West Virginia:&nbsp;''' [[Barbour County, West Virginia|Barbour]]{{·}} [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]]{{·}} [[Boone County, West Virginia|Boone]]{{·}} [[Braxton County, West Virginia|Braxton]]{{·}} [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]]{{·}} [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]{{·}} [[Calhoun County, West Virginia|Calhoun]]{{·}} [[Clay County, West Virginia|Clay]]{{·}} [[Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]]{{·}} [[Fayette County, West Virginia|Fayette]]{{·}} [[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]]{{·}} [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia|Greenbrier]]{{·}} [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]{{·}} [[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock]]{{·}} [[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]]{{·}} [[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]{{·}} [[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]]{{·}} [[Jefferson County, West Virginia|Jefferson]]{{·}} [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]]{{·}} [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]]{{·}} [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]{{·}} [[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]]{{·}} [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall]]{{·}} [[Mason County, West Virginia|Mason]]{{·}} [[McDowell County, West Virginia|McDowell]]{{·}} [[Mercer County, West Virginia|Mercer]]{{·}} [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]]{{·}} [[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]]{{·}} [[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]]{{·}} [[Nicholas County, West Virginia|Nicholas]]{{·}} [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]]{{·}} [[Pendleton County, West Virginia|Pendleton]]{{·}} [[Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants]]{{·}} [[Pocahontas County, West Virginia|Pocahontas]]{{·}} [[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]]{{·}} [[Putnam County, West Virginia|Putnam]]{{·}} [[Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh]]{{·}} [[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]]{{·}} [[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]]{{·}} [[Roane County, West Virginia|Roane]]{{·}} [[Taylor County, West Virginia|Taylor]]{{·}} [[Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]]{{·}} [[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]]{{·}} [[Upshur County, West Virginia|Upshur]]{{·}} [[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne]]{{·}} [[Webster County, West Virginia|Webster]]{{·}} [[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]]{{·}} [[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]]{{·}} [[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]]{{·}} [[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
  
'''Counties now part of West Virginia:&nbsp;''' [[Barbour County, West Virginia|Barbour]]{{·}} [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]]{{·}} [[Boone County, West Virginia|Boone]]{{·}} [[Braxton County, West Virginia|Braxton]]{{·}} [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]]{{·}} [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]{{·}} [[Calhoun County, West Virginia|Calhoun]]{{·}} [[Clay County, West Virginia|Clay]]{{·}} [[Doddridge County, West Virginia|Doddridge]]{{·}} [[Fayette County, West Virginia|Fayette]]{{·}} [[Gilmer County, West Virginia|Gilmer]]{{·}} [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia|Greenbrier]]{{·}} [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]]{{·}} [[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock]]{{·}} [[Hardy County, West Virginia|Hardy]]{{·}} [[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]{{·}} [[Jackson County, West Virginia|Jackson]]{{·}} [[Jefferson County, West Virginia|Jefferson]]{{·}} [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]]{{·}} [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]]{{·}} [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]{{·}} [[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion]]{{·}} [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall]]{{·}} [[Mason County, West Virginia|Mason]]{{·}} [[McDowell County, West Virginia|McDowell]]{{·}} [[Mercer County, West Virginia|Mercer]]{{·}} [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]]{{·}} [[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]]{{·}} [[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan]]{{·}} [[Nicholas County, West Virginia|Nicholas]]{{·}} [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]]{{·}} [[Pendleton County, West Virginia|Pendleton]]{{·}} [[Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants]]{{·}} [[Pocahontas County, West Virginia|Pocahontas]]{{·}} [[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]]{{·}} [[Putnam County, West Virginia|Putnam]]{{·}} [[Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh]]{{·}} [[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]]{{·}} [[Ritchie County, West Virginia|Ritchie]]{{·}} [[Roane County, West Virginia|Roane]]{{·}} [[Taylor County, West Virginia|Taylor]]{{·}} [[Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]]{{·}} [[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler]]{{·}} [[Upshur County, West Virginia|Upshur]]{{·}} [[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne]]{{·}} [[Webster County, West Virginia|Webster]]{{·}} [[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]]{{·}} [[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt]]{{·}} [[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]]{{·}} [[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]] [[Image:Virginia.png|right|200px|Virginia.png]]
 
