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Cities and towns located in Richmond County include Warsaw, Farnham, Foneswood, Haynesville, Lyells, Sharps and Village .
Richmond 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 Richmond County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Richmond Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Richmond 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.
Richmond Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Richmond Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Richmond 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 Richmond County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently forget the value of Richmond 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 Richmond 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.
At that time Richmond County's seat was simply named Richmond County Courthouse. It was located along the shore of the Rappahannock River. In 1730, it was moved inland to the intersection of the major crossroads of the Northern Neck.
In 1748, the present Palladian style Courthouse was built by Carter on the site of the 1730 structure. It is a rectangular building with four bay arcades on the longer sides. There two additional blind arches on each of these to look as if there are six bays. In 1877 the arches were closed in and an added entrance opened on the north ends.
In 1831, the name of the town was changed to Warsaw in sympathy with the Polish struggle for independence
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Richmond county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Some record books were damaged and mutilated due to unknown causes; additionally, the will books prior to 1699 were missing as early as 1793, and order books for the period 1794-1816 are also missing.
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Richmond 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 Richmond County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.