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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Dinwiddie County'''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Dinwiddie County'''  
  
Guide to '''Dinwiddie County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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Guide to '''Dinwiddie 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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== Dinwiddie County Virginia Courthouse  ==
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=== Dinwiddie County Virginia Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.dinwiddieva.us/ Dinwiddie County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 63<br>Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0063<br>Phone: 804-649-4540<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1865-1896<br>Marriage, probate and land records from 1833 and divorce records from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Page 713 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.dinwiddieva.us/ Dinwiddie County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 63<br>Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0063<br>Phone: 804-649-4540<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1865-1896<br>Marriage, probate and land records from 1833 and divorce records from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dinwiddie 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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== Dinwiddie County Virginia History  ==
 
== Dinwiddie County Virginia History  ==
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[[Image:{{RobertDinwiddie}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{RobertDinwiddie}}]]  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1752'''--Dinwiddie County was created 27 February 1752 from [[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Dinwiddie <ref name="HBG"/>
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'''1752'''--Dinwiddie County was created 27 February 1752 from [[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Dinwiddie <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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
There has been substantial record loss in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.  
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[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]There was substantial record loss from the courthouse in Dinwiddie County, Virginia the last few months of the [[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1|American Civil War, 1861-1865]].<ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 2, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br><br>
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'''Surviving records:''' Pre-Civil War marriages, deeds, wills, chancery order books.<ref name="lost" />
  
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
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B. Darrell Jackson, CG, exploits virtually every surviving source from Dinwiddie County, Virginia in the following publication: {{Fire}}
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B. Darrell Jackson, CG, exploits virtually every surviving source from Dinwiddie County, Virginia in the following publication:  
  
 
*Jackson, B. Darrell. ''Jackson Family History: Descendants of Robert Jackson of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to Nine Generations, ca. 1760-2008: with Ancestry of Allied Families -- Johnson, Blakely, Shields, Cooper, Stiles, Kitchell, Pierson, Bruen, Ogden, Swaine, and Owsley''. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2009.&nbsp;{{FHL|1665440|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 J137j}}
 
*Jackson, B. Darrell. ''Jackson Family History: Descendants of Robert Jackson of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to Nine Generations, ca. 1760-2008: with Ancestry of Allied Families -- Johnson, Blakely, Shields, Cooper, Stiles, Kitchell, Pierson, Bruen, Ogden, Swaine, and Owsley''. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2009.&nbsp;{{FHL|1665440|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 J137j}}
  
 
Genealogists with Dinwiddie County roots would benefit from exploring the list of sources he found and used in this book and applying them to their own families.  
 
Genealogists with Dinwiddie County roots would benefit from exploring the list of sources he found and used in this book and applying them to their own families.  
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Dinwiddie County Virginia Places/Localities  ==
 
== Dinwiddie County Virginia Places/Localities  ==
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Dinwiddie County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1964):170-173. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors]($).
 
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Dinwiddie County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1964):170-173. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors]($).
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The Works Progress Administration's Historical Inventory is online at the [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?NID=991 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. "Inscriptions from Various Tombstones in Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Henrico and New Kent Counties, Virginia," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jan. 1900):178-183. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
 
*Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. "Inscriptions from Various Tombstones in Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Henrico and New Kent Counties, Virginia," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jan. 1900):178-183. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
 
*Short, Sallie E.H. "Branch Family Cemetery, 'Laurel Brook,' Dinwiddie County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):153-154. {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Collection}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
 
*Short, Sallie E.H. "Branch Family Cemetery, 'Laurel Brook,' Dinwiddie County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):153-154. {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Collection}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=48&GScnty=2829&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|513623|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=2829 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.vagenweb.org/dinwiddie/data-idx.htm VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Dinwiddie+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=Dinwiddie&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/dinwiddie.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/dinwiddie.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=27 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Virginia Cemeteries|Virginia Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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Bristol Parish was established in 1643, including all the Appomattox River valley. When Didwiddie Couny was partitioned&nbsp;from&nbsp;Prince George county 1752, Bristol Parish became the parish for Dinwiddie&nbsp;County.<ref name="Axelson">Edith F. Axelson, ''A Guide to Episcopal Church Records in Virginia'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Co., 1988), 37</ref> The original Register 1685-1798 and the Vestry Book 1720-1789 are available at the [[Library of Virginia]] and the FHL: {{FHL|30625|film}}.  
 
