A Guide to the Norfolk (Va.) Permanent Registration Roll, 1902-1903 Norfolk (Va.) Permanent Registration Roll, 1902-1903 1127498, 1127503

A Guide to the Norfolk (Va.) Permanent Registration Roll, 1902-1903

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 1127498, 1127503


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Barcode numbers
1127498, 1127503
Norfolk (Va.) Permanent Registration Roll, 1902-1903
Physical Characteristics
2 v.
Norfolk (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Norfolk (Va.) Permanent Registration Roll, 1902-1903. Local government records collection, Norfolk Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Norfolk.

Historical Information

Norfolk was located in Norfolk County, which is now extinct. The city took the name from the former home of an early settler, Adam Thoroughgood, who was a native of the county of Norfolk in England. Norfolk was established in 1680 by an act of assembly. It was incorporated as a town in 1736 and as a city in 1845. Norfolk was enlarged in 1906 by annexation of the town of Berkeley.

The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitution was to maintain white suffrage while eliminating African-American voters by means of literacy tests as well as property and poll tax requirements.

Scope and Content

Norfolk (Va.) Permanent Registration Roll, 1902-1903, records the roll of registered voters in Norfolk. The volume is divided by precincts, and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volume includes date of registration; number of registered voter; name of registered voter; date of birth; age; occupation; residence; length of residence in state, county, and precinct; whether exempt from poll tax; if naturalized, and if so, date of papers and by what court issued; if transferred from another precinct, and if so, when and to what precinct.


Arranged chronological by year and then alphabetical by surname.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Norfolk (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--History--1877-1964
  • African Americans--Suffrage
  • African Americans--Virginia--Norfolk
  • Suffrage--Virginia--Norfolk
  • Geographical Names:

  • Norfolk (Va.)--Genealogy
  • Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Election records--Virginia--Norfolk
  • Local government records--Virginia--Norfolk
  • Voters' lists--Virginia--Norfolk

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Norfolk (Va.)--Genealogy
  • Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century