Staunton (Independent City), Virginia

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Guide to Staunton, Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

Staunton, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1908


Staunton City Courthouse

For additional records, see Augusta County, Virginia.


Parent County

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




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.


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.



  • 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.]


 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

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

Web Sites


  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