Virginia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Revision as of 16:50, 19 December 2011

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
 

Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1853 through 1917.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1853-1917 Marriages, 1785-1940 Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
Accomack 44,037 13,045 10,726
Albemarle 32,833 186 8,149
Alexandria (city) 9,323 6,523 7,917
Alleghany 3,409 6,056 790
Amelia 11,363 3,871 6,919
Amherst 18,039 11,242 5,438
Appomattox 8,118 0 4,650
Arlington 0 2,184 0
Augusta 29,888 9,528 10,715
Bath 3,380 2,134 1,864
Bedford 35,994 24,507 18,322
Bland 3,245 2,765 1,167
Botetourt 11,736 22,750 4,184
Bristol (city) 0 10,300 0
Brunswick 29,995 9,210 9,150
Buchanan 20,112 151 1,194
Buckingham 15,322 0 6,529
Buena Vista (city) 315 1,404 0
Campbell 17,601 10,051 18,193
Caroline 6,236 4,000 6,705
Carroll 20,810 7,463 6,648
Charles City 3,005 3,557 2,163
Charlotte 21,772 7,423 11,937
Charlottesville (city) 0 4,572 0
Chesterfield 16,773 9,560 12,265
Clarke 4,858 3,711 2,080
Craig 3,021 2,534 1,015
Culpeper 15,232 6,240 2,929
Cumberland 4,279 707 4,684
Danville (city) 4,129 38,005 4,985
Dickenson 3,549 0 688
Dinwiddie 17,722 5,913 7,846
Elizabeth City 4,399 575 3,978
Essex 14,156 5,511 6,042
Fairfax 6,809 7,183 3,670
Falls Church (city) 0 531 0
Fauquier 25,939 13,289 4,525
Floyd 13,892 9,367 3,269
Fluvanna 9,753 136 3,319
Franklin 24,458 16,290 10,254
Frederick 11,628 13,013 1,197
Fredericksburg (city) 0 4,682 3,040
Giles 12,096 5,684 1,991
Gloucester 10,139 6,481 1,778
Goochland 12,668 10,177 4,154
Grayson 16,231 11,153 1,736
Greene 6,179 4,346 3,457
Greensville 4,153 10,471 3,339
Halifax 27,351 41,963 17,879
Hampton (city) 0 4,612 1,451
Hanover 28,342 12,452 6,381
Harrisonburg (city) 0 318 0
Henrico 29,587 19,176 21,906
Henry 22,452 33,979 473
Highland 6,344 7,368 0
Hopewell (city) 0 106 0
Isle of Wight 14,949 16,234 6,310
James City 3,611 1,786 0
King and Queen 0 4,624 5,969
King George 7,861 7,233 2,178
King William 9,415 3,521 3,600
Lancaster 7,112 10,089 3,157
Lee 16,000 13,157 5,131
Loudoun 16,188 66,700 4,299
Louisa 15,577 24,158 7,232
Lunenburg 24,624 15,209 9,381
Lynchburg (city) 6,549 16,967 1,641
Madison 9,040 5,481 2,562
Mathews 2,517 4,341 1,204
Mecklenburg 18,404 25,201 1,312
Middlesex 8,443 4,914 4,293
Montgomery 10,115 14,360 2,839
Nelson 15,766 10,864 4,701
New Kent 4,150 0 1,828
Newport News (city) 0 1,995 0
Norfolk (city) 4,399 57,004 28,568
Northampton 6,019 7,626 3,784
Northumberland 11,535 10,387 5,446
Nottoway 8,589 5,811 4,192
Orange 12,333 13,791 5,092
Page 0 11,372 910
Patrick 18,678 14,981 3,690
Petersburg (city) 6,034 27,044 25,930
Pittsylvania 46,709 9,773 20,851
Portsmouth (city) 0 18,766 16,685
Powhatan 11,008 8,622 6,043
Prince Edward 25,202 13,712 4,984
Prince George 16,320 5,464 2,747
Prince William 6,126 9,698 1,499
Princess Anne 6,363 5,029 209
Pulaski 7,825 8,286 2,773
Radford (city) 0 1,906 131
Rappahannock 6,222 9,933 2,242
Richmond 183 187 76,377
Richmond (city) 52,732 0 0
Roanoke 15,562 3,879 2,954
Roanoke (city) 2,279 0 0
Rockbridge 36,254 19,162 3,531
Rockingham 13,399 10,560 0
Russell 15,691 7,578 3,034
Salem (city) 0 0 585
Scott 16,496 16,899 636
Shenandoah 11,269 7,481 139
Smyth 18,757 149 7,154
Southampton 17,830 8,811 9,376
Spotsylvania 9,103 5,262 4,256
Stafford 7,974 2,876 5,922
Staunton (city) 0 6,415 5,706
Suffolk (city) 10,520 6,073 106
Surry 6,301 8,236 4,516
Sussex 15,014 12,401 8,070
Tazewell 13,958 13,297 6,699
Virginia 86,360 112,822 130,663
Virginia Beach (city) 224 0 0
Warren 12,927 15,013 3,131
Warwick 427 1,891 952
Washington 19,205 12,609 5,606
Westmoreland 12,540 5,937 7,072
Williamsburg (city) 0 1,680 386
Winchester (city) 0 2,940 1,841
Wise 13,765 4,636 3,439
Wythe 17,006 19,744 3,608
York 2,190 3,857 2,378
Total 1,514,321 1,264,889 785,241

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Virginia. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why the Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Virginia.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

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Contribution to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection

"Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917." index and images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearach.org: accessed 6 May 2011). entry for Mary Elizabeth Gachenaur, born 8 November 1868; citing Birth Records, FHL microfilm 2,046,913; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.