Lunenburg County, Virginia

Lunenburg County was founded on April 01, 1746 from Brunswick County (Part of Charlotte County was added in 1777) . This county was named for the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, from which the current line of British monarchs hailed.

The Lunenburg County Seat is located in Lunenburg also, the county government website is lunenburgva.org/ .

Areas bordering to Lunenburg County are Prince Edward County (north), Nottoway County (northeast), Brunswick County (east), Mecklenburg County (south), Charlotte County (west).

Cities and towns located in Lunenburg County include Kenbridge, Victoria, Lunenburg, Meherrin, Fort Mitchell .

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

Lunenburg 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.

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

Lunenburg County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Lunenburg County Courthouse and Government Records


Lunenburg County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg 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.

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.

The following information indicates what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Lunenburg County. The dates stated listed below could be the first known documents for this particular county.

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.
  • Lunenburg 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: 11435 Courthouse Road, Lunenburg, VA 23952
    • Phone: (434) 696-2132
    • Marriage Records: 1746 
    • Land Records: 1743
    • Court Records: 1746
    • Probate Records: 1745
  • Lunenburg County Health Department, 11387 Courthouse Road, Lunenburg, VA 23952; (434) 696-2346
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes (lva.virginia.gov) 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.

Lunenburg County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Lunenburg Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lunenburg Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lunenburg Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lunenburg Co. VA Census Records

Lunenburg Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Lunenburg Co. VA Church & Bible Records

Lunenburg Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lunenburg Co. VA General and History Websites

Lunenburg Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lunenburg Co. VA Military Records

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