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  • Virginia African American Genealogy
  • Virginia Biographies
    • Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
      In 1915, Lyon Gardiner Tyler wrote three volumes and edited two additional volumes dedicated to Virginia Biography. His intention was to cover biographies of important Virginians from the founding of the colony until the present time of publication (1915). The entire work includes more then 2000 pages of biographies of Virginians who were influential in the early history of Virginia.
  • Virginia Cemetery Records
  • Virginia Census Records
  • Virginia County History
    • Augusta County
      • History of Augusta County, Virginia
        A county remote from the first scenes of European settlement in Virginia; not visited by whites until 1716; uncolonized till 1732, and organized less than a century and a half ago, appears to offer few materials for history. But that holds untrue. The history written by John Lewis Peyton delves into the first 150 years of existence of Augusta County. Besides the rich history, also provided for the genealogists are family genealogies, biographies of important people, and marriage records covering the early years of existence of the county.
    • Elizabeth City County
    • Fluvanna County
      • Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records, 1929-1976
        Images of Colbert Funeral Home records. The funeral home was located in Bremo Bluff and served residents of Fluvanna County and surrounding counties. Each volume is indexed except for the one covering 1973-1976.
    • Hampton County
      • History of Hampton County, Virginia
        This history details the history of the first plantation of Virginia. Some of the colonists returned after three years, from Jamestown, in 1610, making a permanent settlement at Kecoughtan. Thus it is that the present Hampton occupying a place near the site of the Indian village is the oldest English settlement in the United States in continuous existence.
    • Loudon County
    • Rockbridge County
      • History of Rockbridge County, Virginia
        There is but one Rockbridge County in the United States. The unique name is due to a great natural curiosity within its limits. The position of the county is nearly midway in the longer direction of the Valley of Virginia. The latitude—mostly to the south of the thirty-eighth parallel— is that of the center of Kentucky, the south of Missouri, and the center of California
  • Virginia History
    • Trinity College Historical Society Papers
      The following sketches represents for the most part work done by the students in the upper classes of Trinity College. It has not been thought wise to be to stringent in reforming the style of these pieces, but pains have been taken to ensure the reliability of the facts presented. The work of collecting them was begun with some hesitation, but it is now an assured fact that they will appear regularly in the future. They are the outgrowth of the devotion of young men to the neglected field of Southern history.
    • Tobacco in Colonial Virginia
      The history of tobacco is the history of Jamestown and of Virginia. No one staple or resource ever played a more significant role in the history of any state or nation. The growth of the Virginia Colony, as it extended beyond the limits of Jamestown, was governed and hastened by the quest for additional virgin soil in which to grow this “golden weed.” For years the extension into the interior meant the expansion of tobacco production. Without tobacco the development of Virginia might have been retarded 200 years.
    • History of Fredericksburg, Virginia
      Silvanus Quinn penned a volume in the early 1900’s on the history of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Largely a historical volume, genealogists will find of interest mentions of early settlers of the area around Fredericksburg, as well as some biographies of some distinguished men who were buried at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Quinn, Silvanus J., The History of the City of Fredericksburg Virginia. Richmond, Hermitage Press, 1908.
    • A Portrait of Georgetown
      This portrait is not a detailed history, but rather a memoir of Grace Peter and her memories of George Town. In it she brings alive people and places, and provides a vivid depiction of how things were while she grew up. Plenty of names, images, and a couple of maps, makes this a great resource for early Georgetown.
    • Students of the University of Virginia
      This manuscript is a directory of the students enrolled in the University of Virginia up to 1878. While the title denotes that the work contains short biographies, that is an overstatement. Readers, however, shall find mention of over 10,000 names, along with brief facts about each person, up to the time of publication (1878).
  • Military Records
  • Virginia Native American Records
    • Virginia Indian Tribes
    • Pamunkey Indians of Virginia
      The Pilgrim Fathers of New England, the Dutch traders and merchants of Manhattan island and the Hudson, the Quaker colonists of Pennsylvania, the Jesuit missionaries and Cavalier grantees of Maryland and Virginia, all encountered the native tribes and confederacies of this great stock. This collection looks at the past history of the Pamunkey Indians of Virginia up until the 20th century.
    • Native Americans of the Shenandoah Valley
      An Exclusive to AccessGenealogy: The following series of articles takes a look at the early Native Americans of the Shenandoah Valley region. Who peopled the area before European contact? How did these Native American’s influence the early events of American history? What archeological evidence remains of these people’s? Part one looks at a couple of unusual clues to the identity of early Shenandoah Valley residents. In part two the history of the Shenandoah Valley after the arrival of Europeans is summarized in order to understand why the Native American history has been largely forgotten. Part three explores the pre-European past of the Shenandoah Valley. Part four looks at many of the early European eyewitness accounts of the Shenandoah Valley and it's peoples. Part five reviews the professional archaeological studies carried out in the Shenandoah Valley in recent years.
    • Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements of Virginia
    • Indians of Virginia
  • Virginia Newspaper Archives
    • The Democratic Recorder 1842-1861
      The Democratic recorder newspaper was published semi-weekly from 1842 to 1862 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Originally owned by J. M. Campbell, by 1857 it was owned by R. B. Alexander and James Carmichael was the editor. The index was prepared by Robert Hodge. The twice-weekly (Tuesday and Friday), four-page, six-column issues were scanned for items deemed of value to the local historian and genealogist.
  • Virginia Vital Records
  • Virginia Wills
    • Virginia Wills Before 1799
      A complete abstract register of all names mentioned in over six hundred recorded wills, arranged alphabetically from Adams to Wright. Copied from the Court House Records of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Loudoun, Prince William and Rockbridge Counties of Virginia.

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United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

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American History and Genealogy Project

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