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Cities and towns located in Gloucester County include Gloucester .
Gloucester 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 Gloucester County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Gloucester Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Gloucester 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.
Gloucester Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Gloucester Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Gloucester 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.
A list of Gloucester County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently forget the value of Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 old Gloucester county courthouse is not being at this time. The last time I was here it was used for council meetings and public meetings.
The courthouse was re-erected in 1766 on the site of a building destroyed by fire. It was restored and remodeled and the clerk’s office building added in 1956.
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Gloucester county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. All county court records were destroyed by an 1820 fire, and most of the records created after that date were destroyed in Richmond on 3 April 1865. Six minute books from the nineteenth century and two surveyor's record books survive.
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Gloucester 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 Gloucester County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.