Bristol Parish was established in 1643, including all the Appomattox River valley. When Didwiddie Couny was partitioned&nbsp;from&nbsp;Prince George county 1752, Bristol Parish became the parish for Dinwiddie&nbsp;County.<ref name="Axelson">Edith F. Axelson, ''A Guide to Episcopal Church Records in Virginia'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Co., 1988), 37</ref> The original Register 1685-1798 and the Vestry Book 1720-1789 are available at the [[Library of Virginia]] and the FHL: {{FHL|30625|film}}.  
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Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Dinwiddie County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft#page/468/mode/2up online.]<ref>William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
  
 
Blandford Church has served Petersburg's residents.  
 
Blandford Church has served Petersburg's residents.  
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'''''Chancery Court'''''  
 
'''''Chancery Court'''''  
  
*Indexes (1844-1954) and images (1844-1932) to Dinwiddie County, Virginia Chancery Records&nbsp;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.<ref>[http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/available/ "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability,"] Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).</ref>
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*'''1844-1954''' - Indexes (1844-1954) and images (1844-1932) to Dinwiddie County, Virginia Chancery Records&nbsp;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.<ref>[http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/available/ "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability,"] Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).</ref>  
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*'''1950-1984''' - Dinwiddie County Chancery Index 1950-1984. Online at [http://va-dinwiddiecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1123 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
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'''''County Court'''''
  
'''''Remnants of County Court'''''  
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*'''1789-1791, 1842-1846, 1855-1909''' - Order Books of Dinwiddie County. Online at [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?NID=1112 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
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*'''1789-1790''' - "Records of Dinwiddie County," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jan. 1915):214-218. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
  
*"Records of Dinwiddie County," [1789, 1790] ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jan. 1915):214-218. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
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'''''Crime'''''
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*'''1920-2004''' - Dinwiddie County Criminal Index 1920 to 2004. Online at [http://va-dinwiddiecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1123 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
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'''''Board of Supervisors'''''
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*'''1870-1960''' - Dinwiddie County Board of Supervisor Books. Online at [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?NID=747 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
More than 125 genealogies have been published about Dinwiddie County families. To view a list, visit [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia Genealogy|Dinwiddie County, Virginia Genealogy]].
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More than 125 genealogies have been published about Dinwiddie County families. To view a list, visit [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Dinwiddie County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
 
==== Historic Residences  ====
 
==== Historic Residences  ====
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{{vapatent}}  
 
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*Hudgins.&nbsp;[http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 884 patents dated 1653-1785 in what is now Dinwiddie County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2003.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
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*Short, Sallie E. Hargrave and Priscilla M. Godfrey, ''Dinwiddie County Surveyors Platt Record Book 1752-1865.'' Online at [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?NID=747 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
  
*Hudgins.&nbsp;[http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 884 patents dated 1653-1785 in what is now Dinwiddie County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2003.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
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*Dinwiddie County Plat Index 1910-2010. Online at [http://va-dinwiddiecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1123 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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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''' - Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 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''' - Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865<br>]
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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://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
====== Civil War Battles  ======
 
====== Civil War Battles  ======
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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]
 
: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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==== 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  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
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''Local Court''  
 
''Local Court''  
  
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*'''1758-1869''' - Digital Images of Dinwiddie County (surviving)&nbsp;Wills 1758-1799; 1801-1869. See names of testators. [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countydinwiddie.html Virginia Pioneers]&nbsp;
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*'''1830-2007''' - Dinwiddie County Wills and Fiduciaries Index 1830 to 2007. Online at [http://va-dinwiddiecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1123 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
 
*Hopkins, William Lindsay. ''Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800''. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. Available at {{FHL|537823|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes Dinwiddie County.]  
 
