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Greensville County was founded on November 28, 1780 from Brunswick County (Additional part of Brunswick County was added in 1787 and part of Sussex County was added in 1802) . This county was named for Richard Grenville, commander of the English expedition to found Roanoke Colony.
Greensville 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 Greensville County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Greensville Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Greensville 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.
Greensville Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greensville Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greensville 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 Greensville County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently forget the value of Greensville 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 Greensville 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.
In 1781 when the county was created Emporia was selected as the county seat because of its central location and the courthouse was built in 1787.
The following information indicates what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Greensville County. The dates stated listed below could be the first known documents for this particular county.
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Greensville 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 Greensville County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.