Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogy
Guide to Buckingham County Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
|Buckingham County, Virginia|
Location in the state of Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
- 1 County Information
- 2 Buckingham County Virginia History
- 3 Buckingham County Virginia Places/Localities
- 4 Buckingham County Virginia Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African American
- 4.3 Bible Records
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.4.1 Census
- 4.4.2 Church Records
- 4.4.3 Court
- 4.4.4 Funeral Homes
- 4.4.5 Genealogy
- 4.4.6 Land and Property
- 4.4.7 Local Histories
- 4.4.8 Maps
- 4.4.9 Migration
- 4.4.10 Military
- 4.4.11 Miscellaneous Records
- 4.4.12 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 4.4.13 Newspapers
- 4.4.14 Probate Records
- 4.4.15 Taxation
- 4.4.16 Vital Records
- 5 Buckingham County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Buckingham County Virginia Genealogy Websites
- 7 Buckingham County Virginia Genealogy References
Buckingham County is located in the Central portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the origin of its name is unknown. Some surmise it was named for either a person or place in England; it is the only Buckingham County in the United States.
Buckingham County Virginia CourthouseEdit
Buckingham County Courthouse
13061 W. James Anderson Hwy.
P.O. Box 107
Buckingham, Virginia 23921-0107
Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records from 1896
marriage, divorce and probate records from 1869
General compliance year is unknown.
Buckingham County Virginia HistoryEdit
The origin of the county's name is disputed. Some argue it was named after the Duke of Buckingham, others point to the English city or county of Buckingham, while others point out that Archibald Cary's estate was named Buckingham.
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
County court records were destroyed by fire in 1869. One plat book survived the fire along with a few colonial tithe lists and all the Personal Property and Land Tax lists beginning 1782. Some lost wills and deeds were rerecorded later.  Many newspapers for the period survive and are an important source of genealogical and historical information. One publication has transcribed and indexed over 2,000 articles relating to Buckingham county and her residents. See Newspapers (click here).
Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
Benjamin Weisiger abstracted a valuable source that includes deed, will, and marriage information about Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogy residents:
- Burned County Data 1809-1848 As Found in the Virginia Contested Election Files. 1986. By Benjamin B. Weisiger. Richmond, VA FHL Book 975.5 P2w.
- Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study in Family Reconstruction Within a ‘Burned County,’ Part 2: Parental Family of William Anderson (1788–1852). By Elizabeth Shown Mills. A study of the Anderson family of Buckingham County demonstrates how she succeeded in reconstructing a burned-county pedigree in this area: The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30 (July–September 1986): 174–87, and (October–December 1986): 263–73. Online at: Historic Pathways.
Randy F. McNew Crouse has transcribed every extant personal property tithe and tax list through 1802. This indispensable source contains a vast amount of information on virtually every resident. In two volumes, easily the most complete and valuable publication on this burned county, serves as more than a substitute census, tax records fix time and location more precisely and contain much more information than census records, even when they do exist. For Buckingham, prior to 1820, they do not. "Valuable genealogical conclusions can be deduced from these records, nicknamed "annual censuses," such as: relationships, approximate years of birth, socio-economic status, identification of neighbors, the ability to distinguish between persons of the same name, evidence of land inheritance, years of migration, and years of death." Learn more about Virginia tax lists at Virginia Taxation.
- Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County Virginia, Vol. 1, 1764-1792. 2017. By Randy F. McNew Crouse. Available at: Lulu ($), FHL. Comprehensive transcription of all extant tithe and personal property tax lists (over 12,000 records) for Buckingham County, Virginia from its formation in 1761 through 1792. Includes 1764, 1773-1774, 1782-1792. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, names of slaves over the age of 12 (until 1783), carriages, ordinary licenses, horses, cattle (1783-1788) and acres of land (1764). 428 pages.
- Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County Virginia, Vol. 2, 1792-1802. 2017. By Randy F. McNew Crouse. Available at: Lulu ($). Comprehensive transcription of all extant personal property tax lists (over 13,700 records enumerating over 47,000 tithes) for Buckingham County, Virginia from 1792-1802. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, carriages, ordinary licenses and horses. 460 pages.
Buckingham County Virginia Places/LocalitiesEdit
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
Buckingham County Virginia Genealogy ResourcesEdit
- A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Buckingham County. By John Frederick Dorman. The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1962):121-124. CD available at: American Ancestors ($).
