York County, Virginia Genealogy Guide2016-05-19T16:58:36+00:00

York County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

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
York County, VA Courthouse

The York County Courthouse is located in Yorktown, Virginia. 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 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

York County, Virginia Vital Records

York County, Virginia Resources

York County, Virginia External Links

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