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=== Major Repositories  ===
 
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[[Library of Virginia]]{{·}} [[Virginia Historical Society]]{{·}} [[University of Virginia]]{{·}} [[Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary]]{{·}} [[John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg]]{{·}} [[Jones Memorial Library]]{{·}} [[Virginia Theological Seminary]]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]{{·}} [[New York Public Library]]  
 
[[Library of Virginia]]{{·}} [[Virginia Historical Society]]{{·}} [[University of Virginia]]{{·}} [[Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary]]{{·}} [[John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg]]{{·}} [[Jones Memorial Library]]{{·}} [[Virginia Theological Seminary]]{{·}} [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]{{·}} [[New York Public Library]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
  
Atlantic Ports{{·}} Chesapeake Bay{{·}} James River{{·}} Potomac River{{·}} Rappahannock River{{·}} York River{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Canal]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Kanawha Trail]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[New River and Southern Trail]]{{·}} [[Occaneechi Path]]{{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Old Northwestern Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Pamunkey-New River Trail]]{{·}} [[Pioneer Road]]{{·}} [[Richmond Road]]{{·}} [[Richmond-Williamsburg Road]]{{·}} [[Saura-Saponi Trail]]{{·}} [[Secondary Coast Road]]{{·}} [[Upper Road]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road]]{{·}} [[Wilmington, Highpoint, and Northern Trail]]  
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[[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} Chesapeake Bay{{·}} James River{{·}} [[Potomac River]]{{·}} Rappahannock River{{·}} York River{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Canal]]{{·}} [[Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Kanawha Trail]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[New River and Southern Trail]]{{·}} [[Occaneechi Path]]{{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Old Northwestern Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Pamunkey-New River Trail]]{{·}} [[Pioneer Road]]{{·}} [[Richmond Road]]{{·}} [[Richmond-Williamsburg Road]]{{·}} [[Saura-Saponi Trail]]{{·}} [[Secondary Coast Road]]{{·}} [[Upper Road]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road]]{{·}} [[Wilmington, Highpoint, and Northern Trail]]  
  
 
=== Virginia Featured Articles  ===
 
=== Virginia Featured Articles  ===
  
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| article = Virginia Census
 
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| article = Augusta County, Virginia Genealogy
 
| article = Augusta County, Virginia Genealogy
 
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| linkwords = Augusta County <br>Genealogy
 
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| article = Virginia Emigration and Immigration
 
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| linkwords = Virginia Immigration
 
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| article = Norborne Parish, Virginia
 
| article = Norborne Parish, Virginia
 
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*Many Virginia land and headright grants (1623-1782)&nbsp;have been indexed and published in ''Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants''.&nbsp;8 vols. {{FHL|160644|item}} 975.5 R2n v. 1 1963 etc. Once you find the name of the land grant recipient, you may access Images of the original records for free online at the Library of Virginia [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F website]&nbsp;(click the "Images &amp; Indexes" tab).  
 
*Many Virginia land and headright grants (1623-1782)&nbsp;have been indexed and published in ''Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants''.&nbsp;8 vols. {{FHL|160644|item}} 975.5 R2n v. 1 1963 etc. Once you find the name of the land grant recipient, you may access Images of the original records for free online at the Library of Virginia [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F website]&nbsp;(click the "Images &amp; Indexes" tab).  
*The complete 50-volume series of ''The Virginia Genealogist'' are available to read in digital format at the subscription website [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors.org].  
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*The complete 50-volume series of ''The Virginia Genealogist'' is available to read in digital format at the subscription website [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors.org].  
 
*The first 40 volumes of the ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'' (later called ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy)'' are available to read in digital format at the subscription website [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry.com].  
 
*The first 40 volumes of the ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'' (later called ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy)'' are available to read in digital format at the subscription website [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry.com].  
 
