Guide to the Floyd County, Virginia Births Collection, 1853-1867

Summary Information

Title: Floyd County, Virginia Births Collection, 1853-1867
Collection: AC.415
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

Floyd County, Virginia Births Collection of Papers consists of 181 typed pages of birthdates for approximately 2,300 free and enslaved inhabitants of Floyd County, Virginia from 1853-1867. 

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

This typed birth registry for approximately 2,300 free and enslaved inhabitants of Floyd County, Virginia dates from 1853 to 1867. The transcriber and source material are unknown; however, antebellum Virginian counties kept a birth register of free and enslaved residents.

Scope and Contents

This typed birth registry for approximately 2,300 free and enslaved inhabitants of Floyd County, Virginia dates from 1853 to 1867. The transcriber and source material are unknown; however, antebellum Virginian counties kept a birth register of free and enslaved residents.

Included are birthdate, child's name, and parents' name. Some listings also include sex, informant's name and relationship to child, owner's name and occupation, and child's deformity. Some handwritten information, such as parents' full names and marriage date, is also included.

Arrangement

The contents are organized by year and approximate alphabetical order. No index.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection in May 2008. Its accession number is 08-22. It opened to the public in June 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, June 2008; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June 2008.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection 415. Floyd County, Virginia Births Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

List of births, 1853-1867  ACSC_Box 11.16