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Find your family in Prince George County and Petersburg, Virginia

First you may need to determine that the individuals for whom you are searching actually lived in Prince George County or Petersburg, Virginia. (There is also a Prince George's County in Maryland.)

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Many of Prince George County's old court records have survived the ravages of war. Surviving early records are at the Library of Virginia. An on line index to Prince George County records on microfilm at LVA is HERE. A list of Prince George County records at LVA has been published in A Preliminary Guide to Pre-1904 County Records in the Archives Branch Virginia State Library and Archives (Richmond, 1987) by Suzanne Smith Ray, Lyndon H. Hart III, J. Christian Kolbe.

A list of published abstracts of early Prince George County records is on the Bibliography page.

Both Colonial Heights and Hopewell were incorporated as cities after 1900. Petersburg was incorporated as a town in 1784 and as a city in 1850. Petersburg records at the Library of Virginia are listed in Lyndon H. Hart III and J. Christian Kolbe, A Preliminary Guide to Pre-1904 Municipal Records in the Archives Branch Virginia State Library and Archives (Richmond, n.d.). Petersburg records on microfilm at LVA are listed HERE.

Prince George County was formed in 1703 from that part of Charles City County south of James River. For earlier information about this area, Charles City County records should be consulted.
Prince George County, VAGenWeb page. Page updated 2 February 2018 © Eve S. Gregory for VAGenWeb.