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These resources provide helpful links, articles, and information related to Virginia genealogy.  Filtering by category allows you to further refine your search to identify those resources added to the website in a specific time period.
 
Researchers provides a listing of VGS-society member genealogists available to conduct research for others.  VGS does not endorse any of these researchers, but provides the information as a member benefit.
 
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Virginia Business Records provides access to a searchable database of business records catalogued with potential value to the genealogical researcher.
 
The Virtual Virginia Institute for Genealogical Research (VIGR) provides genealogical educational material for the serious genealogist.
 
 
 
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Hart III, Lyndon H., compiler. A Guide to Bible Records in the Archives Branch, Virginia State Library. Two volumes. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library and Archives, 1999.
Last Updated: 20 July 2018
Clark, Jewell T. and Elizabeth Terry Long, compilers. A Guide to Church Records in the Archives Branch, Virginia State Library and Archives. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library and Archives, 1988.
Last Updated: 20 July 2018
Ray, Suzanne Smith, Lyndon H. Hart III, and J. Christian Kolbe, A Preliminary Guide to Pre-1904 County Records in the Virginia State Library and Archives. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
Last Updated: 19 July 2018
Published annually by The Library of Virginia by fiscal year since 1 July 1970. Link is for 1993; search Google books for other years.
Last Updated: 20 July 2018
Tucker, St. George. Blackstone's Commentaries: with Notes of Reference, to The Constitution of the United States; and of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Five volumes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: William Young Birch, Abraham Small, 1803
Last Updated: 19 July 2018
Blackstone, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England; in four books. Four volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Callaghan and Company, 1872.
Last Updated: 19 July 2018
Hart III, Lyndon H., compiler. A Guide to Genealogical Notes and Charts in the Archives Branch, Virginia State Library. 1983. Reprint Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library and Archives, 1988.
Last Updated: 20 July 2018
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Dorman, John Frederick. Index to the Virginia Genealogist, Volumes 1-20, 1957-1976. Springfield, Virginia: Genealogical Books-in-Print, 1981
Last Updated: 20 July 2018
Shepherd, Samuel, editor. The Statutes at Large of Virginia, from October 1792, to December session 1806, Inclusive, in three volumes (new series) Being a Continuation of Hening. Three volumes. Richmond, Virginia, 1835-6. New York, 1968.
Last Updated: 19 July 2018
Hening, William Waller. The Statutes at Large, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, 1619-1792. Thirteen volumes. Reprint Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 1969
Last Updated: 19 July 2018
Last Updated: 19 July 2018
Abstracted pre-1800 wills and deeds from Albemarle, Caroline, Culpeper, Essex, Fairfax, Fredricksburg City, King George, Lancaster, Loudoun, Madison, Middlesex, Northumberland, Orange, Petersburg City, Prince William, (Old) Rappahannock, Richmond, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties. There are cumulative indexes for everything published before 1993.
Last Updated: 19 July 2018
Swem, E.G. Virginia Historical Index. 1936. Reprint (2 volumes). Gloucester, Massachusetts: Peter Smith, 1965. Indexes the following: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volumes 1-38 (1893-1930). William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine, First Series, Volumes 1-27 (1892-1919); Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (1921-1930). Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 1-10 (1919-1929). Virginia Historical Register and Literary Advertiser, Volumes 1-6 (1848-53). Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary, Volumes 1-4 (1895-1906). Hening's Statutes at Large,...a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, 1619-1792. 13 volumes. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond, 1652-1869, Volumes 1-11. [Index has been digitized and is available to search using public computers at the Earl Gregg Swem library at the College of William and Mary
Last Updated: 19 July 2018
This site provides transcribed examples of indentured servant contracts, a copy of a letter home to England from an indentured servant, examples of runaway ads, as well as many of the laws enacted in Virginia pertaining to indentured servitude. Court records from Tidewater counties such as Accomack, York, Essex and Richmond and interestingly enough from Augusta County, recount cases involving indentured servants both as plaintiffs and defendants. York County records are available on the main section, while the other county records are found in the Geography of Slavery section.There are also four databases of individuals sent to the New World from the ports of Bristol, Middlesex and London, covering 1654-1759.
Last Updated: 19 July 2018