*Hopkins, William Lindsay. ''Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800''. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. Available at {{FHL|537823|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes Dinwiddie County.]  
 
*Johnson, William Perry. "Wills of Philip and John Burrow, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1778," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):150-153. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors]($).  
 
*Johnson, William Perry. "Wills of Philip and John Burrow, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1778," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):150-153. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors]($).  
 
*Short, Sallie E.H. "Unrecorded Wills of Dinwiddie County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1972):163-172; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):255-260. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors]($).  
 
*Short, Sallie E.H. "Unrecorded Wills of Dinwiddie County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1972):163-172; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):255-260. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors]($).  
 
*Steffens, Mary W. "Wills of Rawleigh Porteus Downman and his Wife Anne (Downman) Downman Muir, Dinwiddie County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 19, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1975):83-92. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors]($).  
 
*Steffens, Mary W. "Wills of Rawleigh Porteus Downman and his Wife Anne (Downman) Downman Muir, Dinwiddie County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 19, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1975):83-92. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors]($).  
*Digital Images of Dinwiddie County (surviving)&nbsp;Wills 1758-1799; 1801-1869. See names of testators. [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countydinwiddie.html Virginia Pioneers]&nbsp;
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*'''1929-2003''' - Dinwiddie County Devisees and Heir Index 1929 to 2003. Online at [http://va-dinwiddiecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1123 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
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''London Courts''  
 
''London Courts''  
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*"Inventory of Halcott Pride's Estate in Dinwiddie County,"&nbsp;''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Second Series, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr. 1938):219-226. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
 
*"Inventory of Halcott Pride's Estate in Dinwiddie County,"&nbsp;''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Second Series, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr. 1938):219-226. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1639 – 1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7832 Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records 1639-1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index to transcribed records, incomplete, $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
  
*[1782] "Personal Property List Dinwiddie County, 1782," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 26, No. 2 (Oct. 1917):96-106; Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jan. 1918):196-201; Vol. 26, No. 4 (Apr. 1918):250-258. Available at {{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]($).  
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*'''[1752-1820]''' Hughes, Thomas P. and Jewel B. Standefer, ''Dinwiddie County Land Records Compiled 1752-1820.'' Online at [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?NID=1093 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
*[1782] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. ''Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau''. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at {{FHL|1111104|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1782 personal property tax list of Dinwiddie County.]  
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*'''[1782-1875]''' Dinwiddie County, Virginia Land Tax Books. Images at [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?NID=978 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
*[1782-1799] Heinegg, Paul. [http://freeafricanamericans.com/Dinwiddie.htm "Dinwiddie County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1799,"]''Free African Americans.com'', available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*'''[1782-1820]''' Hughes, Thomas P. ''Dinwiddie County Data from Records 1752-1865.''' Includes Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1820. Online at [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/DocumentCenter/View/3031 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
*[1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Dinwiddie County and the portion of Petersburg in Dinwiddie County are included in Vol. 1.]  
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*'''[1782]''' "Personal Property List Dinwiddie County, 1782," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 26, No. 2 (Oct. 1917):96-106; Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jan. 1918):196-201; Vol. 26, No. 4 (Apr. 1918):250-258. Available at {{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]($).  
*[1790, 1800] Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Dinwiddie County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1782]''' Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. ''Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau''. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE7470263 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|1111104|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1782 personal property tax list of Dinwiddie County.]  
*[1790, 1799] Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 and 1799 Land Tax Lists of Dinwiddie County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1782-1799]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://freeafricanamericans.com/Dinwiddie.htm "Dinwiddie County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1799,"]''Free African Americans.com'', available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
*[1800] "Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):30-34; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):92-96; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1974):183-186; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):251-256. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors]($).  
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*'''[1787]''' Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Dinwiddie County and the portion of Petersburg in Dinwiddie County are included in Vol. 1.]  
*[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 the 1815 land tax. Dinwiddie County is included in Vol. 1.]
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*'''[1790, 1800]''' Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Dinwiddie County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1790, 1799]''' Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 and 1799 Land Tax Lists of Dinwiddie County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1800]''' "Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):30-34; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):92-96; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1974):183-186; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):251-256. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors]($).  
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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 the 1815 land tax. Dinwiddie County is included in Vol. 1.]  
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*'''[1886-1931]''' Chappell, J. Barrett. ''Real Estate Tax Sales 1886 to 1931.'' Online at [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/DocumentCenter/View/3532 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
  
