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Virginia State and Colonial Census Records Online


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The Virginia State Census was conducted: 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785, 1786 (all partial).

The 1790 Virginia federal census is missing, therefore several Virginia state censuses were used by the Census Bureau to prepare Heads of Families, At the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Records of the State Enumerations 1782 to 1785 (Washington, D.C., 1908).

Virginia Substitute Census Records:

Virginia Tax Valuation Lists are one of the most valuable, and most often neglected sources of genealogical information and prove to be a great census substitute. They usually divulge the names of heads of households and other males aged 16 or over and can be used to prove parentage when no other records are available. Tax lists place individuals in a particular place at a particular time and indicate the type and amount of property owned. See The Beginner's Guide to Using Tax Lists.

The original Virginia state and colonial census records can be found at:

Virginia State Library and Archives
11th Street at Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3491

Statewide Virginia Census Records Available Online:

Albemarle County

Charlotte County

Gloucester County

Hampshire County

Jamestown City

Other Records:

Page County

Pittsylvania County

Powhatan County

Prince Edward County

Rockingham County

Shenandoah County

Southampton County

Southampton County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Spotsylvania County

Spotsylvania County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Stafford County

Stafford County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Surry County

Sussex County, Virginia Colonial Census Records

Surry County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Sussex County

Sussex County, Virginia Substitute Census Records

Sussex County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Tazwell County

Tazwell County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Warren County

Warren County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Warwick County

Warwick County, Virginia Substitute Census Records

Warwick County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Washington County

Washington County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Wise County

Wise County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

Wythe County

Wythe County, Virginia Mortality Schedules

York County

York County, Virginia Mortality Schedules


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