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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Warren County'''  
  
Guide to '''Warren County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Warren 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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== Warren County, Virginia Courthouse  ==
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=== Warren County, Virginia Courthouse  ===
  
 
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[http://warrencountyva.net/ Warren County Courthouse&nbsp;]<br> 1 East Main Street<br>Front Royal, VA 22630<br>Phone: 540-635-2435  
 
[http://warrencountyva.net/ Warren County Courthouse&nbsp;]<br> 1 East Main Street<br>Front Royal, VA 22630<br>Phone: 540-635-2435  
  
Clerk Circuit Court has&nbsp;marriage, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1836<br>&nbsp;{{RAOGKcourthouse}} <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, Virginia. Page 722 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Clerk Circuit Court has&nbsp;marriage, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1836<br>&nbsp; <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, Virginia. Page 722 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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== Warren County, Virginia History  ==
 
== Warren County, Virginia History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836'''--Warren County was created 9 March 1836 from [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]] and [[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah ]]Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Front Royal <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836'''--Warren County was created 9 March 1836 from [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]] and [[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah ]]Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Front Royal <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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
*Lost census: 1890
 
*Lost census: 1890
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== Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Vawarren.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
{{RAOGKcemetery}}
 
  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/warren.html Tombstone Transcription Project Warren County ]- cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/warren.html Tombstone Transcription Project Warren County ]- cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
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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=2892&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|456312|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=2892 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Warren+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=Warren&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/warren.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/warren.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=90 Virginia Gravestones]
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==== Census  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
Several genealogies have been published about Warren County families. To view a list, visit [[Warren County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
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Several genealogies have been published about Warren County families. To view a list, visit [[Warren County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Warren County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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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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*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
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*'''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) ($).
  
*'''1836-1913''' - Warren County Marriage Index 1836-1913. Batch {{IGI|M868694}} (broken link) 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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*'''1836-1913''' - Warren County Marriage Index 1836-1913. Batch {{IGI|M868694}} (broken link) 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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{{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]].}}
  
 
== Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Front Royal Virginia Family History Center]]
 
  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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*[[Front Royal Virginia Family History Center]]
  
 
== Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*Warren County, Virginia[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vawarren/warren.htm VAGenWeb]  
 
*Warren County, Virginia[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vawarren/warren.htm VAGenWeb]  
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Warren|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/warren-county.html Warren County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Warren|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/warren/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/warren/ Cyndi's List]
  

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Guide to Warren 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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Warren County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Warren County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 9, 1836
County Seat Front Royal
Courthouse
VirginiaWarrenCourthouse.jpg


Warren County, Virginia Courthouse

Warren County Courthouse, Front Royal, Va.

Warren County Courthouse 
1 East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: 540-635-2435

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1836
  [1]

Beginning Dates for Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1836 1853 1840 1836 1836

Warren County, Virginia History

Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775)

The county is named after Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775), "American Revolutionary War officer, who sent Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride."[2][3]

Parent County

1836--Warren County was created 9 March 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah Counties.
County seat: Front Royal [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

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

  • Lost census: 1890

Warren County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

Vawarren.jpg

Research Guides

  • Good, Rebecca H. and Rebecca A. Ebert. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia: A Genealogical Guide. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1998. 4th ed. FHL Book 975 D27e 1998

African American

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy cohabitation records are available online.


Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 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 Warren County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18405,627
18506,60717.4%
18606,442−2.5%
18705,716−11.3%
18807,39929.4%
18908,28011.9%
19008,8376.7%
19108,589−2.8%
19208,8523.1%
19308,340−5.8%
194011,35236.1%
195014,80130.4%
196014,655−1.0%
197015,3014.4%
198021,20038.6%
199026,14223.3%
200031,58420.8%



1890 Union Veterans

Church

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

Court

Genealogy

Several genealogies have been published about Warren County families. To view a list, visit Warren County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

  • Massanutten Area Atlas. Original records, Shenandoah County Archives, Woodstock, Va. Microfilmed reproduction available at FHL. [This is a bound book of hand drawn maps showing property boundaries for grant map, ca. 1748-1915. It covers parts of Shenandoah, Warren and Page counties.]

Military

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 version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Warren County on page 136.]
  • 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
  • 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, Warren County, p. 106. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

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


- 12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E and I.[6]
- 17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Warren Rifles).[7]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[8]
- 49th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company E (Warren Blues).[9]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Warren County:

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

Miscellaneous Records

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


Private Papers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Warren 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

Marriage
  • 1836-1913 - Warren County Marriage Index 1836-1913. Batch M868694 (broken link) at FamilySearch - free.[14]
Death

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Vital Record Substitutes

Warren 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.


Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, Virginia. Page 722 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. "List of counties in Virginia," Wikipedia.
  4. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  5. William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas W. Marshall and John Cox, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Bros., 1950). Vol. 6. FHL Book 973 D2he 1993 v. 6.
  6. Dennis E. Frye, 12th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42.
  7. Lee A. Wallace, 17th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 67.
  8. Roger U. Delauter, 18th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18.
  9. Richard B. Kleese, 49th Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 2002). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 138.
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  13. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August 2012).
  14. 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.