 
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).  
 
*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).  
 
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).  
 
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).  
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*Hughes, Thomas P. ''Dinwiddie County Data from Records 1752-1865.'' Includes Marriages in Deed Books 1-6 and Marriages miscellaneous. Online at [http://www.dinwiddieva.us/DocumentCenter/View/3031 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
 
*'''1832-1836''' - [http://www.vagenweb.org/dinwiddie/marriage/groom-a.htm Ministers' Returns of Marriages Performed in Dinwiddie County 1832-1836 - Recorded in Deed Book I] (VAGenWeb)  
 
*'''1832-1836''' - [http://www.vagenweb.org/dinwiddie/marriage/groom-a.htm Ministers' Returns of Marriages Performed in Dinwiddie County 1832-1836 - Recorded in Deed Book I] (VAGenWeb)  
 
*'''1848-1849''' - Haw, R.W. "Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Marriages," [1848-1849] ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 6, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1962):173. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors]($). [These marriages were found in Dinwiddie County, Virginia Deed Book 6, page 191.]  
 
*'''1848-1849''' - Haw, R.W. "Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Marriages," [1848-1849] ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 6, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1962):173. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors]($). [These marriages were found in Dinwiddie County, Virginia Deed Book 6, page 191.]  
*'''1850-1880''' - Dinwiddie County Marriage Index 1850-1880. Batch {{IGI|M868588}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>  
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*'''1850-1880''' - Dinwiddie County Marriage Index 1850-1880. Batch {{IGI|M868588}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>  
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*'''1863-2000''' - Dinwiddie County Marriage Indexes 1863-2000. Online at [http://va-dinwiddiecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1123 Dinwiddie County Government Site] - free.
 
*'''1878-1916''' - Dinwiddie County Marriage Index 1878-1916. Batch {{IGI|M868589}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1878-1916''' - Dinwiddie County Marriage Index 1878-1916. Batch {{IGI|M868589}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
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*[http://www.vagenweb.org/dinwiddie/ Dinwiddie Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
 
*[http://www.vagenweb.org/dinwiddie/ Dinwiddie Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Dinwiddie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/dinwiddie-county.html Dinwiddie County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/dinwiddie/ Cyndi's List]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/dinwiddie/ Cyndi's List]  
 
*[http://www.virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
 
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Guide to Dinwiddie 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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Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Dinwiddie County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1752
County Seat Dinwiddie
Courthouse
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Dinwiddie County Virginia Courthouse

Dinwiddie County Courthouse
P.O. Box 63
Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0063
Phone: 804-649-4540

Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1865-1896
Marriage, probate and land records from 1833 and divorce records from 1870[1]

Beginning Dates for Dinwiddie County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1835 1853 1810 1833 1830

Dinwiddie County Virginia History

Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie (1693-1770)

The county is named after Virginia Lieutenant-Governor Robert Dinwiddie (1693-1770).

Parent County

1752--Dinwiddie County was created 27 February 1752 from Prince George County.
County seat: Dinwiddie [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.