*[http://departments.umw.edu/hipr/www/inventories/virginia/19cva.htm Index of Nineteenth Century Virginia Room by Room Inventories]&nbsp;is a free online resource, courtesy: University of Mary Washington.
 
*[http://departments.umw.edu/hipr/www/inventories/virginia/19cva.htm Index of Nineteenth Century Virginia Room by Room Inventories]&nbsp;is a free online resource, courtesy: University of Mary Washington.
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*The [http://www.vagenweb.org// Virginia GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
 
*The [http://www.vagenweb.org// Virginia GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_counties,_cities,_and_towns_of_Virginia Former counties, cities, and towns of Virginia.] A comprehensive study of the changes in Virginia cities/towns/counties over the years.
 
*[[Early Virginia Religious Petitions, 1774-1802]] can be browsed online by date or place of the petition, including petition images with signatures.  
 
*[[Early Virginia Religious Petitions, 1774-1802]] can be browsed online by date or place of the petition, including petition images with signatures.  
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/virginia.html Virginia State and County Genealogy Records Resources]''<br>''
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/virginia.html Virginia State and County Genealogy Records Resources]
  
 
===== '''''General Virginia Sources'''''  =====
 
===== '''''General Virginia Sources'''''  =====
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*[http://vagenweb.org/ Virginia GenWeb]  
 
*[http://vagenweb.org/ Virginia GenWeb]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/va/vafiles.htm Virginia GenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/va/vafiles.htm Virginia GenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.vahistorical.org/index.htm Virginia Historical Society]
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*[http://www.vahistorical.org/index.htm Virginia Historical Society]  
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*[http://virginiapioneers.blogspot.com/2013/02/video-of-bacons-rebellion.html Virginia Pioneers-Virginia Genealogy] $
  
 
===== '''''Maps and County Boundary Changes'''''  =====
 
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*[[United States Freedmen’s Bureau Letters (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States Freedmen's Bureau Letters (FamilySerach Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[United States Freedmen’s Bureau Letters (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States Freedmen's Bureau Letters (FamilySerach Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
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*[https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaGenealogy?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize In Virginia Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
 
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Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>  
 
Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>  
  
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Virginia Featured Articles

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Did you know?

  • Many Virginia land and headright grants (1623-1782) have been indexed and published in Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. 8 vols. FHL Collection 975.5 R2n v. 1 1963 etc. Once you find the name of the land grant recipient, you may access Images of the original records for free online at the Library of Virginia website (click the "Images & Indexes" tab).
  • The complete 50-volume series of The Virginia Genealogist is available to read in digital format at the subscription website American Ancestors.org.
  • The first 40 volumes of the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly (later called Magazine of Virginia Genealogy) are available to read in digital format at the subscription website Ancestry.com.
  • Index of Nineteenth Century Virginia Room by Room Inventories is a free online resource, courtesy: University of Mary Washington.

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Sources

  1. For a 1790 census substitute tax list see Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, The 1787 Census of Virginia, 3 vols. (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987) (FHL Book 975.5 R4sn) (WorldCat entry) among others. For the 1800 census substitute tax lists are published county-by-county in the periodical The Virginia Genealogist (FHL Book 975.5 B2vg) (WorldCat entry). For the missing 15 counties of the 1810 federal census see Netti Schreiner-Yantis, A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for Which the Census is Missing (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971) (FHL Book 975.5 R4s) (WorldCat entry).
  2. “Records from Burned Counties,” Virginia Genealogical Society Bulletin, 4, issue 3 (July 1966) (FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 4) (WorldCat entry).
  3. Carol McGinnis, Virginia Genealogy: Sources and Resources (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1993), 39-44. (FHL Book 975.5 A3m) (WorldCat entry). For example, processioning, walking private land boundaries to restore lost landmarks, was recorded in Episcopal parish books.
  4. Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Ancestry.com. Virginia court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.
  5. American Source Records in England (Genealogy.com, 2000) (FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364) (WorldCat entry). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.
  6. These records, found in London, have been published as serial articles in The Virginia Genealogist, digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.