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Re: BIRTH, DEATH, AND CENSUS RECORDS FOR LOUDOUN COUNTY, 1780-1850?
Posted by: Barry Wood (ID *****2816) Date: November 23, 2003 at 20:16:12
In Reply to: BIRTH, DEATH, AND CENSUS RECORDS FOR LOUDOUN COUNTY, 1780-1850? by Bill Mankins of 1800

No. Virginia didn't start keeping official birth & death records until about 1853. About the best you can do is church records (esp. Quaker) and gravestones.

The 1790 and 1800 censuses for the entire state were burned in the War of 1812. Tax lists through this period provide something of a backup. Nettie Schreiner-Yantis has published several years worth of the tax lists. The censuses for 1810-1850 are available through the National Archives, and at many Family History Centers and major libraries; also through online subscriptions.

Despite being the location of numerous skirmishes and one serious battle in the Civil War, Loudoun's county records (wills, deeds & marriage records) mostly survived intact, making Loudoun one of the best counties in Virginia for research.


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