- Buckingham County, Virginia, and the Southern Parts of Early Albemarle. By Anne Bradbury Peebles. Special Aids to Genealogical Research on Southern Families. National Genealogical Society Special Publications, No. 15, Washington, D.C., 1962.
- Genealogical Records of Buckingham County, Virginia. 1984. By Edythe Rucker Whitley. Dayton, Ohio.
- 1935-2009 Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1935-2009, index and images, incomplete
Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogy cohabitation records are available online.
- Black America Series: Buckingham County. c2005. By E. Renee Ingram, Charles W. White, Sr. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- Buckingham County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1826. By Paul Heinegg. Online at: Free African Americans.
- Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872
- The Big House After Slavery: Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment. c2010. By Amy Feely Morsman. Charlottesville, Virginia : University of Virginia Press. Online at: Google Books
- Search the Library of Virginia's Virginia Untold collection for digitized records related to African Americans in Buckingham County.
Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:
- Virginia Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007.
- Harris-Stinson-Carter-Wood-Branch Bible Record, Buckingham County, Virginia. By Hubert M. Stinson. The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1980):41-43. CD available at: American Ancestors ($).
- Payne Family Bible, Buckingham County, Virginia, and Micapony, Florida. By Caroline Tiedeman Moore. The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):304. CD available at: American Ancestors ($).
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- 1800-1986 - Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986
- Buckingham Burials: A Survey of Cemeteries in Buckingham County, Virginia. c1997. By Janice J. R. Hull, Historic Buckingham, Inc. Alexandria, VA : Hearthside Press. Vol. 2. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- Cemeteries of Buckingham County. Online at: VAGenWeb.
Since the 1790 and 1800 Census were burned, tax lists may be used as a substitute. See the "Taxation" section below .
- Census and Related Documents of Buckingham County. Online at: VAGenWeb.
In 1850, census enumerators uncharacteristically recorded both the state and county of birth of residents of half of Buckingham County's population.
1890 Union VeteransEdit
- Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890. c1994. By Ronald Ray Turner. Online at: Prince William County Virginia, FHL Collection; At various libraries (WorldCat).
- Churches of Buckingham County. Online atVAGenWeb.
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
- Materials towards a history of the American Baptists. 1770. By Morgan Edwards. Philadelphia, PA : Joseph Crukshank and Isaac Collins. Online at: Internet Archive (1772), 83.
10,000 name petition (dated: 16 October 1776) signed by Baptists and Baptist sympathizers from all over Virginia, asking for an end to persecution of Baptists by the established church. A digitzed copy can be viewed at the Library of Congress website. Hall's transcription of the petition can be read in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39, (Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1983-) available at Ancestry ($); or at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. After locatiing your ancestor in the transcription, proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.
Buckingham County fell within the bounds of the Appomattox Association.
Church of EnglandEdit
- See also Tillotson Parish
- History of Maysville Presbyterian Church, Buckingham Court House, Virginia, 1824-1996. c1997. By Carl Coleman Rosen. Buckingham, VA : Maysville Presbyterian Church. At various libraries (WorldCat).
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsEdit
Early converts with Buckingham County connections:
- 1935-2009 Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1935-2009, index and images, incomplete
Compiled Genealogies by Surname
- See Buckingham County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies for a list of 150+ published books and articles or jump to the surnames using the alphabet bar.
Compiled Genealogies for Multiple Families
- Genealogical Records of Buckingham County, Virginia. 1984. By Edythe Whitley, Johns Rucker. Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co. Available at FHL.
- The Cabells and Their Kin : A Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy. c1895. By Alexander Brown. Boston, MA : Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Online at: Hathitrust.
- The Genealogy, in part, of Stephen and William Garrett of Buckingham, Virginia. By Rev. Clyde B. Garrett, Mary E. Gaither. Online at: Ancestry ($).
- A History of Welcome Garrett and His Descendants, From His Birth in 1758 Down to a Recent Date. c1909. By Samuel Bond Garrett. Muncie, Indiana : Hoosier Printing Co. Online at: Google Books.
