First you may need to determine that the individuals for whom you are searching actually lived in York County,
Virginia. Here are some publications and links that can be helpful.
Virginia land patent abstracts, with seven volumes published so far, begin with Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers Abstracts of Virginia Land
Patents and Grants 1623-1666, Vol. 1 (Baltimore, 1969) and continue through Volume Seven: 1762-1776, ed. Dennis Ray Hudgins (Richmond, 1999). A
serchable Database for Virginia Land
Patents and Grants is now on line at the Library of Virginia. From the Database, you can go to an image of the patent book page and read the complete patent.
Clayton Torrence, Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800 (Baltimore, 1972) lists names and counties where their wills or administrations were
found. This list is now on line at the Library of Virginia!
Index to Wills and Administrations at LVA.
Search the Library of Virginia on line catalogue of maps of York County.
The entire 1880 U. S. Census is transcribed and on line at the LDS Family Search web site. You can search it there.
There are other sources of York County information at this web site. Don't forget to explore them before following links to other places.
And remember the "Back" button on your browser. For more helpful links Click HERE!
Many of York 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 York County records on microfilm at LVA is HERE.
A list of York 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 York County records is on the Bibliography page.
The City of Poquoson was incorporated in 1975, so those records are not at the Library of Virginia.
For historical information about York County, see About York CountyThe Virginia Foundation for Archaeological Research, Inc.