Virginia Genealogical Society
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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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Digitial copy of: Gannett, Henry. A Gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia. 1904. Reprint (2 vols. in one). Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975.
Last Updated: 27 August 2020
Digital copy of: Gannett, Henry. A Gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia. 1904. Reprint (2 vols. in one). Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975.
Last Updated: 27 August 2020
Located on The Newberry Library website, this resource includes maps and text as well as a bibliography of Virginia and West Virginia resources used to create it.
Last Updated: 27 August 2020
Digital copy of : Biggs, Thomas H. Geographic and Cultural Names in Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, 1974.
Last Updated: 27 August 2020
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin: Includes some Virginia specific maps as well as maps of the Eastern US from the colonial period through the 20th century.
Last Updated: 1 September 2020
Query the database for place names in the US. Search results provide feature name, type, county, state, and USGS map which includes the feature. Many topographic maps are online and downloadable at https://www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/ngp/tnm-delivery/topographic-maps
Last Updated: 1 September 2020
Search and download historical topographic maps.
Last Updated: 1 September 2020
Described as "an exploration of Virginia history and geography." This website is a wealth of information on Virginia history and geography. It was created and is maintained by Charlie Grymes who taught the "Geography of Virginia" class at George Mason University as an adjunct instructor for about 15 years. Charlie says "There are places within the state that I have not visited in person...but very few of them."
Last Updated: 27 January 2021