- Ward, Roger G. A Rich Heritage: The Porr Family of Henrico County, Virginia and the Moss Family of Buckingham County, Virginia Allied Families in Richmond and Henrico County Include Hertzberger, Rahm, Collins, Crittenden, Jordan, Stubbs, Hudson, Williams, Cocke and Huddlesy: Allied Families in Buckingham County Include Meador, Wilkinson, Whitlow, Sharpe, Pendleton, and the Berry, Mann, and Thomas Families of Prince Edward County. Chandler, Ariz.: R.G. Ward, 1991. FHL 1697602 Item 3
- Whitley, Edythe Johns Rucker. Genealogical Records of Buckingham County, Virginia. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984. FHL Collection; and World Vital Records ($).
Land and PropertyEdit
Grants and Patents
Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.
- Bannister. 778 patents dated 1723-1842 in what is now Buckingham County, Virginia Patents 1723-1842 placed on a map. DeedMapper, 2002. [Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's DeedMapper product.]
- A History of Buckingham County. c1976. By Eugene A Maloney. Dillwyn, Virginia : Buckingham County Bicentennial Commission. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- At a Place Called Buckingham: Historic Sketches of Buckingham County, Virginia. c2015. By Joanne L. Yeck. Kettering, Ohio : Slate River Press. Vol 2. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- The Early History of Buckingham County. 1955. By James Meade Anderson. Richmond, Virginia : University of Richmond. Online at: UR Scholarship Repository; At various libraries (WorldCat).
- The Courthouse Burned. c1977. By Margaret A Pennington, Lorna S. Scott. n.p. : n.p. At various libraries (WorldCat).
MapsEdit*Buckingham County Virginia Historical Markers. Online at: Historical Marker Database.
- Maps of Buckingham County. Online at: VAGenWeb.
- Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790. By Robert Y. Clay. The Virginia Genealogist. Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):113-118. CD available at: New England Ancestors ($), FHL. These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Buckingham County's 1787 Delinquent List appears on p. 115.
- Military Related Service Records of Buckingham County. Online at: VAGenWeb.
French and Indian WarEdit
- Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck. 1988. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2bL.
Regiments. Service men in Buckingham County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Buckingham County supplied soldiers for the:
- Revolutionary Patriots of Buckingham County, Virginia Paperback, 2002. Carl Coleman Rosen. Identifies Revolutionary War patriots from the county from 1775 through 1783. Information includes service, enlistments, rank, pensions, bounty land, births, deaths, and names of family members. It includes patriots who were living in the county before, during and after the war.
- Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters, Will Graves and C. Leon Harris, https://revwarapps.org/ This site is dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions made by the brave men and women who fought or lived in the South during the American Revolution and making their eye-witness accounts freely available in this searchable database. Currently 390 Roster Transcriptions and 24,326 Pension Applications, Bounty Land Claims and related publicly available records have been posted in this database including 3540 transcripts (designated using VAS file numbers) made from the online collection of the Library of Virginia and 1531 transcripts made from the online collection of the South Carolina Department of Archives & History. A search using the word "buckingham" yielded 376 hits.
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. 1841. Online at: U.S. Census Bureau, Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. See Virginia, Eastern District, Buckingham County on page 129.
- Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969 and 1991. Reprints include an Added Index to States. Online at: Ancestry. FHL Collection. Virginia section begins on page 238.
- Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data. c1913. By J. T. McAllister. Hot Springs, Virginia : McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: Hathitrust, Internet Archive, Google Books; At various libraries (WorldCat).
War of 1812Edit
Buckingham County men served in the 24th and 100th Regiments.
- List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... 1883. Washington, D.C : Government Printing Office. Online at: Internet Archive, Google Books. See Vol. 5, Virginia, Buckingham County, p. 65.
- Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. 2007. By James L. Douthat. Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press. Online at: Mountain Press ($) with Free online surname index. FHL Collection.
Regiments. Service men in Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogy:
- - 4th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, Company K.
- - 20th Regiment Virginia Infantry, Col. E "Lee Guards," and Co. F "Buckingham Institute Guard."
- - 21st Regiment Virginia Infantry, Co. E "Buckingham Leaches."
- - 44th Regiment Virginia Infantry, Co. C "Travis Rifles."
- - 56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Buckingham Yancey Guards)
- - 57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Buckingham Institute).
Records and histories are available, see:
- 1861-1865 - Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
- 1861-1865 - Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 Ancestry
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry
- A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865. c1986. By Wallace Lee. Lynchburg, Virginia : H.E. Howard. FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 29.
