Virginia Genealogical Society

About Our Publications

The Virginia Genealogical Society publications program includes three major series:

  • Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents: 1732-1776 (Vols. 4-8)
    Land patent records are an invaluable genealogical and historical resource for researchers of early Virginia. The Virginia Genealogical Society has issued five volumes taking the three volumes of Nell Marion Nugent's abstracts of Virginia land patents to 1776.
  • Index to Virginia Estates: 1800-1865 (10 Vols.)
    Index of all Virginia estate-related records found in will books and other collections, typically on microfilm. This ten-volume set has been completed geographically. Funding for this series has been made possible in part by a grant from the Richard Slatten Endowment for Virginia History of The Community Foundation in memory of Richard Slatten, a former President of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
  • Index to West Virginia Estates 
    Index of all West Virginia estate-related records, 1800 to 1865, found in will books and other collections, typically on microfilm. This two-volume set has been completed geographically.
  • The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy
    Table of Contents for Volumes 1-55
    Vols. 1–50 are available on CD; vols. 51 and 53-55 are available for purchase as printed back issues.

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