Record Loss

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There was substantial record loss from the courthouse in Dinwiddie County, Virginia the last few months of the American Civil War, 1861-1865.[2]

Surviving records: Pre-Civil War marriages, deeds, wills, chancery order books.[2]

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources.


B. Darrell Jackson, CG, exploits virtually every surviving source from Dinwiddie County, Virginia in the following publication:

  • Jackson, B. Darrell. Jackson Family History: Descendants of Robert Jackson of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to Nine Generations, ca. 1760-2008: with Ancestry of Allied Families -- Johnson, Blakely, Shields, Cooper, Stiles, Kitchell, Pierson, Bruen, Ogden, Swaine, and Owsley. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2009. FHL Book 929.273 J137j

Genealogists with Dinwiddie County roots would benefit from exploring the list of sources he found and used in this book and applying them to their own families.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Dinwiddie County Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dinwiddie County Virginia Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

The Library of Virginia's website includes the following guide:

John Frederick Dorman has written an excellent guide:

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Dinwiddie County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1964):170-173. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors($).

The Works Progress Administration's Historical Inventory is online at the Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.

African American

From 1790 to 1860, Dinwiddie County had one of the largest slave populations in the state (7334 in 1790; 12,774 in 1860). It also had one of the largest free colored populations (561 in 1790; 3746 in 1860). Ten years later in 1870, Dinwiddie County had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (17,664) - the town of Petersburg in particular.[3]

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:


Cemeteries

  • Tombstone Transcription Project Dinwiddie County - cemetery transcriptions -  USGenWeb
  • Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. "Inscriptions from Various Tombstones in Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Henrico and New Kent Counties, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jan. 1900):178-183. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Short, Sallie E.H. "Branch Family Cemetery, 'Laurel Brook,' Dinwiddie County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):153-154. FHL Collection; digital version at American Ancestors ($).


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 Dinwiddie County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 13,934
1800 15,374 10.3%
1810 18,190 18.3%
1820 20,482 12.6%
1830 21,901 6.9%
1840 22,558 3.0%
1850 25,118 11.3%
1860 30,198 20.2%
1870 30,702 1.7%
1880 32,870 7.1%
1890 13,515 −58.9%
1900 15,374 13.8%
1910 15,442 0.4%
1920 17,949 16.2%
1930 18,492 3.0%
1940 18,166 −1.8%
1950 18,839 3.7%
1960 22,183 17.8%
1970 25,046 12.9%
1980 22,602 −9.8%
1990 20,960 −7.3%
2000 24,533 17.0%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Cutbanks (1789)[4]
  2. Harper's (1773)[4]
  3. Rowanty (1775)[4]

The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.


Dinwiddie County fell within the bounds of the Meherrin Association and the Portsmouth Association.

Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also Bath Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Bristol Parish

Bristol Parish was established in 1643, including all the Appomattox River valley. When Didwiddie Couny was partitioned from Prince George county 1752, Bristol Parish became the parish for Dinwiddie County.[5] The original Register 1685-1798 and the Vestry Book 1720-1789 are available at the Library of Virginia and the FHL: FHL 30625.

Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Dinwiddie County is available online.[6]

Blandford Church has served Petersburg's residents.

  • Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. Births from the Bristol Parish Register of Henrico, Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia, 1720-1798. Richmond, Virginia: C.G. Chamberlayne, 1898. Two published transcripts available at FHL here[low quality link] and here[low quality link]; digital book at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).
  • Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720 - 1789. Richmond, VA: [s.n.] 1898. Available at FHL US/CAN Film 1036590 Item 2. Digital versions at Google Books; and World Vital Records ($).
  • Jarratt, Devereux and John Coleman. The Life of the Reverend Devereux Jarratt: Rector of Bath Parish, Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Printed by Warner & Hanna, 1806. Digital version at Google Books.
  • Mason, George Carrington. "The Colonial Churches of Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul. 1943):249-271. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Mason, George Carrington. Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1945. Available at FHL; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Petersburg LDS Ward and Branch Records
Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Butler's Monthly Meeting (1698-1800)[7]
  • Gravelly Run Monthly Meeting (1767-1830)[7]
  • Langley's Monthly Meeting (1755-1767) aka Whippanock[7]