- A History of Buckingham County. 1976. By Eugene A. Maloney, Buckingham County Bicentennial Commission (Virginia). Berryville, Virginia : Virginia Book Co. FHL book 975.5623 H2m. Original muster rolls are kept in the county clerk's office. Lists regiments, companies and muster rolls on pages 107-112.
World War IIEdit
- 1940-1945 - Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1607-2007 - Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007
Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit
- 1736 – 1850 the freshest Advices, Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogical Records from Newspapers, 1736-1850, 2019. ISBN: 978-1-7343481-0-1, Available at: Lulu ($). Randy F. McNew Crouse has transcribed newspaper articles relating to Buckingham County, Virginia. A chronicle of the history and life of Buckingham county up through 1850. The 800 page volume, transcribed from some 140 news periodicals' more than 75,000 issues, contains, in its 2,050 fully transcribed articles, images of a great many of the actual articles and a 56 page, 3-column index with nearly 17,000 references. There are photographs, illustrations and numerous footnotes, a bibliography, statistics and a source guide. The index is extremely thorough and includes nearly every noun, including watercourses, counties, cities, towns, over 10,000 personal names, (among which are a few thousand named women and children and 523 named slaves,) occupations, taverns, pastimes, entertainment, plantations, geographical features, natural resources, social and political events, agricultural crops, technology, medicine, crime, punishment, weather and more. There are slave sale ads, land sale ads, ads for lost horses and runaway slaves, marriage and death notices, obituaries, chancery cases (some naming entire and extended families over multiple generations,) committee appointments, removal notices and more. This compilation, that bridges the records gap for this burned county until the 1850 census, is an important addition to Buckingham's all too few available historical and genealogical sources. The reader will find a discriminating selection of the “freshest Advices” of the sort that slaked the thirst for intelligence and for the amusement of yeomen, tavern patrons, gentry and wealthy planters all. Arguably, the most thorough and complete work of its kind yet produced for a single Virginia county. This valuable resource will be especially appreciated by genealogists, antiquarians, historians, demographers, journalists and sociologists as it offers a glimpse into the life and mores of early America.
- Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.
- The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.
- Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800. 1987. By William Lindsay Hopkins. Richmond, Virginia : W.L. Hopkins. Available at FHL.
- Will of Joseph Cabell, Buckingham County, Virginia. By George Harrison Sanford King. The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):298-302. CD available at: American Ancestors ($).
Online Probate Records
How can Virginia tax lists help me? "The census taker came every ten years and often missed people. The tax collector came every year and seldom missed anyone." - Carol C. Darrow and Susan Winchester, "The Genealogists Guide to Researching Tax Records"
- 1764-1792 Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County Virginia, Vol. 1, 1764-1792. 2017. By Randy F. McNew Crouse. Available at: Lulu ($), FHL. Comprehensive transcription of all extant tithe and personal property tax lists (over 12,000 records) for Buckingham County, Virginia from its formation in 1761 through 1792. Includes 1764, 1773-1774, 1782-1792. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, names of slaves over the age of 12 (until 1783), carriages, ordinary licenses, horses, cattle (1783-1788) and acres of land (1764). 428 pages. Comments and annotations are included, as found in the original lists, describe familial relationships, marital status (widow), physical characteristics, race, occupation, nationality, religion, place of residence and more.Transcribed records are ordered as they appear in the tax lists and, in addition, are ordered alphabetically in a 160 page index section. Includes an introduction and guide to use, a table and graphs to summarize statistics, extensive bibliography, table of alternate surname spellings, list of abbreviations and appendices.
- 1792-1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County Virginia, Vol. 2, 1792-1802. 2017. By Randy F. McNew Crouse. Available at: Lulu ($). Comprehensive transcription of all extant personal property tax lists (over 13,700 records enumerating over 47,000 tithes) for Buckingham County, Virginia from 1792-1802. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, carriages, ordinary licenses and horses. 460 pages. 130 page index. An illustrated appendix on Riding Carriages is a very interesting added feature.
- 1773-1774 Buckingham County, Virginia Tithables, 1773-1774. Original records, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; also available on microfilm at FHL.
- 1764 A Guide to the Buckingham County (VA) Tithable List A-G, 1764. c2012. By Library of Virginia. Richmond, VA : Library of Virginia. Online at: Virginia Heritage. A scan of the actual record is online at Library of Virginia.
