Clerk of the Circuit Court

Genealogy

Our office is responsible for housing and maintaining certain historical records beginning with Fincastle County, for the period of 1773-1777, and Montgomery County, for the period of 1777 and continuing. These records include land records/deeds, property tax records, limited revolutionary and civil war records, free negro records, civil and chancery court records (lawsuits and divorces), marriages and estates.

We also have limited birth and death records which date from 1853 to 1868 - the period before and after the Civil War. Other birth and death records must be requested from the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Richmond.

Related links and Genealogy resources:


Searches

Simple searches
We are glad to provide simple genealogy research as staffing and time permits.
  • Submit a request letter with any information that will help us find your documents. Information such as full names, dates, and (if known) book and page numbers are very helpful.
  • Our mailing address is: 55 East Main Street, Suite 1  Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • Include a money order for enough money to cover the costs of copy and certification fees. Our copy fee is $.50 per page (typically wills and orders are more than one page), and our optional certification fee is $2 per document. Please specify if you would like the document(s) certified.
  • Make money orders payable to Erica W. Williams, Clerk. No refunds can be given.
  • Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request. If you have requested multiple documents, please place enough postage on the envelope to cover the cost of mailing. Typically, first class postage covers the first five pages. If your documents are more than five pages please include an additional stamp. 

Detailed Searches
Individuals or an independent researcher must perform detailed or complex research. We lack the staffing and time to accommodate such requests. Please click here for a full list of local genealogists. Our records room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Click here to see the Montgomery County Circuit Court Cohabitation Register.
    Click here to see the Montgomery County Circuit Court Cohabitation Register Preservation Process.