Winchester, Virginia

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Virginia|Virginia]] > Winchester (Independent City)''  
 
{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Virginia|Virginia]] > Winchester (Independent City)''  
  
== Courthouse  ==
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== Courthouse  ==
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''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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'''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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==== Court  ====
 
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'''''Chancery Court'''''
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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.
 
*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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'''''French and Indian War'''''  
 
'''''French and Indian War'''''  
  
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47143&disp=Virginia%27s+colonial+soldiers FHL]. [Identifies some Winchester militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]  
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47143&disp=Virginia%27s+colonial+soldiers FHL]. [Identifies some Winchester militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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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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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1792 and 1803 Personal Property Tax Lists of Winchester, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online at
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*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].  
[http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
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*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]. [This source is based on the 1815 land tax. Winchester is included in Vol. 4.]
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 22:45, 22 February 2010

United States  > Virginia > Winchester (Independent City)

Contents

Courthouse

History

Parent County

1874--Winchester was created in 1874 from Frederick County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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.

Land

Local Histories

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.]

Newspapers

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.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

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