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Gloucester County, Virginia
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Gloucester County, Virginia Facts

When was Gloucester County, VA Created?
Gloucester County was established on 1651 from York County . This county was named for the Gloucestershire, England.

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

What counties are adjacent to Gloucester County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Middlesex County (north), Matthews County (east), York County (south), James City County (southwest), King and Queen County (west).

What cities and towns are in Gloucester County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Gloucester County include Gloucester .

Gloucester County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Gloucester County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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.

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 Gloucester County Health Department, 6882 Main Street, Suites C-F , P.O. Box 663 Gloucester, VA 23061; 804-693-2445

Gloucester County, VA Census Records

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

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. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide

Gloucester County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Gloucester County Courthouse

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

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.

Old Gloucester County Virginia Courthouse

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.

Gloucester County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Gloucester Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Gloucester Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gloucester Co. VA General and History Websites

Gloucester Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Gloucester Co. VA Military Records

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