Friends from Dinwiddie County, Virginia also attended the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting in Nansemond County, Virginia and the Blackwater Monthly Meeting in Surry County, Virginia.[8]

  • Brown, Jane Douglas Summers and Jones Memorial Library. Jane Douglas Summers Brown (1903-) Quaker Records: Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia); MS 1515. MSS, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va. Available on 26 microfilms at FHL. [Includes records of Dinwiddie County Quakers; Brown assisted "William Wade Hinshaw in the writing of the Virginia volume of the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy."]

Court

Chancery Court

  • 1844-1954 - Indexes (1844-1954) and images (1844-1932) to Dinwiddie County, Virginia Chancery Records are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.[9]
  • 1950-1984 - Dinwiddie County Chancery Index 1950-1984. Online at Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.

County Court

  • 1789-1791, 1842-1846, 1855-1909 - Order Books of Dinwiddie County. Online at Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.
  • 1789-1790 - "Records of Dinwiddie County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jan. 1915):214-218. Available at JSTOR ($).

Crime

Board of Supervisors

Genealogy

More than 125 genealogies have been published about Dinwiddie County families. To view a list, visit Dinwiddie County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

Historic Residences

  • [Pride's Tavern] "Inventory of Halcott Pride's Estate in Dinwiddie County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr. 1938):219-226. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Lancaster, Robert A. "Wales, Dinwiddie County, Virginia," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul. 1936):232-237. Available at JSTOR ($). [Residence of the Briggs family.]

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bristol Parish proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]


During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 51 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Petersburg (50) and Dinwiddie County (1).[10]

Land and Property

Grants and Patents

Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.


Local Histories

  • Dinwiddie County: The Countrey of Apamatica. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1942. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). Reviewed by Chas. Edgar Gilliam in The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr. 1943):228-230. Review available at JSTOR ($).

Maps

Migration

  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at FHL; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at FHL; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at FHL. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Dinwiddie County to other parts of the country.]

Military

Colonial Militia
  • King, George H.S. "Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Militia Officers, 1752," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1963):173. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Dinwiddie County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

Regiments. Service men in Dinwiddie County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Dinwiddie County supplied soldiers for the:

- 6th Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

Dinwiddie residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[11]

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Dinwiddie County on page 130.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Dinwiddie County men served in the 83rd Regiment and Petersburg men served in the 39th Regiment.[12]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Dinwiddie County.]
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Dinwiddie County, pp. 69-70.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Dinwiddie 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 Dinwiddie County, Virginia Genealogy:


- 3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company I (2nd) (Dinwiddie Cavalry).[13]
- 3rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Dinwiddie Greys) and Company E (Cockade Rifles).[14]
- 5th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Wilson's)(Archer's)(Confederate).
- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate).
- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate). Company D (Petersburg Rangers or Letcher Mounted Guards), Company K (Captain Charles Pannill's Company).[15]
- 12th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Petersburg City Guard), Company B (Petersburg Old Grays), Company C (Petersburg New Grays), Company D (Lafayette Guards), Company E (Petersburg Riflemen), and Company K (Archer Rifles).[16]
- 13th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12th Months, 1861-62) (Confederate). Company B (The Petersburg Light Dragoons) and Company E (The Cockade Cavalry).[17]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Dinwiddie County.

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Miscellaneous Records

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Dinwiddie County, Virginia Genealogy 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.

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 Petersburg silversmiths.]

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

  • [Dabney] "Some Dabney Family Papers, Dinwiddie County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1965):111-114. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors($).

