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Brunswick County, Virginia
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Brunswick County, Virginia Facts

When was Brunswick County, VA Created?
Brunswick County was established on Authorized in December 17, 1720 from Prince George County , but the government was not formed until 1732. (Parts of Isle of Wight County and Surry County were added in 1732) . This county was named for the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, from which the current line of British monarchs hailed

What is the County Seat of Brunswick County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Lawrenceville also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Brunswick County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Nottoway County (north), Dinwiddie County (northeast), Greensville County (east), Dinwiddie County (northeast), Warren County, North Carolina (south), Mecklenburg County (west), Lunenburg County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Brunswick County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Brunswick County include Alberta, Brodnax and Lawrenceville. .

Brunswick County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Brunswick County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Brunswick 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 Brunswick County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Brunswick 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.

Brunswick County, VA Census Records

What Brunswick County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Brunswick 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.

Brunswick Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brunswick Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Brunswick 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

Brunswick County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Brunswick County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Brunswick County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Brunswick County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Brunswick County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
    • Address: 216 North Main Street, Lawrenceville, VA 23868-0160
    • Phone: (434) 848-2215
    • Marriage Records: 1750 
    • Land Records: 1732
    • Court Records: 1732
    • Probate Records: 1732
  • Brunswick County Treasurer's Office
  • Another resource is the Brunswick County Health Department, 1632 Lawrenceville Plank Road, Lawrenceville, VA 23868; TEL: 434-848-2525
  • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
  • Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes - County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.
  • Virginia County Records, Volume, VI, VII , IX, X - The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
  • BLM Land Records

Brunswick County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Brunswick County, VA?
A list of Brunswick County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Brunswick County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Brunswick County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Brunswick 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.

Brunswick Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Brunswick Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Brunswick Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brunswick Co. VA General and History Websites

Brunswick Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brunswick Co. VA Military Records

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