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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Winchester,_Virginia|Winchester (Independent City)]]''  
  
== Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox settlement
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| name                    = Winchester, Virginia
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| settlement_type        = Independent City
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| image_map              = Vawinchester.PNG
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| map_caption            = Location in [[Virginia]]
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| established_title      = Founded
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| established_date        = 1874
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| website                = http://www.winchesterva.gov/
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== History ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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{{Tip|For additional records, see [[Frederick County, Virginia]].}}
'''1874--'''Winchester was created in 1874 from Frederick 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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'''1874--'''Winchester became an independent city&nbsp;in 1874. Previously, it had belonged to [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick County]]. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Cemeteries<br> ====
  
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
Indexes and images to Winchester City, Virginia Chancery Records 1787-1936 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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'''''Chancery Court'''''
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*Indexed images of Winchester, Virginia Chancery Records 1787-1936 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
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==== Genealogy  ====
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[[Image:Vawinchester.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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*'''[Page]''' Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. ''The Page Family in Virginia Personal Property Taxes (1782-1850)''. 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 2002. {{FHL|1060643|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P141rd v. 1-2}} [Winchester appears in Vol. 2]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley''. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at {{FHL|143492|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10574 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== French and Indian War  =====
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Winchester militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
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*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley''. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at {{FHL|143492|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10574 Ancestry] ($). [Includes French and Indian War soldiers.]
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
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*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley''. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at {{FHL|143492|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10574 Ancestry] ($). [Includes Revolutionary War soldiers.]
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===== War of 1812  =====
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*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley''. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at {{FHL|143492|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10574 Ancestry] ($). [Includes War of 1812 soldiers.]
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===== Civil War  =====
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Since Winchester became an independent city in 1874 from Frederick County,<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> go to the [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick County]] page for information about the Civil War military units of that area. During the Civil War men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their area.
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*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley''. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at {{FHL|143492|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10574 Ancestry] ($). [Includes Civil War soldiers.]
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====== Civil War Battles  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Winchester.
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*March 23, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va101.htm Kernstown I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va101.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 17 August, 2012)</ref>
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*May 25, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va104.htm Winchester I], also known as Bowers Hill<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va104.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>
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*June 13-15, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va107.htm Winchester II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va107.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>
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*July 20, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va115.htm Rutherford's Farm]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va115.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref>
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*July 24, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va116.htm Kernstown II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va116.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 17 August, 2012)</ref>
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:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
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===== World War I  =====
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*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley''. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at {{FHL|143492|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10574 Ancestry] ($). [Includes World War I soldiers.]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*'''1798-1820''' - ''Winchester Gazette'' (Winchester, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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*'''1806-1809''' - ''Philanthropist'' (Winchester, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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*'''1828-1836''' - ''Winchester Virginian'' (Winchester, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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*'''1855-1873''' - ''Winchester Virginian'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Nd0en6mz4yEC Google News] - free.
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*'''2009-present''' - ''Winchester Star'' (Winchester, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
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Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg ]website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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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 Winchester silversmiths.]
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==== Officials  ====
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*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley''. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at {{FHL|143492|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10574 Ancestry] ($). [Includes civil officers, 1743-1908.]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''[1782] '''Morton, Oren Frederic. ''The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley''. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at {{FHL|143492|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10574 Ancestry] ($). [Includes 1782 list of inhabitants and 1782 list of lot owners.]
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*'''[1792, 1803] '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1792 and 1803 Personal Property Tax Lists of Winchester, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
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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&nbsp;1815 land tax. Winchester is included in Vol. 4.]
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== 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.
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Winchester+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190833&subject_disp=Virginia%2C+Winchester+%28Independent+City%29&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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Revision as of 17:11, 31 January 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Virginia Gotoarrow.png Frederick County Gotoarrow.png Winchester (Independent City)

Winchester, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1874
Website http://www.winchesterva.gov/

Contents

Courthouse

History

Parent County

1874--Winchester became an independent city in 1874. Previously, it had belonged to Frederick County. [1]

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Winchester, Virginia Chancery Records 1787-1936 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Genealogy

Vawinchester.jpg
  • [Page] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. The Page Family in Virginia Personal Property Taxes (1782-1850). 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 P141rd v. 1-2 [Winchester appears in Vol. 2]

Land

Local Histories

  • Morton, Oren Frederic. The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Winchester militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Morton, Oren Frederic. The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes French and Indian War soldiers.]
Revolutionary War
  • Morton, Oren Frederic. The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Revolutionary War soldiers.]
War of 1812
  • Morton, Oren Frederic. The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes War of 1812 soldiers.]
Civil War

Since Winchester became an independent city in 1874 from Frederick County,[1] go to the Frederick County page for information about the Civil War military units of that area. During the Civil War men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their area.

  • Morton, Oren Frederic. The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Civil War soldiers.]
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Winchester.

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865
World War I
  • Morton, Oren Frederic. The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes World War I soldiers.]

Newspapers

  • 1798-1820 - Winchester Gazette (Winchester, Va.) at Genealogy Bank ($).
  • 1806-1809 - Philanthropist (Winchester, Va.) at Genealogy Bank ($).
  • 1828-1836 - Winchester Virginian (Winchester, Va.) at Genealogy Bank ($).
  • 1855-1873 - Winchester Virginian at Google News - free.
  • 2009-present - Winchester Star (Winchester, Va.) at Genealogy Bank ($).

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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 Winchester silversmiths.]

Officials

  • Morton, Oren Frederic. The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes civil officers, 1743-1908.]

Probate

Taxation

  • [1782] Morton, Oren Frederic. The Story of Winchester in Virginia, the Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1925. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes 1782 list of inhabitants and 1782 list of lot owners.]
  • [1792, 1803] Images of the 1792 and 1803 Personal Property Tax Lists of Winchester, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [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 1815 land tax. Winchester is included in Vol. 4.]

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)