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James City County, Virginia Genealogy

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| founded year = 1634
| seat wl = Williamsburg
| building image = JCC and Williamsburg Courthouse.JPG
| building address = 5201 Monticello Avenue<br>
Williamsburg, VA 23188<br>
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]James City County and Williamsburg shared a courthouse starting in 1770. During the American Civil War, many of their courthouse records were moved to Richmond for safekeeping, but were destroyed by the 3 April 1865 fire.<ref name="lost">[ Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 3, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br><br>
Consequently, few court records from prior to that date exist, although a few records from the 1850s are housed in the current Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse. Deed Book 1 and Will Book 1 both include some records from the 1850's1850s.
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890
*Duvall, Lindsay O., Library of Congress. Manuscript Division and Virginia State Library. Archives and Record Division. ''James City County, Virginia, 1634-1904: Abstracts of Genealogical Contents of Mss Volumes in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., &amp; Archives Division, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va''. Washington, D.C.: L.O. Duvall, 1957. {{FHL|271545|item|disp=975.5 N2fb ser. 2 v. 4}}
These three research guides were prepared by the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg:
*[ Researching Seventeenth -Century Virginians]
*[ Researching Williamsburg Area Virginians]
*[ Researching Revolutionary Era Virginians]
*Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau [ Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721]
*Heinegg, Paul. [ "James City County Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1814,"] ''Free African ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
*Johnson, Martha C. ''Black Families of Elizabeth City Co., VA, 1800-1990: Research of Families of Callis, Davis, Simpson, Radcliff, Originating from Gloucester Co., Mathews Co., York , and James Counties and Elizabeth Co., Hampton, Virginia''. {{FHL|484799|item}} 1728886 Item 2.
==== Bible Records ====
==== Court ====
[[Image:Williamsburg James City County Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|225px|Williamsburg James City County Courthouse]]
The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse is located at:
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