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*Indexes and images to Portsmouth, Virginia Chancery Records 1859-1932 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
 
*Indexes and images to Portsmouth, Virginia Chancery Records 1859-1932 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
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*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Portsmouth County [sic] on page 133.]
 
*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Portsmouth County [sic] on page 133.]
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===== Civil War  =====
 
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Civil War records for Portsmouth were kept by the city.<br>
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ColoredBirths1857-1899Ptsm.pdf Births, 1857-1896 (African-American)]
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*'''1857-1896''' - [http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ColoredBirths1857-1899Ptsm.pdf Births, 1857-1896 (African-American)]
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*'''1858-1896''' - Portsmouth Birth Index 1858-1896. Batch {{IGI|C868648}} 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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===== Marriage  =====
  
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Marrages1858-1901.pdf Marriages, 1858-1901]  
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*'''1858-1901''' - [http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Marrages1858-1901.pdf Marriages, 1858-1901]
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1902-1906-Marriages.pdf Marriages, 1902-1906]  
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*'''1858-1901''' - Portsmouth Marriage Index 1858-1901. Batch {{IGI|M868647}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Marrages1921-25.pdf Marriages, 1921-1925<br>]  
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*'''1902-1906''' - [http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1902-1906-Marriages.pdf Marriages, 1902-1906]  
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages192831.pdf Marriages, 1928 &amp; 1931]  
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*'''1921-1925''' - [http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Marrages1921-25.pdf Marriages, 1921-1925<br>]  
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages1935-1937.pdf Marriages, 1935-1937]
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*'''1928, 1931''' - [http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages192831.pdf Marriages, 1928 &amp; 1931]  
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*'''1935-1937''' - [http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/marrages1935-1937.pdf Marriages, 1935-1937]
  
 
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*'''1858-1896''' - Portsmouth Death Index 1858-1896. Batch {{IGI|B868649}} 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>
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/lincoln-african-american-cemetery/ Burials, Lincoln (African-American)]  
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/lincoln-african-american-cemetery/ Burials, Lincoln (African-American)]  
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/St-Pauls-RC-Church-Burials-to-1942-2.pdf Burials, St. Paul's / Catholic]
 
*[http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/St-Pauls-RC-Church-Burials-to-1942-2.pdf Burials, St. Paul's / Catholic]
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Revision as of 02:39, 27 March 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Virginia Gotoarrow.png Norfolk County Gotoarrow.png Portsmouth (Independent City)

Portsmouth, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1858
Website http://www.portsmouthva.gov/

Courthouse

History

Parent County

1858--Portsmouth was created in 1858 from Norfolk County. [1]

Resources

Court

Chancery Court
  • Indexes and images to Portsmouth, Virginia Chancery Records 1859-1932 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Immigration

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

Military

Vaportsmouth.jpg
Revolutionary War
  • 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, Portsmouth County [sic] on page 133.]
Civil War

Civil War records for Portsmouth were kept by the city.

Newspapers

  • 1811-1859 - Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald at Google News - free.
  • 1820-1833 - The Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald at Google News - free.

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 Portsmouth silversmiths.]

Probate

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 Portsmouth proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Portsmouth (Independent City), Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  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 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.

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