Probate Records

Local Court

  • 1758-1869 - Digital Images of Dinwiddie County (surviving) Wills 1758-1799; 1801-1869. See names of testators. Virginia Pioneers 
  • 1830-2007 - Dinwiddie County Wills and Fiduciaries Index 1830 to 2007. Online at Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.
  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. Available at FHL. [Includes Dinwiddie County.]
  • Johnson, William Perry. "Wills of Philip and John Burrow, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1778," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):150-153. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors($).
  • Short, Sallie E.H. "Unrecorded Wills of Dinwiddie County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1972):163-172; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):255-260. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors($).
  • Steffens, Mary W. "Wills of Rawleigh Porteus Downman and his Wife Anne (Downman) Downman Muir, Dinwiddie County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1975):83-92. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors($).
  • 1929-2003 - Dinwiddie County Devisees and Heir Index 1929 to 2003. Online at Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.


London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bristol Parish proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

North Carolina Courts

  • Livingston, Virginia Pope. "Some Virginia Wills Recorded in North Carolina," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1967):30-34. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors($). [Includes the abstract of the will of John Southerland, Mariner, of Donwoody County [sic], dated 1771.]

Sussex County, Virginia Court

  • "Inventory of Halcott Pride's Estate in Dinwiddie County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr. 1938):219-226. Available at JSTOR ($).

Online Probate Records

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1752-1820] Hughes, Thomas P. and Jewel B. Standefer, Dinwiddie County Land Records Compiled 1752-1820. Online at Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.
  • [1782-1875] Dinwiddie County, Virginia Land Tax Books. Images at Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.
  • '[1782-1820] Hughes, Thomas P. Dinwiddie County Data from Records 1752-1865. Includes Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1820. Online at Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.
  • [1782] "Personal Property List Dinwiddie County, 1782," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Oct. 1917):96-106; Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jan. 1918):196-201; Vol. 26, No. 4 (Apr. 1918):250-258. Available at FHL; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR($).
  • [1782] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Online at FamilySearch - free; FHL. [1782 personal property tax list of Dinwiddie County.]
  • [1782-1799] Heinegg, Paul. "Dinwiddie County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1799,"Free African Americans.com, available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Dinwiddie County and the portion of Petersburg in Dinwiddie County are included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1790, 1800] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Dinwiddie County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1790, 1799] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1799 Land Tax Lists of Dinwiddie County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] "Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):30-34; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):92-96; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1974):183-186; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):251-256. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors($).
  • [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. Dinwiddie County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1886-1931] Chappell, J. Barrett. Real Estate Tax Sales 1886 to 1931. Online at Dinwiddie County Government Site - free.

Vital Records

Indexes to Dinwiddie 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

Birth
  • Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. Births from the Bristol Parish Register of Henrico, Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia, 1720-1798. Richmond, Virginia: C.G. Chamberlayne, 1898. Two published transcripts available at FHL here[low quality link] and here[low quality link]; digital book at Ancestry($); and World Vital Records($).
Marriage
Vital Record Substitutes

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available for free online. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.


Dinwiddie 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.


Dinwiddie County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Dinwiddie County Virginia Genealogy References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 2, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  3. Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 69-70. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Book 973 X2pcu.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 287. Digital version at Google Books.
  5. Edith F. Axelson, A Guide to Episcopal Church Records in Virginia (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Co., 1988), 37
  6. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  8. Martha A. Putnam, Quaker Records of Southeast Virginia (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1996). FHL Book 975.5 K2qu.
  9. "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability," Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).
  10. Kenneth Scott, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. FHL Book 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  11. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 30. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  12. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 74, 168. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  13. Thomas P. Nanzig, 3rd Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61.
  14. Lee A. Wallace, 3rd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 22.
  15. Robert J. Driver, 5th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127.
  16. William D. Henderson, 12th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 8.
  17. Daniel T. Balfour, 13th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 26.
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  30. 30.0 30.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.