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York County, Virginia (Map It) was created in 1634 as one of the original eight shires . York county was named for James Stuart, Duke of York, the future King James II.. Learn More About State of Virginia History
York County is bordered by Gloucester County (northeast, across the York River), Mathews County (east, water boundary only, in Chesapeake Bay), Northampton County (east, water boundary only, in Chesapeake Bay), James City County (west).
York County Cities and Towns include Tabb, Yorktown, Lackey, Grafton, Seaford and Queens Lake .
York County, Virginia Courthouse Records
York County, VA Courthouse
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 York 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. Includes records from Charles River County
- York County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1772, Land Records from 1633, Court Records from 1633 and Probate Records from 1633. 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.
- York County (VA) Treasurer
- York County Commissioner of the Revenue
- York/Denbigh WIC Clinic, 606 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite 304, Newport News, VA 23608; (757) 886-2810
- 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.
York County, Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: Virginia Heads of families 1790: records of the state enumerations, 1782 to 1785
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
York County, Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896
- Marriage Records: from January 1853 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of marriage records prior to 1936.
- Divorce Records: from January 1918 to present.
- Locations: Virginia Office of Vital Statistics, Virginia State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
York County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- York County Historical Society , P.O. Box 770, Yorktown, VA 23692
- York Historical Committee
- York County Public Library , 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23092, (757) 890-3377
- Tabb-York Public Library , 100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown, VA 23693, (757) 890-5100
- York County, Virginia Message Boards
- York County, Virginia Genealogy Forum
- York County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia
- Virginia Heritage - Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in York Co. Virginia
York County, Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- York County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- Charles Parish Records, York County, Virginia, 1648-1789
- York County, 1646-1648
- York County, 1648-1657
- York County, 1633-1646
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- 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.
- York Co., Virginia - FindaGrave
- York County, Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- York Co. VAGenweb
- York County, Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Virginia Revolutionary War Units
- Virginia Military Dead Database ongoing project indexing more than 700 sources and listing approximately 32,326 Virginians who have died in service.
- York County, Virginia Military Records