Middlesex County, Virginia

Middlesex County was founded on 1669 from Lancaster County . This county was named for Middlesex, United Kingdom.

The Middlesex County Seat is located in Saluda also, the county government website is www.co.middlesex.va.us/.

Areas bordering to Middlesex County are Lancaster County (north), Mathews County (south), Gloucester County (southwest), King and Queen County (west), Essex County (Northwest).

Cities and towns located in Middlesex County include Urbanna, Deltaville and Saluda .

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

Middlesex 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.

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

Middlesex County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Middlesex County Courthouse and Government Records


Middlesex County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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.

This building served as the Middlesex County courthouse from 1748 to 1852. Although much altered from its original appearence. It is one of Virginia's rare colonial couthouse buildings. During the American Revolution, the local Committee of Safety met here. According to tradition during the Civil War, it briefly housed Confederate troops. After use as the county courthouse, the building was remodeled and became a house of worship for several denominations. In 1948 Christ Church Parish transferred ownership to the Middlesex County Womans Club, which once operated a community library here. The structure was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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 Middlesex 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.
  • Middlesex 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: P O Box 158, Routes 17 & 33, Courthouse, Saluda, VA 23149
    • Phone: (804) 758-5317
    • Marriage Records: 1740 
    • Land Records: 1673
    • Court Records: 1673
    • Probate Records: 1673
  • Middlesex County (VA) Treasurer
  • Middlesex County Health Department, 2780 General Puller Hwy., P.O. Box 415, Saluda, VA 23149; 804-758-2381
  • 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.

Middlesex County Links

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

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Middlesex Co. VA Census Records

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Middlesex Co. VA Church & Bible Records

Middlesex Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Middlesex Co. VA General and History Websites

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Middlesex Co. VA Military Records

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