Tuesday, September 22, 2015

VIRGINIA GENEALOGY FAST FACTS

Here are nine key details you need to know when tracing Virginia ancestors:

1. Statehood: 1788

2. Colony founded: 1607

3. First extant federal census: 1810 (partial)

4. Available colonial censuses: 1624-1625, 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785, 1786 (1700s censuses are partial)

5. Statewide birth, death and marriage records begin: 1830

6. State-land state (as an original colony, the state rather than the federal government had authority over selling off land to individuals)

7. Counties: 95

8. Independent cities: 39

9. Contact for vital records: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Box 1000, Richmond, VA 23218, (804) 662-6200

(Courtesy of Family Tree University e-newsletter)

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