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Areas bordering to Halifax County are Campbell County (northwest), Charlotte County (northeast), Mecklenburg County (east), Granville County, North Carolina (southeast), Person County, North Carolina (south), Caswell County, North Carolina (southwest), Pittsylvania County (west).
Cities and towns located in Halifax County include Halifax, Scottsburg, South Boston and Virgilina .
Halifax 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 Halifax County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Halifax Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Halifax 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.
Halifax Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Halifax Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Halifax 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 Halifax County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently forget the value of Halifax 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 Halifax 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 court has occupied the current site since 1803. It's records date back to 1752. The current courthouse is Classical Revival style designed and built by Dabney Cosby and son, Dabney Cosby, Jr.
The following information indicates what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.