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Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Dinwiddie County was founded on May 1, 1752 from Prince George County . This county was named for Robert Dinwiddie, colonial lieutenant governor of Virginia .

The Dinwiddie County Seat is located in Dinwiddie also, the county government website is .

Areas bordering to Dinwiddie County are Nottoway County (west), Amelia County (northwest), Chesterfield County (north), Prince George County (east), Greensville County (south), Sussex County (southeast), Brunswick County (southwest).

Cities and towns located in Dinwiddie County include Ammon, Carson, Church Road, DeWitt, Dinwiddie (County Seat), Edgehill (Petersburg), Ford, McKenney, Sutherland and Wilsons.

Dinwiddie 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 Dinwiddie County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Dinwiddie Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Dinwiddie County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Dinwiddie County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Dinwiddie County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Dinwiddie County Courthouse and Government Records

Dinwiddie County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Dinwiddie County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy and family history information. Hidden away in Virginia courthouses and archives everywhere are often the aspirations and worries of countless Virginia residents.

The possibilities are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a few elements of their lives in the Dinwiddie County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dinwiddie county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. County court records prior to 1833 were destroyed in 1865. One plat book, one order book, and one judgment book survive.

Please make sure to get in touch with the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the individual to perform the research.
  • Dinwiddie 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: P. O. Box 63, Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0063
    • Phone: (804) 469-4540
    • Marriage Records: 1850 
    • Land Records: 1755
    • Court Records: 1704
    • Probate Records: 1789
  • Dinwiddie Health Department, 14006 Boydton Plank Road, Post Office Box 185, Dinwiddie, Virginia 23841; (804) 469-3771
  • 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.

Dinwiddie County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Dinwiddie 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. Feel free to provide your own favorite Dinwiddie County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Dinwiddie Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dinwiddie Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Dinwiddie Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Dinwiddie Co. VA Census Records

Dinwiddie Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Dinwiddie Co. VA Church & Bible Records

Dinwiddie Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dinwiddie Co. VA General and History Websites

Dinwiddie Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dinwiddie Co. VA Military Records

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