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Craig County, Virginia
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Craig County, Virginia Facts
When was Craig County, VA Created?
Craig County was established on March 21, 1851 from Botetourt County, Giles County, Roanoke County and Monroe County (West Virginia).
What is the County Seat of Craig County, VA?
The County Seat is located in New Castle also, the county government website is www.craigcountyva.gov/ .
What counties are adjacent to Craig County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Alleghany County, Botetourt County, Roanoke County, Montgomery County, Giles County, Monroe County, West Virginia.
Craig County, VA Vital Records
Where can find Craig County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Craig 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 Craig County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Craig 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 Craig County Health Department, 161 Main Street, P. O. Box 6, New Castle, VA 24127; Phone: (540) 864-5136
- Craig County, Virginia Births, 1853-96
- Craig County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-96
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- USGenweb Archives Virginia Marriage Project
- Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917
- Virginia Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers
- Virginia Birth and Marriage (Husband-Wife) Indexes
- Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
- Early Virginia Marriage Records
- Early Virginia Marriage Records – Research Notes Number 26.
- Henley Marriage/Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers
- Index to Virginia Marriage Records
- Marriage Index for Richmond Enquirer/Richmond Visitor
- Virginia Death Records Indexing Project
- Virginia Death Certificates, 1912-1939
- Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
Craig County, VA Census Records
What Craig County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Craig County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Craig Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Craig Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Craig Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide
Craig County, VA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Craig County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Craig County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Craig County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: PO Box 185, 182 Main Street, Suite 4, New Castle, VA 24127
- Phone: (540) 864-6141
- Marriage Records: 1865
- Land Records: 1851
- Court Records: 1851
- Probate Records: 1851
- Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes
- Virginia County Records, Volume, VI, VII , IX, X – The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
- BLM Land Records
Craig County, VA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Craig County, VA?
A list of Craig County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Craig County Historical Society, The Old Brick Hotel, 141 Court Street,P.O. Box 206, New Castle, VA 24127, New Castle, VA 24127; (540) 864-5004
- The Craig-Botetourt Genealogy Club, P.O. Box 1148, Buchanan, VA 24066
- Craig County Public Library, 204 Main Street, New Castle, VA 24127, Phone 540-864-8978
- The Library of Virginia, Archives And Research Services , 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000; 804-692-3500
- The Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000; 804-692-3500
- Virginia Genealogical Society, 5001 West Broad Street, Suite 115, Richmond, Virginia 23230-3023 Telephone (804) 285-8954
- Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220, Phone: 804.358.4901
- Craig County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia (lva.virginia.gov)
- Virginia Heritage – Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Craig Co. Virginia
Where can I connect with other Craig County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Virginia Genealogy Network
- Virginia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Craig County, Virginia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Craig County
- Craig County, Virginia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Craig County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Craig 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.
Craig Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Virginia Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Virginia historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 – 1922 ) (genealogybank.com) Immediately locate names and keywords in over 450 million content articles, obituaries, marriage notices, birth notices and other items written and published in over 2,800 historic U.S. newspapers. Brand new articles and other content added each month!
- Craig County, Virginia Books (amazon.com)
- Search Virginia Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Virginia County Obituaries (usgwarchives.net)
Craig Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Craig Co., Virginia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Craig County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Craig Co., Virginia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Craig Co., Virginia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Craig County, Virginia Church Books (amazon.com)
Craig Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Virginia Penny Postcards (usgwarchives.net)
- Craig County Pictures (usgwarchives.net)
Craig Co. VA General and History Websites
- Craig County Virginia (genealogytrails.com)
- Craig County, Virginia Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Craig County, Virginia Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Craig Co. VA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Craig County History (usgwarchives.net)
- Craig County – American History and Genealogy Project (usgennet.org)
- Craig County, Virginia (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Virginia – Counties – Craig (cyndislist.com)
- Craig Co. VAGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Craig County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Craig Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Craig Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Virginia Links and Information
- 1895 Craig County Map (livgenmi.com)
Craig Co. VA Military Records
- Virginia Military Records Research Guide
- Virginia Revolutionary War Units (revolutionarywar101.com)
- Virginia Military Records (Fold3.com) gives you easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Virginia both women and men which served. Ideal for genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.