Gloucester County, Virginia Genealogy Guide2016-05-19T16:22:03+00:00

Gloucester County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Gloucester County, Virginia (Map It) was created in 1651 from York County . Gloucester county was named for the Gloucestershire, England.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Gloucester County is bordered by Middlesex County (north), Matthews County (east),York County (south), James City County (southwest), King and Queen County (west).

Gloucester County Cities and Towns include Gloucester .

Gloucester County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Gloucester County, VA Courthouse
Gloucester County, VA Courthouse

Old Gloucester County, VA Courthouse
Old Gloucester County, VA Courthouse

The Gloucester County Courthouse is located in Gloucester, Virginia. The old Gloucester county courthouse is not being at this time. The last time I was here it was used for council meetings and public meetings. The courthouse was re-erected in 1766 on the site of a building destroyed by fire. It was restored and remodeled and the clerk’s office building added in 1956. Learn More About State of Virginia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH .  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The Gloucester County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records. All county court records were destroyed by an 1820 fire, and most of the records created after that date were destroyed in Richmond on 3 April 1865. Six minute books from the nineteenth century and two surveyor's record books survive.

  • Gloucester County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1853, Land Records from 1733, Court Records from 1862 and Probate Records from 1820. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
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  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.

Gloucester County, Virginia Census Records

Gloucester County, Virginia Vital Records

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