- 1764 Buckingham County, Virginia, Church and Marriage Records, 1764-1822. 1993. By Warren, Mary Bondurant et al. Athens, Georgia : Heritage Papers. Available at FHL Book 975.5 A1 no. 306.
- 1764 Virginia's District Courts, 1789-1809: Records of the Prince Edward District: Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, and Prince Edward Counties: (Wills to 1829, Deeds to 1816). 1991. By Mary Bondurant Warren and Eve Bondurant Warren Weeks. Danielsville, Georgia : Heritage Papers. Available at FHL. Buckingham County tithables list, 1764 found in the loose case papers.
- 1773-1774 Virginia Tithables from Burned Record Counties: Buckingham, 1773-1774; Gloucester, 1770-1771, 1774-1775; Hanover, 1763 and 1770; James City, 1768-1769; Stafford, 1768 and 1773. 1970. By Robert F. Woodson, Isobel B. Woodson. Richmond, Virginia : I.B. Woodson. Available at FHL.
- 1782 Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940. By Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle. Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library, FHL 975.5 R4f 1978. 1782 personal property tax list of Buckingham County.
- 1782-1810 Buckingham County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1810. Online at: Binns Genealogy ($).
- 1782-1826 Buckingham County Personal Property Tax List 1796-1820. By Paul Heinegg. Online at: Free African Americans. Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.
- 1783 Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783. Online at: Revolutionary War Service.
- 1787 Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790. By Robert Y. Clay. The Virginia Genealogist. Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):113-118. Online at: FHL, American Ancestors ($). These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Buckingham County's 1787 Delinquent List appears on p. 115.
- 1787 The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. c1987. By Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love. Springfield, Virginia : Genealogical Books in Print. At various libraries (WorldCat). The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Buckingham County is included in Vol. 1.
- 1788, 1800 Indexed images of the 1788 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia - Binns Genealogy.
- 1800 Buckingham County, Virginia 1800 Tax List. The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):114-118; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):162-168; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1969):23-27. CD available at: New England Ancestors ($).
- 1815 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). By Roger D. Ward. c1997. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co. FHL 975 E4w. At various libraries (WorldCat). The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Buckingham County is included in Vol. 1.
Indexes to Buckingham County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records
- 1853-1866 - Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1912-1913 - Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913
- 1660-1800 - Virginia Marriages 1660-1800 Ancestry ($).
- 1660-1959 - Virginia, United States Marriages at FindMyPast ($).
- 1740-1850 - Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 Ancestry ($).
- 1784-1794 - Buckingham County Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1784-1794. By Mrs. James R. Lindsay. Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 1963):13-14. Only known marriage records during this period.
- 1785-1940 Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 at Ancestry.com ($) — index
- 1853-1935 - Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1936-1988 - Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988.
- 1918-1988 - Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988
- 1912-1987 - Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987
Vital Record SubstitutesEdit
The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available at FamilySearch. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.
|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.|
Buckingham County Virginia Genealogy Societies and LibrariesEdit
Family History CentersEdit
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.
Local Centers and Libraries
Buckingham County Virginia Genealogy WebsitesEdit
- Buckingham County, Virginia USGENWEB
- Buckingham County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Familytree101)
- Cyndi's List
Buckingham County Virginia Genealogy ReferencesEdit
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Buckingham County, Virginia. Page 711 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Buckingham County, Virginia . Page 710-723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.
- Wikipedia Contributors, "Buckingham County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckingham_County,_Virginia, accessed 12 January 2012.
- Burned Record Counties (VA-NOTES). (n.d.). Library of Virginia. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/va22_burnedco.htm.
- Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 2, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
- John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Burned County Data 1809-1848," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):60-61.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Buckingham_ County,_Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckingham_County,_Virginia accessed 16 Decamber 2019.
- John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Buckingham County, Virginia, 1850 United States Census," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):64. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985); digital version at American Ancestors ($).
- Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 272. Digital version at Google Books.
- Mary Bondurant Warren, Buckingham County, Virginia, Church and Marriage Records, 1764-1822 (Athens, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 A1 no. 306.
- William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
- Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 59. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
- G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 20th and 39th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 105.
- Susan A. Riggs, 21st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72.
- Kevin C. Ruffner, 44th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39.
- William A. Young Jr. and Patricia C. Young, 56th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 63.
- Charles W. Sublett, 57th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 21.