Welcome to the Isle of Wight County (Virginia) Historical Society
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Family Search Project Update
The FamilySearch project has been completed. All digital
images of genealogical/historical records, including deeds, wills, marriage
records, order books, land tax books, bond books, etc. can now be viewed on
the FamilySearch website.
The link to FamilySearch has been provided on our Home Page – Genealogy
Working with Tony Gilreath from FamilySearch was a pleasure, and the project
I also want to thank the Isle of Wight County Historical Society and all
those who volunteered their time in unfolding all loose papers and documents
and preparing the documents for digitization. The efforts of the volunteers
made it possible to complete this project within a four-month period.
On a personal note, thank you again Volunteers! Your time is greatly
Sharon Jones, Clerk
Genealogy / Research
The Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court is a good place to conduct
genealogical research. The Clerk’s Office contains the following materials:
Will records beginning in the 1600′s
Deed records beginning in the early 1700′s
Birth records 1853 to 1885
Death records 1853 to 1876
Marriage records beginning in 1772
We invite you to visit our spacious records room, where you can view
documents on our public computers or pull the actual books from the shelves.
The Clerk’s office provides SRA (secure remote access) to our land
records.($300.00 for six months subscription. SRA provides Internet access
to Deeds and Wills…Date Range 1647 to present for Wills; and Date Range 1701
to present for Deeds. Also available are Marriage Licenses, Judgments, and
Financing Statements…Date Range 1993 to present. The hardware and software
used to generate these electronic records are supplied and maintained by
Logan Systems, Inc.
If you are interested in signing up for SRA, please read our SRA cover
letter and submit an application.
SRA Cover Letter
In 1980 documents of pre-1913 chancery causes (also known as “loose papers”)
were transferred to the Library of Virginia, and said documents were then
scanned and indexed by LVA, and are available to anyone free of charge. Just
http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/, or simply go the
search for Chancery Records Index. The digital images as well as the
original case files are maintained at LVA at no cost to the County.
For additional records and information on how to begin tracing your family
history visit the
Library of Virginia’s Website. Many of the records stored in the Clerk’s
Office can be accessed through this link.
On May 21, 2012 FamilySearch began capturing digital images of
genealogical/historical records, including deeds, wills, marriage records,
order books, land tax books, bond books, etc from 1647 to 1917. Today, all
of these records are available online through the FamilySearch website.
For your convenience, if the researcher provides a book and page number
reference, the Clerk’s Office staff will make copies at a cost of 50 cents
per page. When you send in your request, please be sure to include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope for returning of documents.
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This Page Updated:October 01, 2019