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When was Rockingham County, VA Created?
Rockingham County was established on January 12, 1778 from Augusta County .
What counties are adjacent to Rockingham County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Pendleton County, West Virginia (west), Hardy County, West Virginia (north), Shenandoah County (northeast), Page County (east), Greene County (southeast), Albemarle County (southeast), Augusta County (southwest).
Where can find Rockingham County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rockingham 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 Rockingham County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Rockingham Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Health Department, 110 North Mason Street, P.O. Box 26, Harrisonburg, VA 22801; (540) 574-5100
What Rockingham County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rockingham County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Rockingham Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rockingham Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rockingham 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. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Rockingham County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Rockingham County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rockingham County, VA?
A list of Rockingham County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Rockingham County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Rockingham County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rockingham 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.