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Richmond County, Virginia
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Richmond County, Virginia Facts

When was Richmond County, VA Created?
Richmond County was established on April 26, 1692 from Old Rappahannock County .

What is the County Seat of Richmond County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Warsaw also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Richmond County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Westmoreland County, Northumberland County, Lancaster County, Essex County.

Richmond County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Richmond County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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.

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 Richmond County Health Department, 5591 W. Richmond Rd., P.O. Box 700, Warsaw, VA 22572, 804-333-4043

Richmond County, VA Census Records

What Richmond County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Richmond 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.

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. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide

Richmond County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Richmond County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Richmond County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Richmond County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Richmond County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Richmond County, VA?
A list of Richmond County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Richmond County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Richmond County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining 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.

Richmond Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Richmond Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Richmond Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Richmond Co. VA General and History Websites

Richmond Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Richmond Co. VA Military Records

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