by Connie Sheets

The data for each city was created based on the following sources: (1) The Handybook for Genealogists, 8th Edition, (2) Ancestry's Redbook, 1992 Revised Edition, and (3) Virginia Genealogy Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, 1993. If I could not confirm a statement in one or more of these sources, I deleted it. McGinnis states, and the other sources tend to verify, "City records are found with the city or with the county in which the city is geographically located."

Note: Federal Census Enumerations are always by county, not city, even in Virginia.

Ed. Note: For the purposes of our Virginia Combs Counties of Record, our Independent City records have been deposited in the same file as the latest (most recent) County (as noted below)