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What counties are adjacent to Amelia County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Powhatan County (north), Chesterfield County (northeast), Dinwiddie County (southeast), Nottoway County (south), Prince Edward County (southwest), Cumberland County (west).
Where can find Amelia County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Amelia County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Amelia County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Amelia Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Amelia County Health Department, P.O. Box 392, 16320 Church Street, Amelia, VA 23002; Phone: (804) 561-2711, Fax: (804) 561-2712
What Amelia County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Amelia County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Amelia Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Amelia Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Amelia Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Amelia County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Amelia County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What other genealogical resources are available in Amelia County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Amelia County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.
During the Revolutionary War, in 1781, Amelia was raided by British forces under General Tarleton. Eighty-four years later, the Amelia County records amazingly survived through the Civil War. According to legend, they were saved in April, 1865 because Federal General George Custer, of Little Big Horn fame, placed a guard over the Amelia County Clerk's Office with orders that all records be preserved. The last major battle of the Civil War was fought at what is now Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek Battlefield Historical State Park located on the western edge of Amelia County. In this battle alone, General Lee lost half his army during the three days of conflicts. The Confederate Army suffered a crippling defeat which led to General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox seventy-two hours later.