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Guide to '''Dickenson County, Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Virginia Southwest Virginia] county.
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Dickenson County Virginia Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.dickensoncountyvirginia.org/ Dickenson County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>Box 190<br>Main Street<br>Clintwood, VA 24228-0190<br>Phone: 540-926-1616<br>  
 
[http://www.dickensoncountyvirginia.org/ Dickenson County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>Box 190<br>Main Street<br>Clintwood, VA 24228-0190<br>Phone: 540-926-1616<br>  
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County Health Department has birth, death, and burial records,<br>Clerk Circuit court has marriage, divorce, court and land records<br>from 1880 and military discharge records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickenson County, Virginia. Page 713 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Health Department has birth, death, and burial records,<br>Clerk Circuit court has marriage, divorce, court and land records<br>from 1880 and military discharge records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickenson County, Virginia. Page 713 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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== History  ==
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== Dickenson County Virginia History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1880'''--Dickenson County was created 3 March 1880 from [[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]], [[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]] and [[Wise County, Virginia|Wise]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Clintwood <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1880'''--Dickenson County was created 3 March 1880 from [[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]], [[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]] and [[Wise County, Virginia|Wise]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Clintwood <ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Dickenson County Virginia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]]  
 
*[[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]]  
*[[Letcher County, Kentucky|Letcher County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy|Letcher County, Kentucky]]
  
 
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*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Pike County, Kentucky Genealogy|Pike County, Kentucky]]  
 
*[[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]]
 
*[[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]]
  
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== Resources  ==
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== Dickenson County Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
Freedmen's [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147 Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721]
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{{RecordSearch|1596147|Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/dickenson.html Tombstone Transcription Project Dickenson County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=48&GScnty=2828&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=48&CScnty=2828 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://vagenweb.org/dickenson/ VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Dickenson+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Virginia&county=Dickenson&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/dickenson/cemeteries.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''  
 
'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''  
  
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
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*"Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890.[http://www.pwcvabooks.com Prince William County Virginia], by Ronald Ray Turner. {{FHL|686323|item|disp=FHL Collection.}} 
  
 
'''''1900'''''  
 
'''''1900'''''  
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
More than a dozen genealogies have been published about Dickenson County families. For a list, see [[Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
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More than a dozen genealogies have been published about Dickenson County families. For a list, see [[Dickenson County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Dickenson County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Vadickenson.jpg|thumb|180px|<center>Dickenson County</center>]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
{{VAciv}}  
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{{VAciv}}:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.  
 
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.  
 
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Companies C and D.<ref name="r95">[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Companies C and D.<ref name="r95">[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932382|Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}}  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}}  
*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932427|Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}}  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War, Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*Gobble, Lillian and Rhonda Robertson. ''Between Brothers: Civil War Soldiers of Wise and Dickenson County [Virginia].'' [Big Stone Gap, Virginia: L. Gobble and R. Robertson, 200-?]. {{FHL|1217570|title-id|disp=FHL Collection}}.
 
*Gobble, Lillian and Rhonda Robertson. ''Between Brothers: Civil War Soldiers of Wise and Dickenson County [Virginia].'' [Big Stone Gap, Virginia: L. Gobble and R. Robertson, 200-?]. {{FHL|1217570|title-id|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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==== Miscellaneous Records ====
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*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Private Papers  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{VAbmd}}  
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{{VAbmd}}*Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. ''E. J. Sutherland Collection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965''. MSS., available at {{FHL|318813|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes Dickenson County Vital Statistics, 1830-1938.]
  
*Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. ''E. J. Sutherland Collection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965''. MSS., available at {{FHL|318813|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes Dickenson County Vital Statistics, 1830-1938.]
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
  
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
  
{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}  
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Dickenson County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Websites  ==
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== Dickenson County Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://dickenson.horsethieves.com/index.php?title=Dickenson_County_VAGenWeb Dickenson Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
 
*[http://dickenson.horsethieves.com/index.php?title=Dickenson_County_VAGenWeb Dickenson Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Dickenson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/dickenson-county.html Dickenson County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Dickenson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/VA/misc.html#SW_VA RootsWeb Mailing List: SW_VA-L (Topic: Southwest Virginia)]  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/VA/misc.html#SW_VA RootsWeb Mailing List: SW_VA-L (Topic: Southwest Virginia)]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/dickenson/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/dickenson/ Cyndi's List]
  
== References  ==
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== Dickenson County Virginia Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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United States
Virginia
Dickenson County

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


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Dickenson County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Dickenson County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Dickenson County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1880
County Seat Clintwood
Courthouse
Address VirginiaDickensonCourthouse.jpg


Dickenson County Virginia Courthouse

Dickenson County Courthouse
Box 190
Main Street
Clintwood, VA 24228-0190
Phone: 540-926-1616

County Health Department has birth, death, and burial records,
Clerk Circuit court has marriage, divorce, court and land records
from 1880 and military discharge records[1]

Beginning Dates for Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1880 1880 1900 1880 1885

Dickenson County Virginia History

Parent County

1880--Dickenson County was created 3 March 1880 from Buchanan, Russell and Wise Counties.
County seat: Clintwood [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Dickenson County Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dickenson County Virginia Genealogy Resources

African American

Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:


Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18905,077
19007,74752.6%
19109,19918.7%
192013,54247.2%
193016,16319.4%
194021,26631.6%
195023,39310.0%
196020,211−13.6%
197016,077−20.5%
198019,80623.2%
199017,620−11.0%
200016,395−7.0%
201015,903−3.0%

1890 Union Veterans

1900

  • Vanover, Gregory Lynn, Joan Short Vanover, and Barbara Kendrick Vanover. Dickenson County, Virginia, 1900 Federal Census. Pound, Virginia: G.L. Vanover, 1984. Available at FHL.

Church Records

Baptist
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church, the First Hundred Years, 1837-1937: A History of the Oldest Religious Organization in Dickenson County, Virginia. 1937; reprint, [Clintwood, Virginia?]: Mullins Printing, 1985. Available at FHL.

Court

Genealogy

More than a dozen genealogies have been published about Dickenson County families. For a list, see Dickenson County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

Land and Property

Local Histories

  • Giles, Albert William. The Geology and Coal Resources of Dickenson County, Virginia. University of Virginia, 1921. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Schwab, W.G. The Forests of Dickenson County, Virginia. Charlottesville, Va., 1917. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. Meet Virginia's Baby: A Brief Pictorial History of Dickenson County, Virginia, from Its Formation in 1880 to 1955, with Stress on Pioneer Background. Clintwood, Va.: E.J. Sutherland, 1955. 1975 reprint available at FHL.
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper and Hetty Swindall Sutherland. Pioneer Recollections of Southwest Virginia. Clintwood, Va.: H.S. Sutherland, G.L. Vanover, and J.S. Vanover, 1984. Available at FHL.

Maps

Dickenson County

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company B.
- 5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate). Companies C and D.[2]

Records and histories are available, including:

Miscellaneous Records

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.


Private Papers

Dickenson County, Virginia, Family Bible Records, 1934-1935. Clintwood, Virginia: Mullins Printing, 1999. Available at FHL.

Probate Records

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Dickenson County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1964):124-126. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records*Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. E. J. Sutherland Collection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965. MSS., available at FHL. [Includes Dickenson County Vital Statistics, 1830-1938.]

Marriage
Vital Record Substitutes

Dickenson County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Dickenson County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Dickenson County Virginia Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickenson County, Virginia. Page 713 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.