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Hanover County, Virginia

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Hanover County Resources

Hanover County Records

First, you need to know some history of Hanover County, because you may be looking in the wrong county. Hanover County was formed from other counties and also gave birth to other counties. Depending on the time frame determines which county your ancestors could have been located in and where you need to look for records.

Parent Counties of Hanover County

1634 - 1643 Charles River County

1634 - 1654 James City County

1643 - 1654 York County (Charles River County was renamed)

1654 - 1720 New Kent County

1720 - Today   Hanover County

Children Counties of Hanover County

1742 Louisa County Formed From Hanover County

1744 Albemarle County Formed From Louisa County & Goochland County

Land Deeds & Circuit Court Records

Hanover County Courthouse
Clerk of the Court
P.O. Box 470
Hanover, VA 23069-0407
(804) 537-6000

The courthouse records basically start at the year 1865.
A few that were not destroyed by fire go back prior to 1865.

Index of Hanover County Records on
Microfilm Available at Library of Virginia

Hanover County Microfilm

Index of Hanover County Records in the
LDS Family History Libary Catalog

Family History Libary Catalog

Some Hanover County Books
Available at

Hanover County Books

Military Records and Resources

The Library of Virginia

Chancery Records Index

The Library of Virginia

Land Patents & Grants

The Library of Virginia

Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
Virginia Dept. of Health

Vital Records

The Library of Virginia

Using the Collections

Digital Collections

Other Links

Vital Records (

Bryn Ffyliaid Publications

Pension Records

The Library of Virginia

Social Security

Database Index

Other Resources

Hanover County Historical Society
P. O. Box 91
Hanover, VA 23069

Hanover County Historical Society

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